We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Lowest prices for your stay
Expedia.com
Get rewarded with One Key
Hotels.com
Get rewarded with One Key
Booking.com
$57
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
C. Scheepers
Muscat, Oman
Average.
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Sep 2, 2016
It is what it is.

We were booked for 2 nights stayed for 1. The staff was friendly. Check in was delayed and even though we booked a more expensive room with a double bed we got 2 singles pushed together.

Coral Sands Hotel is the perfect place if you want to drink a lion beer on a black leather tan bed, killing time before the expensive buffet dinner slash saxophone night begins.

It is a rather tired hotel.
Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Problem with this review?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Nearby Hotels
Booking.com
$166
$162
No prepayment needed
  • eDreams
  • ZenHotels.com
    $166
  • Priceline
1.3 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Booking.com
$51
No prepayment needed
  • Expedia.com
    $47
  • Agoda.com
    $37
  • Priceline
1.3 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Booking.com
$111
  • Hotels.com
    $158
  • Agoda.com
    $105
  • Expedia.com
    $157
0.3 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
На терраске нашего номера.
Booking.com
$25
Fully refundable
No prepayment needed
  • eDreams
  • Priceline
  • Agoda.com
0.7 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Suite overlooking the pool and vast Indian ocean
Booking.com
$267
No prepayment needed
  • Hotels.com
  • Vio.com
    $210
  • Expedia.com
    $235
3.7 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Booking.com
$109
Fully refundable
No prepayment needed
  • Priceline
  • eDreams
    $109
  • Vio.com
2.1 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Expedia.com
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Booking.com
    $69
  • Hotels.com
  • Official Hotel Site
1.6 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Booking.com
  • Hotels.com
    $45
  • Agoda.com
    $35
  • Priceline
0.2 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free parking
Pool
Hotels.com
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Booking.com
    $145
  • Expedia.com
    $191
  • eDreams
1.6 miles from Coral Sands Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
View more hotels in Hikkaduwa
Reviews (1,026)
Filter reviews
1,026 results
Traveler rating
407
338
168
44
69
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveler rating
407
338
168
44
69
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sri lanka sun loungers tuk tuk nice pool hikkaduwa beach sea siri
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
290 - 295 of 1,026 reviews
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We stayed here one night after spending 2 nights at the hikka trans hotel. Can safely say that we preferred staying at the hikka trans.

Coral sands was clean and adequate but nothing special. At check in we were made to wait in the balcony of our room while someone was still in the room cleaning the bathroom. Later that evening we were told we could not being our own alcohol to the outside pool bar even though it was empty. Which I guess is fair enough.

We had booked a double delux room which was clean and ok. However the best was two singles put next to each other with two single bedsheets as duvets. When I called reception to say we had asked for a double, they sent someone upstairs to hand me two double bedsheets at the door, they didn't stay to fit them onto the bed, some had to sleep with a gap between our beds. Toilets also did not flush properly. On checking out the next morning, as we left our room we askedif we could have a bottle of water which are given complimentary to the room and were refused! Such a disparity to hikka trans were staff were much more generous and willing to accommodate and compromise.

Overall a average hotel with a good pool area but nothing special and would not return here.

Room tip: Sea and pool facing
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
4  Thank 249hersht
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear guest,

Our sincere apologies for the alleged inefficient handling of your check in as well as all that happened afterwards that resulted in a negative holiday experience.

Kind regards,

Siri E Goonewardene,
Managing Director,
Coral Sands Hotel Ltd,
Hikkaduwa,
Sri Lanka

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Nicely located just on the beach ... Clean n tidy place .... Extremely cooperative n courteous staff ... Decent breakfast spread n 2 swimming pools clean n well appointed .... Gym is bit sad - but who goes to a holiday with being weight conscious...rooms esp bathrooms can do better with some or at least a bit more of space

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank 293deepap
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear guest,

Thank you for your review & all the positive comments.

We look forward to seeing you again at Coral Sands on your next trip to Sri Lanka.

Kind regards,

Siri E Goonewardene,
Managing Director,
Coral Sands Hotel Ltd,
Hikkaduwa,
Sri Lanka

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 22, 2016

1) Customer Service (Front Desk)- Pathetic;
Manager's attitude - Indifferent

2) Reception staff - Pathetic - Arrogant - Highly Inefficient!! For heavens - I am not in the hospitality industry - I could have done a better job.
We had the reception staff call for our bags - nothing happened for the next 15 mins.. we asked for an update and consecutive updated every 5 mins after that and they kept insisting that your bags are being brought down.. but nothing!!! After 1/2 hour - we called for the manager and he scolded his staff and then again - nothing for 10 mins.. after which - me and my husband got all the luggage down ourselves.

3) Water was stinking.. when we asked about it - they asked us to not use cold water since the area around is not good.. we were instructed to use hot water..
i) Really - why werent we told this at the time we first checked into the hotel?
ii) Your hot water was turned off on day 2 - no hot water.. we had to bathe in the sticking cold water..

4) Bed Linens were far too few. When called for more- we were sent torn linens.. after further discussion - then managed to find good ones..

5) Extra charges for using pool table , gym etc.. that I would have been okay with had all the rest of the crap not happened

6) Food - average at best, Staff serving food was good (the only highlight of the stay)

7) No internet in the rooms - so folks were forced to browse in the common areas.. really? why do you advertise "free internet"??

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
5  Thank ritu d
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 22, 2016

The good:

Breakfast
Location
Pool

The bad:

Beach - dirty
Dinner - tasteless
Tea - worst we had in Sri Lanka
Stinky bathroom - flush once and the cold water was stinking up the entire bathroom
Service - slow, it took them over thirty minutes to get our luggage down at checkout, for example
24.5% taxes - ridiculously high
Frequent power cuts leading to blackouts in the hotel or no cable TV connection
No wi-fi in rooms
Unresponsive / unreachable / unapologetic front desk staff

Room tip: Do not take room no. 201 - the water in its bathroom stinks!
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
2  Thank GDaga
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Manager Verry nice person, food restaurant every time the same food, rooms smelling , shouwer some little drups, and if you want to take a sunbed not enough availible!
My Room can not be lock so..... Everybody can come in my room in the night time.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled with friends
4  Thank CF422
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews