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“Cheap and cheerful! Right on the beach”
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Ritas Hotel
Ranked #47 of 163 Hikkaduwa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Has all that you need minus character --- wifi, AC, warm shower, close to everything.... Good location. Nice staff. But the restaurant wasn't really functional.
Rooms were clean and basic. It is a cheap place to rest.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank JoannaVMT
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Situated in the Beach Ritas has its own Restaurant & sunbeds, Recommended for Budget travelers. Staffs are friendly but can be slow in service sometimes. Rooms are average but please bring your own towels & toiletries .

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Grace_Lost
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

The place is located perfectly on the beach which was why I chose too tay here.

The rooms are fairly comfy but could do with a bit of TLC. The room had not been cleaned very thoroughly at all however. Lots of dust and dirt on the surfaces, they looked like they hadn't been cleaned properly in some time. This also meant that the room had a musty smell too.

Staff are fairly friendly here but not very efficient it takes them a good 5 mins to get you a beer when the bar is empty.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Matty_Spurs1989
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

It took us a couple of hours to get accomodated after our arrival to the hotel. The staff was really slow and not really caring for a start.
Rooms are -some big &nice, some really small and a bit musty. It is better if you take AC room and from seaside.
Quite good food at BBQ, rather expensive though,compared to other places at Hikkaduwa.
Good beach at the hotel, near surfing center.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank B w
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

A lot of the beach in Hikkaduwa is disappearing and becoming very narrow. The hotels north of Rita's do not even have a beach area for loungers. Ritas, however, has plenty of beach beds in a perfect central location. The surf break is dead ahead and there are lots of really nice restaurants close by. The restaurant at Rita's is not great, but there are plenty of alternatives.
The rooms were not as clean as I'd have liked, but for the price it was to be expected.
Tharindu, the hotel manager, was very helpful. He helped us organize a whale watching trip and a taxi to the east side of the island.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AnnieO222
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Overall: Ritas is right on the beach in the middle of busy Hikkaduwa, unbeatable location, budget style accom.
Cleanliness: Beachside living, which means basic style rooms, very basic bathrooms and fittings, acceptable for a budget beach house style accom. Don't expect much, but don't expend to spend much time in the room either the beach is lovely!
Food: Decent grilled seafood, good Sri Lankan hoppers for breakfast. Offers up pretty similar food to many of the other beach guesthouses
Staff: Friendly but definitely reflect the pace of life by the beach
Location: Excellent for Hikka, right on the beach
Wifi: Available in dinning and main areas, didn't quite stretch to our room,
Helpful: Take a spare towel, no hot water in rooms

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Megs B
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Our room (23) was clean, quiet and comfortable. The beach is lovely, quite crowded though as it was high season and probably not enough sun beds for every guest. Food was okay, the continental breakfast was nice!

Avoid the travel agent directly across the road from Rita's at ALL COSTS. We tried to get a car to colombo with them and agreed on a price of 7000rupees. We got loaded into a van, drove a few metres up the road and then the driver pulled over and waved another van down from the road. Our driver then told us that this was our driver as his van had a problem and that we should pay him 4000 and the new driver 3000. Once in the new van our lovely driver who turned out to be a guide from reddot tours asked us how much we had been charged, we then found out the previous driver had waved down a random van telling him wed broken down and that we needed to get to colombo and swiftly taken our money and fobbed us off to a stranger.

A sad way to end our lovely time in Sri Lanka.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Stephanie S
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Address: Narigama, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
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Ranked #47 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Hikkaduwa
Price Range: £20 - £25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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