Riff Hikkaduwa invites you to indulge in the very first Hikkaduwa Design Hotel; to immerse yourself in serendipitous discoveries; to wrap yourself in a new expression of luxury. We celebrate Hikkaduwa’s rich history and culture while lavishing on every guest the warm hospitality for which Sri Lanka is justly famous. Welcome, to the holiday of your dreams!
Celebrate the diversity and splendour of world gastronomy within the inviting ambience of the contemporary all-day dining restaurant that features an internationally-flavoured breakfast and an extensive à la carte menu. Savour local, Western, and Asian creations, explore an assortment of handcrafted pastries, and delight in the rich, exotic aromas of gourmet coffees and teas.
At Riff Hikkaduwa, since inception, the concept of sun, sand and sea has always been at the forefront. From the Spanish marble used for the floors, to the natural teak used to line our rooms and balconies, to the stunning ocean views from every single room and suite, Riff Hikkaduwa ensures that the serenity of the combination of sun, sand and sea is deeply ingrained in every corner of the hotel.
Riff Hikkaduwa connects everything we have ever wanted from a hotel. The food served in all three restaurants was excellent. You could even try local Sri Lankan cuisine. The staff... Read More was super friendly and professional. Our room (Presidential Suite) was very clean, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped We had a breathtaking infinity pool on the balcony with a great view of the Indian Ocean.
truly heaven:) fantastic place. Amazing beach and swimming pool, great and professional staff. Tasty food. Comfortable room, clean and modern. We had lovely 2 days at Riff Hikkaduwa... Read More . highly recommended. thank you
We selected Hotel Riff Hikkaduwa for our family vacation as per a recommendation from my friend. This is a place of quality. Top-quality room service that pays close attention to... Read More individual customers. Well-concerned details on the room with a breath-taking balcony view. It has a bigger pool, a nice beach, and a nice view from the rooftop. Food is also delicious and mouth-watering. Honestly, we expected a buffet. But after tasting their set menu of five courses, our opinion was totally changed. Here we "ENJOYED" the fine dining. It was so great and far better than a typical buffet. Special thanks to chef Lahiru and his staff. Overall, we can give this more than 5 stars and would highly recommend it. We will definitely visit again. More
The best overall entertainment one could imagine with sumptuous food. The staff is amazingly friendly and will attend to any request at any time swiftly. All the rooms are ocean... Read More view and room experience is out of world!
We loved this hotel. The hotel is stunning. Are room was spacious, well appointed. It had everything we needed. The decor and design of... Read More this hotel are stunning. There is a salt water pool we used everyday. Loungers are provided. As we were shoulder season unfortunately it wasn't safe to enter the water due to rip currents. But the beach is beautiful. The hotel offers 2 restaurants. There is a rooftop Japanese restaurant which we ate at on one occasion. The food was fine, our biggest issue was the lighting - it was incredibly dark. We had breakfast and most meals in the main hotel restaurant. Food was always excellent and the kitchen will accommodate any requests you make. The hotel has a gym and a spa. While we didn't use the spa we did use the gym. There is a decent variety of equipment. By far the best thing about Riff is the staff. Everyone we encountered were incredible. Everyone greeted us with a smile, always so helpful and friendly. By the beach and the pool the lifeguard (I didn't get his name) will keep you entertained. Special mention to Benisha who made our stay. Benisha is an absolute gem and credit to the hotel. She looked after us so well and made our stay. There was excitement during our stay as a dog had her puppies under one of the sun loungers. Even this spoke volumes to the... We loved this hotel.
The hotel is stunning. Are room was spacious, well appointed. It had everything we needed. The decor and design of this hotel are stunning.
There is a salt water pool we used everyday. Loungers are provided. As we were shoulder season unfortunately it wasn't safe to enter the water due to rip currents. But the beach is beautiful.
The hotel offers 2 restaurants. There is a rooftop Japanese restaurant which we ate at on one occasion. The food was fine, our biggest issue was the lighting - it was incredibly dark.
We had breakfast and most meals in the main hotel restaurant. Food was always excellent and the kitchen will accommodate any requests you make.
The hotel has a gym and a spa. While we didn't use the spa we did use the gym. There is a decent variety of equipment.
By far the best thing about Riff is the staff. Everyone we encountered were incredible. Everyone greeted us with a smile, always so helpful and friendly. By the beach and the pool the lifeguard (I didn't get his name) will keep you entertained. Special mention to Benisha who made our stay. Benisha is an absolute gem and credit to the hotel. She looked after us so well and made our stay.
There was excitement during our stay as a dog had her puppies under one of the sun loungers. Even this spoke volumes to the staff who made sure mummy dog had food, water and was looked after. Staff even made exception and tolerated my cat obsession!
The hotel is about 1km from turtle beach. There is a shop a few minutes away for anything you might need.
As we had a late pick up for the airport staff went out of their way to make sure had everything we needed on our last day - holding our luggage, letting us use the gym facilities to get showered and changed. Nothing was a hasse and this hotel was the epitome of service.
We were very sad to leave as we genuinely felt we were leaving friends, leaving the Riff. Hopefully some day we will get to return!!!! More
An excellent beach facing property. Spacious and beautiful rooms. Food and presentation beyond expectations all the time. A must visit to experience fine dining at its highest. The staff are... Read More extremely courteous and helpful. A must visit location.
Came with my husband and his family to Sri Lanka for a visit. We stayed here for two nights to show them Hikkaduwa. We all loved our stay so much.... Read More The rooms were clean, and tidy with modern ammenities. Great views looking out to the beach! The food, and the service were beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend the Riff to anyone who is looking for a nice place to stay in Sri Lanka.
The rain had arrived along with the wind by the time we arrived in Sri Lanka, but The Riff Hotel was more than a shelter, it was a magnificent oasis... Read More that took away any cares we had about the weather. Our room was fantastic and the servicing was second to none. The management and staff were always available, super friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant served superb food all day. Location wise, we had a beautiful beach on our doorstep and travel to Galle was a breeze. My wife and I will return, for sure. Congratulations Riff Hikkaduwa, a wonderful experience, thank you. More
We had an amazing stay at Riff Hikkaduwa. This designer hotel was what we were looking for during our trip to Sri Lanka. From the minute we arrived, we were... Read More greeted by friendly and helpful staff and an amazing welcome drink.
The view from the hotel was breathtaking. The pool overlooking the ocean and being right next to the beach was amazing.
We had 3 rooms booked and all of them were clean, tidy and at an excellent standard. Nice and comfortable bed, spacious bathroom with latest fittings and all amenities you need.
We also had dinner and breakfast at Riff and the food and the service were amazing. There was a wide range of selections from Sri Lankan to Western on the breakfast menu.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riff and will definitely come back and highly recommend it to anyone.
Stayed at Riff for 7 nights . I love it at first sight . Very stylish and modern , open space type of lobby . Steps away from the beach... Read More , friendly staff , great pool , awesome food . A small gym but equally cozy , a wonderful library , great rooftop bar , 2 restaurants on site . The rooms are so nice and well managed , 2 times a day cleaning , balcony , air con , pluses on everything . Perfect retreat and downshift from a fast paced life in a big city . Perfect stay
Amazing property! The staff were so
attentive and delivered such high customer service, all facilities, a La carte breaktast, pool and beach stunning. We stayed here for 3 nights to... Read More relax after a busy week touring around Sri Lanka. This property is minimalistic yet elegant. We all loved it. Will definitely be back and recommend.
We stayed at the Riff HIkkaduwa to celebrate the birthday of our friend at the Riff’s rooftop bar. From our arrival (lime juice with mint!) to our departure, the staff... Read More made us feel welcome and took care of everything for us.
The rooms are clean and well designed and, in my case, with a balcony and view of the ocean. The dining area downstairs was lovely and the food delicious. The Sri Lankan specialities were my favorites. We often stayed there for hours to chat and drink and eat. The service was sometimes slow but the results always good.
Thank you for a lovely visit!
Riff Hikkaduwa is simply a brilliant and is without a doubt thesouth coast for service food and events! I had a significant Birthday celebration here and Rockshi the marketing manager... Read More and her team were brilliant. She delivered a spectacular event with amazing food and drink all my guests were blown away with the food selection..Riff is a well hidden secret!. The other meals we had were great and all the staff were truly amazing!
Unbelievably amazing hotel! We stayed for 2 nights and the entire time there was perfect.
All staff speak perfect English and are friendly and professional.
The outdoor pool is beautiful... Read More and a great place to relax.
The breakfast had lots of options and each section was always full of food. The BEST part was the bedroom. Very clean. Very minimal. Very classy. Wonderful view of the sea and great a location. Staff is so wonderful. All very humble and capable of any task regardless of their job description. We can’t wait to go back to visit RIFF again.
The Riff is truly a special wonderful hotel. Friendly staff throughout, fantastic service & the hotel is absolutely amazing. We couldn't have asked for more.
Well done to... Read More all the staff & management team for making our stay memorable.
I would definitely recommend the Riff to everyone!!!!