We have stayed in many places and I have to say that this is now on top of the list! Located in the heart of nature this small hotel is a perfect place to rest and be completely looked after in absolute comfort. It is seldom that we are totally happy with a place but this ticked all the boxes.
The services was exceptional but discrete, our suite was to die for..huge suite with an out door terrace and plunge pool....one night the manager suggested he would make it romantic for us and that is just what he did...soaking outside, under the stars, while the candles illuminated the beauty of the place..
Food was excellent and you could eat when you felt like it, no set times (love that), afternoon tea was served by the pool...all just fantastic!
The manager and the staff were truly discrete, kind, helpful and I think many 5*'s could learn alot!
I strongly recommend taking the boat trip from the hotel out to all the beautiful island, we left at 7 and it was magic...
I would go back to Sri Lanka just to stay here is was so memorable...only sad part is that it is SOOOOOO amazing they will build additional accommodation as we tourists enjoy it so much!!!! shame...
- 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