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Citrus Hikkaduwa
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Recently renovated hotel with decently sized rooms tastefully decorated. The bathroom was a little smaller than we would have liked. We were on the 4th floor and the view from the room was breathtaking.

The food was consistently below expectations during our two night stay and the restaurant poorly laid out.

Like most Hikaduwa hotels this hotel does not have a lot of space for children to play or to walk around. At the time we visited (September), there was no beach due to the high tides.

Room Tip: fourth floor has good views
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Citrus Hotel was not a good choice to stay. The first day we were given a room located near the restaurant and we were disturbed by the sounds of dishes, also the room was not clean, and there was no air to breath, even if the air conditioner was on. The second day we asked them to change the room. They gave us a better room, but not newly constructed one. There was a bad smell coming from the air conditioner when it was on. And the room has never been cleaned properly (though it was cleaned every day). The good point was that we got a sea view room.The bathroom was bad, the shower didn’t work well. Didn’t like the breakfast buffet choice and the quality, though the dinner buffet had a good choice of food. The hotel doesn’t have a beach to swim. You need to go left or right for about 500 m. The swimming pool was not the best, we often felt that it wasn’t clean. However, staff was very helpful and friendly. May be this hotel is affordable compared to others, but I would prefer to pay more and stay in a better hotel. Will never go back again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Syuzi
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located along the highway & still has an awesome view of the ocean. The staff is extremely friendly & rooms are adequately spacious & clean though a bit tired looking. It also has a generous breakfast spread with options for both Sri Lanka & American breakfast & the food is pretty decent (we had 5 meals in the hotel during our 2 day stay as Hikkaduwa was pretty quiet with a lot of restaurants shut since we went during the off season). As for the highlight, the hotel lobby looks out to the pool, the garden with sunbeds & then straight on to the ocean, quite a gorgeous view! Given the prices & the amenities its quite a steal for the peace, calm & excellent service.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Citrus Hotel is the newly refurbished Amaya Reef Hotel. We had a sea view room in the newly constructed wing of the hotel in April this year. The rooms are an improvement from before and were quite spacious. Some issues with dampness on walls though which might need rectifying. The dinner buffets had a good choice of food. The hotel has a beach which is a little rocky. To get to the Hikkaduwa beach proper to access the coral reefs, you need to walk along the main road for a few minutes. Hotel is in close proximity to a lot of restuarants which is a plus. The front office needed to be a bit more organised as our check out and payment took some Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Nice welcoming I received a nice sea view room on 1st floor. Nice food open restaurant nice view. I didn't use the bar but it looks beautiful. People were very helpful. A big thank for all at hotel. I will recommend to my friends as well.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank Chubl
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Citrus Hikkaduwa was amazing! We absolutely loved our stay. The place was great. Lovely pool. Great food. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere.. I would recommend this place to anyone going to Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka. Great value for money! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

i was there for 1 night with my family, people were so nice helpful. love the dinner buffet. excellent live music band. we came to have a sea bath but from the hotel informed us not to swim in the sea as it was full of rocks. enjoyed our beach holiday. will come back in December... when the sea is calm as they told us. good luck

Room Tip: reserve a top floor room
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank liza f
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Additional Information about Citrus Hikkaduwa

Address: 400 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#7 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $63 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Citrus Hikkaduwa 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Miles of golden sands. Days spent lazing on the beach in the heart of Sri Lanka's Southern Coastal Belt, or exploring the ocean, diving shipwrecks, and snorkeling the reef. Poolside cocktails. Seaside lobster. Beach walks. Rainforest excursions. Friendly smiles and personalized service, whether you are a first-time guest or one of the many repeat visitors. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 
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Citrus Hikkaduwa Hotel Hikkaduwa
Amaya Reef Hikkaduwa
Amaya Reef Hotel Hikkaduwa

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