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Nippon Villa Beach Resort
Ranked #25 of 29 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stayed in this place for 8 nights. First we got the room upstairs but it was very small, with a view to the wall of the building next to, with one window that could't be open, very dark and it smelled on damp. We asked to change the room for the one downstairs and they did it without any extra charge. The rooms downstairs are bigger, with more natural light and they look newer. They cleaned our room every day and changed the bed sheets and towels. The staff is great, very friendly and polite. Breakfast was good, the same every day, but I liked it, although we ate at the hotel maybe 2 or 3 times, because we wanted to try different food outside. The pool wasn't clean, but anyway we were all day on the beach so actually we didn't need a pool at all, but it was nice sitting there in the evening, watching ocean waves. Also, you must take into account that their culture and standards are different from our "Western", so you can not expect the same service. We also had the opportunity to be in the 5* resort where hygiene also was not at a satisfactory level how we used to, the pool was also not cleaned regularly, and the night in a standard double room costed about 200eur. All in all, it was ok for a budget hotel, since we spent most of the time outside and we've used the room just for sleepover.

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed this place for 2 nights. Dirty room and bathroom . Over prised, the pool is dirty with no water testing. So you need to find a doctor to treat skin rash if you had a dip. If you have problem with your legs avid this place lot of uneven and climbing stairs is hazardous, dangerous, a dirty dog living in this property, very dangerous for family with kids because if this dog bites you you need injections for rabies. No windows and missteps of room furniture is crumlpling. No relevance for the name Nippon, if a Japanese stays here he will do hara KICI for the shame. Staff was arrogant n rude,

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great location and beautiful view from the hotel.Staff was very friendly and polite.Breakfast was ok but the same eveyday.They need to improve choice of food a little bit.The tables were we have breakfast was often dirty and you need to ask the staff to clean it everytime.
The room was a bit smelly,very dark and moist. You felt it was kind of dirty.They change the bed sheets almost everyday but the sheets were stained every time.The curtains in the room was dirty and stinky. The bathroom was not very clean also, esspecially the shower. The water in the shower smells very bad.
The walls were paper thin and you you could hear everything from guests returning late at night..
Pool is the grossest thing that i have ever seen in my life.Oil stains was in the surface all the time.You can smell chlorine so hard.They dont know how to clean it properly so they put some chemicals without a mesure.Water in the pool wasn't clear at all.Not safe for swiming! Pool area is outdated so they can improve that a little bit because they have a really nice view from the hotel.Beach in front of the hotel is not for swiming because of the coral reef but Narigama beach is in walking distance.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I'm aware this is a sort of budget hotel, but it was simply not living up to the standard. The women at the check in was nice though. They had a large dog that seemed nice, but it's not really something you want to have running around when you're in a hotel. The kids got a bit frightened.

The location is nice with good ocean view from the pool area. The pool area is very old and not very nice, except for the view.

The room was a bit smelly, dark and moist. You felt it was kind of dirty. The bathroom was disgusting the shower did not work properly.
The walls were paper thin and you you could hear everything from guests returning late at night. Pretty annoying.

Breakfast was pretty gross and nothing to choose between. Not that I expected a large delicious breakfast buffet, but I really lost my appetite here. Just not very nice.

I have tried many simple hotels and fully understand that some hotels are basic and I should lower my expectations. But this was just too lousy and considered the price was really not that low, it was really a disappointment.
There's certainly room for improvement, because the location is nice and it has potential. But they need to shape up on the rooms, the cleaning, the pool area and certainly the breakfast.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Rooms are ok as a budget villa in Sri Lanka. But I'm not happy with the hygiene of the pool. When we were in the pool, water from the drains of 1st floor drops to the side of the pool and flowed in to the pool. Beach right in front of the villa is not recommended for swimming, but Narigama surfing beach is with in walking distance.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Nippon Villa Beach Resort

Address: Galle Road | Wewala, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet (WiFi) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $52 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nippon Villa Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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