Riviera Resort
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7.8
Recommended by 83% of guests
  • Airport transfer

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Currency exchange

  • Bar

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Deluxe Accessible
Deluxe Accessible
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  • Lagoon view
  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Budget single
Budget single
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  • Garden view
  • 9 m²/97 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Family Room
Standard Family Room
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  • Lagoon view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 2 double b...
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Wooden Cabana
Wooden Cabana
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  • Lagoon view
  • 9 m²/97 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Lagoon view
  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Double - 2 People
Double - 2 People
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  • Lagoon view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Non A/C
Standard Non A/C
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  • Lagoon view
  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Budget - Shared Bathroom
Budget - Shared Bathroom
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  • Garden view
  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Budget Double Room
Budget Double Room
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  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Standard Triple Room
Standard Triple Room
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  • Garden view
  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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7.8
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Cleanliness7.5
Facilities7.7
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service7.8
Value for money7.6
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9.2
Exceptional
Karen from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
great pool”
Riviera resort was a little oasis. The pool was fantastic and the restaurant provided great food. They were happy to organize transport to take us to see the sites around town.
Reviewed June 08, 2018
7.2
Very good
Viki from New Zealand
Group
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Relax”
Good place
Reviewed November 05, 2017
2.0
Basil from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
Not worth for the money..!!!”
This is worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It's not like shows in the web site. They are cheating the travellers showing nice pictures. However, very unclean, Manager (women) is in her office(???) with her night dress. (OMG..!!!). Very uncleaned office. I cancelled my booking and went to another hotel. I will never ever recommed to any one ne this hotel (hell).
Reviewed July 07, 2017
Dear Sir Sorry to hear your comment. Are you sure you came to the correct place. We have a front office with at least 2 managers in uniform. It is a 10 acre property with lagoon front, overlooking the British built bridge (Black in colour). Our resort name is Riviera Resort. Search in Google for " Riviera Resort Batticaloa". Our reception is with our open restaurant which has a seating of around 80 pax. You wouldn't have seen the swimming pool as it is situated at the end of the property with the view of the lagoon. Best Regards Darshan
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10.0
Exceptional
JOHN from United Kingdom
Group
Standard Non A/C
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
very happy”
we were very happy with our stay here , great pool set in beautiful tropical gardens ,lovely to sit lagoon side at any time of day, excellent friendly helpful staff
Reviewed March 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Hilary from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Wooden Cabana
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
Pool, views, tropical garden”
Situated in a tropical garden, overlooking the lagoon, with a large infinity pool, including a jacuzzi. What's not to like? The cabana, only one I'm afraid, is great. You feel you are on your own in the jungle. But there.are people around when you need them. And I did. Having sprained by ankle badly the day I got there, the staff and owner of did everything to help me. Went for a compression bandage and a walking stick. Provided me with ice packs. Drove me to and from the restaurant in the garden,, or brought me my meals if I preferred..Took me on a tuk tuk trip so I could see some of Batticaloa before I left. Top marks all round.
Reviewed March 15, 2017
8.4
Excellent
clare from United Kingdom
Couple
Wooden Cabana
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
A great place to stay on the East coast”
The hotel was well positioned on the Batticoala lagoon within 10 minutes walk of the beach and a short tuktuk ride into the centre of town. The swimming pool was great in a lovely garden surrounded by trees, bananas and other fruits with a big population of birds, including a nesting white bellied sea eagle. We stayed in the wooden cabana which was ethnic but not particularly clean. There was room for a bed but not much else. However it had a wonderful verandah and overall provided a tropical ambience. Food was very good as was the service. The main accommodation was in blocks with differing facilities which we did not experience.
Reviewed February 23, 2017
6.8
Good
Luke from United Kingdom
Couple
Budget Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
Convenient”
Convenient location. Far superior guesthouses in the vicinity. Restaurant ins terrible and far too over priced. Private functions night time.
Reviewed January 31, 2017
2.8
Joel from Sri Lanka
Business traveler
Standard Non A/C
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Service is very poor ”
I not satisfied
Reviewed December 04, 2016
6.0
Sidney from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Average hotel”
Lovely gardens but not many good options for a good meal except within the hotel. Food service is slow even when ordered in advance. Some staff could try more to be friendly
Reviewed August 28, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Britta from Denmark
Family with young children
Standard Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Wunderful tranquil place”
Situated along the lagune in a wellkept and shady garden. The pool is wonderful with a baby and a chokerende pool. And a jaguzzi but er didnt make it work. Ask for towels. We had the familyroom: very spacious and wellequiped. Be sure to order your food one hour before you need it so they have time to prepare it.
Reviewed July 09, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Sarka from Czech Republic
Couple
Budget Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Great swimming pool and lovely gardens”
It's located about 15 minutes walk from the bus station across the bridge near the lagoon. (But if you're on the bus heading south you can get off closer.) Our room was spacious with good mosquito net. It's not the newest place and there were some ants marching in the bathroom. Other than that sufficient and the beautiful swimming pool with surrounding gardens makes up for it. We had several meals in the restaurant and the staff were always attentive and smiling, although they managed to mess up the order few times. (Too many chefs in the kitchen, I'd say. :)) Prices are reasonable and you can pay by credit card which makes it easier. You even get an invoice and follow up thank you email. We would definitely stay again.
Reviewed June 25, 2016
5.6
Alexandra from Switzerland
Couple
Standard Non A/C
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Ok for 1 night”
We were just there for one night on our way to arugam bay, and it was good, the pool is excellent! The food was avarage, the room aswell, the shower dirty ( hair of someone else), staff friendly though!
Reviewed June 05, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Gerry from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Very well run hotel in great location”
Hotel is a group of rooms in a big garden, overlooking the Batti lagoon. Everything runs like clockwork - management have obviously bothered to work out what visitors actually want and provide it well. Food is excellent and very cheap and the pool is the best we found in Sri Lanka with a beautiful view over the lagoon. We took a boat trip also provided by the hotel which was great, and they also rented us a scooter to explore the area. The rooms were a little dated but comfortable and clean. Other positives included an information pack on places to visit and good breakfast choices including plenty of local options. I wish all hotels were as well run as the Riviera Resort. We were only there 2 days but would go back anytime ! Highly recommended.
Reviewed February 14, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Margaret from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 28 nights in December 2015
Great hotel in perfect location”
Friendly family run hotel, beautiful gardens overlooking lagoon & fabulous swimming pool.
We stayed for a month in lagoon view room & didn't want to leave. Hotel is located in extensive gardens along the lagoon near Kallady bridge so is easy to get into the town but far enough away for a quiet & relaxed holiday. The swimming pool is fabulous overlooking the lagoon and is almost infinity style. The family are very welcoming & will do everything possible to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. We travelled both north & south along the coast so its a perfect base to discover the east coast, which is unspoilt & very beautiful. Rooms are large, with comfortable beds & are a little dated but they do the job with each having a terrace to watch the sunset.The food in the restaurant is excellent & reasonable priced but order in advance as all meals are cooked to order so take some time to prepare. Staff are friendly & very helpful. The hotel has canoes for hire & a boat trip on the lagoon twice a day to the fort & lighthouse.
Reviewed January 23, 2016
5.3
Andrew from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Non A/C
Stayed 1 night in June 2015
My one night stay at the Riviera Resort”
Value, location near the water, and a large park-like space, and parking right next to room
Acceptable but only just. Room and all furnishings are quite old and worn and not so clean. Also, I picked this for the swimming pool pic on their page, but in fact could not find one, much less a resort looking one like that - I'd say this is very misleading!
Reviewed July 02, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
probably the best in town”
peaceful location by the lagoon, excellent food including the Indian food, large swimming pool
Very peaceful and relaxing, fortunately we had our own transport which made it easier because the location is not central. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Reviewed April 19, 2015
5.3
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Non A/C
Stayed 1 night in April 2015
You have to pay for the pool!”
location
We stayed in a non AC room and on arrival were told that we we had to pay to use the pool, which was the only reason we had booked in this 'resort'! The reason given was that they needed to pay for maintenance! I don't think they should advertise a pool if you have to pay per swim. It's false advertising at best. The food was over priced, average at best and the service was the worst I have experienced in Sri Lanka. The non AC rooms are basic (think 1940s refurb) but comfortable enough.
Reviewed April 12, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Claire from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Non A/C
Stayed 1 night in March 2015
Low key and charming resort.”
Location, friendly staff, lovely pool
Relaxing and comfortable, lovely location and friendly staff.
Reviewed March 18, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Lemuel from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2015
Great small resort”
Friendly staff, food , location
Reviewed March 14, 2015
8.3
Excellent
davide from Italy
Solo traveler
Standard Non A/C
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
nice natural place and beatiful cabana”
location,food and cabana
very good place,with laguna and swimming pool,room not best for me but cabana is very nice,good food and drink,10 minutes by beach,i want to come back;)
Reviewed March 02, 2015
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