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Riviera Resort
Reviewed January 11, 2012

The staff are unconcerned the keys in the rooms are erratic the garden unswept from time immemorial the approach road can harm your vehicle.
some room are liveable most are not.Foot is palatable though not great.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Vauniyaruvini S
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

The Sinhalese/Tamil war and the Tsunami has left this town and region worse for wear. Top end accommodation is non existent. The Riviera Resort is a family run rustic river side hotel. The outlook on the river is great. The grounds are tropical although not as green as the south of the island. It has a certain relaxed and unhurried charm. It's not a resort of the pool, spa and tennis court type. Authentic family cooked Sri Lankan cuisine is fabulous and good value. Friendly staff looked after our children and were all smiles whenever we asked for anything. Despite not being 5 Star it was one of our favourites in this trip. The bungalow and linen whilst worn was clean. Our bill was spot on.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank baafreo
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed for a night in riviera resort. The rooms were clean and well accomadated except for a tv. The staff too was friendly. But the food could have been better. And the final bill needs double checking cos they tend to do some absurd miscalculations.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank udsi
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

We stayed here for 3 weeks. It's a nice location for Batticaloa, looking over the river (you can't swim here because of crocodiles) and bridge with lots of fruit trees. It's about 400m to Kallady beach. The rooms are alright, reasonably clean, not the best pillows or beds but that seems to be pretty standard in Sri Lanka. The crab curry is great and the owners let us do a free cooking class which was nice. The staff are generally very helpful and friendly. Our only complaint one weekend we returned late in the evening and found our room had been given away so we had to pay extra to stay in an AC room (despite the blackout meaning no AC).

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank 87a
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

Enjoyed two days stay in Riviera Resort in a wooded Cabana. Though this was one of the room without air conditioning, it was quiet cool inside. The food was good and tasty.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank shajega
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

Clean, comfortable rooms and toilet. Staff were a bit unfriendly at first

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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7  Thank DANREB D
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

Clean, comfortable rooms and toilet. Staff were a bit unfriendly at first, as we were not the same ethnic group as they, but warmed up after generous tipping and many smiles! Remember the beds were a bit hard, but anything would do after the long journey to get to Batti! Their website: http://www.riviera-online.com/

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  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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2  Thank 1LifeStand
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Additional Information about Riviera Resort

Address: New Dutch Bar Road | Kallady, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Batticaloa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Batticaloa
Price Range: $20 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riviera Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Riviera Resort, an idyllic, friendly family-run guest house in Batticaloa, on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.The Resort was established in 1982 and borne out of the desire to preserve nature and share our picturesque corner of Sri Lanka with guests from all over the world. Riviera Resort, which is within the city limits, has been a labor of love. We have AC and Non AC rooms and a 25 m swimming pool with a Jacuzzi ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Batticaloa

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