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#12 of 48 hotels in Hikkaduwa
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.3
Value
4.0

Looking for a place to stay in Hikkaduwa? Then look no further than Coral Sands Hotel, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Hikkaduwa to your doorstep.

Coral Sands Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available.

The hotel offers a concierge and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya (1.5 mi) and Tsunami Honganji Vihara (2.3 mi) make Coral Sands Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Hikkaduwa.

While in Hikkaduwa be sure to experience local shrimp favorites at Mamas Coral Beach Restaurant, J.L.H. Restaurant, or Tigri Beach Resturant.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Hikkaduwa Harbour, which is a popular marina amongst tourists.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Coral Sands Hotel as you experience everything Hikkaduwa has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family
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Kalimai wrote a review Yesterday
Northampton11 contributions20 helpful votes
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We booked our holiday with Mercury holidays as an All Inclusive lite board basis (meals plus selected local alcoholic drinks). However, we discovered upon arrival that this was essentially Full Board Plus, a single drink with each meal and a few beers a day. Not much use if you don't drink beer. Thankfully our Mercury rep Ananda and the Hotel Manager Thilina were absolutely fabulous and managed to sort us out a deal that work for us. FYI wine is imported so not a local drink. All the staff were absolutely fabulous throughout our stay. The pool "boy" the bar staff, the waiters, cooks etc, all brilliant. Friendly, attentive, engaging, helpful. Honestly cannot praise them enough. Rooms are basic, but with everything you need. Wardrobe shelves looked worn but they were clean and dust free. The fridge looked rather outdated, but it worked very well and even had a freezer section which we put some bottles of water in. The beds were very comfy, absolutely no complaints about them. Plus our son had a proper bed, not a sofa bed which is always a bonus. There was also very good air con in the room which was a welcome relief from the Sri Lankan heat. Shampoo and body wash are provided, along with bottles of water, tea, coffee and a kettle. Other than the water we didn't have any drinks in the room (except those brought back from the bar!). There is also a TV but we never used it so can't comment on it. The balcony was lovely with a clothes horse to hang your swim wear on. The rooms were cleaned daily. Meals were excellent, for a small restaurant there was a lot of choice each night. We never had a problem finding something we liked for the 10 nights we were there. My son loved the omelet station at breakfast, and the shredded bacon. Personally the deserts were my fav, but they did some amazing mains too. We tried a few local dishes and instantly needed glasses of water, our pallets are not that spice developed! Lunch was a 4 course meal which was far too much for us, particularly with the heat. The staff were fabulous though and let us just have a burger or something lighter. The hotel has two pools plus a small kids pool, which was primarily used for sunbathing in while we were there! There were clean and of a good depth with varying levels. All very warm due to the heat of the country. By the smaller pool were the steps onto the beach, these could do with some work and it felt safer to cut across the diving centre section to get to the beach. Also the brilliant idea of a small area of water to wash your sandy feet in as you come back from the beach, along with a shower. The beach is great, watch the waves depending upon the tides, but there is a clearly defined swimming area and next to it a defined area to explore the coral reef. We saw so many fish, but the delight was the sea turtles, a least a meter long swimming alongside you!! That experience was just amazing. Even better than seeing them at turtle beach which is a 10/15 minute walk down the road. Outside the hotel were ATMs/Cash Points and a number of shops selling souvenirs, groceries, wine etc. Plus a number of tuk tuks which will happily take you all over the area. We went on a couple of trips to see the whales (saw a Brydes whale, bottle and spinner dolphins) and Udawalawe National park for elephants. The hotel provided us with a pack lunch for each early trip which had a ham and cheese sandwich, a thick hot dog style sausage, bananas, pineapple, cake, hard boiled eggs and juice. I'm sure I'm missing something, it was a very ample packed lunch. We also took a tuk tuk to the tsunami museum, which I highly recommend, but be warned it can be quite traumatic. Sri Lanka is an amazing country and we could have spent so much longer there, exploring the whole country. But for our first visit. Coal Sands, as safe and friendly base, was brilliant and the friendliness of the people cannot be beaten.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Jezz D wrote a review Mar 2024
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Sunbeds are located on the beach annd are comfortable and clean. The pool is nice and it overlooks the beach. All the Staff are kind and especially the service from Wije was great! I would definitely recommend coming here for a chilled out day at the beach.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jayantha W wrote a review Mar 2024
Colombo, Sri Lanka23 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a very nice beach front hotel. Popular place since 70s. Close to the city center with bus/train stations, banks/ATMs. Turtle beach also very close, we can feed the friendly sea turtles and take photos. Kids friendly beach area. This hotel has swimming pools. One for the kids also. Good breakfast and dinner buffet with international food items, some local items also daily. Good A/C, Hot water, comfy beds. Some TV channels with BBC. Very friendly staff!! They keep this property clean and tidy all the time. All the guests are very happy with the amenities. Lots of repeat tourist show this place is memorable for them! We will come and stay again. Big thanks to Front Desk staff, housekeeping and kitchen staff. Pool staff make sure all are safe and happy.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Beach view rooms are the best.
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ektravellerGlasgow wrote a review Mar 2024
East Kilbride, United Kingdom63 contributions90 helpful votes
We stayed 14 nights at Coral Sands and had a wonderful time. The hotel is beach side so there is easy access to a beautiful sandy beach and you have a gorgeous view of the ocean from your room balcony. Towels are provided at the pool. Very central for shops, restaurants and taxis and Tuk tuks are right across the road. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and breakfast is a great selection of buffet type food, juices and tea or coffee. There is an egg station cooking made to order omelets or fried eggs and waffles. On our last evening we went to the restaurant and the buffet was plentiful and delicious. There is a pool bar serving drinks and snacks. We had a delux room. There is a safe, TV (we never used), tea and coffee making and 2 complimentary bottles of water each day. The bed was super comfortable. Everything met our needs and was kept very clean each day. What we would especially like to highlight about the hotel is the amazing staff. From your entry at the front door and throughout, every member of staff are outstanding, professional, polite, helpful and accommodating. Everything is done with a smile. You should take great satisfaction and pride in every staff member. Thank you. You all made our holiday memorable and we can’t wait to return. Coral Sands comes highly recommended from Gavin & Maureen.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Rachael A wrote a review Feb 2024
Honiton, United Kingdom77 contributions13 helpful votes
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We had a XL upgraded room and were All inclusive booked through Aitken Spence via Mercury Holidays who I thoroughly recommend they gave us a private transfer to and from airport and they have a local Rep who looks after you. The room had bedside tables with an English plug and 2 usb slots. Comfy King size double bed, good shower (cubical a bit worn/grubby around edges) and jacuzzi bath there was a small sitting area, free Safe, tea coffee making facilities, small outside balcony with Excellent 180D sea and pool view. The staff are friendly and helpful. Although 3 star the food is just as good as any of the 4 star hotels we stayed in on our tour. Food is buffet style so something for everyone. Excellent quiet a/c and also ceiling fan above bed. Pool area looks clean and well kept. Service 4/5, Cleanliness 4/5, in some places it is a little tatty around the edges. Our room was bug free, Sometimes there are power cuts electric goes off but then comes straight back on again. There is some road noise at night but otherwise quiet. There was also entertainment on Saturday night in the dinning area 2 men playing acoustic guitars mainly 70s American music and they were surprisingly very good. Safe calm swimming beach right outside of the hotel sandy bottom so no need for swim shoes. Reef comes right up to beach so snorkelling from beach is safe and shallow with lots of large and small coloured fishes. Turtle beach 5 min walk away. There are shops,restaurants, banks etc on the road just outside hotel, no path but we felt safe walking around local area. We found heckling to be minimal. We would stay at Coral Sands again so recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Teambra wrote a review Jan 2024
Vejbystrand, Sweden126 contributions31 helpful votes
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This was our fourth but for shore not last stay at this lovely hotel, and as all the times before we left with a big smile and a lot tears since the stay been so amazing. Lots of laughs, new friends from all around the world, and marvellous memories from the wonderful and friendly staff. Coral Sands offers everything you can ask for. Clean rooms, friendly and service minded staff, a really great breakfast, superb lunch, and a great dinner. The pool area is great even if the sea with its wonderful coral reefs attracts a little more, don't forget the snorkel and cyclop. Get up early in the morning, have a lovely breakfast, and then you can relax in a sunbed at the pool. As soon as you need something, the staff will quickly help you. If you like to have something to eat at lunch the restaurant offers a varied meny with really good food. The location is also perfect, just a few steps from the beautiful green ocean where you can swim and almost touch the small fishes. The railway station as well as the bus station is only a few minutes away by foot. The bus will take you to Galle where you can do some great shopping.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 2, 2024
Greetings from Coral Sands Dear Guest, Thank you for your comprehensive review following your fourth visit. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Our appreciation to you for sharing useful information with our future guests. We look forward to welcome you to CORAL SANDS when you return as assured. Kind regards, Siri E. Goonewardene, Managing Director, CORAL SANDS HOTEL LTD., HIKKADUWA, SRI LANKA.
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saraho6364 wrote a review Jan 2024
Bristol, United Kingdom59 contributions20 helpful votes
Had a fantastic stay in this hotel with my family. We all had 3 deluxe rooms with large balconies overlooking the pool and sea. The staff here are outstanding. All very friendly and cannot do Broughton to make the stay wonderful. The hotel is perfectly located in Hikkaduwa. Right on the beach. The sea is clear and warm and you can feed fish and turtles. Paradise!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The sea view rooms are amazing for sunsets.
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Responded Feb 3, 2024
Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, We are thrilled that you had a fantastic time with your family at CORAL SANDS. Your comments regarding our location and the services offered are deeply appreciated. My team & I look forward to welcome you to CORAL SANDS when you return as promised. Kind regards, Siri E. Goonewardene, Managing Director, CORAL SANDS HOTEL LTD., HIKKADUWA, SRI LANKA.
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Dimuthp wrote a review Dec 2023
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
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This hotel having very long beach and most of rooms gusts can be enjoyed the Sea view from the rooms. Friendly staff willing to help at all the time. Foods are good. Price is reasonable. I stayed only one day. But it is recommended to stay to staying longer
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Pavel Fusek 10 wrote a review Nov 2023
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It was a good hotel in hikkaduwa! Good beach all year can swimming! Taxi service outside hotel! Contact number WhatsApp! +94776476362 / outside have Tuk-Tuk but before you go contact this WhatsApp number! Taxi also available! Best service by Aloha only
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Must change this old management! Because 2023 year! Tourists need something new always! Old...
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jjgodfrey wrote a review Oct 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom121 contributions80 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. From reception to check out the services were very good. Breakfast was very good including Sri Lankan roti, dosa, and milk rice. Buffet dinner was good as well. highly recomended.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHikkaduwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Sands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Coral Sands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hikkaduwa Taxi Service (0.1 miles), Hikkaduwa Beach (0.3 miles), and Saffron Robes (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Coral Sands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Coral Sands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Coral Sands Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coral Sands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isira Coffee Shop, Getfresh, and Aroma Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coral Sands Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Coral Sands Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Coral Sands Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Coral Sands Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Hikkaduwa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coral Sands Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Coral Sands Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.