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“Oozes class”
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Ridee Villa
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

This small boutique hotel oozes class from the moment you arrive. A lot of thought has got into every aspect of the building and the owner's subtle, but imaginative personality shines through the design like the semi precious stones embedded in the floor. The service is what you would expect from a 5 star hotel. What it lacks in location it makes up for in attentive service and genuine warmth from the staff. A step above most hotels everywhere and a benchmark for boutique hotels worldwide.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Ridee Villa is a small boutique hotel with a service that matches and trumps most 5 star hotels! It started from the moment we entered: being warmly greeted by the owners who offered us a wonderful pineapple refreshment in a... pineapple. When you go to the beach they prepare you a nice bag with towels, water bottles, peanuts... And so on... We were self-driving and before we left, guess what, the staff had cleaned and washed our car - unbelievable, but true! We travel a lot for leisure and for business, around the world, and stay at least some hundred nights per year in a hotel, but a personal and complementary car wash that was and still is the very first time it ever happened to us. As a result, we only can HIGHLY recommend this place!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Best place we have stayed in Sri Lanka so far. Great rooms, lovely balcony and one amazing dinner- a 3 course banquet with a very nice merlot. Our hosts took great pride in ensuring our stay was perfect. Thank you, we will be back.............

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Lovely hotel. Friendly staff. Superb food. Rooms good, but bit dark, ok as you do not spend much time there. Lovely touch of towel, water and nuts all in bag when you go to the beach. Had a lovely tour of Galle Fort, with open top car and chauffeur. Would go back again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

It’s a family-run modern luxury hotel-guesthouse. The owners and their staff will do everything to make your stay a pleasant one. And they do. This compensates for the fact that the hotel has no direct access to the beach. But one just crosses the street or even better take a tuktuk to the more remote beaches in the area.

In terms of standard and service I assume this is the best place you can stay in Unawatuna and very likely in the whole Southern District. Of course, all this has its price. One should be the type of persons who enjoys luxury and special care to fully appreciate a stay there.

The breakfast buffet was plenty and just recently they started with a lunch and dinner menu. What we ate - and compared to other places - this will make Ridee Villa soon also to the best place to eat in Unawatuna. If you don’t have the pleasure to stay there, then you should spoil yourself at least one time with the food.

I am convinced that the owners will also soon solve the above mentioned beach issue. They might partner with one of the local beach places. By then you will get your daily fresh beach towels and bottles of water right at the sea.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

A very pleasant Villa with approx 16 rooms. The standard rooms are in the first floor and are quite small. The superior suites are on the second floor. There is good AC in the rooms.
The villa is in a good location over the road from a nice beach. It is also on a busy road. The staff are lovely. There are kitchens on both levels. They could be kept a little cleaner. The staff are wonderful. I would return here!

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed for one week in Jan and cannot rate this place high enough the staff,owners and everyone else associated with it made it a excellent place to stay and felt like home from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. All staff were courtesy and very helpful with anything required and knowledge of trips and excursions was excellent . The highlight for me was the tour of Galle they took us in the classic Wolesey 60 year old car which made you feel very special as such a beautiful open top classic car. If anyone is thinking of staying book ASAP because if you cannot get a room you will of missed one of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka. We will definitely be going back next year to Ridee Villa. A big thank you to all the staff and owners for a very special stay in a very special place
Thank you Dave & Cherie
Ps the silver elephant pendant gift you gave my wife is now proudly on her necklace :)

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank daveggod
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Additional Information about 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 #1 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Unawatuna
Price Range: $76 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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