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“Beautiful country with friendly people, great hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
“Beautiful country with friendly people, great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Nice atmosphere, cleanliness, excellent service. The most favored hotels in Hiddakuwa. All inclusive services: 5 stars. Friendly, helpful staff, especially the restaurant and outdoor cooking stations. We would like to thank the following people that really enjoyed ourselves: Keerthi, Jayathissa, Ashoka, Thabrew, Chamarel, Saman.
Was lucky to find transportation company MaxuTours a fantastic man, Suresh Kalahe, proprietor, he organized trips, amazing experiences.
skype: suresh12398
We will recommend to friends.

Room Tip: All rooms are facing the sea. 4 floors of the best beautiful view of the ocean. Perhaps the better r...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just had an excellent stay at the Chaaya Tranz in Hikkaduwa. The large rooms have superb views and balconies. The food and service from ALL the staff were of a high standard. I think we'll definitely be back - and intend to try the other hotels in the group.

Room Tip: We asked for a high-floor and got 402 - next to a suite - quiet as nearly furthest away from road.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The moment you step inside Chaaya Tranz you feel like you are part of a beautiful painting wherein the Painter has added the right elements to make it a masterpiece. Everything about this hotel is charming, be its lobby, the restaurants, rooms, pool, beach and not to forget the friendly and every smiling staff.
You can truly unwind yourself in the hotel. Every room is sea facing and is very well appointed. The pool is just the right size and has splendid views of the sea. You should not miss meeting and feeding the huge sea turtles!! They are regular visitors at the hotel and definitely steal the limelight away from the hot bodies every time they visit the shore!!
The food was excellent and the buffet spread was just right! We went snorkeling and were surprised by the number and variety of fishes we could see that too walking just few steps in the sea!!
The in-house SPA is easily one of the best and most professional SPA I have been to, so one piece of advice - do sign up for it!

Chaaya Traanz - the place to be!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

In an attempt to be spontaneous, with no hotel booked and absolutely no plans my husband and I went to Hikkaduwa and came across Chaaya Tranz. It was late afternoon and the hotel was fully booked. However, the manager on duty tried so hard and finally was able to find one that was booked but was not occupied and confirmed that the guests were not arriving and gave it to us. We got full board for two and had an awesome time. The food was delicious and the variety of food was overwhelming in a wonderful way. The room was beautiful and the view was the ocean beneath us. The pool was clean and beautiful. The staff was simply lovely. The spa was one of the best we have ever been to. The ocean where we got a chance to dip into, was mesmerizing. They have an area where corals used to be and you can walk on it very far into the sea and many different kinds of fish were hidden in those corals. On the other side, we got to see turtles and have a great swim. The water was not too deep and the waves were not rough but just perfect. If you ever go to SL, you have to go to CHAAYA TRANZ! We definitely will!!!

Room Tip: Ocean view!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shehara M, Public Relations - Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
We appreciate the time taken to write to Trip Advisor with regards to your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We were delighted to note that you enjoyed every bit of your stay with us from the rooms, the view, service, spa and food served. It has been an absolute pleasure to be at your service.

Thanking you once again we eagerly look forward to the opportunity to seeing you back again soon.
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Greifensee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The hotel is too big, the beach is a mess, stones and dirty, no shadow if you not blocking early in the morning your tree. Rooms not very nice for the high price they ask for. Staff is friendly and the food is quite good.I will not go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shehara M, Public Relations - Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you taking the time to write to us with regards to your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa.
We are saddened to note that we have not been able to meet with your expectations. However, your comments have been noted and we would like to assure you that necessary action for improvement will be taken where applicable in an endeavor to improve our service offering and standards. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that might have been caused to you.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The hotel and location is excellent! The ocean hugging the border of the hotel, large area to sit and soak in the views, a good selection of restaurants and friendly smiles (as always in Sri Lankan hospitality).

Booked a corner suite, and it was amazingly large! 2 Sofa's, a small pantry, 2 flat screen tv's, a large double bed with pillows aplenty, and a decent sized bathroom makes up the suite. Large windows shows off the ocean majestically! The balcony was large with a L shape so views of the ocean as well as the hotel pool was splendid, the day bed on the balcony inviting for a late afternoon nap! And the Jacuzzi... just imagine an ice cold drink, your better half and you in a Jacuzzi when the sun sets.. yes that's a view!

As good as all this sounds I do have a few complaints/suggestions... The room was daft! Just plain white walls all around, even the window shades were off white/white, not a single picture frame or art work. The bathroom for a SUITE was not quite adequate. Also no alarm clock was available in the room (available via the tv system).

Other than that, the food at the buffet was excellent (although not having main prawn or crab dishes in a sea side hotel in SriLanka is questionable...)

Room Tip: 4th Floor! Great views.. unobstructed to say the least!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shehara M, Public Relations - Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you taking the time to write to us with regards to your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa.
We are happy to note that you found your stay with us satisfactory. Delighted that you found the location excellent, service friendly, enjoyed the amenities in the suite, and the food excellent. The next time you visit us we would like to urge you to try out the Crab restaurant which specializes in signature seafood dishes ranging from prawns, cuttlefish and of course crab dishes. The areas highlighted for improvement have been noted and we will do the needful where applicable to make necessary changes.

It has been a pleasure to be at your service. Look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

After quite a struggle managed to get rooms at a peak time. Staff was very helpful. loved the fact that we could check in from the comfort of our room without having to wait around the lobby. Rooms are nice though the bathroom seems a bit too small for my liking but loved the balcony connected with a bridge.

Pool is great. If you are more of a beach person like me then you'll need to walk about 5 minutes down for a nicer beach but I loved the turtle who lives in the ocean in front of the hotel who loves to be petted. I hope he's living there on his own free will. And morning yoga sessions on the beach is a nice touch.

Food is wonderful. Nice buffet spread as well as different little counters making fresh items.

Rooms staff was great, always on call for anything no matter how small.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Room Tip: A room a bit away from the pool might be more peaceful.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shehara M, Public Relations - Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you taking the time to write to us with regards to your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa.
We are delighted to hear that we were able to meet your expectations during your stay with us. Happy to note that you found the food to be wonderful, the pool great, and rooms to your liking. Your comments with regards to aspects for improvement have been noted and will do the needful to make adjustments where possible.

It has been a pleasure to be at your service. Look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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Additional Information about Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa

Address: Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#5 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
100 Km away from the bustling city of Colombo and located on the Southern shoreline of Sri Lanka is the district which offers a 24-hour party on the beach. Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, rated a four star is built along the golden sands, calls out to all those who enjoy island-life and beach-life with a promise to pamper its guests with the Southern Sri Lankan hospitality. In each room there is a spacious private balcony looking out to a view of the Golden Belt of the South Coast. 2 family suites4 corner suites 4 deluxe rooms 140 Superior RoomsAir conditioned and equipped with a DVD player, 32” LCD TV, WiFi, mini bar, safety deposit box, telephone with IDD, complimentary tea and coffee making facility, hair dryer and complimentary toiletriesHotel Facilities and ServicesA selection of dining venues, the main restaurant, speciality crab restaurant, pool restaurant and coffee shop. A Lounge and pool bar that offers a wide array of local and international spirits; a roof-top spa facility, banquet hall and conference facility (80 pax). Moreover the hotel houses a fresh water swimming pool, PADI certified dive centre and an excursion counter. ... more   less 
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