Coral Sands Hotel

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On the beach, scuba diving
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

Overview of Coral Sands Hotel

Coral Sands Hotel

3.0 star property
Hikkaduwa beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and pool bar

7.6/10 Good

134 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
No.326, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa, 80240
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 105 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Coral Sands Hotel

3-star hotel by the ocean
Consider a stay at Coral Sands Hotel and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location and scuba diving. Treat yourself to spa services, such as Ayurvedic treatments or a massage. Enjoy international cuisine, ocean views, and al fresco dining at the two onsite restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance, free newspapers, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Coral Sands Hotel include perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and bidets
  • 32-inch LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Ceiling fans, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 82 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travelers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travelers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travelers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travelers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • This is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 property. Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 is a health and safety certification issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle from 7:30 AM to midnight*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Scuba diving
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Health club
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30.00 (from 3 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 80 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 4 and 12 costs USD 80 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31.

Also known as

Coral Sands Hikkaduwa
Coral Sands Hotel Hikkaduwa
Coral Sands Hotel Hotel
Coral Sands Hotel Hikkaduwa
Coral Sands Hotel Hotel Hikkaduwa

Frequently asked questions

Does Coral Sands Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Coral Sands Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Coral Sands Hotel?
As of 30 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Coral Sands Hotel on 3 Oct 2022 start from CA $77, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Coral Sands Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Coral Sands Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Coral Sands Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Coral Sands Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Coral Sands Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:30 AM to midnight on request. The charge is USD 80 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Coral Sands Hotel?
You can check in from 1 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Coral Sands Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a health club and spa services. Coral Sands Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Coral Sands Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Aroma Restaurant (3-min walk), Tigri (3-min walk), and Get Fresh (4-min walk).
What's the area around Coral Sands Hotel like?
Coral Sands Hotel is on Hikkaduwa Beach, a short 2-minute walk from Hikkaduwa Coral Reef and 8 minutes' walk from Narigama Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

It's not the fault of the hotel, but the power outages made the stay a little unconvenient.
eric, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Location of the property is amazing! Its right on the beach and around the market. The property is gorgeous and the views are beautiful. You will love the sunset. Staff is alert and very helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Amenities can be better - dental kit was not provided, so thats something they can work on. Overall, it was amazing & I would highly recommend to book it.
Haris, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place great location
What a lovely place to stay! Location is ideal as right on the beach and you have few restaurants and shops nearby. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I really cannot fault this hotel and should I ever visit again will definitely book this one again.
Mouna, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location with two beaches either side and very close to some nice restaurants Good pool area but food at the pool bar was not great and a little over priced . Overall the hotel decor is a little outdated but that’s reflected in the price.
Clive, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The room was stinking & the washroom was horrible, the flush didn’t work & the exhaust made crazy loud noise and had no way to turn off. Horrible experience.
Ashwin, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

We​ did​ not​ stay​ at​ the​ property.​ We​ were​ refused by​ the​ hotel​ and​ informed that the​ hotel​ association​ of​ Sri​ Lanka​ had a new regulation of not letting tourists from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand stayed at the property. However, they were not able to informed us earlier since Expedia doesn’t show nationality at the booking. We were stopped at the front by the security whom did not even let us stepped into the hotel. After the local driver had a talk with a hotel manager and couldn’t settle. We walked in to have a conversation but the hotel manger treated us as if they were disgusted. We were later informed that this regulation was not an official regulation by the government. It was a hassle to have to find a hotel last minute as then location is full with tourists and a lot of hotels were all booked. Despite the fact that it was already charged our credit card, the hotel refuse to take responsibility and stated that we had to inform Expedia and canceled the booking in order to get the refund.
Nan, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Comfortable, good beach location. Building is older.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Suzy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Mr.s., 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

This hotel feels like it was thriving in the 80s and then just... stagnated. The pool is fine - nice, actually - but only 'opens' at 8am. But that's it. The towel provided was threadbare with a huge hole in - the guy in charge of supplying them was almost flat on his back with his legs spread up against the doorframe - a lovely sight to walk into. The security guard at the gate towards the beach was LOVELY. And then. The room is old, dated, gross - I literally slept and left. The double bed is 2 single beds pushed together but it doesn't... fit together. There was a box of Barbie themed tissues on the dresser - an amenity? Breakfast was bad and the coffee even worse. At check-out we had to hang around for someone to go "check the room". What they think guests might take is beyond me. (The Barbie tissues, perhaps?)
Tanja, 1-night trip with friends
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