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7.1
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7.0
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

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7.0
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Cleanliness6.9
Facilities6.0
Location7.1
Room comfort and quality6.0
Service7.7
Value for money7.1
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2.0
Jessica from United Kingdom
Couple
Wood Cottage Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
The worst stay in the whole of India. ”
As the title says. It was The worst stay in the whole of India. From when we turned up to the moment we left it was terrible. we arrived at the gate to the words are AGODA and the keys dropped in our hands by the caretaker of the property to which then he got on the motorbike and left us with no electric no idea of what we doing where we were. when we returned from walking aimlessly around the town we find the owner of the property who turned on the electric and the Internet which were only allowed to use after 6 o'clock until 9 AM Batticaloa itself is an awful place to go. do not ever go there!!!!!! the best part of the stay was the moment we closed the gate behind us and left. The flat itself has no soundproofing throughout the night there was a red van screaming music allowed dogs barking constantly and no mosquito net provided it was possibly the worst sleep I've had in my whole life and in the morning the breakfast was served in dirty plates. I really don't think I have any more words for how terrible It was but thank you non the less.
Reviewed March 06, 2017
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2.0
Sagar from India
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
The property refused to honour my booking thougjlh I had confirmed my stay the morning before. ”
I got shifted to another property on flimsy grounds. Even though I spoke to the owner and confirmed my arrival, I was not given a room. I was moved to another hotel with no WiFi or hot water and at a location that was not as good. Wouldn't recommend staying here.
Reviewed January 13, 2017
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4.4
Brook from New Zealand
Couple
Wood Cottage Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
Below average”
Disappointing. Booked the wooden cottage, owner said it wasn't available. He'd given it to someone else. Didn't realise we'd made a booking so wasn't expecting us. Paid more for breakfast, but you can get it much cheaper just 200 meters away. Altogether, avoid.
Reviewed January 06, 2017
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8.8
Matteo from Italy
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Cozy Cabana on the Lagoon”
Great choice for backpackers and travellers on a budget. The place is very basic but clean and nice and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Even if we reserved the cheapest room, we got a free upgrade to the beautiful cabana with an amazing view on the lagoon.The guesthouse is also walking distance to 2 very good Indian restaurants, one of which is vegetarian. Furthermore, the kitchen is available for the guests so you can buy fresh fish and vegetables at the local market and cook yourself. Internet connection rocks,as it is super fast. No towels or bed sheets are provided so bring your own [maybe it was because we were there during low season, you can always ask when booking]. Overall, highly recommended.
Reviewed December 18, 2016
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10.0
Vadivel from Sri Lanka
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
Very nice ”
Good staff,clean place,nice view
Reviewed December 09, 2016
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10.0
Vadivel from Sri Lanka
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
Very nice ”
Good
Reviewed December 09, 2016
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7.2
Sarah from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
OK for a budget stop over”
Good location near to the bus station and with a great vegetarian restaurant nearby. The lake opposite is beautiful and this place overlooks it. My room could have done with a thorough clean though, and the place is somewhat shabby. There are also no tea or coffee making facilities and no food options - I could have really done with a tea when I arrived. It's ok for the price, and for just a night.
Reviewed October 27, 2016
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8.4
Nabil from France
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Great stay”
The owner is a real gentleman, philosophy and psychology teacher, we had real pleasure to discuss te evenig. We even get upgraded and get the "antique hut". No bicycle but I am sure he will add some. It's also a bit noisy because of the street a bit crowded and the dogs at night but with ears plug that's no problem.
Reviewed February 06, 2016
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8.3
Christian from Canada
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Nice stay at River Hut”
Location, staff, room :)
Close to the bus and train station. Enjoyed walking around and taking it easy. I had a free upgrade and the room up the stairs on the left when you get in is perfect!
Reviewed December 16, 2015
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7.7
Paul from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
Fine for the price...!”
Location, friendly owner.
The River Hut has a good location, close by to the bus and train stations. It is a bit of a lonely road, in that it seems to be mostly private houses there. The owner was really nice and friendly, he helped sort out the WiFi and also came and sat with me when there was a powercut. He also gave me a lift to the train station the next morning. It is a budget hotel so as long as your expectations are on the "budget" level things will be ok. There was a TV in the lobby area I was able to watch movies on. There was a problem with the WiFi during my stay, which was not ideal but these things happen sometimes.
Reviewed October 02, 2015
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10.0
Pearl from France
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Sejour d'une nuit”
Je n'ai passé qu'une nuit dans cet etablissement mais l'accueil chaleureux et la qualité des services m'ont donné envie de rester plus longtemps. Si je repasse dans le coin, cest là que je m'arreterai
Reviewed November 04, 2016
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8.0
Dirk from Germany
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Bescheidenes Gästehaus mit netten Gastgebern”
Ich habe im River Hut drei Nächte verbracht. Die erste Nacht in einem einfachen Zimmer mit geteiltem Badezimmer im Haupthaus, die anderen Nächte in einem hölzernen Anbau mit eigenem Bad. Das erste Zimmer hatte als zusätzliche Einrichtung einen Schrank, das zweite auch eine Sitzgelegenheit und einen Tisch. Ein Moskitonetz fehlte bei beiden Zimmern. Mir wurde aber als Ersatz ein elektrisches Antimückenmittel gegeben. Das zweite Zimmer war auch geräumiger und hatte einen schönen Blick auf die Lagune. Leider ist es etwas hellhörig und liegt direkt an der Straße. Wenn ein Laster vorbei fährt, wackelt der Anbau auch mal. Nachts ist allerdings kein Verkehr, so dass man dennoch gut schlafen kann. Die Lage ist ein wenig außerhalb vom Stadtzentrum, so dass man unter Umständen ein Tuk Tuk benötigt, um weiter weg zu kommen. Es gibt aber auch Restaurants in Laufnähe. Das Beste an der Unterkunft ist aber die sehr herzliche Eigentümerfamilie. Das Upgrade auf das eigentlich teurere Zimmer war übrigens kostenlos.
Reviewed August 20, 2016
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6.0
Marco from Germany
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Sehr hellhörige Holzhütte”
Lage, Nähe zu Restaurant, Ausblick
Wir sind in einer selbstgezimmerten Holzhütte untergekommen. Der Besitzer scheint sie später angebaut zu haben. Sie hat Strom und ein Bad, aber ist sehr hellhörig und direkt neben der Straße. Es gab kein WiFi und kein warmes Wasser. Insgesamt sehr billig, aber man bekommt auch nicht sehr viel.
Reviewed March 18, 2016
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4.4
Livio from Italy
Solo traveler
Wood Cottage Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
Pessimo rapporto qualità prezzo”
Prezzo decisamente esagerato per quanto offerto (confermato anche da persone del luogo). Né sapone né asciugamani. In fase di prenotazione si crede di star prenotando una stanza con a/c ma ci si ritrova in una capanna di legno con ventilatore, che seppur quasi pittoresca non è all'altezza del prezzo. Colazione pessima e portata in stanza, non servita regolarmente al tavolo.
Reviewed June 02, 2017
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