Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon offers a successful blend of 4-star comfort with a laid back, informal feel. Inspired by the `Trance’ genre of music that is popular in this youthful beachside town, architect Channa Daswatte has made this old hotel come alive once again in keeping with the spirit of Hikka. Enter through the main doorways and into a courtyard surrounded by walls covered in vibrant local art. Continue onto the spacious verandah by the sea where the main restaurant, bar, and lounging areas are located overlooking the swimming pool. The luxurious bedrooms have private balconies with spectacular sea views. Interiors are bright and airy and are contemporary in design. Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon is managed by the excellent John Keells group who also owns several other Chaaya and Cinnamon hotel properties across Sri Lanka and the Maldives.