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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Do not expect a high level service nor a big swimming pool (very different from what you might expect from the pictures of the hotel website). Almost impossible to swim in the sea in front of the beach due to che large amount of boats going around and passing very close to the heads of the tourists...

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Siri_G_12, Managing Manager at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review which does not give any indication as to when you stayed with us. Expectations of all guests differ. Our is a 3 star property and most facilities in-keeping with that. As I've said before, all of us are aware that service is an integral part of a hotel operation operation & our utmost...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family holiday at this gem of a hotel in Hikkaduwa. Rooms were neat and comfortable, staff were very friendly and attentive. Kids enjoyed the pool and beach right outside the doorstep! Definitely getting back to this place.

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. Much appreciated. My team & I look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands. Kind regards, Siri E Goonewardene, Managing Director, Coral Sands Hotel Ltd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be clear we did not stay in the hotel but used it's bar, restaurant and pool. We liked to come here after a day at the beach to wind down and watch the sunset from the bar. The staff are friendly and welcoming and we're very happy to let our children play in the pool whilst we had drinks...

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your comments following your ‘wind down ‘ time at Coral Sands. The fact that the review was done even though you were not staying with us speaks volumes about your satisfaction with our service. Our dinner buffet which comprises of starters, soup, main dishes, desserts and tea/coffee is priced at around US$ 15 which we...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is right on the beach, the staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble we stayed here for 7 nights during out trip around Sri Lanka and found it comfortable, clean and friendly, We had a large room on ground floor just steps from beach and pool, felt very safe as lots of security day and...

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your excellent review which will, no doubt, help us to better our ranking with TripAdvisor. My team & I look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands. Kind regards, Siri E Goonewardene, Managing Director, Coral Sands Hotel Ltd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

NJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Coral Sands hotel for one night while on a tour of Sri Lanka. The room, although not fancy, was clean and good sized, had a door our to some lounges and was just steps away from the beach and a large pool. Service was good, in fact one of the housekeeping staff tried to return sneakers...

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your appreciation of the level of service offered at Coral Sands & it’s proximity to the souvenir shops etc. We look forward to seeing you again at Coral Sands. Kind regards, Siri E Goonewardene, Managing Director, Coral Sands Hotel Ltd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the hotel is facing galle road once you enter the premises its calm and peaceful. Rooms are reasonable and clean. They have a swimming pool and if you are keen to have a sea bath the beach is few steps away. Their staff are friendly and willing help you all the time. Nice hotel to have a relaxing holiday.

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Your positive comments on all aspects of your stay at Coral Sands are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again at Coral Sands. Kind regards, Siri E Goonewardene, Managing Director, Coral Sands Hotel Ltd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel, had an amazing time in the beach. They have nice activities like snorkeling. But was very disappointed with service. Once the check out time came the stuffs were very rude. They were not polite. When we were checking out we asked room service for water. We were in the room packing and they said that they don't...

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review & the positive comments on the hotel & it’s location. My sincere apologies on behalf of anyone who had allegedly been rude to you. Complimentary water bottles are given to the guests daily, but any over this limit has to be ordered over the phone from the bar. The room boy who was...

Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is on the beach and you can enjoy beautiful sun set view from your sea facing room. Swimming pools are nice and well maintained. However they really need to work on food as it's not worth the price they charge. During breakfast they served English and Srilankan food and not much option for Indian. It would be great...

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive comments. Re. Indian dishes : Indian dishes are added on to the Breakfast menu whenever the number of Indian Nationals is reasonably high. Plucking of tender coconuts is done periodically. This time too, all guests within vicinity had been offered coconut water as we are aware of it’s popularity. I have checked and...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in Dec 2015 2 times, the breakfast buffet was so awesome. Room was clean, big and with wonderful view of the ocean. First time was just a big WOW for us, 2 pools and amazing staff. our Trip to the east coast was not possible because of rain flooding in that area so we decided to come...

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your 5-bubble rating. Your review as well as the generous recommendation is much appreciated. The supplement for the Christmas Eve Dinner was priced in keeping with the spread of scrumptious food that was offered to the guests. We are truly sad you were not part of the celebrations that night. We look forward to seeing...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this hotel expensive for what it was, it was nice the grounds were kept nice and the pool was one of the best in the area, but for the price small things let it down, I have stayed in cheaper with nicer rooms. The TV in the room showed about one channel. It was a scrap to get...

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Coral Sands Hotel

Address: No.326, Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $97 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 335
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#6 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
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“XL rooms were very big good views”
 of 5 bubbles TracieM134, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the beach are quieter than those facing the street”
 of 5 bubbles DEL67NJ, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, so what ever room you get will be awesome”
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 of 5 bubbles 189indikak, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for rooms near the pool. really nice”
 of 5 bubbles 163praveenm, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get deluxe rooms as the views are great”
 of 5 bubbles jays007, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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