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Riff Hikkaduwa

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#4 of 48 hotels in Hikkaduwa
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4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
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Set on the famous Southern coast of the beautiful isle of Sri Lanka, just 20 minutes from the Dutch Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a brand new pearl among refined experiences in Sri Lanka. Riff Hikkaduwa invites you to indulge in the very first design hotel in Hikkaduwa to immerse in a place of new discoveries and to unfold a new expression of luxury. Explore an eclectic paradise alive with art, architecture and an exciting fusion of the islands cultural influences. With access to the diverse culture of the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, this design hotel celebrates the rich history and culture of Hikkaduwa, while lavishing guests with contemporary opulence
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Norwegian
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407 reviews
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Riff Hikkaduwa emerges as a jewel for many guests, with its diverse amenities including a rooftop bar and Japanese restaurant earning high marks for quality. The hotel's atmosphere is often described as both stylish and tranquil with stunning sunset vistas. Its prime location with easy access to attractions and sea views is consistently called out by guests. Exceptional service from attentive staff enhances the experience, while the clean and spacious rooms boasting sea views are a highlight. While offering good value, the pricing of some services is noted by a few as steep.
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Aisling S wrote a review Feb 13
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We had a fantastic stay in Riff Hikkaduwa in December 2023. Everything was amazing from start to finish and we would 100% go back. The nicest hotel in Hikkaduwa by far and a true 5 star. We arrived at 8am off our flight and they offered us a complimentary breakfast when we arrived. You could not fault the hotel staff in any way, they were always so helpful and friendly. They allowed us to use the reception phone when our flight was cancelled which was very kind. Our room was beautiful and always replenished with towels, toiletries and well cleaned every day. The pool area was amazing, super clean and well maintained. Special thanks to the man at the pool (not sure of his name) who we made great friends with over the 5 days and always accommodated us with beds before we even asked. We ate in all of the restaurants and the food was of very high standard, not a bad meal once. The homemade granola qt breakfast was particularly delicious! We booked the Romantic Getaway, had a bottle of wine on arrival, a gorgeous 5 course meal at the pool and an excellent 30 minute couples massage. The hotel is located in a quieter part of the beach which we loved as we strolled down to the other bars/restaurants in the evenings. The view from the rooftop bar is incredible and it was lovely relaxing vibes. Highly recommend this hotel! I am thinking about booking another trip even writing this!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear valued guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this wonderful review and recommendation. It brings us immense joy to know that you had a fantastic experience at Riff Hikkaduwa and that every aspect of your stay exceeded your expectations. Providing exceptional service to our guests is our utmost priority, and we are thrilled to learn that our staff's attentiveness and friendliness contributed positively to your stay. We truly appreciate the compliments regarding the beauty and cleanliness of the rooms, as well as the pool area. Furthermore, we are delighted that you enjoyed dining at our restaurants and that the quality of the food met your expectations. We take pride in our serene beachfront location and are pleased that you found it conducive to a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The panoramic views from our rooftop bar indeed offer a unique perspective of the surrounding area, and we are thrilled that you were able to unwind and soak in the lovely ambiance.  Once again, we thank you for this beautiful review, and we are honoured to hear that you are already considering a return visit. We would love to see you again soon! 
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Jane M wrote a review Jan 2024
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The most amazing week at Riff, Hikkaduwa! If you are looking for the perfect get away to enjoy the beautiful Sri Lankan coastline, then make sure to book in at Riff Hikkaduwa. The bright and airy lobby welcomes you to the hotel, with views of the infinity pool and ocean greeting you as you arrive. A nice fresh fruit juice was given to us as we checked in, before being shown to our rooms. The focus on sustainability and natural feel is evident throughout the hotel. With lots of natural light and soothing decor. The rooms are large and spacious and well stocked with all the amenities that you require. Laundry prices are very reasonable and our room attendants did a fantastic job at keeping our room clean and tidy during the stay. Throughout the stay we were welcomed by the amazing staff, Bashiyna was one of the ladies who was our waitress throughout and her beautiful smile and warm personality made our breakfasts, lunches or dinner a delight. The menu offers a selection of Western and local dishes giving plenty of options to try. The Japanese restaurant on the roof top provides high quality dishes for all tastes! The staff on reception were very help in arranging a few tours for us, one to Galle and one to Udawalawe National Park. Both drivers were very kind and a wealth of information about what we were seeing and explaining local traditions and cultures to us. They also arranged our return journey to the airport in Colombo. The hotel is on the beach, meaning that you can easily go for walks down the beach to surf or visit Turtle Beach. As we were statying over New Year, we were lucky to be part of the NYE celebrations at the hotel. The hotel provided an amazing evening, with a extensive buffet, drinks, music and traditional dances. All the staff worked so hard to pull off the evening, and we are grateful for their efforts. Every member of staff, from the owner, general manager, waiters/ waitresses etc were incredibly friendly and welcoming. We left feeling like friends! The hotel had a mixture of families and couples staying, making it the perfect get away for everyone. We left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, We will definitely be returning to this incredible hotel
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 9, 2024
Dear valued guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this beautiful review and recommendation. At Riff Hikkaduwa, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability, and it's delightful to know that you were impressed by it. We are also extremely pleased to hear that our staff was able to exceed your expectations, as we always encourage them to provide an unforgettable hospitality experience to all our guests. We are overjoyed to learn that our chefs at Riff Hikkaduwa were able to impress you as well, as they are dedicated to ensuring our guests have delightful dining experiences. It also means a lot to us that you were able to visit True Blue, our specialty seafood restaurant, and that you enjoyed your meals as well as the time spent there. It's gratifying to hear that you were able to celebrate a memorable occasion like New Year's with us. We strive to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it warms our hearts to know that you left feeling like friends. Once again, we thank you for this wonderful review and hope to see you soon!
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Алена В wrote a review Jan 2024
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Really like the hotel Riff! We vacationed as a couple and our room was wonderful. We celebrated New Year's Eve at the Gala dinner, the program was the best! I also recommend the hotel spa and the rooftop bar! Would love to come back again
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Marketing Riff Hikkaduwa, Owner at Riff Hikkaduwa
Responded Jan 16, 2024
Dear valued guest, Thank you for your fantastic review and recommendation. At Riff Hikkaduwa, we are committed to delivering exceptional hospitality, and we're delighted to hear that we achieved this during your stay. Once again, we appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon!  
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delores b wrote a review Dec 2023
Sri Lanka22 contributions22 helpful votes
Amazing beach hotel. The food is great and the staff is phenomenal! The rooms are very nice with great beds. I love the complimentary bottle of wine you receive. The staff really goes out of their way to ensure your comfort.Thank you
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 1, 2024
Dear valued guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this lovely review and recommendation. At Riff Hikkaduwa, we constantly encourage our staff to offer uncomparable hospitality standards. Therefore, it is highly rewarding to know that they've been able to achieve just that during your stay as well. Once again, we thank you for this amazing review and look forward to seeing you soon!  
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tarynyates1 wrote a review Dec 2023
Wollongong, Australia3 contributions
Amazing Japanese cuisine on the rooftop. Great views of Hikkaduwa beach as well. The main restaurant has a great selection of meals. Gluten free options at both restaurants was a bonus. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Sri Lankan dancing. Would come again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 1, 2024
Dear valued guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this amazing review and recommendation. The chefs at Riff Hikkaduwa are constantly driven to offer an appetizing culinary experience for all guests. Therefore, it's very gratifying to hear that they've been able to impress you. Once again, we thank you for this lovely review and hope to see you soon!  
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Richard B wrote a review Dec 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Beautiful 5 star hotel with all the trimmings you’d expect. Immaculately clean, tern down service and outstanding staff. Venisha was delightful and was so helpful. The food was amazing. Will defo be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 1, 2024
Dear valued guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for this wonderful review and recommendation. It's truly gratifying to know our team exceeded your hospitality expectations, as we strive to maintain the highest, unrivaled standards. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Sameera D wrote a review Nov 2023
111 contributions17 helpful votes
Beautiful designed hotel with great amenities. Upon arrival, we received a delicious cup of Chai. Room we're spacious and clean. Every room has an ocean view with a balcony. The assortment of chocolates (made in-house) was a great touch. Food was delicious all made in house including their butter, jam, bread etc.. Love the infinity pool( temperature controlled) A nice 20 minutes along the beach to get to more restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Dec 31, 2023
Dear valued guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this lovely review and recommendation. We are delighted to hear that we were able to provide a memorable, comfortable stay, as it's been the heart of what we do at Riff Hikkaduwa. We'd like to thank you for this amazing review and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Rikin K wrote a review Nov 2023
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely,modern ,luxurious beach side hotel with a super cool ,and happy vibe.Well designed and very comfortable rooms with ocean views and impeccable turn down service with personal touches.A boutique property in every way ! Outstanding selection and quality of food, the best I have had so far in Sri Lanka,including a wonderful Japanese roof top restaurant and bar . The host and owner of the property was incredibly hospitable too..Highly recommended and i would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Dec 31, 2023
Dear valued guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this beautiful review and recommendation. The sentiment that your stay was both memorable and comfortable is of great significance to us. We're very happy to hear that our suites were able to satisfy your needs, as it's always a top priority at Riff Hikkaduwa. It brings us immense joy to discover that our team surpassed your expectations, showcasing their unwavering dedication to delivering unparalleled hospitality. Our chefs, too, consistently strive to offer the finest gastronomic experience on the island, offering a delightful culinary experience for all. Therefore, it's very gratifying to hear that they've been able to impress you as well. Once again, we thank you for this wonderful review and hope to see you soon!
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Dejan R wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had a truly amazing stay at Reef Hikkaduwa. The hotel is fantastically located right on the beach and our room had a beautiful sea view. Excellent restaurant for breakfast and dinner and very well located for activities in the area and relaxing afterwards. If you want to surf, there is a board rental right on the beach in front of the hotel with fair prices. All the hotel staff are extremely friendly and very courteous. However, we would like to take this opportunity to praise three members of staff in particular: Benisha and Ranjii from the restaurant team - who were always extremely friendly and attentive - and the pool/beach service employee (unfortunately we don't know his name), who was also always very helpful every day and always had an attentive eye on the bathers in the sea. In summery, 100% recommendation for this amazing hotel. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 5, 2023
Dear Valued Guest,  Firstly, we would like to thank you for this beautiful review and recommendation. It brings us immense pleasure to hear that your experience at our hotel was satisfactory. We are also delighted that you enjoyed the dining experience at our restaurant and found the meals to be appetizing. Your acknowledgment of our devoted team members especially moves us, as we consistently encourage them to uphold our high standards of hospitality with dedication and steadfast commitment. Once again, we thank you for this wonderful review and hope to see you soon!
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paul_bronnikov wrote a review Nov 2023
Moscow, Russia2 contributions
Very good hotel with a perfect view and very good service near the beach! We stayed in hotel for around one week and it was ideal. Food was good, service was good, food was good. Thanks for personal of hotel and especially the guy, who always help us with towers near the swimming pool. Sorry, we cannot remember your name, but, man, you’re very great!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 5, 2023
Dear Valued Guest,  Firstly, we would like to thank you for this lovely review and recommendation. We always encourage our staff to uphold the greatest hospitality standards on the island, making your recognition very touching. Our culinary team is dedicated to delivering a diverse and delightful dining experience, and we're pleased to have met your expectations in this regard as well. Once again, we thank you for this amazing review and hope to see you soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$211 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHikkaduwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riff Hikkaduwa
Which popular attractions are close to Riff Hikkaduwa?
Nearby attractions include Narigama Beach (0.5 miles), Chilanka Gems & Jewellers (0.6 miles), and Yula Beach Bar (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riff Hikkaduwa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hello Burger, Sea Salt Society - Beach restaurant & Bar -Hikkaduwa, and A2 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Riff Hikkaduwa have airport transportation?
Yes, Riff Hikkaduwa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riff Hikkaduwa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Riff Hikkaduwa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (9.6 miles), Galle Fort (9.3 miles), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (9.5 miles).