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The River House

No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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

Sevenoaks
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

Cusco, Peru
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I am originally from Sri Lanka and come to SL every 1-2 years. We stumbled upon this place looking for a 2-day trip not too far from Colombo, our base. The manager, Sudarth and lead Butler, Eril were really really welcoming and friendly. They really took to our 7 month old daughter and made us feel at home. The place... More

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

Dear Mr.Fernando, Ayubowan and warm greetings from Asia Leisure family. Its such a honor to reply for your lovely comments and We are glad that you have enjoined your stay to the fullest. We, as a team very Proud to hear that our staff have matched your every needs promptly and politely. All your compliments will be shared with our... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We arrived at The River House after being on the road for 3 weeks exploring the north central region, east and southern beaches. This was the perfect end to our road trip. The property was super quiet, calm and gorgeous. Lots trees, water views, birds, flowers etc., The rooms/suites were enormous, very well appointed with pretty much everything you need,... More

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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. In relation to the service and food we are happy that it was found satisfactory. Thank you for the lovely statements on our staff and food which you had seemed to enjoy to great extents, the fact that you... More

Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had 2 nights at the River House to end our trip to Sri Lanka. The place is amazing. It's on beautiful grounds on the edge of the river but only a few minutes drive from the beach (which you can access through its' sister hotel). There are only 5 rooms so even when it's full its quite. All of... More

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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. In relation to the service and food we are happy that it was found satisfactory. Thank you for the lovely statements on our staff and food which you had seemed to enjoy to great extents, the fact that you... More

richmond uk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

idyllic location, great rooms with fantastic views of the lake or gardens (a couple with own jacuzzi), wonderful vegetarian and prawn/chicken curries, fabulous pool, attentive staff, AND a very helpful manager. I've run out of superlatives! I can't recommend this boutique hotel enough. IF you are a lover of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, this is the best - THANK YOU... More

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

Ayubowan!!! Thank you for this review. Glad to hear that we were able to make your stay with us, a pleasant one. We intend, in giving our guests the privilege of indulging themselves in nature and will definitely pass on your kind words to the Chef and his team.Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and we hope... More

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Address: No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Balapitiya
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The River House Hotel Balapitiya
The River Hotel
The River House Sri Lanka/Balapitiya

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Set amid seven acres of verdant land, The River House lies along the borders of the Madhu estuary in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka. This exclusive boutique hotel is 112 km from the airport and just a two-hour drive from Colombo. Lounge by the tree-lined pool and pavilion. Indulge in an Ayurvedic massage. Wander off to other attractions with our organised excursions. All the comforts one craves reside in the five (5) well-appointed suites. ... more   less 
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