We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Terrific, quiet place near the beach”
Review of Riverside Cabanas

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Riverside Cabanas
Ranked #15 of 168 Specialty Lodging in Mirissa
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I thought this place was excellent. We stayed here in March 2013 and couldn't have been happier. We had a second floor room with a private balcony over looking the little creek. I was very surprised that we were only minimally bothered by insects outside, and not in the room at all. The room was very clean and the air conditioner worked well - definitely worth springing for air conditioning. I had a minor medical emergency while here (not related to the hotel) and the staff was very helpful in finding a way to get me to the hospital late at night. Otherwise we slept very well, and one morning spoke with the owner, a super nice guy who comes there on weekends who was very interested in listening to our feedback. Close to the beach to walk there easily, but not close enough to be bothered by noise from it. Very excellent stay - we prolonged our departure because we liked it so much!

Only complaint - some variety to the breakfast. Specifically offer some fruit!

Room Tip: Second floor facing the back - most privacy
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank dams219
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (196)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

96 - 102 of 196 reviews

Reviewed May 27, 2013

We spent many week ends in mirissa, since we leave in colombo and we discovered this place just after one year. Althought is not on the beach can offer other advantages. It's quite, has nice garden and patio to enjoy even if it's raining, kind staff, fresh and genuine food. The rooms are new, clean, confortable and large. good place if you have children.

Room Tip: the rooms upstairs are more bright and airy, with nice balcon downstairs is better to manage childre...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank martaq73
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I arrived an hour before the check in time and I was welcomed with a cold drink and a seat in the shade-perfect!
The room I had was on the first floor - it was big with a good size bathroom (shower) and lovely balcony overlooking the gardens and views of the monkeys playing around in the trees!.
The breakfast was tasty and freshly prepared as were the snacks that I had in the evening. Meals are taken in an outside covered area and there are comfortable seats to relax in afterwards.
The 2 young staff that looked after the property were excellent and always willing to help with any questions.
I would stay there again - it's only a short 10 min stroll to the fabulous beach area at Mirissa!.

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SifnosNo1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great Value for Money Guest House, a short walk from the beach and restaurants/bars.
Clean room with aircon and bathrooms in perfect working order.
Nice outdoor sitting areas and garden down to river, with regular afternoon visit from cute troupe of monkeys. We would like to particularly commend the young staff member, employed as the Chef, who also turns his hand to spotless room cleaning and IT support.
Honest remote owners, who will match any Internet deal as a walk-in.
The happy Chef will call them for you! His breakfasts are also delicious.
This is yet another great Sri Lankan Guest House with caring, friendly staff.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DiscerningBrit
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We checked in late one night at the Riverside Cabanas. They are off the main road and 5 minutes walk to the beach. They had a lovely room ready with a small outdoor patio attached. There is a nice garden space and relaxed sitting area with a tv. One afternoon after whale watching (Raja & the Whales- a great company!), we sat at the table, watched tv, and had a few drinks (grab a bottle of arrack). Finally, the room was clean and spacious with a good working AC. Bathroom is modern and clean. Plenty of space to put your luggage and belongings. Try to book the room with the price in rupees so there are no surprises. Also, in the afternoon, tons of monkeys were hanging around on the trees in the backyard, so much fun to see! There were at least a dozen and we spotted a baby as well!

Room Tip: We had a room on the ground floor with a patio and it was lovely.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank yazmin182
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

It was our first visit to Sri Lanka & we really had a great stay at Riverside Cabanas. The room was big and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and we were also served with king coconut to drink which was really nice of them. Also they provide the card facility which is very rare in mirissa.
Thank you for your service and we really had a great stay...
Will visit again :)

  • Stayed: March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank AnneDenisova
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We planned to stay here for five nights but left after two very noisy nights. The place is by a river but also by a fairly noisy road, but it wasn't the tuktuks that kept us awake, it was the dogs! Loads of (stray?) dogs kept barking and howling most of the night, just outside on the road. Apart from that, the place is quite new, but everything seems cheeply made and it is very over priced for what you get. Breakfast didn't even include fresh fruit, which is something even the cheapest b&b serves in Sri Lanka!! And here we paid $55... The staff didn't seem interested in helping us with anything. There are loads of much nicer places to stay in Mirissa, so give this a miss!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Yoodle345
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Mirissa hotels
0.7 mi away
Esprit d'Ici Hotel
Esprit d'Ici Hotel
#1 of 11 in Mirissa
259 reviews
0.3 mi away
Palm Villa
Palm Villa
#3 of 168 in Mirissa
639 reviews
0.5 mi away
Number ONE Mirissa
Number ONE Mirissa
#13 of 194 in Mirissa
320 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 mi away
Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa
0.2 mi away
JJ's Hostel Mirissa
JJ's Hostel Mirissa
#4 of 168 in Mirissa
68 reviews
0.2 mi away
Peacock Villa
Peacock Villa
#1 of 194 in Mirissa
322 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Riverside Cabanas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Riverside Cabanas

Address: No 34 Oya Addara Watta | Udupila, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
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 #15 of 168 Specialty Lodging in Mirissa
Price Range: $22 - $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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, HostelWorld, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your Riverside Cabanas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing