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Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel
Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Reviewed April 15, 2012

stayed recently and was disappointed by the room, very poor, although shower worked fine. the staff did their best to keep plenty of thirsty cricket fans happy but the beer was often warm. the food was decent but most people chose to eat out at the many beach side restaurants in the area. good pool good location nice friendly staff but very poor room

Room Tip: better hotels down galle road
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

greta location, right on the beach, and with a pool so a good start, but the rooms were dated, and unfortunately its right on the main road so over night you can hear the trucks going past. Hotel was a bit of a ghost town and there was work being done in the communal areas at the very earliest time of the day.

Not the best stay and for the price paid there are far better places to stay in Hikkaduwa.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Having read several reviews of this hotel before staying there, I was a little worried, but I have to say having stayed there, I found the reviews on this website to be a little harsh. Yes, the hotel is basic but the rooms are a decent size, the hotel was clean, had plentiful supply of beers, food cooked on site, a hearty breakfast and friendly and helpful staff. We had a few problems with the room on arrival but they sorted them instantly. There is also a pool with nice views and Hikkaduwa is a good location although slightly hampered by the noisy Galle Road which passes through it. If you are looking for a long beach holiday which is relaxing, I probably would not recommend this hotel but it is perfectly adequate and affordable if you just want to stay in the area for a few days and explore some of the many sites nearby.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Hotel not of our choice, transferred by Mercury Direct after problems at other hotel.
Basic hotel,rooms could do with up dating poor linen long past "use by" date, even just back from laundry did not look, feel or smell clean.Pillows very thin and lumpy, not good for sleeping on.Towels had to be sought for most evenings and quite often very damp from the laundry.One handtowel or one bath towel per person was the allocation.Tablecloths dirty but food not too bad.
Hotel on the main Galle to Colombo road with busy, noisy traffic 24/7 not helpful for sleeping
Small unattractive pool area, very cramped sun bathing space, just like being in a back yard!
Cockroaches a problem in rooms don't really like sharing bedroom or bed with them.
Location great if into snorkelling and diving is your interest.No tea/coffee making facilities in room,
View from our room was of tin roofs very noisy when it rained!

Room Tip: ask for room with full sea view. slightly better rooms and quieter
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank olive064
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

• We were put on the 3rd floor in a room sadly in need of refurbishment without a lift but at the time of arrival this was the only room available as there had been an influx of people from Bay Beach this also continued throughout the weeks and
• The lift did not work!!!!
• Towels were hard to come by and when we did get them they were threadbare
• The pillows were fit for to be used as sandbags, we were forced to shop high and low to purchase new ones.
• Daily the cockroaches infested the shower room in the end we blocked the area around the basin with newspaper, not knowing a rat was using the hole by the toilet wastepipe!!!!!
• Despite our cleaning the tea cups up, every day they were taken away a small but annoying point when you are on the 3rd floor and the lift did not work!!!!!! So chasing new ones wasn’t easy.
• A rat ran across the bedroom a we were leaving in the middle of the night the incident nearly finished me off after a disastrous holiday as we had already moved from one hotel as it was so terrible and knowing that rat urine could be everywhere and we had been walking around in bare feet.
• The restaurant manager and staff were outstanding always helpful but the tablecloths did need changing on several occasions as they were very grubby
• . The housekeeping staff were disorganised, for 3 days we had 1 towel between us none on another day and took 3 attempts a getting one and this took 45 minutes and then they were damp.
• One day our room did not get done at all and was mentioned to the housekeeper but the room was never cleaned.

Room Tip: bring your own pillows, the top floor did have beautiful views but didn't enjoy the company of a...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

The biggest advantage of this hotel is it's location. Although it does not have a private beach, it has direct access to the Hikkaduwa beach which is not crowded and ideal for a lazy stroll or a short snorkel. This is a great location for people who want to explore the Indian Ocean, since the Poseidon Diving School is located right next to the resort. They conduct very professional diving trips. If diving is not your cup of tea, they also provide snorkelling gear for nominal rates.

The resort by itself certainly needs better upkeep. Service is slow. Rooms could have been furnished a little better.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

By far the worst hotel ever that we have stayed in. The lift is non existent , the building is in shambles, the food is of poor quality and worst of all the staff is indifferent to your requests. We got stuck in our room for over 1 hour and it took the maintenance team 45 minutes to get us out of our room, they had to dismantle the lock completely before we could step out of our room and all this within the first two hours of our stay . I sincerely advise any sane person not to spend their well earned vacations at this dilapidated and pathetic hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Additional Information about Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel

Address: 298 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $56 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a breezy welcome at the newly revitalized Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel. The popular beach hotel is now an even better place for you to relax and unwind in style. Come to enjoy our enhanced sea view rooms with stylish brand new furniture, full size glass doors and balcony. ... more   less 
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