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The River House

No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    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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west sussex
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

Based on the Riverhouse web site I asked to book a room called Walawe. We spent 1 night in it and if we had not been moved my rating would be terrible. The suite had 25% of its lights broken, termites and large ants in streams across floor and walls, an overheating plug which started to melt, broken window blinds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a long weekend stay at the River House and stayed in the Gin Suite. All in all we had a wonderful experience and a relaxing holiday. The staff were very attentive and we would like to thank Eril in particular. The only down side of our memory was the gory painting hung on top of the bed... More 

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Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed from 19th January 2015 to 24th January. Beautiful location, calm and quiet place away from all near the river. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Nature at its best. Pool and it's surrounded area is a bonus. Thank u everyone. Surely we come back again. Chef and Eril made their best to make our stay wonderful Ajith... More 

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

Dear PAPCyprus Glad you enjoyed your stay at The River House. Your review will be shared wit the team for a job well done. Look forward to welcoming you again.. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed 4 nights at the River House and felt more than comfortable. The staff is very very friendly and the manager Sudath anticipates the guest's every wish.The suites are very spacious and combine style and authenticity. All have high ceiling and private verandas or terraces, some with a stunning view over the river which passes along the beautiful... More 

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

Dear Nina1604 Thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The River House really has a chilled out and relaxed atmosphere. Your review will be shared with Sudath and the team for a job well done More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights in RH and had a great stay. The last 200 meters to the gate are at least "suprising". Once on the premises there is a tranquille atmosfere and a very spacious setup. Mainbuilding with 4 rooms and 100 meters away a spacious cabin-room. This one has a private plungepool / cool jacuzzi. Great... More 

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

Dear bernard-emely We thank your for your great review. As a Trip Advisor Traveler Choice Winner for 2015 this is exactly how we want our guests to feel while staying at The River House Glad you enjoyed the setting and the theme of The River House. Glad you manged to make a trip to the historic city of Galle during... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

Dear Munsif M Thank you very much for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I believe you stayed in our Menik Suite which has been featured by CNN Traveler as one of the top spots in the world for skinny dipping. Rightly so this suite is specially catering to honeymooners. More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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