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Central accommodation next to beach

Hi,

I want to know what the most central hotels/accommodation are in Hikkaduwa which face out on to the beach and are fairly close to bars shops etc. Also what are the averages prices of hotel rooms in Hikkaduwa - I will be going in Feb

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Joe

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1. Re: Central accommodation next to beach

Hi Joe,

Hikkaduwa has a 4 km stretch of beach, so plenty of choice. All with the name 'Coral' in it plus Amaya Reef are the most central ones; they occupy the zone at the reef, about 300 m south of the bus station. But in Narigama-Thirathgama, 2 km more to the south, lots of lower priced but still quite decent guesthouses and 1-star hotels (e.g. Catamaran); shops and restaurants are more scattered there but surfing is concentrated on that part of the beach whilst snorkel/sea swim/glassbottom boat is in the central zone.

Prices vary per season and have increased a lot recently. As none of the Hikkaduwa hotels is worth more than 3-star, most are even 2-star, USD 80/night for a double BB basis seems about the maximum reasonable price for the Amaya/Coral class.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Central accommodation next to beach

Hi Joe,

In Hikkaduwa you have two very different beaches.

The reef beach which is nearer the town centre and is completely surrounded and sheltered by the coral reef.

and

The beach which starts about 600 metres from the town centre , very wide, clean and goes on for miles.This one is open to the sea, ( all the way to the Antartic) evenin season this one can be a bit rough for swimming. Great for surfing though.

A couple places that I've stayed at and enjoyed. Both about 3 star.

Reef beach,

http://www.coralsandshotel.com/index1.htm

Southern beach

www.hotelbeam.com/hotelpage.asp?hotel=282

Both are in easy strolling distance of plenty of small bars, restaurants, shops etc.

Can't help with the current prices as they are changing so much.

Try emailing them for a quote and also try a local agent to give you a quote as they may be able to undercut the hotels direct price even after their commission.

Rod.

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3. Re: Central accommodation next to beach

Guesthouses in Narigama will charge in the region of LKR 3,500-6,000 for room only in February. Many places prefer long staying guests - minimum 1 or 2 weeks and will not confirm rooms for February until after mid January.

Hans

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4. Re: Central accommodation next to beach

Which guesthouses are you referring to Hans ? 6000 rp a room is not anywhere near guesthouse prices

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5. Re: Central accommodation next to beach

Depends on how you define "guesthouse".

I got the information from a local friend who had been trying to book accommodation for tourists.

Hans

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