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Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel
Ranked #26 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wasnt worth it......................”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Was part of a large team (about 30 people) from my office, on a outing over the weekend...........Bang in the middle of Galle road and quite a good locale with the beach water kissing the hotels' compound wall occasionally, the hotel could have qualified for a good holiday destination but ALAS, turned out to be a damp squib............

Managed to get a sea facing room in the second floor with quite a lovely view from the balcony.......Perhaps that’s the only positive point at the hotel.......The check in was quite ok considering my trip organizers had all the hard work in coordinating with the hotel on room allocations et al.....The room was a huge disappointment considering the rates that are being charged. The alignment of room 212 was quite bad by itself wherein it was a perfect square but pentagon and hexagon mixed up badly.......so the moving areas within the room was very less beds and table, chairs and TV Table cramping up the space the moment u enter the room.....The so called wardrobe was a mess with just one door opening and other one stuck badly and my wife had a tough time even trying to open it and dropped the idea since it wasn’t worth the effort.....The less described about the toilets the better....A stink prevails there and it being dirty around almost all the corners.....Leaves a bad taste to the whole experience....

To describe the lobby and other areas, they are a huge disappointment. one row of seats near the main reception is what is the version of hotels' lobby......next is the elevated podium (fairly large in size) but the big pain is the Bar, Indoor Games area and dancing floor all rolled up into one as part of this podium.......though this area is air conditioned, Didn’t see them functioning on both the days that we were there and the most irritating part being when there was a DJ and Dance on the makeshift dance floor they provided a pedestal fan for people to freshen up after a jig......well well this hotel is still in the 80s as far as this goes.....

Finally to the most important aspect, the food.....Honestly it left a lot to be desired be it breakfast or lunch….not many options be it Veg or Non Veg and even the food available was just ok in quality…….Being a vegetarian very little option other than steamed rice, dhal, baked potato (sounds good……oh no just a big block of potato half-baked or some burnt totally………) …….even my non veggie friends seconded my opinion on the quality of food……

Honestly they really need to give some serious thought about their business if they need to get some customers walking because we were one of the few who were in the hotel and possibly the only ones who stayed there overnight……Not worth………………..Consider the better options in Hikkaduwa...........Dont go by the hotels pictures on the web.....They are misleading.......

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

It's remarkably terrible.
It's dirty, the air conditioning is not working. It's overpriced.

And if you need the Internet, make sure you actually LOG ON and connect before making any bookings - they have many excuses for the Internet to be down, but I guess the only reason I see was that the bills wasn't paid.

I had to leave after one night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

I am a traveler and I have traveled alll around the world, but this hotel is really Terrible. The room very very dirty, the service is disaster. Dont believe the pictures on web site, as they are totally fake.
Once housekeeping lock me on the ballcony and took them more then 30 minutes to come on open the door. I was screaming on the balcony, but still to slow.
Dont stay in this hotel, for this price or even less, you can find amazing accomodation in one of the beach houses on the beach.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Even though the view from the room was good, the service was pathetic. Rooms & bathrooms were totally untidy. The corals around the area are partly destroyed, had severe bad experience with the local guys sitting in the beach area behind the hotel who acts as guides and is seen in that place everyday. I came to know that they have the support of the staff from the hotel sharing the commission. Due to this locals it is not advised to wear or take thinks like watch, mobiles, ornaments at night while u go to the beach and better avoid talking with them.

just outside the hotel you can find a lot of small restaurants which is much much better than the hotel food.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the sea would the better choice
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Stayed in a seafacing room with a friend (212).
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View from room was mind-blowing.
Got a good deal (70 USD) per night during offseason when we walked in without prior booking.
Front desk guy was helpful.

Cons-
Room and bathroom was not very neat and tidy.
Resturent service was not up to the mark.
Served food was cold.

Room Tip: Try to get a sea facing room in first or second floor.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Given that every hotel, motel, villa or place with a room to let, in and around Galle (even Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa) was fully booked just a week prior to the Galle Lit Fest and given I was desperate for a place to stay overnight, I found a room available here through a travel agent at short notice! What followed was utterly disgusting. A government hospital room would have been better. Absolutely no Ambience! The bed's were hard and the sheets were ominously stained. The entire place stank of urine and the sounds from all around were deafening. No hot water, no functioning elevator. I cannot imagine how I survived the night in this hell hole!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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rochdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Property: 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 #26 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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