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Hotel Ocean View Cottage
Ranked #15 of 28 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Reviewed 28 January 2011

The owner Mihindu is very nice and cooperative person. He is so helpful that you will feel like at home. We had booked our stay two months in advance for 3 triple bedroom for 3 days so he gave us very good discounts. But due to some reasons couple of our freinds could not make the jouerny and we had decided to take 2 tripple rooms for two days since we wanted to spend some time in colombairly. But he didnot take advantage o this during the settelment and treated us fairly. The check in adn checkout time is 12:00 PM but reach early in morning at 3:00 AM due to our filght schedule. Our room were not empty that time and we were worried about waiting till 12:00 PM. He generausly asked us to take rest in couple of his non AC room till our rooms get empty and cleaned. Some of us have to call back to inform our family to infarm about safe jouerny. He didnot charge us single penny since every nobody called home more than min each. He has arranged transport for us with very reasonable cost (The transportaion is costly in Sri Lanka). We didnt converted Indian rupees into Srilankan Rupees or USD at airport and Mihidu didnt had any issue accepting payment in Indian ruppes. The food is costly here since they dont give 24 X 7 kitchen facility. You need to order your food in advance. You can find better food after copule of block near to it from beach side (the shack called something like fisherman ...). The food was very nice there and was available till 4 am morning if you able to reach there before 9:50 PM night. The only bad thing in Srilanka is the inflation, Its very high and most of the time they seek USD acoss the Srilanka. Food and transportation are costly in across the Srilanka. You can purchase clothes in very reasonable price from House of fashion at Colombo. Last but not leat the Cab driver Bhasha Dasnaiyke was very helpful. He was worth spending money and not greedy at all. We dont notice any sort of criminal people during our stay unlike other tourist places. Sri Lanka is very safe place. You can blindly roam arround at any time.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

We just got back from our winter holiday at Hikkaduwa, and I recommend this place. While it is not '5-Star luxury' (there aren't any 5-star options in Hikkaduwa), I give it a high rating because it meets the expectations for the price.

We had an ocean-facing room for an affordable price, and the owner, Mr. Mihindu is a nice guy who is not intrusive at all. The property is ideal for families - a nice lawn, clean pool, and easy access to the beach. Food quality was standard. Our room had a fridge, hot water, and a nice patio - could hear the waves as you went to sleep at night. I saw several places in Hikkaduwa, and for the price, this is a solid deal.

One note of caution, though: the propery is about 300 yards from the main stretch of bars and restaurants along the Hikkaduwa beach. When walking back one night, we felt a little unsafe when approached by several drunk local men....we scurried along to the beach entrance of the hotel. Ocean View Cottages does do a good job by putting up a well-lit beach entrance. While feeling unsafe on a lonely stretch of beach could happen anywhere, use a little more precaution when travelling in Sri Lanka...it's still got a few rough edges...

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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LDGCA, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Ocean View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2015

Thank you for your review.
I'd like to inform that the safety around Hikkaduwa has improved a lot. There are midnight police patrol officers, a separate police division for tourist affairs, and also beach lighting funded by the government.
Safe travelling.
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Reviewed 16 December 2010

We had booked before leaving and Mihindu (the owner) had all the logistics down pat. We initially wanted to stay there for 2 days then go on to COlombo but the hotel was so comfortable we decided to stay for all 4 days of our vacation here. very relaxed atmostphere with a nice pool. Mihindu and his staff were very nice and willing to get us beer and stuff at all times of the day ad night. Dont expect a 5 starstay and u will be happy. Great rates, helping owners, comfortable down home feel, proximity to main drag and we also got help in arranging for snorkelling and stuff. Food has to be ordered in advance but very nicely prepared if you give enough notice

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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MrLDGCA, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Ocean View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

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Reviewed 14 December 2010

We stayed for a few days when we arrived in Sri Lanka. Clean comfortable rooms and cheerful helpful staff. There were a couple of families there with young children who seemed to be having a wonderful time in the child friendly pool. Good breakfast with proper Sri Lankan bread not the thin sliced variety that gets churned out in most places!

Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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MrLDGCA, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Ocean View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

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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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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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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:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: £34 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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