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About Bansei by Hotel J


Situated in Hikkaduwa Beach, Bansei by Hotel J is the perfect place to experience Hikkaduwa and its surroundings. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.1 KM away, and it normally takes about 90 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Hikkaduwa Shopping Complex, Hikkaduwa Habour Complex, Hikkaduwa Beach give to this hotel a special charm.

At Bansei by Hotel J, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include 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 internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as outdoor pool. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Bansei by Hotel J.
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Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • car hire
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes

Sports and Recreation

  • outdoor pool


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
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Children and extra beds
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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5.2 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.

4 Leanne T.
March 27, 2016

8.4 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.

9 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.

9.2 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.

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

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.

6.3 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.

7.7 Waleed R.
United Kingdom
December 05, 2015
Holiday at Bansei
Location. Price. Friendly staff.
Very enjoyable. The hotel is on a very nice clean beach. Lots of restaurants to choose from within walking distance. sraff were very friendly. Breakfast was very good.

8 Jia L.
October 06, 2015
Right by the ocean, get awakened by the waves
Location, great value, cleanliness
This resort was newly renovated and is right on the doorstep of the Indian ocean. Watch the sun set past the horizon and be awakened by the sound of the waves crashing against the coast. The rooms were adequately clean and water pressure sufficient, including heated showers. The only downsides are that they linked two single beds to make a double bed and therefore it was a little uncomfortable, but that wasn't much of an issue. More importantly, the staff were just average- they weren't rude, but they weren't warm and welcoming either. There's a shack that serves wonderful seafood, crabs and tiger prawns for US$10 per dish, two or three doors away from the resort which is a must-go. With its excellent location, it's still all in all a great choice to stay. Nowhere else in the world would there be a oceanfront room going for US$49.