Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Set on the southern shoreline of Sri Lanka with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, this beachside hotel reflects the easy-going, engaging style of the popular fishing village of Hikkaduwa. Famed for its coral reef, the area boasts some excellent snorkelling and diving (seasonal, Nov to Mar) and a chance to spot turtles, as well as being known as an international destination for board surfing. In typical Sri Lankan style, this palm-covered resort is decorated throughout with colours of vibrant dyes and spices. The area is famed as a vibrant and happening spot which provides many entertainment options by night.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

Set right on the beach in Hikkaduwa, it’s ideally located for visiting Galle which is just 30 minutes away. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Hotel information

150 rooms. All with air-conditioning, balcony, LCD cable TV, DVD player, telephone, WiFi Internet access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms have Indian Ocean views, 1 double bed and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner in the buffet restaurant.

Deluxe Rooms have views of the Indian Ocean, wider range of toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, 1 king-size bed and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Corner Suites have two large balconies with dual Indian Ocean views, a spacious sitting room and separate master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

  • Early booking offer: book by 30 Apr '20 and save 15% on accommodation costs for stays between 1 May–31 Oct '20.

  • Early booking offer: book by 31 Oct '20 and save 15% off accommodation costs. Valid for stays between 1 Nov–31 Dec '20.

Tranzfusion (main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Tranzfix (steak and kebab restaurant, open for lunch and dinner) and The Crab (seafood restaurant, open for lunch and dinner). Tranzfuse poolside snack bar. Tranzform wine and cigar lounge. Tranzcend cocktail bar and shisha bar. Outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour room service*. PADI Dive centre* (seasonal, Nov to Mar). Snorkelling* (seasonal, Nov to Mar). Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A fabulous place

Mar 28, 2020 annemM22GL Marple, United Kingdom

We stayed here from the 17th March for 10 days with the view to visit and explore the island . Unfortunately we arrived and the island went into lockdown. We had to stay in the hotel and the grounds. We were allowed out for 10 minutes three times per day to go in the sea. The food was amazing, well presented and very tasty. All staff were great… Read more
We stayed here from the 17th March for 10 days with the view to visit and explore the island . Unfortunately we arrived and the island went into lockdown. We had to stay in the hotel and the grounds. We were allowed out for 10 minutes three times per day to go in the sea. The food was amazing, well presented and very tasty. All staff were great and helpful during this strange experience. They worked really hard on keeping the hotel clean and disinfected, there was plenty of hard sanitiser and all guests were encouraged to use this frequently. We originally went for bed and breakfast as we would be going out and about and really wanted to experience the food and their culture. On the lockdown we were offered to upgrade our package at a reasonable price. All staff were brilliant in particular, Lindunil, ( on the outside bar )Samita ( in the restaurant) and the sun bed man who were all friendly. I purchased some bread mix whilst I was there as the hotel was shutting due to being renovated after we left so they sold off some of their stock and the sous chef helped to interpret the recipe and even printed the recipe our for me. Poornima was supportive when UK flights started to get cancelled and we started worrying about returning home. The reception staff were on hand to assist with any problems. We would love to return when the virus has been eradicated and we can travel again back to this amazing Island and the people. Apologies for the spelling of staff names. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel in good location

Mar 24, 2020 Wombatz777 Nuremberg, Germany

We spent 2 weeks there in January 2020. Had a great stay in a very good hotel. Breakfast is great with a extremely lagre variety of foods being offered - especially the availability of Sri Lankan curries was highly appreciated. The turtle beach and beach in general which is directly in front of the hotel is also very good, and an exceptional… Read more
We spent 2 weeks there in January 2020. Had a great stay in a very good hotel. Breakfast is great with a extremely lagre variety of foods being offered - especially the availability of Sri Lankan curries was highly appreciated. The turtle beach and beach in general which is directly in front of the hotel is also very good, and an exceptional experience swimming with the turtles. Big thanks to Madushanka for an extraordinarily great housekeeping! Only downside in the hotel where some of the noisy fellow visitors from eastern Europe which sometimes would keep talking loudly on the balcony until late night. Ok for me, but not for people who are sensitive to noise. But here also the staff helped to improve this quickly. In general Hikkaduwa was a good starting point to visit a couple of nice places in this beautiful country. All the staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful! Thanks everyone for making it an awesome vacation! Hope all of you are safe! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Hotel and Location.

Mar 24, 2020 perideh Preston, United Kingdom

We absolutely loved our stay here. Taking into consideration the current difficult situation in Sri Lanka and around the world, the standard of service and quality of food was amazing. The people working here are a great credit to the hotel. Booked direct with the hotel when a full board offer was advertised months before our arrival. Received a… Read more
We absolutely loved our stay here. Taking into consideration the current difficult situation in Sri Lanka and around the world, the standard of service and quality of food was amazing. The people working here are a great credit to the hotel. Booked direct with the hotel when a full board offer was advertised months before our arrival. Received a room upgrade on arrival with a wonderful sea view. If we visit Sri Lanka in the future this would be the first hotel on my list. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating "Do..... Do"..... Hikkadewa

Mar 23, 2020 dsajms Australia

Super simple and quick checkin and checkout. Great Free WiFi. First impression was wow this is nice! We had booked a first floor unit for 3 people with stunning Indian Ocean views. Various options for rooms are available depending on your budget. Our unit had a very clean and comfortable bed, great air con, shower and toilet . The… Read more
Super simple and quick checkin and checkout. Great Free WiFi. First impression was wow this is nice! We had booked a first floor unit for 3 people with stunning Indian Ocean views. Various options for rooms are available depending on your budget. Our unit had a very clean and comfortable bed, great air con, shower and toilet . The towels ( very fluffy) and linen were first class. This hotel has lifts and ample disabled access as required. The breakfast buffet was as good as anything I have had anywhere in the world. The complex has a large pool, games area, fitness and spa area and indoor and outdoor bars so you can join in the fun with the crowd or enjoy an intimate drink...your choice. Our massage at the spa was the best I have had and highly recommended. This hotel and beach are a real favourite with couples from Russia and Europe and at times you would be forgiven for thinking that you were on a Holliwood swimsuit movie set. The staff all excelled in their duties and friendliness right down to the security guards wandering the complex to keep the marauding ravens and other uninvited guests at bay.....great work guys:) Everyone is issued a bracelet at checkin which identifies you as a guest and this was very re-assuring. Do not be surprised if you are approached by one of the resident squirrels for a scrap to eat...very cute. Another highlight of each day is the visit by many large sea turtles who come to feed on the reef weed where you can easily approach and photograph them. Please be mindfull to not touch, ride or attempt to pick them up as some people do. There are always Turtle Wardens on hand to protect these marvelous creatures. On one side of the beach is a protected lagoon for swimming and snorkelling and although the reef is still recovering from the Tsunami event of 2012 is still good. On the other side of the point is a great surf beach for the more adventurous. If you are interested in taking a dive on one of the numerous shipwrecks I can highly recommend " Dive For You" which is associated with the hotel. These guys were super friendly, helpfull, professional and safe....thanks guys for the great diving! We were at the hotel during the COVID-19 crisis and were very impressed with the way all staff attended to the guests safety and needs. A reflection on the great management and work ethics of this hotel. My 4/5 rating reflects only that sometimes the meal and drink service was a little slow:) Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Y2526OPnicolet

Great service had from front office staff..who has greatly supported me when checking in to the hotel.will take this as an opportunity to give them my regards for taking care of me even in the bad situation of the country..the view of the beach was everything ☺️...food was extremely delicious and thanks for that too..service is everything ..they… Read more
Great service had from front office staff..who has greatly supported me when checking in to the hotel.will take this as an opportunity to give them my regards for taking care of me even in the bad situation of the country..the view of the beach was everything ☺️...food was extremely delicious and thanks for that too..service is everything ..they have it.good luck cinnamon.. Read less