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The River House by Asia Leisure

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No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/29/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Fishing
Airport transportation
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Wifi
Lazy river
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Outdoor pool
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Uth Sen wrote a review Sep 2021
Sri Lanka26 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed at the Walawe suite , an antique masterpiece. Although it doesn't have a river view, Madu river is at a walking distance. We could see many local birds , described in their" birds at River House "book. The suite had all the amenities, well cleaned and comfortable. The chef was happy to make our requested meal for lunch instead going with their set menu.The food was delicious too. Suggest to keep an iron for the room , few more carpets and more dessert options for the lunch.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We are excited to hear your comments about the hospitality, food and facilities at The River House, Balapitiya. It was our pleasure in accommodating you at our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. Hope you visit us soon!
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Shrey Gaurishankar wrote a review Sep 2021
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River House makes an ideal getaway to surround yourself with nature and an old school colonial architecture decor. The Jacuzzi suite is located in a partially secluded part of the property and surrounded by a plush garden overlooking the lake. The staff is very polite and helpful and go out of their way to meet your requirements. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Hello, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We are excited to hear your comments about the hospitality, food and facilities at The River House, Balapitiya. It was our pleasure in accommodating you at our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. Hope you visit us soon!
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Bismi J wrote a review Aug 2021
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We booked The river house hotel for our honeymoon tour and we select the Walawe suite. Which is located separate to the main premises with huge and beautifull garden and face to the madu river. It was truly amazing place bleded with peacefull and relaxing atmosphere. Mr Lasantha is the manager of this place and he was very friendly and helpful person. Also the staff is so attentive to our needs. Foods are delicious and mouth watering. You can choose the meals from their set menus as per your favouration. This suite has private pool with jacuzzi and ayurvedic ammentities. Also they have beautiful common pool. We highly reccommended this place for couple experiance and rating 5/5 Thank you all fot the things to make our honeymoon so memorable.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 14, 2021
Hello, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We are excited to hear your comments about the hospitality, food and facilities at The River House, Balapitiya. It was our pleasure in accommodating you at our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. Hope you visit us soon!
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Chamod C wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka14 contributions
Surrounded by nature. Very calm place to relax. We have booked the plunge pool suite. Love the architecture. It was having a private pool. Enjoyed a lot. Privacy was there. Foods were very tasty. And the staff was also friendly and provided a great service.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 20, 2021
Dear chmod90, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We are excited to hear your comments about the hospitality, food and facilities at The River House, Balapitiya. It was our pleasure in accommodating you at our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. Hope you visit us soon!
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Nandana Sembukuttiarachchi wrote a review Apr 2021
Gampaha, Sri Lanka11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We are glad that we found The River House resort to spend a peaceful family holiday. It was fantastic. Surrounding was absolutely amazing. Having a friendly staff with great hospitality. Food was excellent. Clean & Well organised. Best place to spend a peaceful holiday with your family away from busy environment. And we had a interesting Boat safari along the Madhu River with more knowledge.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 20, 2021
Dear nandanasem, Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We are excited to hear your comments about the hospitality, food and facilities at The River House, Balapitiya. It was our pleasure in accommodating you at our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. Hope you visit us soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$113 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the river house hotel balapitiya, the river hotel
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceBalapitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about The River House by Asia Leisure
Which popular attractions are close to The River House by Asia Leisure?
Nearby attractions include Ahungalla Beach (3.3 miles), Suduhansa Tours (3.8 miles), and Madu River (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The River House by Asia Leisure?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The River House by Asia Leisure?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The River House by Asia Leisure?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The River House by Asia Leisure?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The River House by Asia Leisure?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bord'eau, Jungle Beach Restaurant & Watersport Ahungalla, and Sunshine Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The River House by Asia Leisure?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The River House by Asia Leisure have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The River House by Asia Leisure offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The River House by Asia Leisure located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Balapitiya.
Are any cleaning services offered at The River House by Asia Leisure?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The River House by Asia Leisure have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.