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The River House

No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha | Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

Dear Guest We thank you for your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The river safari along the river is a must when at the River House and we are glad you found it enjoyable. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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

Dear Guest We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. This is exactly how you should enjoy a holiday at the River House. I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy a river safari in the Madu river during your stay. Your great comments will be shared with Sudath and Eril for a job well done.. We look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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 

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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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The River House Hotel Balapitiya
The River Hotel
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