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Riverside Cabanas
Ranked #16 of 178 Specialty Lodging in Mirissa
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The hotel is new built and the rooms are cleaned but simple.
We (2 adults & 2 children) stayed here for a week and had a great time!
The staffs are very friendly, good with the kids, helpful and cooked good breakfast!
The roti and dahl is fantastic! Nice atmosphere in the open air restaurant with a green garden.
We highly recommend Riverside Cabanas and will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Stolo
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Nice setting, peaceful, quiet (away from beach disco), on the side of the river. In the garden you can see birds, monkeys and chipmunks. The rooms are clean and have A/C. It is only a 5 minute walk to the beach. There is free Wi-Fi. The Manager, Harshana, was very helpful and friendly.
The food was good and they had the ability to arrange lots of tours and trips.
We paid $40 B&B (although our friends booked via Agoda and got a slightly cheaper rate). Please note, they only accept cash not credit cards and do not sell alcohol.
Due to setting on side of the river there are lots of mosquitos in the evening so bring your repellent.
We would return and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I spent a couple of weeks in Mirissa and were so lucky to get a room at Riverside Cabanas. This place is just great and for sure one of the best in Mirissa. It opened only a few month ago and therefore is still very new. The rooms are spacious, very clean, nicely furnished and just really comfortable. Each room has a veranda or balcony with a seating area and hot (!!) water (which is very rare in Mirissa). Furthermore they have free Wifi which is working very well (and trust me, that's very hard to find in Mirissa too). I really liked the location too. It's situated next to a river in a very quiet and safe are with a pretty garden and nice restaurant. It's only a short walk to the beach but a lot more quiet as your sleep won't be disturbed by the loud music coming from the beach bars. Last but not least: the staff is excellent - they are so welcoming and friendly and do not harass you in any way. Try the rice & curry there - it's one of the best I ever ate. I hope Mr. Alahakoon & his family (the owner) and Harshana, Sunil and Uncle (the crew) will read this review too and see again how happy I was staying there! Hello to all of you! Hope to cu soon again! :)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Big room. short distance walk to beach. has a nice River view, beautiful green garden. it feels very comfortable and relaxing during my stay .nice food. staff are very friendly and helpful. I recommend my friends to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Neo N
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

we are traveling for 2 weeks in sri lanka, and wanted to relax on the beach, we came to mirissia and found 'riverside cabanas' and fell in love with this place. The rooms are amazing, everything is new and very clean with great balcony, the place is quiet and all around is green. It is located 5 minutes walk from the beach, and have a/c & non a/c room at very reasonable price.
The stuff (Harshnan and Sunil) here are amazing, the food is great and if we wanted to cook something that wasn't on the menu they let us in the kitchen to cook.

Bottom line, excellent place to stay!! If you read this and don't know where you want to stay, come to this place!!
We had a great time in mirissia and most of that because of this place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AnatRei
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed in Double Room with AC and would recommend this place if you are not going to stay on the beach. The most memorable things are great staff and good location near the river.
Pluses:
- very helpful and kind staff
- quiet location
- good view from window/balcony
- spacious room
- clean room and bathroom(not cleaned up daily but immediately on request)
- very good food
Minuses:
- badly designed floor in the bathroom so some water stays on the floor after shower
- no hot water(but owners say it will be connected soon)
- beach is very near but you have to cross the road with noticeable traffic, though it's true for any place outside the beach

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Evgeny_kmz
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed at the Riverside Cabanas for two nights as part of a 9 night tour around Sri Lanka - I requested this accomodation as I had read good things about it on Tripadvisor but it seems we did not have the same good experience. The service here wasnt bad but wasnt as good as other hotels we have stayed in in Sri Lanka.

The two pluses were; (1) Our room was very spacious with two huge double beds either side of the room (we asked for a twin room) and both the room and bathroom were very clean. (2) the hotel was within walking distance to Mirissa beach but not on the beach.

Unfortunately, that was the only good thing about this hotel; The negatives were: (1) There was no hot water at all no matter what time of the day it was (2) the bathroom was poorly designed so it flooded after a very cold shower! (3) The rooms weren't serviced daily so became dirty quickly with sand etc from the beach (4) At breakfast we were not asked what we wanted but given a huge plate of toast with jam and butter, despite me telling the staff to only bring bread for my friend as I am wheat intolerant and cannot eat it. We were not offered anything else and I had to ask for an omlette. We were not offered fruit juice but were given a pot of tea - a very poor breakfast experience by usually very hospitable Sri Lankan standards!

Overall, our stay was very average and we wouldnt go back as the negatives outweighed the positives

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank ms-cat07
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Additional Information about Riverside Cabanas

Address: No 34 Oya Addara Watta | Udupila, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 178 Specialty Lodging in Mirissa
Price Range: $26 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverside Cabanas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rinerside Cabanas are situated at Mirissa, southern coastal line of Sri Lanka. It's only 100m (3 minutes walk) away from the beautiful Mirissa beach, yet with nicely landscaped garden and tranquil surroundings, and so you are away from Colombo-Matara road traffic noise and sometimes beach hazel. Riverside Cabanas have both AC and Non AC rooms and its specious restaurant caters both local and western food at an attractive price. ... more   less 
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