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American style open kitchen
A photo of kitchen
King size spring beds
King Size Bed @ 3rd room on ground floor
Front Varenda
Garden
Bedroom
Bathroom
Pool
Garden Shower
Bathroom
Dining Table good for 10 people
Bedroom
Mini Library
View from sitting hall
Pool
Panrty
40' LED TV with  HiFi Music System
Mini Gym
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern Province

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juzzrach
Dubai
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relaxing and comfortable villa which felt like home”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We have just come back from 14 nights spent at Hikkavilla in Hikkaduwa. We are a family of 6 and found it extremely relaxing and comfortable, in fact it felt just like home.

We were firstly picked up at Colombo airport up by “Chat” a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who very quickly became our children’s favourite person and a good friend to us!! The drive to Hikkaduwa was very comfortable and quick in his air-conditioned van on the new highway from the airport to the south of the island.

After checking in we met “Lal” our cook and housekeeper for the stay. During our stay Lal made us an amazing array of meals from traditional Sri Lankan dishes to more Western dishes for our children. He would discuss the meals we needed throughout the day and go shopping for the ingredients. He kept a very good tally of funds needed for our meals and we found we ate out very rarely as his food was much tastier and more value for money. Lal is a very quiet man who liked to please us and listened and watched what we liked. If we picked out onion in a dish, he noticed and would not put it in the next time!! He made us packed lunches for a day trips consisting of very tasty Sri Lankan style pancakes with banana, coconut and chocolate inside. On coming home we have all missed Lal and his cooking!!

Chat, the local guide who comes with the house is a world of knowledge about his beloved Sri Lanka. He took us on some amazing day trips such as the Maduwa River Safari, Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Elpitiya Waterfall just to name a few. Other days we were happy to explore ourselves the City of Galle by train from Hikkaduwa and also Hikkaduwa itself. Chat is not overbearing at all and is extremely honest and explains everything about costs up front. Chat would also “pop in” to the villa most days to make sure we were ok. Chat has become a great friend to us and we have kept in contact and will see him when we come back to Hikkaduwa, which we plan to often as its such a lovely part of Sri Lanka.

Our stay at Hikkavilla was made even better by being able to swim and relax in the private pool everyday. The gardens and pool are well maintained and are an asset to the villa.

The Villa is situated in a very lovely part of Hikkaduwa. It is quiet with lovely green surrounds and friendly local neighbours. It is easy to walk to most parts of Hikkaduwa from the villa otherwise it is very cheap and easy to get a Tuk Tuk driver to take you to town or further.

We have no hesitation in recommending Hikkavilla to families or groups that want to stay in Hikkaduwa. Chanaker, the owner is a very friendly and honest person who provides a gorgeous villa and staff to look after you.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Aug 8, 2013
Many Thanks for your feedback. Appreciated.
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Pila5
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome villa with personal touch”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The villa is perfect for a group. There are many rooms and bathrooms, a huge kitchen, a gym, a koi carp pond in the living room and so much more. The swimming pool is huge and invites for swimming in the lovely garden. There is even a little reading corner and a beautiful terrasse. Chanaka made the stay really great. The villa is ideal to relax, get together with friends and family or to explore the island. Chanaka can arrange a tour and there is a cook for preparing traditional sri lankan dishes. We recommend this villa to everyone who is looking for a spacious and clean villa with personal touch and great people to make your stay in Hikkaduwa unforgetable.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Erweitertem Familienkreis
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2013
Thanks for the feedback. much appreciated.

Regards
Prasad
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bloonoo
London
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Photos don't do it justice - incredible”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

As mentioned in other reviews, the photos do not do the property justice - it was incredible, there's even a gym and a koi carp pond in the living room!!! Chanaka met us on arrival and gave us a tour, the place is absolutely huge. I would love to come back with more than 3 people because it is the perfect group holiday home. We had loads of fun in the pool and exploring Hikkaduwwa.

We went out of season in May and so the price was incredible - amazing value for money compared to if we had a similar villa in Europe.

We really enjoyed our stay - there were a few teething problems with the villa as the bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms were newly refurbished, but I am sure these will be sorted soon.

There are lots of people on hand to help you out if you need anything.

Thanks very much, really enjoyed our stay!

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Liked best: swimming pool
Liked least: teething problems with ensuite bathrooms
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2013
Much appreciate all your feedback.

Regards
Prasad
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Pune
Reviewed October 23, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Liked best: The garden and pool and kitchen.
Liked least: The bathrooms.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2013
Thank You for staying with us. Hope to see you again.

Regards
Prasad
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Richard K
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A First Class Holiday”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to most areas in the world, but when we arrived in Sri Lanka (having researched it thoroughly) we were shocked. It is beautiful! You can travel past Caribbean quality beaches, rainforest, lagoons and mountains - all in a single day. We met amazing people, with amazing stories, but they were never demanding in any way.

But now to the best. The villa at Hikkaduwa is incredibly undervalued. We travelled as a family of 4 and didn't even need to use the top floor of the house! The house is open plan for modern living and had the most amazing pools. We were supported by a chef of 30+ years experience who could make us absolutely anything. After 3 or 4 days we just said "surprise us!" - all of the food was of exceptional quality (fish a speciality). All for circa £ 70.00 a week (full board). On average we spent only £ 10.00 a day for ingredients (and at times we requested separate food; western for the kids and incredible Sri Lankan curries or seafood for us). Included in these costs was a shopping and housekeeping service.

And then there is "Chat" - the icing on the cake. Chat looked after us (and pretty much carried our 3 year old son) from the start of the holiday right until the end. Chat can do anything; and is the least pushy "tour rep" I have ever met. He would pop in and see if evrything was ok, and when he didn't we really missed him! He organised some spectacular tours with prices we simply couldn't fathom how he did it! We spent 10 days in the villa and then 3 days touring the island....both were spectacular in their own rights. Chat has become a firm friend.

Although we are a family that typically likes to go to new places and try new things; we will be going back next year. For obvious reasons I'm loathed to suggest that this Villa with support staff is spectacularly undervalued - but, simply put, it is.

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Liked best: Exceptional value for money
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2013
Many thanks for your feedback. Appreciated.

Regards
Prasad
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 16, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Pool surrounded by coconut palms
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 18, 2012
Thanks for the feedback.
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