Coral Sands Hotel

Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, 80240 - See map
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8.0
Excellent
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Beach18
Breakfast12
Housekeeping11
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Coral Sands Hotel

"Courteous staffs, helpful and friendly.We immediately extended our stay upon checking-in"

Deivaseeno - September 21, 2018

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Popular landmarks
Saffron Robes Gallery & Studio 120 m
Coral Sanctuary 130 m
Hikkaduwa Beach 360 m
Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya 430 m
Hikkaduwa Habour Complex 650 m
Naga Viharaya 1.68 km
Narigama Beach 2.15 km
Tsunami Memorial 3.61 km
Tsunami Honganji Vihara 5.55 km
Balapitiya Beach 18.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Mamas Coral Beach 80 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
Co-op Food City 230 m
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

30 meters to the beach
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Hand sanitizer
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First aid kit
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Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.0 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.8 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.3 facilities on premise

The service was polite and efficient, the food menus had a wide range, and the beach and friendly sea, together with more than one swimming pool, prov...

Nicholas | March 10, 2020

The location is the best in the area with the rooms facing the ocean and excellent for scuba diving, snorkeling and glass bottom boats.

Seshan | December 29, 2018

Hotel situated in a strategic location.Snorkelling can be done by the beach.Lots of restaurants in the vicinity.

Deivaseeno | September 21, 2018

its a great place to enjoy your 1st dive😊 Awesome getaway and will be back sooner than we thought we would👍

Seshan | December 29, 2018

We were able to spend a quality time and the treatment given by the hotel management was out of words.

pavithran | April 17, 2017

Overall, the hotel was great value for money and we would recommend it to families on a budget.

Andrea | December 21, 2019

  • 530 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • 30 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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

7.8
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Single
Single
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Triple Deluxe
Triple Deluxe
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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Single Standard
Single Standard
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Single Deluxe
Single Deluxe
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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Single Deluxe
Single Deluxe
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Single Deluxe
Single Deluxe
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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Single Standard
Single Standard
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Single Standard
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What people love about Coral Sands Hotel

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "The hotel rooms were air conditioned and room service was prompt."

    Andrea

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    December 21, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Facilities were very clean and staff very friendly and helpful."

    Jenny

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    September 30, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Location is wonderful, food is awesome, warm people around."

    JOEL

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    July 8, 2019

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Review score - United States
7.7/10
Room comfort score
7.8/10
Location score
8.6/10
Value for money score
7.7/10
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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
1,125 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.3
Location
8.6
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The facilities and the service are outstanding for the price...
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More about Coral Sands Hotel

More about Coral Sands Hotel

Well-positioned in Hikkaduwa Beach, Coral Sands Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Hikkaduwa. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.3 Km away, and it normally takes about 180 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Dive Sites Lanka, Blue Deep Diving Centre, Co-op Food City give to this hotel a special charm.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Coral Sands Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

The hotel features 80 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, free welcome drink, linens, locker. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the fitness center, outdoor pool, massage, pool (kids), garden. Whatever your purpose of visit, Coral Sands Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Hikkaduwa.

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
27 mentions
Food & Dining
23 mentions
Swimming Pool
22 mentions
Breakfast
16 mentions

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"From the moment we stepped into this place everything was aw..."

Seshan

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Asian
Continental

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:American, Asian
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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Reviews of Coral Sands Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
8.0
Excellent
From 1125 reviews
8.7Location
8.2Service
8.0Cleanliness
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Rating via Agoda7.9
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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.3
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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