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Coral Sands Hotel

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

One of the most popular places to visit in Sri Lanka is the beachside resort of Hikkaduwa on the south west coast. Swimming is safe all year round and the resort is also ideally located for a visit to Sri Lanka's famous marine park. A stay at the Coral Sands Hotel gives easy access to this fantastic park where visitors can enjoy memorable snorkelling and diving experiences as part of their holiday.

Stay right on the beach at the Coral Sands Hotel in Hikkaduwa:

A holiday in Sri Lanka simply isn't complete without time spent enjoying a magnificent sandy beach and a dip in the cool waters of the Indian Ocean. If you choose to stay at the fabulous Coral Sands Hotel, one of the island's most spectacular beaches is right outside your door every morning.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a pool and beach holiday. The Coral Sands Hotel is aptly named as the beach is protected by a stunning coral reef which makes swimming in the sea completely safe all year round. Opposite the hotel, Sri Lanka's only marine park offers fantastic snorkelling & diving opportunities. For those who prefer swimming in a pool, the Coral Sands offers two to choose from plus an additional children's pool. Deluxe sea facing air-conditioned, twin/double rooms are equipped with mini-bar, cable TV, tea/coffee making facilities, safety lockers & hair-dryer.

The Coral Sands Hotel restaurant offers a wide variety of tasty eastern and western inspired cuisine. You can also enjoy refreshments whilst relaxing on the beach by taking advantage of the hotel's beach bar. And if you need to stay in touch with life whilst you're taking time out in paradise, guests at the Coral Sands Hotel can utilise wireless internet in all public areas.

Why not spend some time at the islands only marine park? Located just opposite the Coral Sands Hotel, this is a great place to visit and enjoy the fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities on offer.

For a Sri Lankan holiday that ticks all the boxes and provides a perfect mix of holiday experiences and time to relax – choose the Coral Sands Hotel and get ready for a great time away.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • 2 swimming pools
  • Children's pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Scuba diving centre*
  • Seasonal (PADI & UDI licenses can be obtained)
  • Ayurveda centre*
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Deluxe Room
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Deluxe Triple Room
22m2 WiFi
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Single Deluxe Room
22m2 WiFi
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The Local Area

Found in the popular beach resort of Hikkaduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, the Coral Sands hotel is positioned on a spectacular beach. Protected by a coral reef, the Coral Sands hotel is an ideal place for a beach holiday and offers safe swimming throughout the year, in addition to this the hotel is found opposite Sri Lanka's only Marine Park which offers fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities. In addition to the beach, the Coral Sands hotel has two swimming pools as well as a restaurant serving a variety of eastern and western cuisine.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Terrible security at the hotel

Review by Hashan C Ragama, Sri Lanka

We checked in on 10-07-2020 and checked out on 12-07-2020

We were noticed that someone has hit our vehicle on 11th night and after seeing the damage we complained to their management regarding this issue, since by that time there were two security officers located the official car park to secure the vehicles. anyhow management decision was not good since they tried to sort out the issue by giving 20% discount. but the cost for us were more than 75,000LKR...

And our whole mood was bad with the experience we faced and from another side we were disappointed cuz my wife is pregnant and she was in a terrible mood due to the feedback we got from the hotel. Also the manager who worked there didn’t even talked to us in a good way on their service failure and he said that they don’t have CCTV footage to take the insurance / Legal actions.

I personally believe that there might be something wrong which happened illegally outside the hotel that’s why they are not showing the CCTV footage.

As per my personal experience, this is the worst hotel I ever visited.

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Great Location with incredible Staff.

Review by Mindur

Great location, really pleasant and clean rooms, but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay are the staff. All of the people are incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advice.

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Spend the day

Review by constantinw178 Maryland

Very unfriendly reception and the front office personnel could not speak English. Had prior conversation with manager Sudath and reserved to be there for lunch and he was not even there or avoided us. Due to their rudeness and unprofessional attitude we left to Citrus hotel...

Difference is like day and night. I would never go to this hotel again....

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Review by mrenu Mumbai, India

Very average stay. While the location is great, in the heart of hikkaduwa and right on the beach, the hotel is too cluttered and cramped. Way too many people and not enough space...

Service is below average.

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Great stay

Review by Dandd2019

We have to disagree with some comments on here about coral sands. We found all staff friendly, particularly the trainee on reception, Damikka in the restaurant and the pool attendant. Everyone could understand and speak English - some better than others, but that's the same in many countries as they are not English! so I'm not sure about the validity of the reviews that said they dont speak it. Food was delicious and catered for both sri Lankan and international cuisine...

Our room was large, with a beautiful 4 poster bed, lovely dark furniture and a huge terrace on the first floor with tables and chairs and sun loungers (deluxe room) . It was clean and we had fresh towels everyday and our coffee/tea was restocked daily. It wasn't overcrowded however we were there when the sri lanka went into lockdown due to coronavirus and the hotel had to shut after we left. Despite this, we were still treated well and looked after by staff even though they would not have a job for who knows how long. The hotel was on the beach, but sun loungers were in hotel grounds. The sea had gorgeous fish so I recommend snorkeling. Just a few hundred meters to the left of the hotel (if facing the sea) you can spot green turtles.

We had a lovely, pleasant and comfortable stay. I think it is a very good 3 star hotel. We liked that it is a smaller family owned hotel rather than a chain hotel. I have nothing bad to say about the hotel. We were sad to leave.

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