Call us on 01442 617777 
Call us on 01442 617777 
Rating: 
5 Stars 
Perfect for: 
Families, couples, honeymoons 
Location: 
Negombo 
Start your Sri Lankan story at Riva, a heritage-style manor house hotel in Negombo’s Kochichikade, a 30-minute drive from Colombo’s International Airport. This treasured home has stood for 180 years yet has been carefully extended over the years by celebrated Sri Lankan artists. Pillared verandas, delicate fretwork, graceful arches and a traditional courtyard all call to mind a former era whilst its contemporary comforts and glorious pool infuse modern sophistication. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or seeking a tranquil escape, this Negombo hotel is the perfect starting point for your exploration. 
 
Formerly home to six generations of a prominent Colombo Chetty family, Riva has welcomed many prominent guests over the years including Mahatma Gandhi who visited in 1927 and planted a tree in the garden. This luxurious and tranquil seven-bedroom boutique hotel near Colombo Airport is convenient not only as a first or last night’s stay in Sri Lanka, but as an indulgent base to explore the fascinating island. 
 
Discreet, personalised service is a benchmark of the Uga brand, and the team at Riva welcome guests like long lost friends. Exceptional dining is also a keystone of a stay at Riva, and talented chefs prepare nutritious and flavourful dishes to be enjoyed within the house or serene tropical garden. 
Tell us more about your Sri Lanka travel plans, and we'll create a tailor-made holiday, just for you. 
 
Call us: 01442 617 777 
 

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Restaurants & Bars 
Exceptional dining is a keystone of a stay at Riva, and the talented chefs prepare nutritious and flavourful dishes to be enjoyed within the house or serene tropical garden. 
Activities 
Relax and unwind by the sparkling pool, or book a cultural excursion or guided tour to nearby attractions offer insight into the rich history and heritage of Negombo. 
Rooms 
This luxurious hotel in Negombo has seven individually designed guestrooms carved out of a fine 19th century wallawwa (manor house). Defined by their unique layouts, original features and garden views, these guestrooms nurture rest and relaxation. Restored period furniture and contemporary Sri Lankan art infuse that all-important sense of place though rooms are equipped with luxurious comforts and mod cons. Welcoming couples, honeymooners and families, the house can also be booked exclusively. 
Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to Sri Lanka 
Interested in booking a tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka or have any other questions? Give us a call on 01442 617777 or fill out our contact form below. 
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