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The River House

No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in December 2013 Amazing place. Great welcome by staff. Got the best room the place. They are a boutique hotel with only 5 rooms. Ours had a pool as well with an amazing view from the big balcony where we used to have our meals via butler service. Peace and tranquil. Costly but worth it for the honeymoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice boutique hotel which has a lot of potential. Definitely not the place that anticipates your needs before you do, but able to accommodate as much as they can. The food was nice and we were definitely well taken care of by Eril. With just a few tweaks here and there...this could be a fantastic place!

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

Dear Nicole Thank you for your review. We will look at ways of improving our guest experience by providing our staff with addition training to anticipate guest needs. Thank you again More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was our second stay at the River House and I am definitely going back there again. The staff there (namely Eril) have a lot to do with making this one of the best hotels we've ever visited. They went the extra mile to make our stay that much more comfortable with surprise mocktails arriving in the evening, and a... More 

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

Dear Johnny Thank you for your in depth review of your experience at The River House and rightly said this is a place which try's to spoil you. We are glad you have chosen to stay at The River House over and over again and we will do our best to up our services and offerings ever time you visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After initially worrying that this hotel was not suitable for our 10 month old baby we were soon put at ease from the moment we arrived! We arrived late and our mobiles had died so couldn't contact the hotel to let them know. However the staff were not grumpy instead they gave us a warm welcome and cooked us food... More 

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

Dear Guest We thank you for your great review and thank you for your pictures as well. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. We at Asia Leisure pay a lot of attention to our staff and make sure their is a high staff to guest ratio which enables us to provide this kind of personalized service.... More 

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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is our second stay at river house and definitely not our last. The staff were exceptional this time- two to specifically mention- Sudath the manager took excellent care of us, and Erin made me fantastic mocktails throughout the weekend! The food was delicious as always, and service superb. We took the whole hotel and the rooms were all really... More 

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

Dear guest Thank you for your great review and we are glad to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Your review has been shared with Sudath and Erin for a job well done. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back to The River House More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Excellent service and breathtaking views. Even though it was gloomy and rainy we still had an extremely pleasant stay. The food was really nice though there should be more scope to the menu as after a few days it becomes repetitive.

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

Dear slandgirl567 Thank you for your great comments. Glad you liked the service and setting. Thank you for informing us about our menu and we will work on it .. More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Staying here felt like a real privilege, with enormous and luxuriously appointed rooms, a beautiful lounge/restaurant area overlooking the river and staff who were attentive whilst being unintrusive. Others have gone into the great and glorious details in their reviews so I shan't, I'd just say that it lives up to what others have written in terms of luxury and... More 

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

Dear Guest We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The River House and thank you for your positive comments. Despite being in a jungle setting what we like is the fact that the hotel is so close to one of Sri Lanka's best beaches.. Thank you for taking the time to review us More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want to get a away from everything, this is the place to be pampered. You will need a suv to get there though. Perfect for a honeymoon escape or to celebrate an anniversary. I recommend the Manik suite which has a private veranda for dining and its own private plunge pool. Stay a night or stay a week...you... More 

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

Dear Guest We thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The Menik suite is one of our best suites which has its own large balcony overlooking the river and beyond. It also features its own plunge pool and is the only hotel in Sri Lanka to be listed as "one of the top 21... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I want to express our gratitude to Sudap and his team at River House. This is an amazing place. Rooms are amazingly spacious, decorated with very good taste. Each room is unique, and there are only five. Our personal butler really went above and beyond expectations making sure we had everything we needed during our stay. He... More 

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

Dear Guest Glad you enjoyed your stay at the River House. I will share this review with the team at River House for a job well done.. The Menik suite is definitely one of our best rooms as it has its own plunge pool with amazing views of the garden and beyond.. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

A serene and peaceful place where the reality looks much better than the photos on the hotel website. There are only a few villas so not at all crowded, and the service is excellent. The suits are huge and the food was delicious. Perfect spot if you want to get out of the hussle of city life and wind down.

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

Dear Guest Thanking for taking the time to review us. You have enjoyed the true River House experience as calmness in a serene setting is exactly what we want our guests to experience. The River House is indeed an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.. Hope you took the time to enjoy a river safari down the... 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
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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