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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This is a very nice and charming hotel. I can really recomend this :) Its on the beach, little outside hikkaduwa, but you can still walk or take tuktuk for 150-200rps in to town, but this is a calm and quiet area,so Its perfect to get in to town when you want more action or nightlife. And just stay at...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Right on the beach, the cottage is furnished with an array of local antiques. The feeling is very sophisticated. The staff are helpful, charming and friendly, take some time to chat to them. The transport options they offer are quite expensive, so try to arrange your own drivers.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few nights at the end of March. It is a small place right on the beach with more of a B&B style feel. Our room was maybe a 30 second walk to the beach. The room itself was very basic; small fridge, bed with mosquito net, no tv, and basic bathroom amenities....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I was suppose to stay 3 nights to relax before a tour, it had such great reviews. Unfortunately my experience was not great. When booking I was told the beach front room was available but on arriving I was given a back room with a tiny window looking at a brick wall, no mini-bar or fridge which is advertised -...

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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived to the house late afternoon, the staff are extremely friendly and considerate. We were casually drinking beers out the back and being kindly waitered on by the staff, once it got dark they took place in celebrating with us with fireworks and enjoying reggae music, the security guard loves buffalo soldier haha all legends. The location is fine...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Bedrooms with lovely large balconies looking directly over the beach. Good breakfasts, lovely staff. The centre of town is a stroll along the beach. Authentic Sri Lankan hotel with charm and also good value.

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Thank Robert P
Lucija, Slovenia
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We came to hikkaduwa late in the evening so we decided to stay at this hotel because it was to late to keep searching for anything else. The room price was too high for what we got. we had problems with insects in the room. Also the cleanliness was not top notch. The staff wasn't at the level of friendlyness...

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1Thank Mitja P
Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The best thing about this place is the staff and the breakfast. Stayed here off season. So maybe things were not top notch when it came to the rooms. The first room AC did not work. But the management was kind enough to give us the next room to sleep in. There the AC was barely working. And a big...

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1Thank JamesCalmwater
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 24 April 2015

I visited this place with my girlfriend and we both were very satisfied.The hotel is simple,clean,very relaxing.The beach is always empty,if you dont want to stay in the "busy" city center then this is your place.The staff is extremly friendly and helpful.You can rent a motorbike for a low price and get to the center within 5 minutes or call...

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2Thank PGyula
Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 19 April 2015

It is small clean guest house with really friendly and helpful staff. Various menus for breakfast. I advise to book room on first floor (air on ground floor is quite humid). It's perfect place if you want something not expensive but quite nice. Pay attention that it's guest house not 5* hotel

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Address: 54 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Price Range: £36 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oriental Rest 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles PGyula, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I liked my room downstairs, but didn't see in the upstairs rooms which may have a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles 164ricku, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Although all rooms are hardly 20 steps away from the beach, the rooms on the ground floor will let you avoid the hassle of the stairs!”
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 of 5 bubbles asawari_86, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have air-con.”
 of 5 bubbles pin3appl3, 23 Jan 2015 | Read review
“first floow, with terrace”
 of 5 bubbles misterwoods, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
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