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 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 Best view, best food and turtles to snorkel with.

May 26, 2020 ansie63 Johannesburg, South Africa

My husband and myself visited in March 2020. The Hikka Tranz was one of the best expierences we had in this wonderfl country. The service was fantastic, the staff were most helpful and super kind. Our room was large with a wonderful balcony overlooking the beach and palm trees - a tropical dream. The food was outstanding, most probably the best… Read more
My husband and myself visited in March 2020. The Hikka Tranz was one of the best expierences we had in this wonderfl country. The service was fantastic, the staff were most helpful and super kind. Our room was large with a wonderful balcony overlooking the beach and palm trees - a tropical dream. The food was outstanding, most probably the best buffet we have ever enjoyed. And to top it all off, huge green turtles visited the beach daily and I could snorkel for hours with these magnificent animals. We also went by boat through a mangrove forest nearby which was unforgettable. Thanks to all at Hikka Tranz for an unforgettable experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great beaches, great food

Apr 10, 2020 Traveladventures2727 Melbourne, Australia

When I first saw this hotel, I didn’t think I was going to like it. The hotel was so huge. However I loved my stay - the pool, the beach,the turtles and fish swimming around you whilst you were paddling, the bars and the food were all wonderful. Unlike many places we found the food in the hotel better than the nearby eating places. The staff were… Read more
When I first saw this hotel, I didn’t think I was going to like it. The hotel was so huge. However I loved my stay - the pool, the beach,the turtles and fish swimming around you whilst you were paddling, the bars and the food were all wonderful. Unlike many places we found the food in the hotel better than the nearby eating places. The staff were friendly and helpful. Read less
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