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“Wonderful staff, lovely rooms, incredible location all at a GREAT PRICE”
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Ridee Villa
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“Wonderful staff, lovely rooms, incredible location all at a GREAT PRICE”
Reviewed 3 January 2011

I just returned from a trip to Sri Lanka for a friend's wedding and stayed at the lovely Ridee Villa. This small boutique hotel is lovely! The staff is wonderful - warm, friendly, incredible helpful, and just really KIND people - was nice to spend time chatting with them. The rooms are great -- nice, clean, cool beach feel -- classic south asian style hard beds (which i love since), clean bathrooms, simple but modern and clean. The location is incredible -- while not on the beach, it is literally right across the street from the beautiful warm watered unawatuna beach (where there are tons of restaurants). Next door are little fruit stalls and stores -- so it was easy to pick up some fruit and drinks to eat on the beach. Finally, the price was GREAT for the quality of rooms and the lovely people who worked there. Oh - and we had breakfast there one morning - WHAT A SPREAD! Fresh fruit, bread, eggs, cake, juice, french fries - it went on and on and was fun to try local foods! HIGHLY recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

I can't praise this hotel highly enough. From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIPs by manager Sumith Ubesiri and his staff. They went out of their way to help us, giving advice, organising excursions and generally catering to our every whim. The rooms were well-furnished and breakfast each day was an experience itself - tropical fruits, toast, sausages, eggs, Sri Lankan specialities, tea, coffee,smoothies . . . far more than we could manage. The hotel is located just across the road from the beautiful beach - near enough to be there in seconds but far enough away to avoid any evening disco noise. I wouldn't hesitate to visit this hotel again and would recommend it as a child-friendly, happy place.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

Ridee Villa is a lovely option to stay at Unawatuna. The house is really designed in style and is absolutely beautiful, the owner extremely friendly and welcoming. The beach is across the street but here you are not bothered by any discos or noisy bars, you can enjoy the luxury peaceful accomodation. Breakfast is a wide variety of delicious goodies to suit every taste. Warmly recommeded by Irma & Michael from Finland

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm
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Reviewed 27 January 2010

I stayed only four days this time but I will be back to Ridee Villa.
Not many places makes you feel so welcome and cared for as at Ridee Villa.
Anyone going to Unawatuna must have a look at Ridee Villa and after seen it you will stay there.
Thanks Mr Ubesiri for always being so friendly and helpful:)
Pär Ornered

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Bangalore
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Reviewed 11 January 2008

This place is fabulous. Sumith and his wife Shammi will make you feel like you are long-lost relatives staying in their lovely home. Beautifully renovated after the tsunami, the villa has 10 rooms which all have tasteful dark wood poster beds and really cool bathrooms done completely in grout-free concrete. The place is immaculate and well-maintained by staff that, like Sumith and Shammi, are kind, friendly and highly involved in ensuring that your holiday is as perfect as possible. The only down side is that the place is not located on the beach - you have to cross a small street to get to it, but then the beach is no more than a minute's walk away. So not terrible at all. Breakfast, which is included in the room rate, is a fabulous spread of both American fare (eggs, sausage, toast, etc) as well as Sri Lankan, which was delicious and definitely worth a try. We were travelling with 2 small children and everyone was extremely accommodating - from arranging for a nightly babysitter to making my 10 month old daughter's baby food from scratch every day! Shammi even arranged for a small birthday party for my son, who was turning four during our holiday - she decorated the dining room with balloons and streamers, bought a cake and ice cream and even thought of party hats and favors! Cannot speak highly enough of RV...would definitely stay there again if we are lucky enough to make it back to Unawatuna!

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  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Ridee Villa
Address: 321 Peelllagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 132 Speciality Lodging in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come as a Guest, Leave as a Friend " Ridee Villa is not a Hotel or Holiday Resort But someone who travel down south or willing to spend a few days on the unawatuna beach, This is the ideal place to lodge.Probably this would be the best Specialty lodging of an extraordinary Unique Boutique Guesthouse in Unawatuna.RV offers you unbelievable serenity & freedom that cannot be experienced in a mainstream hotel. Therefore this becomes Your Home away from Home. It is virtually a second home where you can spend and unwind mainly due to the unique "Home Hotel Concept" practiced by the amiable owners who are at hand, personally, to accede to all your needs. ... more   less 
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