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  • 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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#2 of 3 hotels in Ahungalla
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4.4
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4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.5
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
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Aerobics
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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
Spa
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, Spanish
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Sasika R wrote a review Yesterday
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“Amazing stay” we had a very relaxing and a happy stay. Clean and well-organized rooms. 24-hour services and all-Inclusive restaurants very attractive. swimming facilities are so great. Friendly, professional staff.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Roshani W wrote a review Feb 2021
Sri Lanka33 contributions7 helpful votes
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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 as a couple
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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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Pier88 wrote a review Aug 7
Bentota, Sri Lanka54 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed total food experience.Very huge verities. Staff are very welcoming and friendly and nice live Band at evening. We highly recommend. Pool staff are very energetic and helpful ,we will visit again soon
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Aarzoo Saad wrote a review Aug 5
Lahore, Pakistan14 contributions2 helpful votes
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We visited Riu in July and our experience was just extraordinary! From the reception, restaurant managers, servers, room service...everyone was super friendly and helpful. The whole place was exceptional. We were travelling with three kids, got a family suite with partial sea view. We loved the pools, they were kept clean at all times. Towels were easily available so were the loungers. There weren't too many when we went, although it got a bit crowded on the weekend but it was managed really well. My favourite part was the FOOD! The chefs are amazing im forgetting the executive chefs name but he was an extremely humble and sweet man, always there to discuss our balal food preferences etc. As for the food... The srilankan local food options: daal curry, seafood curry, crab chilli were among my favourites! We stayed for a week and got to experience all the restaurants.. Out of which my favourite was the Asian restaurant Kaori. The sushi was awesome! They had some great options for kids like building your own burger, plain pasta with sauces at the side, vegetarian pasta, fresh fries, nuggets! Of course the fruit, especially pineapple with palm treacle and flavored yogurt ❤️🍍🌴😍 The people who really stood out were Ruwindi and Ruwan (assistant restaurant managers I think). Both were always smiling, always ready to talk to you and serve you in the best way possible. Chatru-singa (I think that was his name) knew our regular order for our coffee/juices. Although it was monsoon, and it was too dangerous to swim in the sea we used to go and hang out near the beach. Gorgeous sunny breezy weather. It rained a few times but not that much. The entertainment was also really good, the band, dances, especially the kids party everyday was super! This was definitely my favourite holiday in Sri Lanka, all because of Riu Ahungallas staff! FIVE STARS!!! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Soniabaldeo wrote a review Aug 5
Toronto, Canada50 contributions14 helpful votes
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This resort is very beautiful and clean. We stayed here during the week in June 2022 with family and kids. The resort was quiet not a lot of people since it was during the week. There was no entertainment at night. They had some games in the lobby and the last day we were there a few pool event and some kids event. It was a very quiet stay. The food at the buffet during breakfast and lunch was delicious. The dinner time was good too. The drinks are not all that compare to all inclusive in the Caribbean . This Riu drinks are very water down. The staff are very friendly and caring . Everything we need or missed was provided to us. Everyone was also very helpful. The only bad thing about this resort is the beach. It is not safe to bathe in the beach. So most of your time are spent at the pool only. We are huge beach people so that was disappointed . But I wouldn’t mind going back to this Riu next time I am in srilanka . The resort is beautiful and room are clean and updated
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Polina wrote a review Aug 3
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This is a great place for relaxation that offers everything you need - ocean breeze, tasty food, fun events, spa and even a bar in a pool! We got a free upgrade for a sea view room which made our stay so much better (thank you🙏🏻)! The staff was always very friendly and took a personal approach which we really liked! While the pool bar staff made sure we never ran out of drinks, Chamath and Dhananjaya made sure our room was always clean and impressed us with towel made animals! We definitely recommend everyone to stay at RIU Sri Lanka! It is a great experience :)
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GehanSeneviratne wrote a review Aug 1
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Cocktails and drinks at different located bars was served uneven. The food and selection at the restaurant was good, however the the preparations of tables took time after the guests leaving after their meals.
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Mirthula Skandarajah wrote a review Jul 2022
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Thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at Riu Ahungalla. The hotel itself was beautiful. The staff, very friendly. We enjoyed the pools and our room. The food was a bit of a hit and a miss. Certain meals were great, some have room for improvement. The cocktails too were a bit watered down.
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Chithranga E wrote a review Jul 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka20 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed the stay. Very happy with the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. Please upgrade the drinks and cocktail menu. Food was great. Good selection. The snacks maybe should include a little more variety.
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Mohamedmimrah234 wrote a review Jul 2022
Beruwala, Sri Lanka1 contribution
It was nice experience... wonderful place to enjoy... buffet also topnotch Fantastic . Receptionist are very friendly..... Everywhere very clean There have many view points... I'm recommend this hotel 100%
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PRICE RANGE
$124 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictAhungalla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
501
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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.