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Hotel Ocean View Cottage
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
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“Great place to stay !!”
Reviewed 30 September 2010

Just returned from our stay (17 nights + 2 day trip to Kandy),we had a great time at the Ocean view cottage.Mihindu and his family and staff made us most welcome.We had rooms on the first floor with AC,the rooms were very clean and done every day.
The sea was very rough while we were there and not recommended for swimming unless youre a very strong swimmer, futher up the beach by the Top secret beach bar & restaraunt there was surfing.We enjoyed the pool which has a shallow childs section, 3ft section and the deep end about 5ft 6",the pool is also cleaned every day,
We had a taxi to meet us at the airport, but buses and trains get you to Hikkadawu also,the main road runs at the back of the hotel and you can hear the train hoot and the traffic occasionally, but the best bit is hearing the waves and the surf on the seashore, i loved it !!!
Like everyone elses reviews i would highly recommend the Ocean view cottage to anyone thinking of visiting,it is a place we would return too time after time.We Loved It ...

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2010

Well im a Teen living in colombo.. i went out to this place since my girlfriend needed a break.. ive been to all 5 star hotels in colombo but non of them were'nt that satisfactory... This is place has got the real essense of sri lankans who always welcomes guests with a warm smile... Its really safe for everyone and feel so homely. Trust me guys the beach was rly Awesome!!! rooms were so dam comfortable that we almost forgot to have sex :p lol kidding.. and its REASONABLE for crying out loud.. Food was fantastic!! This is the place to hang out guys!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

We spent 7 nights at Ocean View. Our room was simple but clean although it smelt a bit damp. Air con was good and very welcome! We had Breakfast every day and chose either 'western' which consisted of eggs, toast, fruit smoothy, tea or coffee and jam, we also had Sri Lankan breakfast which included 'String Hoppers' (kind of noodles but not greasy or slimy) and chicken or fish curry - lovely and i'd recommend you try it.

Staff were quiet but helpful and Mihindu was always on hand to answer our questions or make recommendations about where to visit or eat.

Restaurants were a 15 minute walk away and could be reached either by beach or road, although the road was very busy and a you had to keep your wits about you once it was dark but it didn't cause us a problem or put us off walking.

We took a tuk tuk to Galle and Unawatuna, both were worth a visit - we spent 2 days on the lovely beach at Unawatuna.

Mihindu was really helpful prior to our arrival by arranging for us to be collected from Hatton (6 hours away) and also taken to airport at end of our stay.

We enjoyed our stay and found the guest house well located for beach and restaurants. Ocean View is basic but i'd stay there again happily.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2009

First I would like to say I do not think I am a tourist and for sure I am not a back packer, I like to think I am a 54 year old lone traveler, I had a fantastic 3 week holiday in Sri Lanka March/April 09 all booked on the internet with the added help of the lonely planet guide, I like to stay in budget accommodation so I can travel more often, some hotels look great on the internet but do not live up to expectations, well the Ocean view cottage is one of those real gems you come across from time to time it is run by an absolutely lovely young family the rooms are great cleaned every day as the rest of the hotel is, the staff are lovely and the pool is so clean and I think for the money it is great value, I stayed 8 days and wish I had had more time there, they do not sell beer other than in the room fridge I did not ask why but as I think Hikkaduwa is by far the best resort area unless you want top class hotels which other resorts have, there are nice bar/restaurants beach facing very close which I used all the time, and I also liked the hotel as it’s in the quieter end of town although it is all quite low key in Hikkaduwa if I go back to Sri Lanka this will be the first hotel I will book. One good piece of advice if you are traveling longer distance with luggage use the intercity trains if possible they may not run on time but not as hard work as the buses which I used all the time for local travel, I found Sri Lanka easy to travel around under your own steam.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
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Dartford, Kent UK
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Reviewed 7 April 2009

I booked Ocean View Cottage before leaving the Uk for a 9 wek holiday touring Sri Lanka, Kerala & Goa. The reservation was initially for 5 nights. I emailed with an accommodation request and was pleased to receive a positive reply the very same day. A few responses took a few days, some never replied at all.

My husband and I arrived on 25th February, 2009. The property stands between the main road & the beach. It is an attractive building with immediate beach access, only approximately 50 metres from the warm sea. There is a fair sized pool , a rareity in this price bracket, which is a real bonus.

The room was very pleasant with two single beds, a/c, (quiet!), shower room, basin & toilet. It had a mini-bar with various refreshments available to purchase. Although we did buy water & beer we also used it for our own drinks & no one seemed to mind. Everything was spotless. The room was services everyday with clean linen & towels every two or three days. The best bit was the view from the (shared) balcony. We sat out there in the evenings with a beer and watched the surf.

The room rate, we paid 2,500 sri lankan rp, RO, (£15), but Mihindu & staff do serve breakfast if it is required. He also has a menu for snacks and dinner but you must order the day before for dinner. We tried various shacks along the beach. Our favourite, by far, was 'Secrets', The food was delicious, prices very favourable, staff were friendly and efficient. We used their beach beds during the day and ate there most evenings. One thing worth a mention is the fact that the gates are closed and locked when it gets dark. However, you just ring the bell and a security guard lets you in. It made us feel very safe.

The main road is very busy and quite dangerous. This is caused by the bus drivers. They are on a mission to get in front of any vehicle or person that is in front of them. We named them 'Suicide Express'. We went to Galle one day. The bus we were on must have been driven by the only sensible bus driver in Sri Lanka, the journey took an hour. Coming back the driver must have had a red dot on his forehead, the return journey took us 15 minutes! We thought we had taken our last breath!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2009

We stayed at the ocean view cottage for 2 weeks in March. The Hotel is situted in Thiranagama, about 2km down of hikkaduwa resort (2 minutes ride in a tuk tuk). We did not go there that often though as there were plenty of nearby restaurants and bars right on the beach. "Secret spot" does really nice curries (about 2 minutes walk up the beach from ocean view), "Neelas" was really nice too. If you keep on walking up the beach, "why not " is awesome spot to have a drink and watch the sunset after a day on the beach!

The hotels and guest houses south of Hikkaduwa are generally much nicer as they are smaller family businesses, more authentic and very friendly. Also they are situated on a wider strip of sands with plenty of loungers! Also if you surf, thats were the surf break is situated. (around "Mambos", maybe 5min walk from Ocean view cottage).

Our room was an ensuite double room with aircon and fan, fridge and balcony with awesome views of the beach. The room was spotless, quite large and comfortable. The owner and his family are really friendly, the staff is very helpful and will be happy to help you wih any query you have. The pool was really nice for a last swim after the beach and our numerous swims in the sea!!

Overall, we loved our stay in this hotel and will highly recommend it to anyone who wish to stay in Hikkaduwa area. Sri Lanka is an amazing beautiful country that we will without hesitations return to in a near future!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2008

My partner and I stayed at the Ocean View Cottage for four nights. The hotel is very, very basic, but has everything you need. It is situated right on the beach front, which was lovely. Hikkaduwa beach is very quiet - we saw hardly any tourists, which is a great shame for the locals. Can recommend 'Cool Spot' as a great place to eat - incrediby cheap, but very tasty food. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk into town - we often opted for a tuk-tuk, which would cost 200 rupees.
This hotel would suit travellers on a budget.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Ocean View Cottage
Address: Galle road | Thiranagama, Hikkaduwa GL80244, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ocean View Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the tourist paradise of Hikkaduwa, in south cost of Sri Lanka we offer 20 Deluxe rooms for accommodation. 10 of them comes with a balcony view of inland Sri Lanka, facing the sun raise every morning, while the other 10 rooms offering a balcony view of the great blue Indian Ocean and the signature sunset in the evening. All rooms are Air Conditioned, includes a mini-refrigerator, En-suite bathroom with hot and cold water supply. Spacious garden with swimming pool to relax under the sun, with direct access to the beach. ... more   less 
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