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Coral Sands Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have been following my reviews on hotels across the globe, you will clearly notice that this hotel is a total outlier amongst my picks. Probably, the biggest blunder i ever committed in picking a hotel like this for holiday!!! So here we start; 1. As you enter the hotel, you see flags of few select countries (see attached...

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

Dear guest, We are deeply distressed to read your comment, but it came as no surprise as you had threatened our General Manager, whom you refer to as Senior Duty Manager & the Assistant Front Office Manager who checked you in, that you will post a negative comment on TripAdvisor unless you are given an upper floor room. I do...

Blankenberge, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early in the morning, and had to wait a little before getting to our room. For the early check inn they charged 25 $, which we found ok, as we really wanted to take a shower after the long flight. We got an upgrade to a deluxe XL room (instead of a deluxe room). The XL rooms all...

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Velenje, Slovenia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall experience was good. Hotel is standard, rooms just a bit outdated. Management should just consider to do something about the bathrooms, beacuse of bad smell coming out of the shower drain. Everything else is ok. Location is really good, next to everything (shops, restaurants, banks, main bus and train station). Staff is friendly and nice.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for 3 star property. Comfortable bed, although the linen needs replacing. Bally pillows and thin sheets. Breakfast not too bad with a decent selection. Lucky enough to get wifi signal in room. Stayed here as part of travel agent package but I'm sure it would be good value for money for budget minded travellers

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Salt Lake City
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day and a long drive from Tissamaharama through Galle and seeing what there is to see between, we arrived at the hotel. I found the greeting to be the same as all other hotels, friendly and professional, but friendly people is what I found to be true around the whole country. As we were only staying one...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic hotel in the perfect location in Hikkaduwa, we stayed in a deluxe room and it was very clean. The mini bar is EMPTY and hate they asked us to purchase the things that we want and put in to mini bar. Overall nice stay mostly i love the Beach and the Pool THE STAFF, Arrival we didn't get a...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is like a small boutique type hotel with a low number of rooms. Consequently, the staff, who are genuinely passionate about looking after their guests, get to know you very quickly and treat you like family. At meal times, senior, suited staff, walk around the tables interacting with guests and adding to the feeling that all guests are family...

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

Dear guest, Another 5- bubble rating. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. We hope this visit would be the first of many. Looking forward to your next visit to Coral Sands, Kind regards, Siri E Goonewardene, Managing Director, Coral Sands Hotel Ltd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Stayed there December 2015 with family. It's bang on Hikkaduwa beach, a few metres from the coral reef. the hotel is quite well maintained, and the staff is friendly. it has a swimming pool, which you can laze around in...but who wants to, when there's the beautiful sea at your doorstep? the sea is tranquil since it's protected by the...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for the review done on our property based on your visit in December. Your encouraging comments are much appreciated. We note with delight that you enjoyed snorkelling among the corals. We constantly hear of fortunate encounters our guests have had with the turtles that frequent this area. Look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands....

Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Coral Sands is a lovely resort for family holiday with kids/no kids. The buffet BF is superb, buffet dinner(10 US Dollar per person)is worth every penny. Facilities in the resort is worth mentioning. Before any one books it, please make sure, you are not over charged.As mentioned by another tourist, do not book standard rooms. Before confirming booking, please make...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your quick review done following your recent stay with us. Your commendation is deeply appreciated. I need to emphasize that we are not in favour of misleading marketing tactics of any online company. The guest could be mislead as the amount EXCLUDING the taxes is shown as ‘TOTAL PAYABLE’. Just below this it is mentioned...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Beautiful clean hotel with an amazing hot water shower. Great pool. Wifi avaliable only in lobby not in rooms. We did a day trip to unawatuna and galle 2/3 days. There was a funny stink from the water drain of the washroom. Dont know if there was a problem in all washrooms but i didnt...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review with many positive comments. Our Chef would always oblige with a special vegetarian dish if there is a lack of such dishes at any meal. We look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands. Kind regards, Siri E Goonewardene, Managing Director, Coral Sands Hotel Ltd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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Amenities

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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
Room types
  • 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
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Coral Sands Hotel

Address: No.326, Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $97 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 335
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Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#6 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
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“xl rooms have a private terrace, rooms on the 1st floor have clear ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles WiebkeP738, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room, with an outside door to beach/pool/buffet/patio which came in very handy.”
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 of 5 bubbles dswslc, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms located right on the beach and would recomend Deluxe Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles nir0shg, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“From what I could tell, most deluxe rooms are in the best, most central locations and I would recommend booking nothing less.”
 of 5 bubbles Purrfecttune, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“First floor facing pool. Corner rooms are better.”
 of 5 bubbles arjanish, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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