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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The drive up to the mountain took us more than a hour in a tuk-tuk. Our car was unable to go as the roads are really rough and the room was hardly visible when we got in. This scared the hell but when we checked in the sound of waterfall, the silence and the room was something different and unique...

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The room next to the pool, reaching out over the waterfall is truly spectacular. This is the place to come if you want to relax, unwind and get off the grid for a few days. Many take a day trip rafting on the river, but you can also just come and BE. the staff is quiet and unassuming but willing...

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

By far, this was our highlight in entire Sri Lanka, one of the best experiences we've had. The place is located in the heart of the jungle with the best morning view of a mini waterfall running right underneath the Windows. Staff are brilliant and very hospitable, and food was super.

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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in a truly beautiful spot. Our room opened up on to a waterfall which was incredible. The restaurant is also set on the edge of the waterfall which is a beautiful view to dine with. The room was lovely and spacious with a great balcony and a view that is truly spectacular. However, there is a trade...

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DC
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I have been to this place thrice. This hotel not located in Ella nor Uva Province. This one located in Kitulgala. The photo is correct. Since the identification is wrong, travellers may mislead. TripAdvisor must correct the error

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3Thank Bandu N
England
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Spent a night here last week after amazing water rafting, wish our stay had been longer! Rooms beautifully presented, food and service excellent and the river location and pool are so unique, nothing quite like it! Thank you manager and staff. Lyn, Danny, Lucy and Angus.

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Panjim, India
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We travelled almost the entire evening to get here and had chosen this hotel to be close to the river rafting activity the next day. When we got to the "usual hotel" which the travel agency books, we were told that this hotel was another good hours journey and deep in the jungle over the hill. It turned out to...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2015

The hotel is at the end of an 8km bad dirt road and although the location is great (in a small valley on the edge of a mountain stream) the hotel is not worth the effort. The rooms are old and need refurbishment, the pool has so many missing tiles it looks dirty. We did not go to Sri Lanka...

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5Thank Alan A
Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 14 February 2015

So we stayed one night here and the room was cute (I even had a frog in the shower with me) and the hotel itself sits on a pretty waterfall and is very scenic. The owner was extremely helpful and nice and made sure we were fed (good food) and also setup our whitewater rafting for the morning and transport...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This was a magnificent surprise at the end of a dusty road through a rubber plantation. It is beautifully designed, beautifully managed, incredibly restful. Pricing is the same for Sri Lankans as foreigners, which means you get a superb deal if you're a foreigner. As a bonus, they booked us white water rafting at Rs 2000 per person, vs US35...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Royal River Resort

Address: Eduru Ella | Eduru, Kitulgala 71720, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room near the mini pool”
Prabath_Ariyarathna, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The room next to the pool is fabulous”
385candaceb, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The room that opens onto the pool was particularly nice, but they are all superb”
255brigittes, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All look nice”
laura180, 19 Dec 2014 | Read review
“One of the rooms has french windows that open straight onto the pool.”
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ollieblake, 1 Aug 2014 | Read review
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