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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 in Ahungalla
The RIU Sri Lanka opened in 2016 and offers a 24h All Inclusive service. The hotel is located in the south of Sri Lanka, directly on Ahungalla beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Ahungalla (500 m), Benota (15 km) and 130 km away from the Colombo Int’l Airport (CMB). The hotel has 501 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many modern amenities. Relax in the spa area or get in shape at the gym. 3 outdoor pools, 1 children’s pool. RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7 & 8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main restaurant. Asian and Italian specialty restaurants and 4 bars and “Pacha” discotheque.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Buddhi T wrote a review Yesterday
Colombo, Sri Lanka5 contributions
We received an updated room. Hotel staff were professional and friendly. Since we checked in late they asked us to take the evening snack before check-in. Hotel offered so many facilities for their all inclusive package. This was my 2nd visit and will visit as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Roshani W wrote a review Feb 2021
Sri Lanka33 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We stayed one night here on July 2020.We were in highest floor.Our room was amazing and clean comfy with a fantastic views of the ocean.The kids and other pools were very attractive and we enjoyed them very well. The hotel restaurant was very clean and sanitized.Foods was so delicious with the variety of foods.Kitchen team was assured the serve what ever you want in line with Covid guideline.Hotel staff were very friendly and the service was great.Energy and quick service of bar staff irrespective of how busy they are with many request superb. Thank you for your warm hospitality,your service was exceptional.We enjoyed our stay a lot.I must say that everything was excellent and good value for money. I must say that everything was perfect and highly recommended this hotel for all in all 👍👍
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka
Responded Feb 11, 2021
Dear Roshani, Thank you for choosing RIU Hotels & Resorts. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! To provide each guest with an exceptional, personalized experience through our friendly service is what we strive for, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We can´t thank you enough and certainly, we will be sure to share these kind words with our entire team! It is our hope that you offer us the opportunity to host you again soon! Warm regards, Hotel Riu Sri Lanka Online Reputation Manager
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Bhadraja M wrote a review Jun 17
1 contribution
Hotel offered a good service, rooms are clean and OK, and it is worth of money. Food is awesome. Enjoyed pool bar a lot. Lot of activities compared to other packages. Recommend for your next holiday. Cheers.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thilina Hewagama wrote a review Jun 12
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
First time in RIU, overall it was a great experience. they offer all inclusive package. our stay was 1 night. and they have unlimited cocktail all over the day and 3 Course full meal + snack meal as well all buffet. rooms are cleaned and well maintained. usually they have soap and shower gel at rooms but no toothbrush/toothpaste (as pee my past experiences many hotels above 3 star they provide them in room. they provide entertainment night each night and you can get unlimited cocktails all over day, what was my idea about unlimited drinking changed slightly with the stay, if you love drinking my advice is bring some hard liquor with you have it as you prefferd then go with unlimited cocktail / beer / some local whiskey which allocated for your package. and no bites as well 😁, keep that noted. anyway stay was good & they could improve too. main thing that i can appreciate highly is staff welcome and service, their HR management is doing great job. each staff member is very friendly and helpful. cheers to all staff of RIU
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
aram wrote a review Jun 10
Shiraz, Iran4 contributions
Very clean hotel rooms with beautiful sea and pool views The hotel staff was very polite, kind and helpful High quality hotel restaurants and very varied food The hotel entertainment was great The hotel pools are very clean and the environment is excellent I hope to stay in this hotel again
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
pauline a wrote a review Jun 5
4 contributions2 helpful votes
First class staff never ever experienced this friendly staff, I have traveled to so many countries stayed in multiple 5 star Hotels but superb service from reception to restaurants then the bar staff , the cleaning staff, security guards not forgetting the pool guys (life guards) porters and the gardeners special thanks to the restaurant managers and restaurant staff who made our stay an remarkable one thank you RIU you made our holiday a memorable one but have to say the entertainment need to be improved concider the SriLankan as well not only the foreigners as at the moment you get the business mainly from the locals. Will definitely share my experience when I return back to Uk . Special thanks to all your staff a smile goes a long way very very friendly beautiful staff hope they are well looked after and we see them during our next visit to RIU hotel
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
SANDUN GAMAGE wrote a review Jun 5
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka11 contributions1 helpful vote
they make us happy always, good place to visit and stay with family holidays, but no foreign spirits there, pool is good , foods super , entire stay make us happy, kids pool very good , staff very good ,place very big spacey. good hotel to spend family holidays..
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Review collected in partnership with riu.com
Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
RaSha wrote a review Jun 4
3 contributions
We are from UK and stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in April 2022. From Check-in to Check-out, everything went really smooth. Just in two words the stay "excellent". Reception staff were very polite and professional. They upgraded us from Junior Sea View Suite to Superior Sea View Suite for free. Check-in was quick and we were taken to our room promptly. All required safety measures were in place with regard to Covid 19. Hotel really mean it when they say "all inclusive" and it was a truly all inclusive hotel. Food, at main restaurant, was excellent with very wide choices. There are a couple of other restaurants too - all of them are included in their all inclusive package. All meals were buffet with wide variety of choices. Restaurant staff were so polite and helpful. We truly enjoyed the Sri Lankan Southern hospitality in this hotel. Two piece of advice: (1) The gym requires updating asap (2) Please consider displaying in both local languages of Sri Lanka when you chose to display something in Sinhala (see attached photo) Overall a fantastic, five-star stay!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Jithendra G wrote a review Jun 2
Colombo, Sri Lanka27 contributions14 helpful votes
The room service team in our wing led by supervisor Dhananjaya and attendant Lahiru are experts in towel-art. They are really innovative and made our stay memorable. I have not seen such creativity in any of the hotels I have visited in the recent past.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Vihan_Rodrigo wrote a review Jun 2
2 contributions
This was our 12th stay in RIU Ahungalla. The happiness and quality time we received was worth the amount we spent. Food and beverages were delicious as always. In our recent stay in RIU in May, there was a shortfall of foreign liquor with the prevailing circumstances in Sri Lanka and we totally understand it. But hope it would be resolved next time. Receptionists and the staff were friendly and helpful too. We were very happy with our stay and hope to visit RIU frequently too!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel RIU Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Luba Tours - Day Tours (4.6 miles), Suduhansa Tours (0.4 miles), and Ahungalla Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bord'eau, SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, and Jungle Beach Restaurant & Watersport Ahungalla.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel RIU Sri Lanka have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel RIU Sri Lanka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel RIU Sri Lanka located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Ahungalla.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel RIU Sri Lanka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.