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“Superb boutique guesthouse experience that offers immense value for money” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ridee Villa
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb boutique guesthouse experience that offers immense value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

From the moment you arrive, your host Summith and his staff make every endeavour to make you feel welcome and will do anything to ensure you have a relaxing and memorable stay.

Having visited Sri Lanka three times now, I can safely say this is the best hotel I have stayed in within its price bracket. The rooms are excellent, designed intelligently with a mix of traditional antique wood furniture and all the mod-cons of a western hotel.

In addition, the food was superb with Summith arranging a private dining experience every evening if the guest requires.

Go here, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

After having spent many nights at an overpriced place directly on the beach (the view was really great, hotel was not), we were looking for something nicer but still close to the beach. The two gorgeous Helens from England gave us the hint to check out Ridee villa..and we really loved it! Maybe 150m set back from the beach, this place has an charming architecture with lovely high end rooms. The staff is very friendly, they speak excellent English and the owner Sumith is a trustworthy fellow we soon befriended with. The only drawback is, the hotel is located directly at the busy main street going to Unuwatuna. But the Ridee has its own gate and high walls, so this is something one can easily live with. Oh yeah, and the breakfast is really amazing! You get served a multitude of different dishes till you burst - we were stoked!
Definitely the place to check out in Unuwatuna, see for yourself!
Daniel

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Simrishamn, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2011

Wonderfull experience from the beginning to the end. Charming and helpful staff and owner. We run our own hotel and hope our guests will find our place as pleasent as we found Ridee Villa.
Breakfast was outstanding, a big table was set just for us every morning whit everything you could imaging from a contineltal breakfast to more lankesik specialitys, wonderfull!
The room was clean, fresch och nicely furnished.
we were supposed to stay for 1 week, but we stayd for 3 weeks! Could it be a better mark?
We vill return next year!
Janne & Peter

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karnelund
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2011

I spent four nights in the second week of February 2011 at the Ridee Villa, based on the reviews on Tripadvisor.com. I was not disappointed. The manager and staff were most attentive and helpful. The room was clean, the kings size bed comfortable and the air conditioned room excellent value.

The breakfast was overwhelming - lots and lots of fresh fruit, too much bread, egg and sausage and even some curry.

The villa is on the main road which can provide some noise during the day, but this will change when the new inland highway opens - scheduled for later in 2011.

The location is near perfect, over the road from Unawatuna beach.

Compare to other places in Unawatuna, Ridee Villa is the perfect blend of nice accommodation, location and value for money.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Thank andbli
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Tomelilla, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2011

We spent almost a fortnight in this wonderful villa in Unawatuna. Sumith with his staff were excellent hosts, the place was perfect and the hospitality also. We must come back!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank perochsusanna
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sumith-ubesiri, Owner at Ridee Villa, responded to this review, 1 March 2011
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments of our hotel .
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2011

My wife and I had an opportunity to stay a few days at Ridee Villa at the end of December while attending a friend's wedding. The villa was beautiful, with wonderful rooms. The morning breakfast was always a delicious feast. The best part of the stay though was the warmth, generosity, and sincerity of Sumith (the owner) and his staff. Listen to their stories of the rebuilding after the tsunami. The kindness and genuineness of Sumith and the staff was unparalleled in our travel experiences, they made our stay most memorable.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank KazaNYC
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Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

We stayed at Ridee Villa for 4 nights and had a lovely stay. The villa was beautiful, and we saw some local newly weds came and stayed there for their wedding day. The staff were all friendly and helpful, and were also great with our 3 yr old son and he had a great time there thanks to them. Breakfast was always plenty, and home-made Sri Lankan dinner (we had it once) was very nice & enjoyable. Unawatuna beach was just accoss the street and took only a min or two. The only thing we were dissapointed was the road in front of the villa, which was busier and noiser than we thought, altho it didn't bother us during the night time.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RitzB
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Additional Information about Ridee Villa

Property: Ridee Villa
Address: 321 Peelllagoda, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 121 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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