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“Great location for surfing and just hanging out on the beach”
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Hotel Royal Beach
Ranked #87 of 165 Hikkaduwa B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Despite a smelly room this place was exactly what we needed for our first night in Sri Lanka. Super efficient airport transfer arranged by hotel, ocean view room and at the right price. Breakfast ok, but you may want to eat elsewhere lunchtime and evenings and there is plenty of choice within minutes along the beach. Perfect for main surf point, a good base for hikkaduwa which we really liked the laid back feel of.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Kumara P, Owner at Hotel Royal Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Dear Maria and dear Steve,
Thank you both for writing a review of our hotel. You both mention a “smell” in this room, please allow us a short explanation: On Halloween Night in November 2012 Hikkaduwa experienced a bad storm with gale force winds – a mini cyclone – which lifted the whole roof from the beach front building and smashed it in the court causing extensive damage also to other buildings. A new roof had to be constructed fast for the upcoming season but this front room was left one night open to the storm with heavy rain. Of course, it got new furniture and a new paint wash but obviously the damage is sitting somewhat deeper. This will be refurbished again after proper drying up.
Our goal is to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible and you should have informed us immediately. We surely would have found you another, not affected room. In general, if there is anything disturbing you, do not hesitate to complain, we will be happy to help you in any way and improve the hotel and our service.
This also applies to our kitchen; we are constantly working on our menu.
We are looking forward to welcome you again at Royal Beach Hotel.
Kumara + Family

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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one Night, Got an okay Price 4500rs without breakfast) but could not stay longer due to the very smelly mouldy stank. There were big staints on the walls in bright green and black, and the lamps very stainted with mouldy green spots.

The room were clean and the bed sheets nice. We did not eat at the place.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank maria b
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The hotel is situated right by the beach with a fantastic view of the heart of the best beach stretch in Hikkaduwa where you can swim, dive and surf safely. The newly built hotel rooms after the Tsunami are excellent. With a comfortable king size bed, AC, fan and Hot water. The room and the washroom were clean, nice and tidy. There are cleaning staff available at anytime cleaning the premises.

Food: The room rate includes a basic breakfast as well. If you want to have dinner / lunch or a snack there is a small restaurant with very friendly staff who would be glad to assist you. No need to fear about food since there are many local restaurants nearby outside the hotel for an affordable price (Do not miss to try the chocolate rotty at the roadside).

There are few night clubs , pubs, diving centers and boat ride services nearby as well – Just a 5 to 10 min walk.

Overall this is one of the best budget hotels we have ever been and we are delighted by the service and the standard of the rooms for the price paid.

You may talk to the owner Kumara or his wife Dilesha on any issue or inquiry and they would be more than happy to go the extra mile to help you out!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Right on the beach this place was a perfect get away for a few days after arriving in Columbo. The rooms were spotless, nice bathrooms with hot showers and a/c. There was Wi-Fi that only worked in the restaurant. The restaurant staff was very attentive and nice. Breakfast is included in the room rate. This hotel is right in front of the popular beginner surf and makes for great entertainment. The beach is beautiful and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. The only drawback is Galle road which runs right through the town. It is busy 24/7 so one always needs to be careful. Prices are a little high now being Sri Lanka’s high season, but bargain any way. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank bikingmom
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The location is exceptional - on a good stretch of beach and in the middle of the shopping strip with good restaurants nearby. Views of the beach from the top floor are great.
We really enjoyed our stay - so much so that we extended our booking from the original 6 days to 10. The king size bed and bathroom were new after renovations following the damaged roof before Christmas. Room & property are very clean and staff friendly.
The only negative we found was the limited/basic breakfasts and average meals from the restaurant (no cold beverages offered/limited fruit & bread selections at breakfast) but with so many other choices nearby this was not a big issue. Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lee G
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

I was royal beach guesthouse 2004 ( name before Tsunami) Fantastic family own that place, now i a´m happy, becouse their rebuilt restaurant again, Best guesthouse in Hikkaduwa!!! Owner Kumara and his wife Dilesha, are great people, i wish you luck, maybe we see someday again!!
If someone know e-mail adress at this place, i want it please!
t.Markku, from Finland.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We got a great deal on the pricing because it was low season. Room is clean and comfortable. Location wise, the hotel is located by the beach and close to many cafes and restaurants. Staff are friendly and always seems to be cleaning the floor (which is great!). There is WIFI in the communal area but not in the room. As we got a major discount for the room, there is no hot shower, no fridge in the room and the pillows are hard and not so comfortable. Can't really complain though. We peeped at the other rooms and they have proper pillows so not to worry if you are paying full price.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank ruo
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Address: 582 Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 165 B&Bs / Inns in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $87 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Royal Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our newly built Hotel "Royal Beach" is situated at the famous Hikkaduwa Beach, where we, Kumara and family, were running our "Royal Beach Restaurant" since 1979 to gain our rich experience in the hospitality trade. It is in the best "happening" area with all facilities for water sports, shopping, and many more activities. We, together with our trained staff, will make your holidays a success. ... more   less 
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