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International Beach Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #90 of 149 Hikkaduwa B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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“Great location, great staff”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The location and staff makes this an ideal place to stay in Hikkaduwa. It's about 4km from the train station, but the walk down is pretty interesting with cafes to explore. Their ground floor room neither disappoint nor impress in relation to its price, but it's really the staff who make the difference- be it in their conversations, greetings or general readiness to help. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We spent there three nights. Stuff was strange like "not for customers". Rooms are big but very dark. Location is the best in the city on the beautiful beach and restaurant is serving the best sea food on the beach. Also avocado chicken salad is GREAT there !!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Västerås, Sweden
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

IBH is a nice hotel located between Galle Rd and the beach and it is about 50 m from road to beach. Rooms are of good Sri Lankan quality and the staff are very friendly and helpful. IBH's restaurant, called Drunken Monkey, is of basic standard, but the service is mostly very good (fast).
In surrounding area you will find basically everything you need. Within 500 meters you will find travel agencies helping you with day tours, local handiwork shops, grocery stores, dry cleaners, post office, wine shop..... Nearest ATM machine is about 1 km from IBH. There are also many beach front restaurants nearby,unfortunately there are not much variety on the menus.
But as mentioned before by others, it is very noisy from time to time. In the evening/night you will hear music from the beach and morning traffic can be pretty intense.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Bog standard hotel, basic restaurant, for the same money you can have so much more down at SunBeach Hotel. Hotel is right on the beach, rooms are basic with mozzy net's, staff were nice.
Most of Hikkaduwa is noisy so where posible stay up high and face the beach!

  • Stayed January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Our family (2 plus 3 boys) stayed in IBH for 10 days around new year in a family room with 2 queen beds. Room was renovated with AC and clean bathroom. Price to value was spot on, food in the restaurant great, the best we found in town. Service friendly, without aggressive selling or trying to make money on everything. Sleep quality somewhat affected by beach parties and road traffic but not a major problem.
This is great place for laid back vacation or surfing/ surf lessons with beach in front of hotel, restaurant on this beach, small, local shops with all you dream just outside the hotel....all in your flip flops (or without). Friendly service (big thanks to Roshan) without rush...so wait few days to adjust if you come from corporate office ! We changed into this place from 5star resort and this was best decision we took. We will come back ! Artur and Kamila

Room Tip: AC and renovated, first floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

I went on holiday with my family to Hikkaduwa and I happen to stay in International Beach Hotel thanks to Trip Adviser. I did not have any clue how the place was until I landed. But at first glance, I thought that was the ideal place for us to spend our holiday. Plenty of sun shines,grate food, beautiful clean rooms with nice balcony where we could view the sea, fantastic food and friendly atmosphere. We had most of the facilities what a tourist need at our finger tips and the Hotel’s staff made us our holiday one of the best by miles.

Room Tip: We stayed in an en-suite wich facing to the beach. It is definitely by the beach side first floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

This location is really special in Hikkaduwa.... the best food, the best rooms and with amazing atmosphäre.....really nice and friendly stuff you will just love this place. Thanks to international beach hotel for an amazing time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Property: International Beach Hotel & Restaurant
Address: 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — International Beach Hotel & Restaurant 1*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is away from the beach just by few meters and it is situated in front of a beach where plenty of surfers ride the waves. The hotel consists of few suites at higher floors with a great whole view of the beach. Come and experience the fun with the sun, the sand and the waves. ... more   less 
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