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Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great hotel, would definitely recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We traveled as a couple in March 2013 and really enjoyed our stay in Chaaya Tranz. The location is a good place to visit Sri Lanka, with Galle easily accessible by train or bus and trips available to other areas in local travel shops (e.g. we used Monica's for a tour to Kandy, Dambulla and Sigiriya). The transfer from Colombo was quite long though and we would definitely recommend asking your driver to take the highway, even at quieter times of day.

The rooms are very spacious and all have a lovely beach view. The beds were really comfortable and the walk in shower was a particular hit with my girlfriend. There was also a free safety deposit box for your valuables.

The turtles mentioned in other reviews were in the sea every day, but the sea wasn't ideal for swimming in as it was quite shallow and rocky. This wasn't a problem for us though as the staff would always find you sunbeds by the pool and the hotel pool was always impeccably clean, even to the extent that there weren't really any leaves floating on it either.

Breakfast in the hotel was lovely - whilst some of the options weren't to our personal tastes, there was so much choice that you'd have to be very fussy not to like anything. There were waffles, pancakes, bacon, sausages and more which were made to order on top of the already substantial buffet selection. The staff were also very friendly when offering tea or coffee.

We stayed on a B&B basis but we did have a couple of other meals in the hotel. The meal we had in the tapas style restaurant was really nice and it is worth a try. We also had a meal in the bar which was nice but relatively expensive for what it was and compared with what you can get in surrounding restaurants - one little gripe was that there is also a tax on the hotel food prices which isn't shown on the menu prices but does come in the bill, so what looks slightly expensive compared with nearby restaurants actually becomes quite a bit more expensive when you add this.

We did order food using room service once and unfortunately there was a mix-up with the order. However, whilst this was frustrating at the time, the member of staff was apologetic about it and these things happen!

Overall, we really enjoyed the stay (and Sri Lanka in general) and we'd definitely recommend this hotel as a great place to stay at a good price for what you get.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst thanking you for sharing your positive feedback we eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

An oasis of calm in the busy town of Hikkaduwa. Rooms are spacious and very clean, although can get damp with the air con that is difficult to work. Pool is lovely and the view from our third floor rooms (304 and 306) were fantastic. There are loads of places to shop and eat around the hotel on a busy road. All the staff are brilliant but special thanks to our cleaner Gamini for being so nice and kind and also to the pool attendant Malaka who is a credit to the hotel. Both are exceptional in terms of the service they provide and made our stay really enjoyable. If you need a tour look no further than wbsankatours.com which is very close to the hotel. Sanka the owner is fantastic and is very reasonable. Thank you Chaaya Tranz for making our stay in Sri Lanka so memorable. .

Room Tip: Top floors to get the view.
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Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. While thanking you for staying with us, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Has all the facilities that you would expect from a major hotel. Beautiful rooms with spacious balcony overlooking the sea. Beautiful bathroom. Lots of great restaurants within 5 to 10 min walk if you don't want to eat in. Excellent breakfast. Great service.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

An absolute pleasure, this resort was not only great in location but service, cleanliness and all other things u can think of. The beach adjacent is buzzing with activity and you are sure to see some large turtles that will come to say 'hello'. There are vendors that will offer you options like snorkeling, deep sea diving ad whale watching here. Make sure u bargain WELL.

Food is about average but not bad (just different) but u r sure to get your regular ham, breads, coffee, eggs, fruit, bacon and cold cuts for bfast.

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea. But choose one on the 2nd floor to get a good view above the trees!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.
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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

A very nice place to stay for your holiday. Rooms are nice and well fitted in Sri Lankan style, just the air condition was a bit difficult to handle - if it's running smoothly the walls a wet. Breakfast and restaurant are very good standard.
Pool is clean and with infinite view superb to watch the sunset behind the nearby rocks. Staff friendly and well organised.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

The property is amazing in terms of the service as well as the beach. I went there with two more friends. Right from the spacious room to the lovely large balcony to the sea view we loved it all. The beach is lively and quite private. Large turtles come right on to the beach. There are two lovely spots for snorkeling which are both two minutes away from the hotel. I recommend a local diver nicknamed Rabbit for those looking for a great snorkeling experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. While thanking you for staying with us, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

A fantastic experience we had a wonderful stay here. The staff were exceptional, friendly, courteous and could not do enough to help. The food was delicious and fresh with a variety of choices every day. The location was great with access to the beach. We were half board and were told by the travel agent we could have breakfast and choose lunch or dinner. When we got there we found this not to be the case however they did accommodate us on more than one occasion. We were also told by the travel agent that we could had one free visit to the crab restaurant. Again this was not the case so check when you book. One of the managers Davina was brilliant and helped us immensely throughout our stay. Overall a splendid hotel would definitely recommend. (If you're sunbathing get a king coconut of the coconut man when he comes around (pictured) the milk is very tasty!)

Room Tip: we stayed in room 121 which was located above the pool bar area. we had no problems with noise, and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst thanking you for sharing your positive feedback we eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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Property: Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
Address: Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#2 Spa Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#5 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
112 Km away from the bustling city of Colombo and located on the Southern shoreline of Sri Lanka is the district which offers a 24-hour party on the beach. Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon Hikkaduwa, rated a four star is built along the golden sands, calls out to all those who enjoy island-life and beach-life with a promise to pamper its guests with the Southern Sri Lankan hospitality. In each room there is a spacious private balcony looking out to a view of the Golden Belt of the South Coast. 2 family suites, 4 corner suites, 4 deluxe rooms, 140 superior rooms. Air conditioned and equipped with a DVD player, 32" LCD TV, WiFi, mini bar, safety deposit box, telephone with IDD, complimentary tea and coffee making facility, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Hotel facilities and services: a selection of dining venues, the main restaurant, specialty crab restaurant, pool restaurant and coffee shop. A lounge and pool bar that offers a wide array of local and international spirits, a roof-top spa facility, banquet hall and conference facility (300 to 500 pax). Moreover the hotel houses a freshwater swimming pool, PADI certified dive center and an excursion counter. ... more   less 
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Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa Hotel Hikkaduwa
Coral Gardens Hikkaduwa
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