This was the first hotel we stayed at during our two weeks in Sri Lanka. I set up a transfer from the airport to the hotel. The driver was on time and was very safe.The greeting at the hotel was wonderful. The room was beautiful, very spacious and very clean. Room service was exceptional and the tea, coffee and home made cake very much appreciated. The manager was very helpful and organised our transfer to the next Hotel, and also for the driver to pick us up from the other hotel and take us to the train station in Colombo, also organizing the train tickets! The food was excellent, and the service too. Probably the best Sri Lankan breakfast i had during my two week stay. There is no spa but you can arrange for a massage in your room, this was a treat well worth having after a long journey. The boat trip is a must. Yes, a few tips are given to the locals, but it doesn't have to break your bank, they are happy with whatever you give them. Well worth the experience. The beach is a short walk away, remember, this is a river house hotel! The whole experience was a warm and welcoming intro to beautiful Sri Lanka. Thank you to all the staff!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The River House Hotel Balapitiya
- The River Hotel
- The River House Sri Lanka/Balapitiya