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Coral Sands Hotel
Coral Sands Hotel
Coral Sands Hotel
Coral Sands Hotel
Coral Sands Hotel
Coral Sands Hotel
Coral Sands Hotel

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7.9

Very good

1,050 reviews

1,050 reviews

Beach18
Breakfast12
Housekeeping11

Food so far has been good.

Kesavan
- Mar 10, 2022
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 30 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Hikkaduwa Beach

30 m

Mamas Coral Beach

30 m

Dive Sites Lanka

90 m

Blue Deep Diving Centre

90 m

International Diving School Hikkaduwa

120 m

Popular landmarks
Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya

430 m

Hikkaduwa Habour Complex

650 m

Narigama Beach

1.4 km

Naga Viharaya

1.7 km

Tsunami Memorial

3.6 km

Closest landmarks
Hatrton National Bank

120 m

Peoples Bank

150 m

Poseidon Diving Station

310 m

Nilu Communication

330 m

Hikkaduwa Coral Gardens

340 m

Coral Sands Hotel

326 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, 80240 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Hikkaduwa Beach part of Hikkaduwa, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Tsunami Memorial as well as Hikkaduwa Beach nearby. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

530 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

120 meters to Saffron Robes Gallery & Studio

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Car park

Shuttle service

Value for money7.6
Distance to city center0.3 Km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
Distance to airport29.2 km

Rooms available at Coral Sands Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Single Standard
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Coral Sands Hotel?

    Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Coral Sands Hotel?

    Coral Sands Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 80 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Coral Sands Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Coral Sands Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Hikkaduwa with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    Is breakfast offered at Coral Sands Hotel?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Coral Sands Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1167 LKR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

    What are my dining options at Coral Sands Hotel?

    Coral Sands Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Coral Sands Hotel?

    Coral Sands Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Coral Sands Hotel?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Coral Sands Hotel is Hikkaduwa Bus Station, 530 m away.

    What restaurants are nearby Coral Sands Hotel?

    Restaurants including Starbeans Coffee, Isira Coffee Shop & Restaurant and Mamas Coral Beach Restaurant are popular in Coral Sands Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Hikkaduwa Beach.

    What popular shopping places are close to Coral Sands Hotel?

    Shopping options in Coral Sands Hotel’s Hikkaduwa Beach neighborhood include Co-op Food City, Hikkaduwa Harbour Complex and Abans Showroom.

    What are popular attractions near Coral Sands Hotel?

    Guests at Coral Sands Hotel can easily visit Tsunami Memorial, Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya and Saffron Robes Gallery and Living located in the Hikkaduwa Beach area.

    What popular beaches are close to Coral Sands Hotel?

    Guests at Coral Sands Hotel can easily visit Hikkaduwa Beach, Narigama Beach and Mamas Coral Beach in the Hikkaduwa Beach area.

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    What people love about Coral Sands Hotel

    • 7.2

      Very good

      "Food so far has been good."

      Kesavan

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      March 10, 2022

    • 7.2

      Very good
      Staff 

      "Staff are nice enough."

      Kesavan

      |

      March 10, 2022

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "We really loved the hotel and its facilities."

      Naveen

      |

      December 16, 2021

    Property ranking|Compared to 533 Hikkaduwa properties
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    Room comfort score
    7.8/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Service score
    8/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Hikkaduwa properties
    Better than
    95
    %
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    Better than
    93
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    Better than
    93
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    Overall rating:

    7.9

    Very good
    1,050 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.9
    Facilities
    7.3
    Location
    8.6
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    More about Coral Sands Hotel

    Coral Sands Hotel

    Take advantage of the many attractions Hikkaduwa has to offer with a stay at Coral Sands Hotel. Grab some beach time with a stay at Coral Sands Hotel, just 350 m from Hikkaduwa Beach.
    Coral Sands Hotel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the resort make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Hikkaduwa.
    If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site. The resort provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
    For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Feel right at home during your stay at Coral Sands Hotel. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Coral Sands Hotel include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
    The resort also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Coral Sands Hotel. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
    Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
    Coral Sands Hotel lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, steam room and spa. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
    Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the resort's fitness facility. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. Water sports are incredibly convenient with watersports equipment rentals provided by Coral Sands Hotel.
    Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the dart board, ping-pong table and badminton court at Coral Sands Hotel. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


    Around the property

    Take some time to explore Hikkaduwa during your stay at the resort. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Tsunami Memorial located 3.5 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Hikkaduwa. The most popular local attraction is probably Coral Sanctuary only 130 m away. There are lots of things you and your travel group can do near Coral Sands Hotel, starting with visits to Saffron Robes Gallery & Studio just 120 m away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 96% of the city's accommodation.
    Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Hikkaduwa.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.3

    Most talked about facilities

    Beach

    27 mentions

    Food & Dining

    23 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    22 mentions

    Breakfast

    16 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • German
    • Sinhala

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Badminton court
    • Billiards
    • Dart board
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Fitness center
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Massage
    • On-site entertainment
    • Pool with view
    • Snorkeling
    • Spa
    • Steamroom
    • Swimming pool [indoor]
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Table tennis
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    • Watersport equipment rentals
    • Water sports (non-motorized)

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Grocery delivery
    • Happy hour
    • Kitchen
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Doorman
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Postal service
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Kids meal
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service
    • Taxi service

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental

    Available in all rooms

    • Adapter
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Blackout curtains
    • Closet
    • Clothes rack
    • Daily newspaper
    • Desk
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Free welcome drink
    • In-room safe box
    • Interconnecting room(s) available
    • Ironing facilities
    • Linens
    • Locker
    • Mirror
    • Mosquito net
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Private bathroom
    • Private entrance
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Sewing kit
    • Shower
    • Sleep comfort items
    • Smoke detector
    • Socket near the bed
    • Telephone
    • Tile/marble flooring
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • Wake-up service
    • Walk-in shower
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • American
    • Asian
    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet
    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant

    • Cuisine: American, Asian
    • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
    Location
    326 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, 80240
    Excellent
    Location

    8.6

    Airports

    • Koggala Airport (KCT)
      29.2 km
    • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
      79.7 km

    Public transportation

    • Hikkaduwa Bus Station
      530 m
    • Hikkaduwa Railway Station
      760 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • Thiranagama Medical Center
      2.2 km

    Convenience store

    • Cargills Food City Express
      850 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      120 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Hikkaduwa Beach
      30 m
    • Saffron Robes Gallery & Studio
      120 m
    • Coral Sanctuary
      130 m
    • Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya
      430 m
    • Hikkaduwa Habour Complex
      650 m
    • Narigama Beach
      1.4 km
    • Naga Viharaya
      1.7 km
    • Tsunami Memorial
      3.6 km
    • Tsunami Honganji Vihara
      5.5 km
    • Balapitiya Beach
      18.0 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Hikkaduwa Beach
      30 m
    • Mamas Coral Beach
      30 m
    • Dive Sites Lanka
      90 m
    • Blue Deep Diving Centre
      90 m
    • International Diving School Hikkaduwa
      120 m
    • Hatrton National Bank
      120 m
    • Saffron Robes Gallery & Studio
      120 m
    • Coral Sanctuary
      130 m
    • Saffron Robes Gallery and Living
      140 m
    • Peoples Bank
      150 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-11 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from13:00
    • Check-in until00:00
    • Check-out from00:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until23:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee80 LKR
    • Distance from city center0.3 Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)150

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1167 LKR

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of bars/lounges01
    • Number of floors02
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 80
    • Room voltage240
    • Year property opened1979
    • Most recent renovation2016

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee00 USD

    Reviews of Coral Sands Hotel from real guests

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    7.9
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    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities7.3
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service7.9
    Value for money7.6
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Adrian from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 28 nights in January 2014

    Superb Mid-Winter Break in the Sun”

    The hotel was characterised by its excellent beachside location, good food, and attentive staff.

    Our four week holiday at Coral Sands was one of the best that we can remember. Opening the bedroom curtains, our view was over the well maintained gardens then onward across the clean sands to the welcoming sea and coral reef. The people of Sri Lanka are warm and friendly, and the hotel staff were similarly attentive, caring and efficient. Our room was mainained to a good clean standard, though the decor was a little tired and dated. The restaurant offered a good selection of food to suit most tastes; however if you do hate curry, then your choices would inevitably be reduced. Service was buffet style, with staff on hand to assist you and clear any empty dishes promptly. The restaurant staff were particularly attentive. This is a privately owned hotel, and it shows. There is good attention to detail in all areas of service. Over the years we have travelled the world, but never stayed at any hotel more than once; Coral Sands could well be that exception

    Reviewed February 11, 2014

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Seshan from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Exceptional Stay! ”

    Visited the Coral sands right after a tiring trip to Yala. We were booked on Deluxe but on arrival was upgraded to Super Deluxe a room with VIP treatment plus a Jacuzzi. From the moment we stepped into this place everything was awesome. The friendliness and hospitality of the staff was amazing. I was at 1st reluctant to travel to this place because of the bad reviews but was shocked at how they have improved themselves. To sum all up I would definitely give them a 5* review and wod live to come back once again with my kids. The location is the best in the area with the rooms facing the ocean and excellent for scuba diving, snorkeling and glass bottom boats. Sadly there were not many fish or corals due to the environmental pollution. But its a great place to enjoy your 1st dive😊 Awesome getaway and will be back sooner than we thought we would👍

    Reviewed December 29, 2018

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    cemal from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2012

    Great hotel - caring and hospitable staff”

    Friendly staff

    I was a little apprehensive about staying in Hikkadua as there do not seem to be any 5 star hotels in the area as the main attraction is travellers and surfers. Coral Sands is on a great beach where snorkelling was fun with a large green turtle that was in the shallow waters every day. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Sanjaya at reception was particularly helpful and knowledgeable about the island. The refurbished rooms are comfortable and spacious, the food was great and the service excellent. Free wifi in public areas was working throughout my 7 day stay and should probably be extended to the rooms. Room service was not available and again, something that could be implemented in the future.

    Reviewed January 30, 2012

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Rahul from India
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    A great beach experience”

    Sunbathing, proximity to beach & friendly staff

    Our experience at the Coral sands hotel was highly memorable mainly because of the facilities available, proximity to the beach & amicable staff. Despite the hotel being overbooked, the staff was quite efficient in giving us a very smooth check-in. The welcome drink was refreshing, the pools great and the staff very well-informed & helpful. The cherry on the cake was the special Valentine's Day dinner. All in all, a highly recommended hotel in all respects!

    Reviewed March 30, 2014

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Dr from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Simply Awesome Holiday”

    Simply awesome place. We had a fantastic holiday after a long time with thanks to the amazing team at Coral Sands Hotel. It was a beautiful experience from my first call to the Hotel, to the point of check out. Dining experience was excellent with good food, exceptional customer service, and totally relaxing atmosphere. Pool was clean and the environment was calm making it a perfect place for a holiday. Friendliness and helpful nature of all the staff, and individualized care, made us feel that we were staying in one of the world's best hotels. Great value for the money and the time spent there.

    Reviewed October 26, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Barbara from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Stayed 14 nights in December 2015

    Perfect in every way”

    Location, Staff & Food

    The Hotel is a 2 hour drive from the airport and cost us £40 for a luxury mini bus with air conditioning. The drive is pleasant and lots to see along the way. The rooms are clean and beds comfortable. Bathrooms basic but again clean and always plenty of hot water. Clean bedding & towels daily, they even provide an evening turn down service. Breakfast & dinner offered plenty of choice and varied daily. We stayed for the Christmas period and on Christmas eve, the gala dinner really was amazing, so much effort was made with staff working extra hard with the preparations for this event. The staff here are all happy and make every effort to make your stay enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble. The location is perfect, just on the beach. Security guards on the gate to the beach and at the front of Hotel, for 24hrs a day. You're not pestered by locals apart from the odd coconut seller or someone selling souvenirs, all very cheap prices, they are happy to barter too. Lunchtime snacks are available in the poolside bar as well as hot & cold drinks, all of which are cheap. Plenty of bars along the beach, again prices are cheap, an average lunchtime meal with a drink is around £2 to £3 per person. Beach is clean and glorious swimming and very safe. Snorkelling is amazing, the dive centres along the beach offer a package deal which is very good. We saw the giant turtles every day, they are so tame and will eat from your hand. Night life is good in the local bars which all back onto the beach, good music and great atmosphere. Tuk tuks whiz up and down the road all day & night, these cost £1 to take you from one end of the town to the other. We exchanged our currency at the airport and found that our money went a long way. If you want a rustic, un-commercial & relaxing holiday this Hotel is highly recommended. The Sri-Lankans are so welcoming and friendly, no frills, just a chilled out holiday destination with lots to see and do.

    Reviewed December 28, 2015

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Wiebke from Belgium
    Couple
    Stayed 14 nights in October 2016

    Nice hotel on the beach”

    The hotel is nicely situated on the beach of Hikkaduwa within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Nice rooms overlooking the ocean. Friendly staff en varied food for breakfast. We only tried the buffet in the evening, as there are so many other places you can have lunch and dinner. The hotel offers 2 swimming pools and enough sun beds. The xl-rooms even have a private terrace with sun beds and an umbrella.

    Reviewed November 25, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Marinus from Netherlands
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    One of Best Hotels i have been in Sri Lanka”

    This Hotel is stunning and right on the beach and the main road (other side). Staff is friendly and helpfull the even printed my boardingpasses for me when i asked and gave i booked an extra night with the same condition as booked on Agoda at the reception. Everything is well organized maybe best hotel i have been in Sri Lanka. I recommend this hotel if you go to Hikkaduwa ;)

    Reviewed November 30, 2018

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from India
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

    Hikkaduwa, we'll be back!”

    The location was brilliant, the staff very chatty and kind, the breakfast spread was wholesome.

    The stay at the hotel was superb, I'm glad that I settled on this hotel versus the other options. During my stay in Hikkaduwa I realised it was the best hotel around. The rooms were clean, the pools brilliantly located, the ocean view was breath taking and the staff was beyond kind! Yes, there was an issue with the wifi because it was only available in one spot, ideally it should be accessible in all rooms. But, overall nothing to complain about. A mist visit!

    Reviewed December 16, 2013

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bruce from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Exceptional”

    "I would recommend Coral Sands Hotel as it has a super location with coral reef just in front of rooms with great sea view. The structure of the hotel and rooms are well planned so that every guest has their own privacy and also enjoy the view of pool and sea! Very good service and facilities, including food made our stay a most memorable one."

    Reviewed October 02, 2017

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Kellie from Australia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    Great hotel, easy access to all things hikkaduwa ”

    Pool, snorkeling out the front, service

    my sister and i stayed here for the weekend. very comfortable, great location on the beach, a great pool, access to snorkeling, atm across the road, ayeruvedic doctor also across the road. bfast and dinner were included in the rate, with a great variety served each night, with entertainment. the separate bar is also good fun.....i recommend the coral sands special cocktail! free wifi in public areas, but decent connection. all in all, easy and friendly staff, can come and go as needed a great hotel with amazing views of the sunset from most locations!

    Reviewed February 05, 2013

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Cyril from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2014

    Excellent”

    Staff, Location, room.

    Superb. Staff were genuinely friendly and interested in each and every guest and were always ready to help or advise.Rooms were very good and 'on the whole' the food was very good (remember the saying ...'you can please all the people some of the time,and some of the people all the time - you can't please all the people all of the time.' That sums it up. In my humble opinion this hotel would be hard to beat unless you paid several times the cost and went 5 star. (and on that, the grounds 5 star up the road looked completely worn out and neglected. Take my advice - book the Coral Sands.

    Reviewed April 10, 2014

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Prasad from Sri Lanka
    Family with teens
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    GOOD STAY”

    Hotel located just in the Hikkaduwa beach. we had a pleasant stay . rooms are little old but clean. swimming pool is maintained very well. buffet breakfast was excellent with lot of varieties and tasty food. ( Sri lankan/western ).

    Reviewed September 07, 2019

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Basant from India
    Family with young children
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

    Warm and beautiful - inside and outside”

    Clean rooms with a very nice view, large open spaces, pools that is open late into the evening (closes after 9 PM), access to boat rides and warm staff

    Overall extremely positive experience. One evening dinner cast a sour note on the whole experience. We had ordered some seafood noodles a la carte instead of having the dinner buffet and it took forever to come and when it came it was overcooked with a bad taste. We could not eat at all and ended up going to bed hungry as restaurants close down early at Hikkaduwa. However, the next day, the hotel staff apologized for the experience and made up for the same during the lunch. We were also informed that it would be easier if we had ordered the special non-buffet items early on over the phone so that they would have time to prepare instead of waiting at the restaurant.

    Reviewed October 18, 2013

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    8.0
    Excellent
    William from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Good base in Hikkaduwa”

    Pool, room, location

    Hikkaduwa's beaches can get swamped by masses of foreign tourists and the crowds generally overwhelm the natural wonders they have to offer, so it's essential to have good base; the Coral Sands Hotel is a good place to find this. Pool and bar are great spots to chill out and the staff make everything very easy for guests. Breakfast (included) is the best meal on offer with the best range of Sri Lanken and western food on offer. Dinner is decent but not as exciting as the surrounding restaurants. Rooms are perfectly quiet and spacious, cool and a great place for respite. Clean bathrooms, hot showers and room service is prompt by local standards.

    Reviewed January 01, 2015

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Gowri from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Awesome hotel & definitely recommended!”

    I'll definitely go back to Coral Sands if I'm returning to Hikkadawa. Such friendly staff and great services. Staff had ensure our comfortability during our stay, and even during breakfast. Highly recommended!! All rooms have a very nice view over the beach & sunset. Nature lovers would be awed.

    Reviewed September 27, 2017

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    7.6
    Very good
    Adam from Thailand
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Old, but Charming”

    Coral Sands is an old property, but has the premier location for off-the-beach snorkeling in Hikkaduwa. If you want easy access to this snorkeling area filled with tons of fish several turtles, this is the place to stay. The food was quite good and the staff friendly. Thank you for a nice stay.

    Reviewed May 31, 2018

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    6.3
    Good
    AMANDA from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

    Nothing to rave about”

    Nice hotel grounds, within walking distance to eateries & has a dive centre located on the hotel grounds.

    As I was traveling solo, I was recommended by a local tour agent in Sri Lanka to stay at Coral Sands Hotel versus the smaller establishments which I was looking at. I spent about SGD100/night. It is less than 5min away by tuk tuk from Hikkaduwa train station & the cost was about LKR70. The first impression at the hotel lobby was good. I could see the pool & the garden area dotted with deck chairs. There was a large sitting area for guests to lounge at, watch TV or use the wifi. Pros: The really big garden which runs parallel to the hotel & the beach. It is within walking distance to many eateries like Abbas which has the best Sri Lankan curry in my books. Further ones like Thambili Café could be reached by tuk tuk in 5min & cost about LKR 300. Cons: The really awful toilet. The pictures by other guests are as bad as it really is. Tiles had holes. I was visited by a huge cockroach in the night. The hotel staff who came to assist me initially could not find the roach even though I told him that I saw it escaping under the sink after I my poor attempt at killing it. He searched & searched to no avail then insisted that I must have been dreaming. I was kind of peeved by that comment. Who was he to doubt me? I insisted that it was there. Finally he agreed to return with an insect spray. After the spraying, the large roach must have suffocated in a hole in a tile & dropped onto the floor. I was able to go to bed in peace. The story continues though. I woke up the next morning & found another roach under the table! It was dying. So it must have been under the sink too! There were a couple of blackouts. That said, it might not be the hotel’s fault entirely. I experienced blackouts Abbas & walking along the streets. A good idea to bring along a small torch light just in case.

    Reviewed February 12, 2014

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Annabel from New Zealand
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    Great Stay, lovely location, good value”

    Location, food, pools

    We had a great stay at Coral Sands. We thought for the price it was excellent value. Rooms vary quite a bit, we stayed in X004 and it was one of the best rooms in the resort.

    Reviewed October 18, 2015

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    8.0
    Excellent
    spada from Italy
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

    just relax”

    pools, beach, restaurant

    At the end of our tour in Sri Lanka we decided to spend some days near the sea and Hikkaduwa seemed a good place to stay. We spent 2 nights here in half board treatment and our opinion is absolutely positive. once arrived they provided us a wet towel to clean hands and a welcome fresh juice....very good! The pool area and the garden are well manteined and nice to see...and they give you immediately feeling of relax and peace. The restaurant is also good...breakfast and dinner are buffet style with a good choice of meals....meat, vegetable, fish, rice&curry, noodles and last but not least a grill area where to find sausages, fried vegetables bacon and homelettes just cooked...of course to finish fruit and desserts. A good place to stay at all. Good value for money.

    Reviewed August 27, 2013

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