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Review of Sunset Reef

Wake up to the Indian Ocean on your doorstep
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Wake up to the Indian Ocean on your doorstep
Beautiful beaches and a great landmark at the end. The view from right in your living room. Incredible comfort
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Wake up to the Indian Ocean on your doorstep
Beautiful beaches and a great landmark at the end. The view from right in your living room.
Incredible comfort
Stunning rooms
Colours of the ocean
Comfort and wonderful surroundings
Comfortable, pristine and only the sound of the ocean to rock you to sleep
Incredibly spacious and so calm and peaceful
Beautiful clean fresh rooms all with magnificent views
Right on the beach, can you imagine waking to this?
Our family room
Our family room is super large, plenty of room for kids and cots
Beautiful bathrooms for each bedroom
Amazing views from a cool lounge area
Huge living areas, with the most incredible views out to sea and along the magnificent beachfront
Pristine bathrooms in every room
Indian Ocean from your living rooms
Nights in the lounge are magical
Lovely pool, lots of room in the garden
Loads of relaxing areas, all with the Indian Ocean right in front
BBQ And relax
Wonderful comfortable Day Beds
Shade and colour of the ocean
Choice of dining
Beach dining
Incredible colours of the Indian Ocean
Dining is always special
Tea is always available, and what a place to enjoy it
Dining with nature and the sound of the ocean
Our wonderful Chefs
Home on the beach
Sunset Reef shrouded by tall palms. Has a wonderful view for miles both ways up the beach and right
Guests ably assist the local fishermen
Sunset in front
More colours of Sunset
Every night is different, spectacular colours of Sri Lanka
Fishermen hard at work along our beach
magnificent views. Always something new to see, from fishing boats to fish and turtles
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern Province

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Selenial
Sydney
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Blissful”
Reviewed 16 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This is an absolutely stunning boutique hotel. It is a collection of 3 or 4 double, interconnecting rooms which share a small shallow pool (ideal for small children and not too bad for adults either). We actually stayed at what was called Peacock Gardens which is at the rear of Sunset Reef and on the 1st level. The rooms are a nice size with a decent bathroom and a high level of sophistication. No living room but a lovely private and spacious balcony (could maybe be improved by the addition of an overhead fan but that is about it).

As everybody else has mentioned, Udith and his team are friendly, welcoming and very engaging with our small children (setting up and playing cricket with our boys, bringing us frisbees, volleyball games etc).

We only ate at the hotel for breakfast and one meal preferring to get out in to hikkaduwa forth evenings (Udith is full of great recommendations including Refresh, Top Secret and Fantasy Pot Luck).

A great place, I highly recommend.

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Liked best: The beach, the staff.
Liked least: Patchy / slow internet.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 May 2017
Thanks so much for staying with us. It was just a pleasure to have you and your family.
I will put a fan in the living area upstairs, thanks for reminding me. I am pleased you mentioned the rooms, they are lovely and spacious.
Our staff are amazing, and they genuinely love having children stay. So many places will not take children under 12, but we love having them.
Thank you again for staying, we all hope you come back again soon
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HadenJ
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nothing Short of Amazing”
Reviewed 21 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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I can't believe my holiday is over :( I was gutted to leave Peacock Gardens. The rooms are immaculate and the best are the best I have ever slept in. Udith is a absolute legend! As a matter of fact, all of the staff are great - I will miss your lovely smiles. Suzanne, thank you so much for all of your advise! I would not have seen half the things you mentioned, had you not have told me. I just wish I could live there!

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Liked best: The Beach!
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Catherine...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A wonderful relaxing end to a busy trip”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Sunset Reef is right on the beach which we normally had to ourselves. The staff were always helpful and responded to any requirements well It is further out of Hikkaduwa than anticipated and really wasn't walking distance to restaurants in the evening as the beach is dark at night. The accommodation is beautiful and well maintained with cool breezes from the sea. However, there are 3 houses shown in the pictures and it is difficult to work out which facilities belong to which house. Our house was really a 2 storey block - 2 bedrooms upstairs 2 downstairs all the same. The terrace was fabulous to sit out at night and socialise as this really doubles as the sitting and dining room. Whilst different from our anticipation it was a lovely setting with breath taking sunsets and we had a lovely time. Thank you to Udith and all of the staff!

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Liked best: The lovely views and sunsets
Liked least: More remote than anticipated
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Q8Tim
Kuwait City, Kuwait
1 review
“Exceptional Location & Accommodation, a family holiday to remember.”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had an exceptional holiday. The Villa and location is beautiful and the accommodation is very comfortable and clean. All the staff were fantastic, so kind, knowledgeable and attentive. We were taken on some amazing trips by one of the Villa drivers, so helpful and always delighted to show us everything about his country. We went snorkeling, whale watching, wildlife safari, river safari, mask factory, tea plantation and visited the wonderful Temples and monuments; so much to see and do, or just relax by the swimming pools and watch the waves rolling on the beach or take a tuk-tuk ride to the nearest town.

We enjoyed the excellent food especially the Sri Lankan dishes (compliments to the Chefs) and the staff attended to our every need. A Birthday party was arranged by the Villa Manager for our son's 16th birthday and was brilliant; with BBQ, bonfire, fireworks, music and special birthday cake; we all had a great night and what a birthday to remember!

We only scratched the surface on our 2-week vacation, what a wonderful family holiday, can't wait to go again and explore more

We have so many wonderful memories and photos of a fantastic family vacation, a wonderful country and beautiful friendly people.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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KSADEE
Taylors, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great location directly on the beach”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Very nice accommodation with an even better staff. The property is perfectly located on the beach and features two pools with its adjacent sister property. Although the food was tasty at the villa, the only thing lacking was other restaurant options within close proximity.

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Liked best: The staff
Liked least: Spotty internet
Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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