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Very good

based on 136 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Location 8.5
  • Room comfort and quality 7.6
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Food and dining 6.8
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Josephine from United Kingdom
Stayed 6 nights in February 2014
grat hotel right on the beach
appartment, beach, turtles
Had a great stay at the Appolo 1st line on the beach all shops food joints beer shop bus stop all walking distance if you get up at 7am you can feed the sea turtles on the beach its an amazing experience there are 3 there every morning waiting to be fed with sea weed, the other big plus was having an apartment after 4 wks of traveling living on curry & rice we went to the fish market got fresh fish then the veg market for fresh veg cereals & cold milk for breakfast we were sorry to leave & have to go back on curry & rice
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wai from China
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
Great staff
Staff, Location, Service
The hotel is right next to the beach, yet most of the rooms are not facing to the beach. It's not really close to the "turtle seeing point" or diving area. It takes you 10 to 15 mins beach walk. But it's located in the main street. So to me, the location is OK. But the staff there were excellent. I guess the hotel was operated by family. The boss was very funny and nice. His son was cute too. That made me really enjoy my stay there. Breakfast was included, its toast and coffee. But it's great to enjoy breakfast next to the beach.
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stanley from Australia
Stayed one night in April 2014
Excellent in every way, staff to rooms great.
Staff, rooms, great bed
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Prabo from Sri Lanka
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
Don't expect much
Located between main road (Colombo-Galle Rd) and beach
We booked the sea-view Apartment two weeks in advance. But when we arrived the lady manager was clueless. She said the employee who was supposed to take the printouts and file them had not done so. So we did not get the Apartment. Instead, the lady gave us a standard room (very basic) for a few dollars less. The breakfast was okay. Toast with eggs and some tropical fruit. The hotel appears to be family run with obviously untrained, unprofessional management and staff. It you just want a place to sleep, have breakfast and stay out for the rest of the day, go here. It might be wise to call direct just to make sure they've got your booking.
Reviewed April 08, 2014

Ann from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 14 nights in March 2014
Very pleasant stay, would recommend
Location, breakfast and cleanliness
Enjoyed my stay here, Internet went down for a day but owner sorted it as quick as he could.
Reviewed April 06, 2014

Tina from United Kingdom
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in March 2014
good locaton, friendly staff, rooms a bit shabby
locaton, friendly staff, many restaurants around
The rooms are a bit tired and shabby, but clean (a bit of mold)and it is not too expensive. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom adequate with plenty of hot water. The garden view is slightly misleading! We have a table and chairs outside our room and overlook the wall of the building next door. Breakfast is the usual, eggs, fruit ect and served with a smile – the restaurant overlooks the beach. The food in the evening is tasty at a good price. The wifi is intermittent. There is an efficient fridge in the room, the air con is cold and silent. A huge mosquito net covers the bed. Rosie, an enormous turtle regularly comes onto the beach. The beach is littered – mother nature made it beautifully and humans spoil it. We would recommend this hotel, we booked for two nights and stayed four.
Reviewed April 01, 2014

Zoe from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014
Really great stay, No complaints!
Room, Location and overall stay
Really great stay here, stayed for 2 nights and if we were to stay in Hikka any longer, would have stayed here again! Room was really clean, everything you needed. Parts of the bathroom were new which was good. Its right on the beach strip which is brilliant the location is superb! Staff are really nice aswell, would recommend anyone to stay here. Breakfast was brilliant too!
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Eva from Sweden
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014
perfect and relaxing
cheap, great staff and closeness to things
perfect in all ways possible, all that we asked for and more
Reviewed January 17, 2014

ARTUR from Poland
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed one night in November 2013
Nice hotel with good location just on the beach
good size of the room, localization, friendly staff
Good size of the room, very comfortable bed, friendly staff, good value price to the service, All other very happy from stay in this hotel
Reviewed December 03, 2013

Rahani from Canada
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed one night in October 2013
Enjoyable stay
cleanliness of rooms, location on main street, location on centre of beach strip
This was an enjoyable stay. It's a large-ish hotel so don't expect much staff attention - but who cares when the rooms are nice, clean and comfy. In terms of location, the streetside is ideal close to everything you'll want to see. In terms of beach, we went off season so there was nothing pleasant at all to look at in front of the beach restaurant and truth be told it was pretty ugly and garbagey. BUT a 10 minute walk to the right or left on either side yields two completely different characters of beach and so this is ideal because it's located between the two prime spots. Overall very much enjoyed our stay here.
Reviewed October 21, 2013


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