Very good 7.8
Based on 195 reviews

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About Bansei by Hotel J


Ideal for fun and relaxation, Bansei by Hotel J is located in the Hikkaduwa Beach area of Hikkaduwa. The excitement of the city center is only 0.1 KM away. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Hikkaduwa Shopping Complex, Hikkaduwa Habour Complex, Hikkaduwa Beach.

At Bansei by Hotel J, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, car hire.

The hotel features 30 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including outdoor pool, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Bansei by Hotel J is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Hikkaduwa.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • car hire

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Food & beverage

  • restaurant(s)
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.1 KM
Distance to Airport: 135 KM
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 30
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 1978
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 7.0

Shakir H.
Sri Lanka
July 13, 2016
Decent hotel, good location
good location, nice beach, decent restaurant

Paul H.
May 12, 2016
value for money
get what you pay for

Madhur D.
April 03, 2016
location is the best
it's a good budget hotel right on the coral reef. we came to Hikkaduwa for snorkeling and this has one of the best locations. even some good Restaurants are near by. they don't have room service but u can sit by their pool and they have a bar there where u can get drinks to chill. only take sea viewing rooms (use the option on agora site) because some rooms are road facing and could be noisy due to vehicles plying on Galle road.

Alexandra P.
United Kingdom
March 28, 2016
Not how it looks in the pictures
Paid for a room with AC and it didn't work, when I asked them to fix it they didn't. Dirty and damp towels in the room when we arrived, they were changed for us pretty quickly however when we asked. Bathroom was disgusting, it stank! Great location though, nice pool and good food in the restaurant for breakfast.

Leanne T.
March 27, 2016

Kelvin J.
March 21, 2016
Location is fantastic.
The view from sea view room, the staff and location.
We enjoyed our stay. The hotel is fairly basic but quite adequate for the price. Balcony doors could do with double glazing as it is quite noisy with the ocean crashing below 24/7. Staff could ask guests who come in late at night to be more considerate of other guests by being less noisy. Pillows need replacing definitely - they were way past their use by date. But otherwise nice place, great location, really friendly helpful staff in the bar/restaurant. The food was quite good and reasonably priced. This hotel is very well priced considering where it is and compared to many others on the strip.

Darko T.
February 16, 2016
good hotel on the beach
Nice clean hotel with spatious rooms, excellent beds and the best bathrooms I have seen in Sri Lanka. Quality of the shower can't be better. Some staff is too young and without experience, they don't offer drinks on the pool etc, my impression is that they can be easily better, but I rest very satisfied with our stay there. I recommend this hotel.

Freddy N.
January 25, 2016
Good experience.
We were upgraded to a better room after the AC did not work the previous day.

Jayantha I.
United Kingdom
January 07, 2016
Excellent Sea Views
Excellent sea view, pleasant staff and reasonably priced beer
This refurbished hotel is conveniently loacted on the main road to Galle with uninterrupted ocean views from balcony. Basic catering facilities. Linen needs to be replaced. Generally clean with pleasant but laid-back, very casually dressed staff. Very reasonably priced local beer at Rs.325;more expensive in a nearby basic restaurant.Suggest, catering facilities are improved and staff are encouraged to interact with guest more positively/enthusiastically rather than simply highlighting it's a "budget hotel". Laundry facilities are available but not advertised. Gives the impression that the management is not utilising the hotel's potential fully for some reason.

January 06, 2016
Ok to stay for 1 or 2 days
The sea view from the room, shops nearby
This is more like a chalet than a hotel. The seaview room was amazing. It was such a scenic view. But cleanliness is average and there were ants on the table. Towels were slightly discolored and no kettle. Bed was ok. We managed to sleep. TV has cartoon channel. Somehow I managed my stay with my young kids. My kids enjoyed the pool and beach. Reception only operates from 7am to 10pm. So if you reach there early morning, then you have to wait for the reception to come at 7am. The restaurant food is horrible. Dont eat there. Try the seafood place just beside the hotel. Overall, I enjoyed the ocean view from the room. It was very relaxing.