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The River House by Asia Leisure

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The River House is an artistic escape of sheer seclusion on the banks of the Madhu River. Surrounded by tropical wilderness, this is a place of romance and sensuality. Each of the five luxuriant suites speak an imaginative language of design and are a sanctuary unto themselves. Private gardens that encase your suite and jacuzzi's with an overhead waterfall are more to enjoy. The Menik Suite is ranked as one of CNN Travel's '21 Sexy Skinny Dip' spots around the globe for its private plunge pool for two. You will truly treasure how this place will make you feel.
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The 3 nights we spent at The River House were most enjoyable. As well as its unique location, the place oozes character and luxury. The team competently headed by Hashan delivers a first class service. The food prepared by Chef Amal is probably the best we had during our 3
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at The River House by Asia Leisure
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ettemar, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about The River House. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing stay at our hotel and to hear your comments about our service, hospitality and food. We would share your kind feedback, concerns and compliments with our team as it will certainly inspire them to continue raising our standards. It has been a pleasure to accommodate you at our hotel and we do really look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you visit us soon again.
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We did absolutely nothing when we were at the Riverhouse other than eat (heaps), lie by the pool and read our way through the stash of trashy (and other) novels in the hotel bookshelf. There were boat rides and help to get around f you needed it, but the pool (which we largely
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at The River House by Asia Leisure
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Molly, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about The River House. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing stay at our hotel and to hear your comments about our service and hospitality. We would share your kind feedback, concerns and compliments with our team as it will certainly inspire them to continue raising our standards. It has been a pleasure to accommodate you at our hotel and we do really look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you visit us soon again.
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We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend here at The River House. The wildlife and the vegetation were amazing - giant monitor lizards lumbered around the grounds, brightly colored birds sang beautiful songs at all hours of the day, and even a wild peacock stopped by for a visit!
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at The River House by Asia Leisure
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear JetsetCupcake, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about The River House. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing stay at our hotel and to hear your comments about our service and hospitality. We would share your kind feedback, concerns and compliments with our team as it will certainly inspire them to continue raising our standards. It has been a pleasure to accommodate you at our hotel and we do really look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you visit us soon again.
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Beautiful setting overlooking the Madu river, quiet and off the beaten track, this hotel is an oasis of peace and quiet. Very welcoming with very chilled. Unobtrusive staff, always willing to help. It’s a wonderful old colonial style home, full of quaint original features. Our
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at The River House by Asia Leisure
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 741deee, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about The River House. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing stay at our hotel and to hear your comments about our service and hospitality. We would share your kind feedback and compliments with our team as it will certainly inspire them to continue raising our standards. It has been a pleasure to accommodate you at our hotel and we do really look forward to welcome you back. Hope you visit us soon again.
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A small retreat with just 5 suites surrounded by lots of nature. Perfect place to just relax, watching birds and animals and swimming in the amazing pool surrounded by palm trees and nature. If you easily get bored this is not the right place for you but if you want a quiet and
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at The River House by Asia Leisure
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Pajam, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about The River House. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing stay at our hotel and to hear your comments about our service and hospitality. We would share your kind feedback and compliments with our team as it will certainly inspire them to continue raising our standards. It has been a pleasure to accommodate you at our hotel and we do really look forward to welcome you back. Hope you visit us soon again.
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Garden suite - Kirinda
Lovely garden (pool is great too)
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How far is it from Galle ?
Dear Jaya c, It will take 1 hour from the river house to Galle
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How far is it from Galle ?
I am so sorry - just seeing this. About an hour I would guess.
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We hired driver for our entire trip - which was very economical
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"we had a garden room which was HUGE with a great bathroom - loads of space to dry swimmers"
"Opt for the standard room or the plunge pool room - the jacuzzi room's jacuzzi cannot get hot and has a very dangerous suction problem."
"Gin Room has an outdoor jacuzzi!"
"The room upstairs with the plunge pool was amazing. wonderful views."
"Plunge pool suite is the best one available"
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PRICE RANGE
$129 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the river house hotel balapitiyathe river hotel
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceBalapitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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