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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The hotel just looks brilliant and is well maintained. The place was soo peaceful! The service was outstanding and the food presentation was lovely! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday :)

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

Dear Guest We thank you for choosing the River House for your stay and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The River House is most definitely peaceful as we have only 5 suites that are surrounded by nature. We thank you in advance for your recommendations.. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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

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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
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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

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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
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