We stayed there 6 nigths as a group of 6 people. 2 couples and 2 singles.
Good location...Just near the ocean. Enjoy sunset..Walk along the shore...
Daily pool cleaning, daily house cleaning they were really perfect.
They offered a house with 4 four rooms which is suitable for us.The house is not clearly identified
1- The double bedroom upstairs is perfect with the view...with its own kitchen
2- The other double bedroom downstairs has no kitchen and has connection with the next room.
3- Another room downstairs has two single beds and has its own kitchen and has conncetion to double room.
Rooms downstairs (1&2) are suitable for a family.
4- The other room (they call it as Cabana) is at the main entrance of the house land .They use it as night guard house normally. During our stay all the belongings of night guard are at this cabana. What is more no hot water and no shower during our stay at this cabana. After complaints they repaired it on the last day.
There was nobody to contact to ask about surrounding...Try to arrange what you would like to do in Hikkaduwa before to go.
We had problems with fuses at the common area for the kettles.The ones staying in the room without a kitchen should wait all the others to have a cup of coffee in the morning. No facility for common use in the main area.
If you would like to spend your night sitting alone in the pool side for watching the moon...sorry you have to share it with the night guard just sitting in front of you.
What was the main problem with the owner was the invoice ...although we asked him several times by email, we can not explain him what is the meaning of an invoice...
In his profile he says he can speak 10 languages and his native language is English.,but we failed to get an official invoice. We have respect the owners who are conributing the countries ; earning money by business , and pay taxes in that counrty...specially the countries like Sri Lanka they need taxes to rebuild the country after tsunami..
Tropical Beach House well-exceeded our expectations! Initially we thought it would be too far away from the main tourist hub of Hikkaduwa, but how grateful we were to come back to the peaceful tranquility after a day of fun in the sun at main beach.
With tuk-tuks freely available at your doorstep, we opted to 'go local' and hop on the very frequent buses for all of our trips to and from Hikkaduwa centre. Bus stops in either direction are literally right on your doorstep! What an experience!!
The swimming pool is a major attraction and extremely well-maintained. Words cannot describe the breathtaking sunsets while sipping sundowners in and around the pool.
Tropical Beach House has everything you need, and is extremely well-maintained. Mahinda is the go-to guy for anything (within reason), and he is only too happy to comply. This is definitely a bucket-list check-off for us!! Thank you Gavin!
We spent four nights at the Tropical Beach House in Hikkaduwa, and it was absolutely ideal for our purposes. We were two families (total of four adults and eleven children ages 1-9), and had plenty of space for sleeping, playing, and relaxing. The house is right on a beach that is clean and not crowded. The surf was a bit too high for swimming for small children, but the pool was clean and a perfect size for everyone to be able to swim and play. The kitchen was well equipped, and the Cinnamon Garden restaurant right next door served delicious fresh food when we didn't feel like cooking. Gavin was very responsive via e-mail, and his local caretaker Mahinda was a lifesaver when we locked ourselves out of the house. Highly recommend!
We just arrived in DK yesterday after a lovely month in Sri Lanka.
Especially our stay in The Tropical Beach House, Hikkaduwa everything was perfect and Mahinda was a great help whatever we asked for.
The swimming pool was always clean and well maintained, and our two boys loved it. - The guard of night gave us a good sense of security.
We would not hesitate to recommend this house to friends and our family.
Wow. . what a location. A stones throw from the center of Hikkaduwa and bang in the middle of the bay. No rip tides and very little road noise considering its proximity. The pool was well maintained and by all accounts new. The beds were comfortable and came with mosquito nets. I have a 4 and 6 year old and they played in the grounds with no problems. The manager was friendly and the cleaners were outstanding. All in all an outstanding location and an idea family beach house.