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Coral Sands Hotel
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Reviewed May 26, 2013

A friendly Staff and very flexible as we were treated well, and the meals was very good! Definitely we are planing to go there again, since purpose of spending a good holiday and value is worth it in Coral Sands Hotel

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your rating and the special mention re. the staff & our food.

We look forward to welcome you when you return to Coral Sands as promised.

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed her for 1 night only. Nothing against the hotel per se!
Had a good time playing pool at the bar!

Its the perfect spot for snorkeling. And that;s what we were here for.

We got lucky with some giant sea turtles paying us a visit that day too!

Do check on high tides though before you pick your day for snorkeling. We went just after high tides and were told we could 've spotted much more on a regular day.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review & the rating given to us.

My team & I are glad that you had a good time in Hikkaduwa. Snorkelling by the natural coral reef is a wonderful experience & this would certainly be enhanced when you have a turtle or two as your companions. This has now become a common occurrence here and the swimmers come back with fascinating stories ever so often.

We wish you would return to Coral Sands for a longer stay.

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Staff service is acceptable.Food not bad.Rooms with poor facilities.no tea coffee making facilitiesin Room.Bidder shower was broken and once informed it was replaced within a reasonable time.all meals were ok.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

All guest comments are valuable to us & constructive criticism where needed will definitely bring results. Great care is taken by all of us to ensure guest satisfaction. Our service has always been a strong asset which has been much appreciated & your lukewarm remark would definitely propel us to improve it further.

Standard rooms are offered at a much lower rate as these are basic rooms sans the facilities available in the deluxe rooms. The tea/coffee making facilities are placed in the cupboards in the deluxe rooms.

I would like to mention here that we have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013 for the second consecutive year. This accolade is a clear indicator of the large number of satisfied guests during the past year. I hope you will visit us once again to experience our enhanced facilities & services.

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

I recommend this hotel to any one who would visit Hikkaduwa. Hospitality is fantastic, Very Neatly maintained beach and pool. housekeeping is available 24X7. A good restaurant. mainly a "PEACEFUL" atmosphere! Please do not take any Ayurveda massage in that place, because it is just a business. no proper treatment involved in that.

Room Tip: Take the rooms at 1st floor... you can have a very good view of the sea!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review & the commendation.

Thank you too for your good comments regarding our hospitality, beach, pool, restaurant & house-keeping.

Ayurvedha treatment at the Ayurvedha centre affiliated to the hotel is very popular among our guests & guest satisfaction has been high. Your comment is important to us & the personnel there have been alerted regarding this. We are truly disappointed that you were not able to reap any benefits from this treatment. We hope we will be able to change your mind about this treatment on your next visit.

We look forward to welcome you to Coral Sands once again,

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I had my best time in Srilanka during my stay at Coral Sands Hotel. The rooms were great, so was the beach. The best thing with the beach was they had made some kind of huge gated area with stones so the waves could not get in. So you could swim as long as you wanted and the water and beach was amazing with no animals what so ever. We also has a nine year old with us on the trip and that was not a problem, the hotel is safe with both pool area and beach being great.

The food was also great and you could choose from good selection of meals. They also had a cooperation with a spa that had good prices for the hotel guests.

The best thing with the hotel was the staff, they were always helpful and kind as the Srilankan people often are told to be. Like I said the best hotel I have ever visited in Srilanka and I have been there several times now and I will definitely go back to Coral Sands when Im back in Srilanka.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your detailed review.

We are glad that you & your nine year old sibling enjoyed swimming in the area protected by the natural coral reef. This area is safe throughout the year & is like a bay on most days. It is exceptionally beautiful during low tide on full moon days when the force of the sea is at an ebb with hardly any ripples on the surface.

Thank you for your positive comments on food, our service as well as the ayurvedha spa treatment.

We look forward to welcome you to Coral Sands on your next visit to Sri Lanka.

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I recommend this hotel for anyone who would like to visit Hikkaduwa, because:
1) Very kindly staff with helpful owner.
2) Great location which you can handle all your trips and shopping very easy.
3) Cleanliness everywhere, even you can ask the housekeeping in middle night they'll be ready to help.
4) Professional front office, with separately guest relation desk, they're ready to handle anything you need.
5) food & beverages is perfect but the selection not the biggest you can have, but still that you can find your nice meal.
6) By the beach there's some corals which is help you for snorkeling or dive if you are in the right time of sea conditions.
7) for who interesting of fishing just 15 minutes walk you can reach the fishing port with 25LKR for enter.

* Personal recommend to everyone to book the "Deluxe" room which is huge difference from the standard room, and sure you became very nice discount if you book the hotel directly through their website.
* Also to everyone you should try their traditional drink "Old Arrack".
* I recommend to visit Lagoon, turtle farm, and your shopping from Galle all this you can go by "Tuk Tuk" and if you can't handle, you can ask the help from receptions

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Greetings from CORAL SANDS

Dear Guest,

My team & I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The members of staff of every department take pride in the work they do & the work is done to ensure a pleasant stay for our guests. It means a lot to us to receive a commendation from a discerning client like you.

Many thanks for the time taken to write a detailed review which covers most aspects of your stay. Your comments have been noted for improvement where needed. Thank you for your comment on the professionalism of the Front Office. My short response may not do justice to your comprehensive review.

All of us Coral Sands look forward to a visit from you again,

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We like clean not freaks, though I have OCD but my girl is better in that department. It was too much to have insects and worms on the bed I understand it is near the ocean but worms on the bed is unacceptable. Location is very good but too commercialized the whole stretch of beach is packed with hotels, shops and restaurants - we are not a big fan of that. It is a good location on a decent price for divers and surfers other wise the beach before Galle is a better choice as there are fewer buildings.
We got tricked by my driver to stay here our initial choice was another beach house not this. In all fairness it was ok apart from the bugs and the photos they share are not true - bathrooms or the rooms are not as clean as shown not even half of as shown. Sunset is amazing and an evening walk on that stretch is worth.

Room Tip: Select a room on a higher floor - insects might be less
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.326, Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $66 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 335
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