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Ranmal Beach Hotel
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

First we didn`t stopped here because of the low Tripadvisor`s rating. But later after reading reviews we`ve changed our minds and moved to this hotel from the centre beach location. Bad reviews say about ants (well you`re in Asia not in the North Pole, it`s the local nature) and about the stealing (which I`m surprised because the security was working great all night long).
The location of Ranmal Hotel is just excellent - close to the best Hikkaduwa`s restaurants and clubs and right on the beautiful wide beach. And we can have both sea view and no ocean noise like at the centre of the beach. And there is no rocks at the beach. So it`s the best.
When we`ve checked in, the owner gave us the best available room - deluxe with direct sea view. And brought us fridge and safe box right away for no charge. The stuff was very warm, friendly and helpful. We felt like home.
Deluxe rooms are better than cabanas and standart.
Breakfasts are delicious and you can order to bring them to beach no waisting you time in the restaurant.
Thank you for the great holiday!

Room Tip: Center deluxe rooms is a bit smaller than side deluxe rooms but have direct ocean view. Side deluxes are newer and nicer.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Edelwhisper
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The hotel itself was lovely and good value for money compared with some other guest houses in the area that being said this area is almost twice the price that you can pay on other beaches. There is nothing wrong with the beach itself if you are simply looking for sun sea and sand but if you want something with more soul and less touristy go to another beach!

The guest joust is at the quiet end of the beach, so you don't get the noise from the bars which are strewn along the beach. You can also watch the local fishermen in the morning (if you are interested).

Plenty of choice of restaurants around and the room itself was clean with all amenities. You might want to look at room options, we had a first floor room which was modern but I suspect that some of the rooms may be different.

Room Tip: I would view the rooms before accepting, I think they have a mixture of old and new. (New is good)
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sal J
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

It was a nice stay

Pros
Next to the ocean
Reasonable cost
Owners are friendly, the lady is a very pleasant person
The food at the restaurant upstairs was decent, with hardly any crowding
its on the extreme end of the beach
All fishermen activities are right in front of the hotel.

Cons
Rooms, loos and linen was average
lots of bugs, ants etc
No special events are organized by this hotel unlike other joints which were throwing midnight and rave parties
We had a weird German guy who just wouldn't let the owners play any music howsoever soft. The owners son told us that since he came every year for two months, they had to oblige him.... weird

Its good for budget/ family travellers

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room facing the lawn. Its got the best approach to the beach
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Anurag M
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is not a pretentious hotel. It is in the medium to low price range but it provided us with a fantastic holiday. It is largely family run and everyone of the staff that we had contact with were friendly and very helpful without being obsequious. Our room had a delightful view from the balcony across coconut trees to one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. The interior of the hotel is clean and very pleasant. The furniture and fittings were fine. We ate on a terrace which looked directly onto the beach and the food, which was more than reasonably priced was interesting and of a good standard. So much so that we chose to eat at the hotel almost every night rather than visit the multitude of local restaurants. Given the price range and the service offered I don't understand the negative reviews...

Room Tip: The more expensive rooms have the AC and have a superb view.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lara C
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a typical situation of people who have a property in a beautiful location but do not know how to make it work. Ugly rooms, not dirty but not clean either. Air conditioned rooms with modern aluminum floor to ceiling dark glass veranda doors. Ugly. The best part of this hotel is the cambanas on the sand but they have done nothing to make them attractive. Those two cambanas was the reason I chose to stay in this place but I was so disappointed that I moved to a much better place two doors southwards right away.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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