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The River House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I fund a place. hikkaduwa 700 minutes from the hikkaduwa beach and . Tow bedroom and air conditioning and hot water and all Internet . And quite good kind people and prices also very reasonable 30 $ for one night . Full House .. tha best place you can get I can give you phone number of that place +94776476362...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the River House for five nights and we absolutely loved it. We arrived in the hotel at 2am feeling exhausted after a long journey and there was someone awaiting for us. They took us to our room and let us go to sleep straight away, no wasting time with paper work (which was much...

2Thank AlberRM
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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night with family our short holiday this place great view.The hotel and pool are stunning. Staff and manager were friendly and helpful. service was also good. pretty well maintained as well. All together it makes an excellent hotel.

1Thank Nadeeshalanka
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here, but was pleased to leave. The place is just tired, some may think that shabby chic is good, but this is shabby shabby. The staff try very hard, especially the manager, but eventaully the place is in need of a makeover. The food was really poor, we only had one breakfast, lunch and dinner there but...

Thank RA_L0nd0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay away from the concrete jungle: this place is highly recommended! Situated in a private property in Balapitiya, this will definitely give you a peace of mind. It is really fascinating how peaceful this place is and how everything is good about this place. Stayed at Manik Suite for 2 nights...

1Thank Krishan D
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nestled in the Sri Lankan wilderness lies a beautiful resort from Asia Leisure called the Riverhouse. As the name implies, it is on the banks of a huge river. Surrounded by natural beauty, this unique concept hotel lets you leave all your worries at the door as you enjoy the natural, peaceful surroundings of South Sri Lanka. One of the...

2Thank carleyrudd
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Just carry a good book with you :) Thanx to a friend, I discovered this lovely little house in Balapitiya. If you want some personal space.... run away from life?...I think this is the ideal place. I was only here for breakfast, didn't stay the night. However, I managed to have look at the rooms and they looked quite nice.

Thank Charith D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A beautiful retreat which has around 5 or 6 very spacious rooms. We occupied the suite which is cut off from the main building. It had a beautiful large grassy garden surrounded by trees. They have retained the natural beauty and surrounds. A little footpath leads you to the boathouse.

1Thank Channa G
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This really is everything you want and expect from a boutique hotel - real privacy, discrete service and first class food. The bedrooms - and there are only five of them - are large and airy, with private gardens (some with water features). And the pool is clean and well designed. The over-riding feeling is of being in an oasis...

1Thank Chris C
Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The River House is located just 800 meters off the main Balapitiya road and it's like stepping into another world of peace and tranquility. Upon our arrival at the River House, we were immediately greeted by Sanjay and Sudath. Since we arrived early before check in time, they kindly allowed us to check in to our suite and we ordered...

2Thank Kathleen K

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River House is an artistic escape of sheer seclusion on the banks of the Madhu River. Surrounded by tropical wilderness, this is a place of romance and sensuality. Each of the five luxuriant suites speak an imaginative language of design and are a sanctuary unto themselves. Private gardens that encase your suite and jacuzzi's with an overhead waterfall are more to enjoy. The Menik Suite is ranked as one of CNN Travel's '21 Sexy Skinny Dip' spots around the globe for its private plunge pool for two. You will truly treasure how this place will make you feel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River House

Address: No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Balapitiya
Price Range: $171 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The River House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
The River House Hotel Balapitiya
The River Hotel
The River House Sri Lanka/Balapitiya
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“quiet floors”
Nadeeshalanka, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Stay at the beach sister hotel”
RA_L0nd0n, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“The road to the property from the main road might look like leading to nowhere. Recommended to have Google Maps”
  • Private Plunge Pool - Manik Suite
  • View from the bathroom overlooking the plunge pool - Manik Suite
  • Balcony - Manik Suite
  • Door leading to the plunge pool
  • Mini Bar & Coffee Machine
  • Candle Light Dinner @ the balcony - Manik Suite
31krishand, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Peace and Quiet”
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93charithd, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book the suite with the private terrace and plunge pool.”
KathleenK594, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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