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Poseidon Diving Station Hotel

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I went in to Poseidon in Hikkaduwa to enquire about doing my open water PADI course and spoke to Daria, one of the instructors who guided me through the course in a very professional and patient manner, I had no previous diving experience but she always put me at ease and explained things in a clear way about all aspects... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

wonderful experience, stayed with them 10 days and did some diving, even my son of 12 years!the boys are very funny but mostly professional and well prepared!the location is great, rooms clean and food good! fantastic snorkelling right in front of the diving! experience absolutely be repeated!!

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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This was one of my favourite places to stay in Sri Lanka. The hotel was very clean, had delicious food at the restaurant and super friendly staff. No mosquito nets, but during my stay, i didn't see any mozzies around at all. I stayed in a single non-AC room, was great value for money. Highly recommend it.

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Thank Sarah R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

After 7 days of diving and staying with Poseidon, I really cannot find a single thing to complain about. The place is wonderful. Rooms are bare minimum basics but are still comfortable and cozy. I lived in a non-AC room which did get a little hot during the day, but I barely spent any time in the room anyway. The... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

We stayed at the Poseidon for our open water diving certification. The rooms are clean and spacious. The Dive instructors are awesome. They take diving seriously here so learning is guaranteed. There are no short cuts with the certifications and thank god for that. Praveen our instructor was so much fun, helpful, encouraging but was also very particular that we... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Stayed here in February for three nights with the dive club. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable but overall,basic. OK, I'm here for the diving and did not expect 5 star luxury but a decent cooked breakfast would be appreciated. Similary, for evening meals, I explored some of the restaurants in Hikkaduwa. Basic food is ok for a... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

We wanted to stay here because of the rates from tripadvisor. Just because were divers thst wanted to fundive in Sri Lanka. Anyway we got a very clean and cheap room that we can't complain about. So we did ask one guy in the management if there is any good Fundiving. The honest respons we got was that there is... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

Lived in Poseidon was the best choice I have made :) Everyone is so friendly, really makes me feel like home. I took open water and advanced open water dive course there, Chanu was my instructor. He started diving since he was 8 years old(that's really amazing!)☺and he was so exprienced and patient, I've learned a lot diving skills from... More 

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Thank Anwoii
Dublin
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

We spend a week here and aimed for the advanced open water course. The staff was very professional when it came to diving and almost like a family for everything else (they even invited us for the local parties and was simply great!). The hotel is located right in front of the reef, so is a nice place for snorkelling... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The rooms are quite bare. Sparsely furnished. Clean enough. No toiletries. Fresh sheets. Good shower. Air-conditioned. Not much else to write home about. We stayed here only because we dived at the Poseidon Diving Station and thought it might be convenient enough to change and shower, etc. The restaurant attached is strictly okay, nothing great. Alcohol is served, but no... More 

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Address: Galle Road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Number of rooms: 7
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“AC rooms are definitely more comfortable. Non AC rooms face east and get a lot of sun all day.”
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 of 5 bubbles Kushal_bamboo, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“the two rooms that face the ocean are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 201priyah, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Air conditioning is a must!”
 of 5 bubbles johnsQ6476BN, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“get a room with air condition, it can get really hot during the night.”
 of 5 bubbles Das228, 9 Sep 2012 | Read review
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