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“Great by comparrison to Coral Rock”
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Citrus Hikkaduwa
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great by comparrison to Coral Rock”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

This place saved us. Had booked in to Coral Rock but the traffic noise was ridiculous and we had to check out. Nice pool and the rooms were great. Not particularly cheap but reasonable value given the alternatives. Great buffet breakfast
WiFi was rubbish but not as bad as ...yeah you guessed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Overall a good hotel but we had a superior sea view room which was really lovely and large with balcony but it wasn't cheap (approx £140 p/night incl all taxes)

We stumbled across Citrus as we were supposed to be staying at Coral Rock by Amaya down the road for 4 nights but we only stayed one and hardly got a wink of sleep - the traffic noise is unbelievable, do not stay there!!

Pool, restaurant and general areas are clean and well kept but we did see a standard room and frankly the bathroom badly needed refurbishing plus make sure you get a sea facing room as the main road is very noisy.

Breakfast was really good, great choice and all really fresh. Wifi was terrible in keeping with the rest of Sri Lanka!

Blonde European Manager (sorry we didn't catch her name) was super efficient and helpful and we felt for her amongst the Sri Lankan staff and their slightly slow and forgetful approach, watch out this is a country wide epidemic!

  • Stayed January 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We spent New Year and our last 3 nights in Sri Lanka at this hotel. The staff, from porters, beach attendants and waiters to management were extremely helpful and eager to make our stay as good as possible. The catering staff did a great job for our New Year celebration and the entertainment was worth the supplement we paid. Walking into the town was possible although there were plenty of tuk-tuks available for hire just outside the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2012

The newly refurbished Citrus brings in the variety that is needed for all ages and in any hotel. Neat, Clean, Yummy cuisine and friendly staff and just might be the fix you need for the weekend. Value for money, I would go again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Spent 3 nights from the 16th December on what turned out to be a pretty wet stay by the beach actually ended very well! Booked 2 rooms on the highest floor which gave a fantastic view and along with a few cigars and a bottle of Sri Lanka's finest it was a holiday worth repeating!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for two nights. We checked into Room 121 and the room was clean and the bathroom quite large. The room opened out to the garden which meant it was a quick walk to the pool and beach; the view from the patio lovely.The staff was friendly and courteous and we were given a leaflet with info regarding the different activites and promotions for each day of the week which we were told would be on this season.The hotel is also a 5 minute walk from a great surfing point (point breaker) and there were a lot of surfers there, especially in the evening.There is a lovely bar/table top in the garden where we had drinks in the evening, especially as happy hour started at 6pm! So we were able to watch the sun set just a few feet away from the waves, with signature cocktails in our hands. The food was tasty and the outdoor BBQ on Saturday night an unexpected treat. We were able to dine under the stars and continue our evening outside. The only minus were the desserts, as the selection was not very impressive. But all in all, we had a great time. Our stay was relaxing and very enjoyable. We hope to go back there again, the seafront bar beckons!

Room Tip: Room 121 was large and close to the garden/pool.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were at citrus for the long weekend and during meal times the restaurant was in a chaotic
Situation either due to empty dishes, delay in refilling or poor spread also needs lots of
Improvement in other areas as well

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 Luxury Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#3 Spa Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#7 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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