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The River House

No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the River House for a week, and had a great time. Very calm and relaxing, the service is excellent and the staff are very friendly. The hotel can help you organise a day trip to Galle or a boat safari on the river, both of which are very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's only one word for this place - Heaven. We stayed here for the best part of a week in early July, and had the place almost entirely to ourselves. The room we were staying in - the Gin Suite - was amazing; huge and beautifully furnished. An enormous room with beautiful furniture, overlooking the cove, with a stone indoor... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once stepped in to the hotel, highly impressed with lovely river view and the breeze and also the greenery while having the welcome drink! We stayed at the Walawe Suite which was extremely clean and very spacious. Everything has set up as you are in a new land. We wish we could stay a lot longer. We had never seen... More

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Asia Leisure Team at The River House, responded to this review

Dear Guest We thank you for your stay at our hotel and the great review. Its great that you tried our river safari experience as it is a must do when you are at the River House. The mangroves are home to at least 200 species of bird life and plant life. The mangroves are home to many birds species... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel just looks brilliant and is well maintained. The place was soo peaceful! The service was outstanding and the food presentation was lovely! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday :)

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Asia Leisure Team at The River House, responded to this review

Dear Guest We thank you for choosing the River House for your stay and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The River House is most definitely peaceful as we have only 5 suites that are surrounded by nature. We thank you in advance for your recommendations.. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very bad expereince. I came with my wife for our honeymoon. Stayed at walawwa suit. Everything in the room is set to peep. Room to batheoom. Once in the jacuzzi window facing out side is a paradise for " watchers" .Found a guy watching our room at 12 midnight. Food is not great. Never to try juices. Staff aeems to... More

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Guest Relations Manager at The River House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Like we said in our previous correspondence and we are very sorry for your unpleasant experience. However we assure you that your complaint is being investigated very seriously and we will make every effort to ensure this matter is dealt with promptly. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Me and my business parter have visited this hotel in June. Its a small hotel with outstanding staff, and in very nice and quiet location on the middle of nature, I think very good place to watch birds, there was loads of them around. The place itself is amazing. 5 incredible rooms each with unique features and beautifully designed.The dining... More

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Asia Leisure Team at The River House at The River House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Asia Leisure Team, We thank you for your valuable comments and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Your great comments about our food will be most definitely conveyed to our food and beverage team. I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing The River House for your stay and we look forward to... More

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed here for my birthday weekend during a 6 week visit to Sri Lanka - amazing surprise! Best hotel I have ever stayed in. Complete luxury! Coconut pancakes brought to our room were the best! Amazing staff and comfy beds, can't wait to come back!

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Asia Leisure Team at The River House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased to hear about your good experience with us. Your special appreciations towards the staff will be conveyed without fail. Thank you so much for the lovely comment and we look forward to seeing you again at The River House Hotel soon. Thank you, Asia Leisure Team More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As a frequent visitor to Asia Leisure hotels in Sri Lanka , I had the privilege in spending two nights at the River House Balapitiya. What I like most in this Hotel is the personalized service they offer their customers. From the Manager of the hotel to the cook, the waiter, and others down the line, even the ever so... More

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Asia Leisure Team at The River House, responded to this review

Ayubowan, Greetings from Asia Leisure Team! Dear Renuka, We are so excited to receive your stunning compliments and thank you for your comprehensive review. It sounds like you had the best of the both worlds by staying in River House Hotel. Its a honor to become a part of your unforgettable holiday and We are so impressed with your general... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This small hotel offers outstanding service in a beautiful location, great cooking - and good opportunities for birders! We were here for two nights in April. Our room was beautiful and very private - a lovely place to unwind after five weeks of travelling. The staff could not have been more friendly - nothing was too much trouble. The dining... More

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Asia Leisure at The River House, responded to this review

Ayubowan! Greetings from Asia leisure family Dear Ama,First of foremost we would like to thank you for your stunning review and its reflects how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. Its a honor to receive such awesome compliments with-regards the food and the service. We are thrilled that we have played a major role to make your vacation... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very secluded villa in jungle setting but only a short tuk tuk ride from the beach and coastal road. They have a larger sister hotel on the beach where the facilities are available at no extra charge, so it is possible to experience two very different locations on one stay. The staff are very friendly and I was very pleased... More

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RiverHouseBalapitiya, Asia Leisure team at The River House, responded to this review

Ayubowan! Greetings from Asia leisure team. We are extremely happy to see another happy guest review in the world largest travel site and Thank you for sharing your positive feedback during your stay at Hotel river house. We will ensure best of service and attention at all times. As you mentioned we do have three existing properties in southern coast... More

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Address: No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Balapitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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