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Galle Road, Ahungalla 80562 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in Ahungalla
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
This newly built Hotel Riu Sri Lanka has opened in August 2016 and offers 24h All Inclusive. The hotel is located in south of Sri Lanka in the district of Galle, directly on Ahungalla beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Ahungalla (500 m), Benota (15 km) and 130 km away from the Colombo Int’l Airport (CMB). The hotel has 501 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many modern amenities. Relax in the spa area or get in shape at the gym. 3 outdoor pools, 1 children’s pool. RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7 & 8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main restaurant. Asian and Italian specialty restaurants and 4 bars and “Pacha” discotheque.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Travelogged by Sachcha & Pubba wrote a review Mar 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka22 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked this place just for a night on all inclusive basis. Upon our arrival, we were given an upgrade to the next room category and that room was really spacious and equipped with almost all the modern amenities. Food was awesome and we were eating various food all the time. THAT WAS A SUPERB EXPERIENCE!!! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2020
1 Helpful vote
Roshani W wrote a review Feb 2021
Sri Lanka33 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed one night here on July 2020.We were in highest floor.Our room was amazing and clean comfy with a fantastic views of the ocean.The kids and other pools were very attractive and we enjoyed them very well. The hotel restaurant was very clean and sanitized.Foods was so delicious with the variety of foods.Kitchen team was assured the serve what ever you want in line with Covid guideline.Hotel staff were very friendly and the service was great.Energy and quick service of bar staff irrespective of how busy they are with many request superb. Thank you for your warm hospitality,your service was exceptional.We enjoyed our stay a lot.I must say that everything was excellent and good value for money. I must say that everything was perfect and highly recommended this hotel for all in all 👍👍
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka
Responded 11 Feb 2021
Dear Roshani, Thank you for choosing RIU Hotels & Resorts. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! To provide each guest with an exceptional, personalized experience through our friendly service is what we strive for, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We can´t thank you enough and certainly, we will be sure to share these kind words with our entire team! It is our hope that you offer us the opportunity to host you again soon! Warm regards, Hotel Riu Sri Lanka Online Reputation Manager
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Sandaranga E wrote a review Oct 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka182 contributions37 helpful votes
One of the best hotel which I have went in my life and it’s an amazing place to enjoy with your friends. Unlimited beverages, unlimited food and excellent service from the staff as well. Highly recommended hotel for your next holiday in Sri Lanka. (Hopefully if the COVID situation is over 😥)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Pasan wrote a review Sep 2020
Sri Lanka8 contributions1 helpful vote
We, a group of friends stayed at the hotel. Poolside bar was pretty decent and there were plenty of local guests. There was a good variety of food and it was delicious. At night there was a musical show with a live band and the crowd enjoyed it to the fullest. Rooms were spacious and comfortable and the overall experience was quite good.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Preshan S wrote a review Sep 2020
9 contributions4 helpful votes
We had 160 PAX office trip at RIU. Sisitha Sales Manager given us fullest support. We had team building outdoor training at their premises in morning. At the evening we had a office function with Indian chairman on Zoom. Internet connection, projector and other equipment needed for function was really well provide by the hotel. Unlimited food & unlimited liquor increased our fun. Next day morning we had great time in the pool with pool bar. They have planned very well. Thanks for Sisitha and IT director in RIU.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$192 - US$351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictAhungalla
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Luba Tours - Day Tours (7.4 km), Ahungalla Beach (0.3 km), and Suduhansa Tours (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Conveniently located restaurants include SANKAREST Garden Restaurant, Bord'eau, and Jungle Beach Restaurant & Watersport Ahungalla.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Sri Lanka have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Sri Lanka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Riu Sri Lanka located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Ahungalla.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Sri Lanka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.