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Riviera Resort

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

this resort is ideally located next to the lagoon and you have a good view of the Kallady bridge. the rooms are pretty standard and clean with good working air conditioning which is extremely important with the humid weather of batticacola. we didn't try the food but their morning tea/coffee was the bomb, they didn't skimp on quality or quantity...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A standard double room turned out to be a wooden cabanas which we didn't think we had booked.. Very small and smelt damp. We were used to hotels in Sri Lanka adding up to 20% to the advertised room rate but this added a total of 30% - not only to the room rate but also to the restaurant bill...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Was in Batticola on a business trip. Wanted to spend a night and found it difficult to find a decent hotel. Checked into the hotel and got a lagoon facing room. Rooms are okay for holiday with family. Lot of open space amidst a coconut plantation and a lgoon on one side. Excellent staff, well mannered and courteous. Food they...

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1Thank Rajeev K
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place and relax hottel near the kalladi brige.they have many tasty seafood items.prowns curry are very tasty and more prowns have in curry.then i recommend this place to come and enjoying seafoods.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were very fortunate to hear the sounds of singing fish in the lagoon in a boat trip organized by this hotel. We stayed in a different hotel but the trip was organized by this hotel. The best time to listen is on a full moon night, preferably after rains. The boat carried eight passengers, and we left by 9...

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Darshan D, Owner at Riviera Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests Thank you for taking the initiative to write a review about our singing fish tour. It gives us such great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed this unique experience. We are trying hard to promote these tours as it is so unique to Batticaloa lagoon. Even though lot of people know Batticaloa as the “Land of the...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This place has a good position beside the lagoon, with all the accommodation spread over a big green area. 25 minute walk into town, over the pedestrian bridge and then alongside the water. Nice pool. But : It's quite expensive and rather disorganised, especially the catering. They like you to order 45 minutes in advance, including breakfast, and you need...

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Darshan D, Owner at Riviera Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests Hope you had a good holiday in Sri lanka. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we will consider all your recommendation and concerns. In total as a resort we are liable for around 19% government taxes which makes our rates more expensive than the other small guesthouse who are not subjected to these...

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Riviera, with its tranquil setting overlooking the lagoon, beautiful trees and bird sounds. Our room had its own little verandah where we sat and enjoyed our early morning coffee brought to our room. The staff were courteous and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The setting of the hotel is in large natural tropical gardens full of bird life- we had an eagle's nest by our cabana. The resort also has a beautiful clean swimming pool overlooking Batti lagoon where you can watch the fishing boats go out as the sun sets. There was also a good restaurant with an extensive menu and the...

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Colombo
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Can be recommended for holiday and business trips. Improved a lot over the past years. Specially the standards of the wash rooms. Can set up a dock in the river time have boat rides and water sports Cumbria fishing.

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Sweden
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Located nicely near a lagoon and under the high trees are a number of smaller buildings with the restaurant in center. The restaurant serves delicious food. No special need for AC if it's not the hottest season. The rooms were very priceworthy, they said it was low-season.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Riviera Resort

Address: New Dutch Bar Road | Kallady, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Batticaloa
Price Range: $33 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riviera Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Riviera Hotel Batticaloa
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“Check carefully whether you have booked a cabanas or a standard room.”
diandtim, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lagoon/River facing room”
486rajeevk, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room was comfortable, even though a little small.”
22clemd, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cabana is worth a little extra money.”
858marioc, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try for a room with a lagoon view.”
802RichardP802, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
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