We arrived late after a long taxi ride so were very happy to be greeted with a delicious cocktail and nice cup of tea. They also had a welcome note up for us in the hotel reception, which put a smile on our faces.
The room (we were second floor, towards the back) was adequate, not huge, with the bed taking up most of the room, but that was fine. There was a slight smell of damp in the room which was a bit unpleasant. The bathroom was nice enough, a good size and enough hot water, though the water pressure was a bit flimsy.
The breakfast buffet was nice with lots of choice and they weren't too strict on the time, willing to serve a bit later if you'd slept in a bit.
The owners owned a beautiful old convertible and they offered free rides into Columbo Port with the wonderfully friendly driver taking you on a mini driving/ walking tour of the fort, though be prepared to be driven home via the villa owner's gem shop.
The villa itself was modern with nicely tended garden and well maintained. Location-wise it is less than five minutes walk from the beach across the road and down a little lane.
The owners were really wonderful hosts throughout our stay and i would recommend this hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ridee Villa Hotel Unawatuna