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“Modern 6 room villa with a great staff & beachfront lap pool”
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Roman Beach
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We adored this place and the staff. Our family of 4 (2 adults plus a 4 and a 5 year old) stayed on 2 occasions during our 3 week visit to Sri Lanka in October, 2013. The rooms have gorgeous bathrooms, excellent A/C, in room coffee/tea, and a sitting area both inside and outside. The balconies all have ocean views with enough space and privacy to really enjoy them. The pool was superbly attended, and long enough to swim laps. Surfing can be done just about right outside the hotel, but the best break is a 5 minute walk down the beach. Roman Beach Hotel has great food, and the staff at the restaurant are particularly good, always remembering what you like, and quick to please. From fresh fruit smoothies to some fantastic chicken dishes to great salads to a wonderful Sri Lankan set curry, we did not have a meal we did not like. Our kids loved it too, and they are harder to please than we are! I think it would be impossible to be disappointed by this wonderful, well managed boutique hotel: the only of its kind we came across in Hikkaduwa or by any good surf. If we go back to Sri Lanka, we would beeline it for Roman Beach.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms. Delux rooms on top floor have tubs, but the second floor also has great rai...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

After a hectic overnight flight & 3 hours train from colombo Roman beach was like a reward, huge room & great shower, comfy beds and waking up with the sounds of the ocean was just wonderful, spotless clean and comfortable, nice views from the balcony, nice pool and just steps away from a heavenly beautiful beach. Our stay was amazing; very friendly staff and really good food, though its really small "only 6 rooms" but that makes it really personal and romantic, if you are looking for a quite romantic getaway cant recommend enough, definitely will come back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This place is a retreat. Loved every minute. Thank you all. Kumara, a star. Housekeeping - laid flowers on my bed. Last night made an elephant out of towels! Will be coming back. 6 rooms only, so very personal experience. Front desk were discreet and welcoming. Pool man/gardener discreet and very friendly.

Room Tip: Room 101. Fantastic views over Indian ocean. Bed very comfortable and will be recommending
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a great little hotel with clean boutique style rooms. The sea view from the balconey is beautiful. We found the staff to be very welcoming so friendly always smilling they're a happy little team. The chef deserves a mention he's only too pleased to prepare something special for you.
Great beach front location.

For an alternative consider the new Roman Lake hotel, great location, the wild life is a feature just on its own.

We have no reservations in recommending this hotel.

Ray & Annette Liverpool UK.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have better views and the interriors are superior
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Roman is a very nice hotel. Great food, nice rooms, good pool area and above all, wonderful and very helpful staff! The fact that it is a small hotel, only 6 rooms in total, gives it a very nice atmosphere and familiar feeling.

Highly recomended if you're going to Hikaduwa!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you after a small and intimate hotel visit hear. Rooms are large, over look the pool & beach and bathroom (including spa) is amazing. The staff are lovely. I stayed with my girlfriend and it was a very quiet, romantic and relaxing place. Wi-Fi struggled in the room (top floor) but was fine in the restaurant. Beach was too wild (monsoonal time of year) to swim in but the pool was beautiful. If you want to scuba dive apparently you need to go between November and May.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and I and my parents spent 2 nights at Roman Beach hotel in Hikkaduwa to celebrate my parents' 45th wedding anniversary. It was our best hotel experience during our 2 week holiday travelling in Sri Lanka. The hotel is quite new and the location is perfect - away from the more crowded part of Hikkaduwa (but only 5 minutes on tuk tuk into the town centre) and right on the beautiful beach. We had 2 double rooms and stayed on a full board basis at a great price. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. The bathroom is also very large and clean. The rooms had big balconies overlooking the beach. There is a nice pool and deck chairs where you could relax and count the waves crashing in. It really is paradise!

The staff were very professional, warm, friendly and very attentive to our every request. The food was incredibly delicious and we were spoiled with a special Sri Lankan dinner feast and a cake for my parents' 45th wedding anniversary, which the staff set up for us on tables with candles on the deck just a few meters away from the beach! Every dish was so tasty! We recommend the Sri Lankan breakfast which was again delicious!

Congratulations to the excellent chef Mangala and kitchen team for producing some of the best food we had in Sri Lanka. A special mention to Nimesh who looked after us so well for all our meals and every staff member who looked after us so well and ensured our time at Roman Beach was special and memorable.

We stayed at Roman Beach upon recommendation by our friends and it certainly lived up to our expectations and in fact exceeded our expectations! We cannot recommend Roman Beach highly enough for anyone visiting Hikkaduwa and can't wait to go back there ourselves!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shiran A, Director of Sales at Roman Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Hello
Wow what a wonderful review. Thanks a lot for that. We are so happy that we were able to live upto
Your expectations! Some times it is a difficult task. We do not spend dollars on advertising....we rely on reviews such as yours for new business.
You look forward to your return :-)

Best regards
Shiran Anthony

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Additional Information about Roman Beach

Address: 777/2 Galle Road | Thiranagama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka (Formerly nextdoor@portarthur )
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 214 Specialty Lodging in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $184 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Roman Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Boutique Hotel with 6 Rooms designed specially to pamper you yet for you to create your own space! Each room staring into the mighty Indian Ocean making you feel dwarfed but again giving you the right platform to dream...whisper...simply disintegrate your thoughts with nature...the creation! Located probably at the best & the widest beach front in all of Hikkaduwa this is a dream come true for the true beach lover! In addition we are confident that our master chef would add to your memories of this exotic destination. We believe that good things in life come in small packages. If you are in the same mind set...this place is for you! ... more   less 
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