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No. 870 Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 13/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 66 in Hikkaduwa
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Set on the famous Southern coast of the beautiful isle of Sri Lanka, just 20 minutes from the Dutch Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a brand new pearl among refined experiences in Sri Lanka. Riff Hikkaduwa invites you to indulge in the very first design hotel in Hikkaduwa to immerse in a place of new discoveries and to unfold a new expression of luxury. Explore an eclectic paradise alive with art, architecture and an exciting fusion of the islands cultural influences. With access to the diverse culture of the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, this design hotel celebrates the rich history and culture of Hikkaduwa, while lavishing guests with contemporary opulence
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Spa
24-hour security
Concierge
Doorperson
Private check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Amer H wrote a review 19 May
Corsica, France8 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful little hotel nestled in bustling hikkaduwa on an amazing strip of sand. Make sure you go outside of monsoon season if you wish to take a dip in the ocean. Many things to do in the region, Galle not far. The food is exquisite yet inexpensive.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Great for couples. Book yourself a private yoga session with Maria. Spa experience is amazing....
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for this review and recommendation. We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Riff Hikkaduwa. Our chefs strive to provide our guests with the best culinary experience the island has to offer, and we are thrilled to hear that you found the food to be exquisite! Once again, we would like to thank you for this review, and we hope to see you again soon!
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shazrina i wrote a review 17 May
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I visited Riff Hikkaduwa on the 14th May with my family and friends. We really enjoyed every minute at that hotel and it was a relaxing stay for us despite the current situation. We had a minor dispute with one of the staff and I must tell as soon as we addressed it to the management they immediately looked in to the issue and made sure it was sorted. The general manager Mr Angelo makes sure that he speaks to all his guest and make their stay comfortable friendly environment. The from the staff who made the reservation to the staffs at the dining and kitchen all are very friendly and kind.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Marketing Riff Hikkaduwa, Owner at Riff Hikkaduwa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Valued Guest, At Riff Hikkaduwa, we strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable hospitality experience, and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to achieve this during your stay. We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed every minute of your stay! We are also delighted to hear that our staff were able to exceed your expectations. We thank you for this wonderful review, and hope to see you again soon!
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Juan wrote a review 13 May
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions3 helpful votes
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There is no place like Riff in Hikkaduwa. If you’re planing to visit Hikadawa, please stay in Riff hotel, I can give you my word; you will love it. The staff, the rooms, the amenities, the food, every single thing in this place is outstanding and unique! Sunsets there make you feel thankful! Rockshi and the rest of the guys were amazing and always open to give their best! We will come back, because this is a place you want to stay forever! Cheers, Juan & Kathy!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Juan & Kathy, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this wonderful review and recommendation! At Riff Hikkaduwa, we strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable hospitality experience, and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to achieve this during your stay. We are thrilled to hear that our staff, rooms, amenities, and food were able to exceed your expectations. We are also extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed the sunsets during your stay and that you loved Riff! Once again, we thank you for this wonderful review, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Anfal A wrote a review 13 May
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المكان جميل جدا انصح و بشدة تعامل الموضفين و الاكل و الجو العام جميل جدا سوف اكرر الزيارة في شهر اغسطس جمييييييل من اجمل الفنادق الراقية I highly recommend this place everything in the trip was perfect because of this hotel the stuff the food the environment everything was perfect it’s really five star and luxury trip ، ‏
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Marketing Riff Hikkaduwa, Owner at Riff Hikkaduwa
Responded 1 week ago
عزيزي الضيف الكريم، أولاً ، نود أن نشكرك على هذه المراجعة الرائعة والتوصية! يسعدنا أن نسمع أنك حظيت بإقامة رائعة في ريف. يسعدنا أيضًا أن نسمع أنك وجدت الفندق جميلًا وأن طاقم العمل لدينا تجاوز توقعاتك. يسعدنا أيضًا أن نسمع أنك استمتعت بجو الفندق. مرة أخرى نشكرك على هذا الاستعراض ، ونتمنى رؤيتك مرة أخرى قريبًا!
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Dmitry T wrote a review 11 May
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Hotel is very nice, service quality is excellent. Food is delicious at both restaurants. Rooftop japaneese restaurant is high quality with decent price. Had best sushi in my life there. Very friendly personel. General manger is lloking after the guestes. Located at the beach.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Valued Guest, At Riff Hikkaduwa, we strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable hospitality experience, and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to achieve this during your stay! We are also extremely pleased to hear that you found the hotel to be nice and that the service quality to be excellent! Our chefs at Riff Hikkaduwa take pride in delivering the finest culinary experience the island has to offer, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals during your stay, especially the Japanese cuisine at True Blue, our rooftop restaurant! We thank you for this wonderful review, and hope to see you again soon!
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Desilva2016 wrote a review 8 May
Greater Melbourne, Australia186 contributions78 helpful votes
All rooms have a great view of the beach. Very clean. Don’t forget the great tooftop bar. Extreamly obliging staff you’d forgive at times for being a bit slow. Morning beach walks are a must in this relaxing location.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Marketing Riff Hikkaduwa, Owner at Riff Hikkaduwa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for this review and recommendation! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Riff Hikkaduwa and that you enjoyed the ocean & beach views from your room! We are also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed True Blue, our rooftop restaurant and bar and that our staff exceeded your expectations. We would also like to thank you for your comment about the service being slow at times. We will definitely pass this feedback on to our management and identify ways to improve. Once again, we thank you for this review, and hope to see you again soon!
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Harry wrote a review Apr 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Riff was the final stop for my girlfriend and I on what was a 2 week holiday across Sri Lanka and it couldn’t have ended more perfectly. Everything about this place is flawless, from the beautiful hotel design, entrance, rooms, food. Everything was amazing. We were also celebrating our anniversary we’re informed on arrival that we had been upgraded to the Junior Suite, which was modern, spacious, stylish and had beautiful sea views. The hotel has two restaurants to choose from. True Blue (Rooftop Sushi restaurant) serving the best sushi in Hikkaduwa and the main restaurant downstairs, which serves a brilliant range of food across breakfast, lunch and dinner. Over our stay we had fish tacos, sushi, chicken wraps, traditional Sri Lankan food, seafood, burgers, pizza’s etc and we could not fault any of it. The staff were extremely tentative and always efficient in bringing us food and drinks etc. We also met the owner on the final night who treated us to free shots and was very welcoming. Live music was also played on the rooftop balcony (this was a Friday) which is where you can enjoy your sushi whilst watching some amazing sunsets. Overall we had the best experience at Riff and when returning to Sri Lanka we will have to visit again. Finally, on the current situation in Sri Lanka… Although Sri Lanka is currently facing challenges with their government and economic situation people looking to travel and visit the country should not be concerned about coming here. We’ve had the two most amazing weeks of travelling and anyone looking to do the same should feel comfortable in knowing it’s not only safe but enjoyable to visit.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Marketing Riff Hikkaduwa, Owner at Riff Hikkaduwa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for visiting Sri Lanka and supporting the tourism industry of the country during these challenging times. Your amazing comments on how great your trip was in Sri Lanka are truly appreciated, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. At Riff Hikkaduwa, we strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable hospitality experience, and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to achieve this during your stay. We are thrilled to hear that you found the design of the hotel to be beautiful and that you found the Riff Junior Suite to be modern, spacious, and stylish. We are also extremely pleased to hear that our staff were able to exceed your expectations! Our chefs take pride in delivering the finest culinary experience the island has to offer, and we are beyond thrilled to hear your feedback about the meals you had during your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you were able to try both True Blue, our speciality Japanese restaurant at the rooftop, and the Main Restaurant downstairs as well! We thank you for this fantastic review, and we do hope to see you again soon!
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kasun A wrote a review Apr 2022
Kazakhstan19 contributions4 helpful votes
Rooms are excellent, clean and attentive front desk staff. Food on the roof top took over 80 mins to serve. Order placed 9.10pm and at 10:30 pm there is still no food. Better to have food outside the hotel unless you are not hungry and can wait.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Marketing Riff Hikkaduwa, Owner at Riff Hikkaduwa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for this review. We are thrilled to hear that you found the rooms to be excellent and clean. We are also extremely pleased to hear that our front office desk staff were able to exceed your expectations! We thank you for your constructive criticism about the food service at True Blue, our rooftop restaurant and lounge. We do apologize for the delay with regard to your food being served. Due to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, we were slightly understaffed, which led to this issue. However, we have identified this problem and have taken immediate action to make sure this issue doesn't happen again!
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PKBelgium wrote a review Apr 2022
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium5 contributions
We went to the beautiful riff hotel for 16 days with our 2 children age of 17 and 22. We experienced a fantastic holiday. The hotel is very clean, the rooms are luxurieus, the food amazing, the staff is extremely friendly and management is helpful. The beach/poolguard does his job excellent and among other things told us where it was safe to swim (turtle beach). Breakfast is a la carte and is a great start of the day. We had lunch on the beach and dinner is very tastful, on the rooftop as well as in the main restaurant downstairs. The beach at Hikkaduwa is clean and beautiful and it is a delight to do long walks on it. We had the best holiday thanks to everyone @ Riff Hotel Hikkaduwa!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Turtle beach is very near so if you have snorkling equipment take it with you!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, At Riff Hikkaduwa, we strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable hospitality experience, and we are beyond thrilled to hear that we were able to achieve this during your stay! We are delighted to hear that you found the hotel and the rooms to be clean and luxurious. We are also pleased to hear that our staff was able to exceed your expectations, and we thank you for your special note about our lifeguard! The chefs at Riff Hikkaduwa take great pride in delivering the finest culinary experience the island has to offer, and we thank you for your amazing comments about the meals you had during your stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay! We also thank you for noticing our efforts in keeping the beach in front of Riff very clean for our guests! We would like to thank you for this wonderful review, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Nilshan wrote a review Apr 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution2 helpful votes
This is actually my 5th stay at The Riff Hikkaduwa and it's one of the best experiences you could ever have at a beach resort. Special thanks to Mr. Gamini Abeywickrama (chairman), who always gives us the best deals and Ms. Rocksi for offering us her fullest support in giving us the best rooms available.. I highly recommend their breakfast spread. My friends and I always look forward to this..
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Marketing Riff Hikkaduwa, Owner at Riff Hikkaduwa
Responded 9 Apr 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for being one of our loyal customers and for coming back to Riff repeatedly! This truly means the world to us. At Riff Hikkaduwa, our entire team strives to provides our guests with the best possible hospitality experience during their stay, and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to achieve this during each of your stays. We will also pass on your comments to Mr Gamini and Rockshi! We are also thrilled to hear that you enjoy the a la carte breakfast spread at Riff Hikkaduwa. We would like to thank you for this wonderful review and recommendation, and hope to see you again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
US$122 - US$378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHikkaduwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riff Hikkaduwa
Which popular attractions are close to Riff Hikkaduwa?
Nearby attractions include Narigama Beach (0.9 km), Yula Beach Bar (0.8 km), and Unique Gem & Jewellery (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riff Hikkaduwa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steffi´s Mandala, Hello Burger, and A2 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Riff Hikkaduwa have airport transportation?
Yes, Riff Hikkaduwa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riff Hikkaduwa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Riff Hikkaduwa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (15.4 km), Galle Fort (14.9 km), and Meera Mosque (15.5 km).
Is Riff Hikkaduwa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.