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The River House

No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Balapitiya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spent the majority of our honeymoon trip at the River House this year. Having never traveled to Siri Lanka before we were a bit nervous about the trip.. Needless to say it was a wonderful and memorable trip owing in large part to the wonderful and serene calm of the River House. The River House is a small Boutique... More

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

Dear Mr.Ahmed, Compliments of the season!!! Thank you so much for taking the time, to write this lovely review. We are glad to hear about your pleasant experience with us. Thank you for selecting The River House and we hope to see you again soon! We wish you both all the very best for a great future! Warm Regards, Team... More

Poland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent three nights at this tranquil, beautiful boutique hotel and cannot say enough wonderful things about it. The rooms, amenities, and surroundings are gorgeous, but more important, the staff are warm, efficient, lovely people whom we were sad to say farewell to. The River House put on a first-class New Year's Eve party for its five rooms of guests,... More

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

Dear Guest, Compliments of the Season!!! We are glad to hear about your pleasant experience with us. It was pleasure serving you both and we hope to see you again soon. We wish you all the very best for a healthy and prosperous year 2014! Warm Regards, Team at Asia Leisure More

Novy Urengoy, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for two days. Everything was perfect: staff, service, room, and especially nature. It was like we were alone with all that beauty. Romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Outdoor jacuzzi is impressive. Room is huge and full of decor that look antique. There are a lot of birds, varans, and of course chipmunks. Even a parrot who... More

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

Dear Masha, 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. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Team at Asia Leisure More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The place is about two hours away from Colombo by the new highway so the access is not bad. And what made the trip and stay special was the quality of the natural setting, the property itself and the service. There are only five rooms in the River House which is located in the forest near a river lake. The... More

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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at The River House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. 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

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Also Known As:
The River House Hotel Balapitiya
The River House Hotel
The River Hotel
The River House Sri Lanka/Balapitiya
Address: No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Balapitiya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Balapitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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