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Pau, France
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“RIDEE MARVELLOUS!”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed 5 nights at the end of our 30 night Sri Lanka tour. The boss and all the staff are most welcoming and helpful, the rooms excellent, the breakfasts first class.
The only problem for us was we didn't particularly care for Unawatuna itself - but if you are going we heartily recommend staying here!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

The hotel is five minutes from the beach (walking distance), but close to the road, which makes it quite noisy sometimes. The rooms however are quiet, nicely decorated and clean. The staff is very polite and always helpful.
We only had breakfast there since you can eat everywhere in Unawatuna; breakfast was typical Sri Lankan-tourist style, meaning lots of fresh fruits, coffee, bread, jam and eggs.

We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Essex. England
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Very nice, very clean modern hotel. Very friendly and helpful manager and very polite staff. Two minutes walk to the beach. Superb breakfasts. Excellent value for money. We stayed for five days but we wish that we had stayed longer. No doubt will go back there again in the near future

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Ridee Villa is without doubt the best value guesthouse/hotel in Unawatuna. Ridee oozes characters and style, which have been self designed by the owner-manager who is a delightful gentleman. No request is of too much trouble for the manager; he will happily arrange day trips or transport at very competative prices. Rooms are of high quality and spacious. The breakfast buffet is full of variety and very tasty. The staff are polite and welcoming. The only downside to Ridee Villa is that it is not located directly on the beach; however, it is literally a two minute walk! I wish I had stayed for more days at Ridee Villa.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Very friendly and helpful owner and staff. Modern well-maintained and only 2 minutes walk to the beach. Superb breakfast. Excellent value for money.

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Reviewed February 24, 2012

We initially booked just 2 nights but decided to stay 2 days more because of the very good quality/price and the friendly atmosphere. It is in a strategic position (3 km to the wonderful Galle fort) and 2 minutes walking to the Unawaruna beach.
With a tuk tuk or a bus (even better and cheaper!!) you can reach the Mirissa beach (very nice).

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Recently, two weeks ago I stayed in Ridee villa hotel close to Galle for three nights after visiting central part of Sri Lanka (Kandy, Sirigiya, Dambulla).

The whole region -southern coast of Sri Lanka was real discover.

The town of Galle with fortress as well as surrounding beaches are amazing.

The pearl of Unawatuna beach is hotel Ridee Villa.

Even not situated just on the water line the hotel is worth of staying because it's charming staff and nice, clean and spacious rooms arranged in local style like in some boutique hotel.

So I could only recommend to visit southern coast of Sri Lanka and Ridee Villa hotel in the middle of it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Ridee Villa

Property: Ridee Villa
Address: 321 Peelllagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come as a Guest, Leave as a Friend " Ridee Villa is not a Hotel or Holiday Resort But someone who travel down south or willing to spend a few days on the unawatuna beach, This is the ideal place to lodge.Probably this would be the best Specialty lodging of an extraordinary Unique Boutique Guesthouse in Unawatuna.RV offers you unbelievable serenity & freedom that cannot be experienced in a mainstream hotel. Therefore this becomes Your Home away from Home. It is virtually a second home where you can spend and unwind mainly due to the unique "Home Hotel Concept" practiced by the amiable owners who are at hand, personally, to accede to all your needs. ... more   less 
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