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Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was our second stay at the Asian Jewel and we're really glad we went back. We stayed for a week and saw in the New Year with Dale and Tanya, the amazing hosts. They make all the difference to the small hotel, which really is a gem. Organising trips or tuk-tuks, nothing's too much trouble. Tanya even popped into town to pick up colouring pencils for my little girl after overhearing her say she didn't have any! Dale also kept our children entertained for an evening (and I think was a little entertained himself) and it really made for a great atmosphere - the care and attention the duo pay is genuine and makes the guests feel really welcomed.
The hotel is set back from the hustle of Hikkaduwa but within easy reach by tuk-tuk (always an adventure). The staff are extremely attentive, friendly and go out of their way to help (the gardener presented me with freshly cut aloe vera, to apply to my sunburn for the first two days, without being asked!) The food was delicious and the restaurant has grown in popularity since our last visit but luckily, the guest take priority. Breakfast was delicious, and much nicer than most of the other, more expensive hotels we'd stayed in across Sri-Lanka.
The rooms are clean, spacious and have all the amenities you need, A/C, fridge, TV, DVD and satellite. The beds are a little on the hard side but that is probably a question of preference and definitely wouldn't stop us staying again. We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay and was really sad to leave. It's no wonder this place has glowing reviews and continues to please, we hope to return again soon.

Room Tip: Rooms are all lovely, but if you can, request a lake view - it's stunning.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had an amazing stay at this hotel, and all the positive reviews are so well-deserved. What truly sets it apart is the service and the welcome. Literally nothing is too much trouble and everything is about ensuring that sure you enjoy your stay. Dale and Tanya are natural born hosts, but also all their staff are delightful- that perfect balance between never being in your face but being there in flash whenever you feel a cocktail calling or your sun lounger needs moving or, well pretty much anything you could ask for and they would do everything to make it possible! We were in Sri Lanka for 2 weeks in total, travelling all over, and found the best curry in Sri Lanka here. Literally, the best. If I close my eyes, I can still taste it now! Thanks alot for a great stay

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife Christine and I stayed here for nearly three weeks in January and returned home totally refreshed and relaxed. Looking back, we would have seen more of this lovely country if we had a few days in different hotels but there is always next time. Asian Jewel is a lovely hotel, and we can only echo the words of so many others in the earlier reviews. Tanya and Dale both offer wonderful service in their own special ways, Tanya adding the culinary delights, and Dale being the very practical gent who arranged a few trips for us.
The overall standard of everything was first class, delicious food, excellent room, warm friendly attentive staff, sparklingly clean swimming pool. We could not have dreamed of a better way to spend this holiday. Flowers on the bed, decorating the breakfast plate, and all around the hotel were lovely touches. Without exception, everyone was so friendly.
When we return to Sri Lanka ( which we undoubtedly will ) we'll not hesitate to return to Asian Jewel. Fantastic !

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Asian Jewel is definitely the place to stay if you want to enjoy your time in Sri Lanka. The hosts Dale and Tanya are lovely people and make you stay at their hotel worth while. The hotel is in a fabulous location with beautiful surroundings and not too far from the main town of Hikkaduwa and the beach!! The pool is a good size and very clean with plenty of space to sunbathe, the rooms and excellent and spotless with plent of space also. The restaurant is also very clean and the food is outstanding!! There is plenty to choose from and all dishes are to perfection. Been coming to Asian Jewel for over 8 years now and each year gets even more amazing there is something for everyone!!!! 100% recommend

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

WE stayed at the Asian Jewel during January 2013 after reading all the reviews on trip advisor and believe me these reviews are all correct.
Dale and Tanya could not be faulted, they did everything possible to make our stay as near perfect as it could be.
The hotel is small and friendly, the rooms are very tastefully decorated with all the facilities that are needed on holiday, the swimming pool and gardens excellent for relaxing, all the staff were attentive and very friendly while the food was superb, especially the breakfasts.
If I have one concern though it is Dales allegiance to a certain football team from Manchester.
Never mind we all have a weakness.

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Room Tip: Try for one of the two rooms overlooking the lake it is worth the extra.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Went with an open mind. Had heard it was good just never realised how good. Dale and Tania have got a real jewel here. The accommodation is first class. The food is to die for and the portions are massive. Bang went the diet. Fruit salad at breakfast was delicious as was the Sri Lankan omelet. The staff were first class and very friendly. They just couldn't do enough for you. If you want to go on a trip then dale is your man to organise it. Nothing is too much trouble and advice freely given. You can spend your time chilling by the pool or head for the beach in a tuk tuk driven by the worlds friendliest tuk tuk driver who is happy to take you wherever you want to go be it near or far. There are plenty of things to do and see if that's what you enjoy. Wouldn't do the deep sea fishing again though. Have had more fun driving around a car park. Only went for a week and it was nowhere near long enough. Next time will be longer. Learn how to barter before you go or the locals will have a field day with you. All in all a pleasant place to be made even better by the quality of the accommodation and the staff and service. Oh! The mossies are very friendly as well

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have just returned from a quick 7 nights at the Asian Jewel and although this is my first visit to Sri Lanka , I hope it will not be my last. I can not fault the hosts Dale and Tanya , nor any of their wonderful staff as nothing is too much trouble and I would imagine that it would be hard to find another hotel more welcoming. I would have given it 5 stars except for the fact I have nothing else to compare it with in Sri Lanka. Chaminda the Tuk Tuk driver is also a great asset and is easy to befriend. He is essential for the 10 minute trip to the beach but will also take you out on day trips to places such as Galle. One tip - dont bother with the deep sea fishing trips from Hikkaduwa. You spend most of the time motoring not fishing and there is no shade or seats!! River safari is good . The food as everyone else has said is simply top notch. Great variety and well prepared and served. The newly added Dahl soup is to die for. If you are coming to this part of Sri Lanka you will certainly find cheaper hotels , but I doubt if you find one as good all round.
Hoping to return with the family next time. Dan

Room Tip: Kingfisher Room for family of 4 (2 rooms) overlooks the pool and lake. Jasmine has four poster and...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: lane 3Field View Baddegama Road | Nalagasdeniya, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $44 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Due to its unique location, the Asian Jewel Hotel, Hikkaduwa - Sri Lanka combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the picturesque Bird Lake while being just 2 km inland from Hikkaduwa, one of Sri Lanka's oldest and most established beach resorts. Ever since the very early days of travel, Sri Lanka has been known as one of the world’s most beautiful, diverse and exotic holiday destinations. So, what are you waiting for? ... more   less 
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