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The River House

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This is the most magical hotel. My boyfriend and I stayed here in between Christmas and New Year and had the most amazing time. The service is brilliant; the staff go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you could ever wish for....More

Thank Olivia R
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Nestled in the Sri Lankan wilderness lies a beautiful resort from Asia Leisure called the Riverhouse. As the name implies, it is on the banks of a huge river. Surrounded by natural beauty, this unique concept hotel lets you leave all your worries at the...More

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Response from Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at The River HouseResponded July 10, 2017

Dear carleyrudd, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear your stay with us was great. The hotel is located at a calm & quiet surrounding away from the city life. Also can be rates as romantic. This is one of the unique...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the River House in the magical GIN suite. How to begin about the room? Just exquisite. Comfortable. Absolutely beautifully designed and decorated and we are more than complicated on both fronts. What was wonderful about this property was the intimacy: far from...More

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This was our first time to the River House and it was an amazing experience. Hashan and his entire team made our stay perfect. He never hesitated on taking care of things for us, everything from what we wanted to eat, getting us a tuc...More

Thank Jennifer C
Response from AsiaLeisureLk, Asia Leisure Team at The River HouseResponded December 7, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We at The River House always try to make the stay of our guest comfortable and glad to hear we reached it. Shall share your comments...More

Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to the river house hotel and felt down with my feeling to this property. Nothing changed. Everything was the same as of my first visit and the place still looks tidy. Hashan the manager my direct contact and i was...More

Thank valadikmob
Response from AsiaLeisureLk, Asia Leisure Team at The River HouseResponded December 4, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We at The River House always try to make the stay of our guest comfortable and glad to hear we reached it. Shall share your comments...More

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December 11, 2017|
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We hired driver for our entire trip - which was very economical
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"There's only 5 rooms, which makes this hotel so special"
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"We loved the GIN suite but did not see the other rooms"
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