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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not stay here however a family friend invited us for a meal (lunch).. And the food was such great value for money!!!!! Simply much mention the crab curry which was nothing short of being 'heavenly' and the crabs itself were enormous!! This place is a crab lover's delight!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In all my visits to Batticaloa on work and holiday I've always heard of the Riviera but never stayed there until last week. The hotel has been there forever it seems. It's an old favourite with most. Though I had never stayed there before, I'd visited many time for meals both lunch and dinner as they prepare some of the...

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1Thank DulaniSirisena
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

A rustic beauty! The ambiance is great. Exotic trees, the flowing river; a real hide away with nature. It does wonders to the drooping spirit. You can feel one with nature. Fresh air, sunshine and I honestly know that the Lord is surely my Shepherd, cause near restful waters He leads me to revive my drooping spirits.The dining table had...

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Thank sandravic2
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed its excellent atmosphere and quite and environmentally friendly environment at the bank of the Lagoon. Comfortable room with all basic facilities including hot water shower, TV, etc. Good accommodation and excellent food. Nice summing pool in very relaxing environment.

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Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised at how great this place was. the location is great and very relaxing. the rooms are spacious and clean and having a hot shower was a bonus! The pool looked very clean and nice but we didn't have time to enjoy it. I highly recommend the boat ride on the lagoon that the hotel arranges. A nice way...

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1Thank PranToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location by batticaloa lagoon. Very quite Clean and friendly place, Old Kalladi bridge and Lagoon nice view, if you wish to lagoon view hotel will arrange for you, But you have to cairfull about crocodile.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So impressed with our stay at Riviera! We are very much budget backpackers and we got a great price for a basic room- shared bathroom and fan without hot water. The facilities are well thought out and well maintained. The room was spacious, and had all the small things that make a difference, such as shelves, hooks, mesh covered everything...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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: ₹ 1,743 - ₹ 3,620 (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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Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Batticaloa
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“Room was comfortable, even though a little small.”
 of 5 bubbles 22clemd, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cabana is worth a little extra money.”
 of 5 bubbles 858marioc, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try for a room with a lagoon view.”
 of 5 bubbles 802RichardP802, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Basic double room was a bit dark but the beds were comfortable and the fan was good.”
 of 5 bubbles Ohiduno, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The room was clean and in termes of size perfectly OK.”
 of 5 bubbles CH-family_2012, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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