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Coral Sands Hotel
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for our honeymoon for three days and had a great time! The hotel is right by the beach and opens up to a fantastic part of the beach. The hotel staff was very genial and helpful, the Manager even gave a discount when he came to know we were on a honeymoon.

We came to Hikkaduwa after a slightly tiring trip to the locations up North - Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambula and Coral Sands was a very good place to relax and unwind.

The food is also excellent, though we used to have lunch outside in the local shops. There is also a nice swimming pool and a nice poolside to unwind.

Room Tip: Choose rooms facing the beach, you'll have a wonderful view through the day especially during sunset and sunrise.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your detailed review. My team & I were delighted with all the comments regarding the location, service etc.

Coral Sands is the ideal place to relax & unwind after a hectic round trip. We are glad that you did so while enjoying all the amenities on offer. Our unparalleled location with easy access to the beach & the sea as well as the courteous service provided by our staff makes us a popular choice in the region.

We look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands.

Kind regards,
Siri E. Goonewardene,
Managing Director,
CORAL SANDS HOTEL LTD.
Hikkaduwa,
Sri Lanka

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

What stands out at Corsl Sands is the great front desk serivce we received .Brian went out of his way to help us with information on places we wanted to see.He was a great help recommending what not to see as well. The rooms, yes they are a bit tired but for the price and location in Hollywood and just 50 metres from the metro, its great value. There is a supermarket, atm and eateries next door as well.The room was small for the 4 of us but clean and well serviced.Free wi fi is availableincluding a desktop for those without equipmentand reception will print out if required. Wifi works well. Also there is a laundry onsite which is a bonus. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Matt W
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

This review done for Coral Sands Motel, LA has been posted on our page due to an oversight.

However, we would be delighted to see you at Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, when you are in our part of the world!

Kind regards,

Siri E. Goonewardene,
Managing Director,
CORAL SANDS HOTEL LTD.
Hikkaduwa,
Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a restful nice one holiday with an unusual service. We found only friendly staff, from the management up to the pool bell-boy. This hotel earns more than 3 stars.
Also the offer of dishes was enough and diverse.

Room Tip: Situated rooms are to be recommended on the edge of the arrangement, because in the Weekend local guests come who are a little bit pure.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review & for the commendation given to all of us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you too for your star rating – it is much appreciated.

We look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands,

Kind regards,

Siri E. Goonewardene,
Managing Director,
CORAL SANDS HOTEL LTD.
Hikkaduwa,
Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel is situated right in front of the reef and a short distance along is a sandy area suitable for swimming (i.e., no coral and calm waters). We have young kids and this was the perfect spot for us. At the time of year we were there the rest of the beach was too rough for swimming. When I booked this hotel I thought it might be too busy with boat traffic, but this wasn't a problem at all.

The room was a good size, clean and nicely furnished and there was a balcony that overlooked the pool and beach. It was good value for a double, but the cost of an extra bed was quite high. Overall it was still worth it considering the quality of the meals included in the half-board rate. Staff were excellent and friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review as well as the positive comments. We are delighted that you & your family had a comfortable stay with us & enjoyed swimming in the shallow waters just a step away from the hotel. We are glad that you chose Coral Sands for your holiday, more so as we are popular as a child friendly hotel.

The cost of an extra bed which you refer to, is the accommodation charge for the extra person inclusive of all meals according to the basis you may have checked in – which is undoubtedly reasonable when all this is taken into account.

We look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands,

Kind regards,

Siri E. Goonewardene,
Managing Director,
CORAL SANDS HOTEL LTD.
Hikkaduwa,
Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Coral Sands in Hikkaduwa was the base for my first holiday in Sri Lanca, and I could not have chosen better, as a single traveler large hotels can be a bit lonely, but as this is a small hotel with the attention given to the guests from the staff outstanding ,the best feature of the hotel from my point is its location on the edge of the reef . My hobby is snorkeling and to be able to be on the reef in 2 minutes was perfect and for those less strong swimmers good snorkeling was to be had in only 2 feet of water.The hotel also has excellent gardens and pools. Amongst the diners I heard no complaints about the quality of the food which was much higher in the hotel than other restaurants outside. The only comment made by other diners was the cost of wine which I am led to believe all wine is expensive in Sri Lanca.
All of the staff were very pleasant in particular Maleesha at the guest desk for her assistance and guidance during my time at the Coral Sands, I am at the end of my 15 day stay and hope to return next year

Room Tip: Take plenty of high factor sun cream if your fair skinned as morning sun is firece
Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
2  Thank Arthur340
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thankful too for your observations & the time spared for the detailed description.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as snorkelling among the colourful fish & may be a turtle or two if you were lucky. Your comment on the price of wine has been noted & the possibility of a price revision would be looked into.

We are appreciative of the enthusiasm & dedication of all members of our staff. Maleesha is a valued member & your good comments would certainly be treasured by her.

We look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands,

Kind regards,
Siri E. Goonewardene,
Managing Director,
CORAL SANDS HOTEL LTD.
Hikkaduwa,

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