The brand-new Hotel Riu Sri Lanka boasts an excellent beachfront location, modern rooms and a fantastic dining scene.
Right on the beachfront, this brand-new hotel is one of the biggest in Sri Lanka. And it certainly makes the most of its size, with three pools, five restaurants and more than 500 rooms to its name.
The hotel has been cleverly built in a U-shape, which means the fantastic sea views are always on show. From the higher floors, you’ll get great vistas of the surrounding greenery, too. Inside, rooms are stylish and modern.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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Three outdoor pools
You'll have three outdoor pools to pick from and two of them sit right next to the beach. They're decked out with sunbeds and parasols, plus one of the pools comes complete with a swim-up bar.
The main buffet restaurant offers international favourites, plus local dishes like fruit curries, dhal and seafood. And you can choose to have your meals al fresco on the large terrace, too.
The spa here has a steam bath and hot tub, and offers a menu that includes the likes of massages, facials and body wraps.
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Junior Suite with Balcony or Terrace
Junior suites can sleep up to 3 adults and a child, with an extra bed and a child bed in the bedroom. They come with a hairdryer, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, safety deposit box and balcony or terrace.
Junior Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Junior suites can sleep 3 adults and a child with an extra bed and a child bed in the bedroom. These rooms come with a hairdryer, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV and safety deposit box. Plus, you'll have a balcony or terrace to relax and enjoy the sea view.
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The hotel was new, the room were quire large, the staff at pool side bar and the Purple bar was outstanding. The Buffet had a lot of varieties of food but could improve on the tast. The pool side was enjoyable with a pool bar, there was many activities for the kids and this gives us a chance to relax.More
Good hotel, nice staff, good service
Went there with my family last december. The rooms were lovely and my kids enjoyed the pools very much. I just feel their buffette should be a little smaller and with better or different choices. The same dishes were there for all 3 days we stayed there and I hate the wasteage of food. I witnessed employees THROWING good food in the trash!! this made me very upset, i think this needs to be looked into. It could be given to the poor or something!More
All inclusive hotel with great view
It is pleasant hotel with all inclusive. 4 bars available. one bar i guess 24 hours. you can enjoy drinks any time. restaurants staff were remarkable. they were very helpful. foods also good. but buffet was quit messy. but all round very good. i have enjoyed wine several times. rooms also clean & tidy. but didn't have many things than i expected. hotel atmosphere very nice. you can enjoy clean beach area. 4 pools available. those are also clean & good. i have enjoyed Hollywood entertainment show since it was Saturday night . i guess they have 7 shows for seven days. i must say it was very good... i definitely recommend RIU hotel who love to satay near galle...More
Clean peaceful beautiful breeze polite helpful staff.
had a fabulous relaxing holiday in this spotlessly clean hotel. There was a very good variety of food in the buffet cooked to a high standard, the steak house was excellent and the Italian offered good dishes. My only complaint was that usually only one of the a la carte restaurants open each night which meant there were not enough opportunities to sit at table and be served by waiters. You also had to go to the bar to get drinks waiters only cleared glasses. however the staff were so helpful, friendly and efficient. All staff seemed happy to help in every way and any requests were met with a smile and excellent service. Our room was very spacious and comfortable, the bathroom was large and well appointed. There were some very good evening shows with great live music from the resident group. All in all there was nothing to moan about. Matada, one of the hosts and Mary one of the assistant managers were especially kind and helpful. The value for money was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. Can't wait to return. Very well done everyone at the RIU SRI LANKA and thank you so much for a wonderful time. More
Fantastic hotel wonderful setting
Just got back from spending 6 days at this hotel. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Everything about it was 5*. Staff very attentive, welcoming and friendly. We had a junior suit with sea view which was very nice. Food was delicious. The themed restaurants were a la carte and very good quality with waiter service. I would definitely stay here again.More
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