The River House
The River House
The River House

The River House


  • Ambalangoda (View map)
  • 15 pers. max.
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 15 staff
  • Surrounded by stunning tropical greenery
  • Gorgeous living spaces blends modern and traditional design elements
  • Menik Suite awarded a spot on CNN Travel’s ‘21 Sexy Skinny Dip Spots’ around the world
  • Perfect for hosting weddings and events

The River House pictures and description

Tucked away in a sequestered nook along the southern coasts of Sri Lanka, The River House is a serene retreat of magnificent beauty. Here, nature lovers will find themselves in a setting that makes their heart sing, for they are surrounded by a vast landscape of unspoilt greenery. Enveloped by wilderness, this secluded and scenic spot serves as the perfect venue for couples to hold the tropical destination wedding of their dreams.

Location

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Balapitiya presents a fine selection of travel activities for vacation makers residing in the coastal town. The impressive Madhu Ganga, home to stunning waterways and pristine mangrove forests, offers an excellent site for birdwatching. Take an early morning boat ride to explore its tranquil serenity, or embark on a kayaking trip if you are in the mood for an adventure. Madugnga Lake will captivate the hearts of nature lovers, while Kowilawatta Temple will interest cultural buffs.

Customer reviews

10/10 (Average rating based on 5 reviews)
10/10

We arrived on our first night in Sri Lanka to The River House. It location is exceptionally beautiful. The hotel only has five rooms and is equally as stunning as it's location. Our room overlooked the water with a huge private terrace and private plunge pool. The external pool area is amazing and if you swim after dark you'll be accompanied by the light of fireflies. The staff were all amazing, kind and friendly especially Lakmal, Miguel and the manager Sudath. Food was fantastic at dinner and breakfast. I would 100% go back again!

Dylan F (United Kingdom) enjoyed a romantic stay at The River House from 15/09/2015 to 18/09/2015
10/10

This was my First Hotel Check-in In Srilanka. I found the place so solitary. A great escapade from the bustling city :). The five hour travel from airport to Balapithiya was exhaustingly fun. we were the only guest for that time being. so the staff manage to really pamper us. The manager and staff were so helpful and friendly they even picked Fresh Mangoes for me for a quick snack :). We stayed for 3 days. and was well accomodated. we Took the second great suite which is in the ground Floor "GIN" which has an Open flowing Living, Dining and Bed Area. the Bathroom was huge. thou we had a small private Jaccuzi.we actually booked the Best suite that they have, which was at the 1st floor of the hotel.unfortunately they didnt booked it for us. They have a pool few steps away from the suite. we managed to have a tour to different suites that they have. i love the local designs and Interior.The food were great. just the pancakes wasnt that prepared as i was expected.

ThedamsEHLdiary (Kuwait) enjoyed a romantic stay at The River House from 06/09/2015 to 09/09/2015
10/10

The hotel is wonderful and the grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and so well looked after. Amazing food and all the staff are very friendly . special thanks to Managers Mr . Miguel and Mr.Sugath for looking after us and hotel.Thank you.

Sameera S (China) enjoyed a romantic stay at The River House from 02/09/2015 to 08/09/2015
10/10

We were not suppose to be at this hotel but found ourselves here as a result of them double booking us at one of their other properties ,Shinagawa so we arrived with mixed feelings . It is off the beaten track and is a beautiful setting. The view from the main building over the river is delightful.The weather was not great by the beach so to be by the river in a sheltered tropical surround was ideal. The staff were very friendly and tried extremely hard to keep us happy and see to our every need. We had the suite which is completely separate to the main building and is extremely private. It is a large room with separate bathroom and an outdoor spa in a small private garden. The pool is also away from the main building and is surrounded by tropical plants.We spent the afternoon there with the entire pool to ourselves and if we wanted anything we just rang a bell. Meals are served when and where you want them and are of the highest quality. The last night was my birthday and they went to enormous trouble to set the table by the pool and decorate it with tropical flower arrangements .My husband had picked the menu and I presented with a birthday cake to finish. We hired a tuk tuk through the hotel and went into Galle on one of the days. We were also given a free boat trip on the river which was very enjoyable and the staff on the boat were very friendly and made the trip interesting. If you are looking for peace and quiet is lovely surrounds with excellent service this is a great place to go. Note the mosquitos are hungry

Traceaus (Australia) enjoyed a romantic stay at The River House from 04/08/2015 to 09/08/2015
10/10

This is a beautiful hotel situated in balapitiya. The service was excellent and our room was absolutely stunning. We had a reduced rate because we live in Sri Lanka so I am not sure how much more expensive it is usually. The food was not the best we have had, but considering how stunning our room and the surroundings were, we were not too bothered by this. There are lovely grounds for walking and if you want to go out in a boat/canoe the hotel can arrange this. We highly recommend this hotel!

Turnout (Singapore) enjoyed a romantic stay at The River House from 01/08/2015 to 05/08/2015

Services & features

Meals:

  • Coffee maker
  • Staff can assist with cooking

Transport:

  • Bicycles available

Villa services:

  • Pool maintenance
  • Daily breakfast
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeping
  • Security service
  • Welcome drinks

Villa facilities:

  • Back-up generator
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hairdryer
  • International phone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mosquito nets
  • Local phone
  • Swimming pool
  • Reclining chairs
  • Safety box
  • Pool towels
  • Pool umbrella
  • Wardrobe space
  • Wi-Fi Internet

Baby & Kids:

  • Baby cot

Entertainment:

  • Board games
  • International channels
  • Home cinema
  • DVD player
  • DVD movies
  • CD music player
  • TV

Available at extra cost:

  • Additional guest
  • Airport pick-up
  • Babysitter
  • Boat rental
  • Car available
  • Chef
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Scooter available

More information:

  • Villa size: 1300 m²
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Pers. max.: 15
  • Staff: 15
  • Private pool:
  • Wi-fi internet:

Terms and conditions

Check-in:
after 12:00 pm
Check-out:
until 02:00 pm
Late check-out:
until 06:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)
Security deposit:
credit card authorization signed upon check-in
Extra person:
US$62 per night (max 5 pers)
Lunch:
menu system
Dinner:
menu system
Breakfast:
included

Rates

Minimum stay 1 Rooms 2 Rooms 3 Rooms 4 Rooms 5 Rooms
from 18/05/2017 to 01/08/2017 Low season 2 nights AUD $ 267 AUD $ 535 AUD $ 870 AUD $ 1,205 AUD $ 1,624
from 01/08/2017 to 01/09/2017 High season 2 nights AUD $ 318 AUD $ 636 AUD $ 1,004 AUD $ 1,372 AUD $ 1,825
from 01/09/2017 to 24/12/2017 Low season 2 nights AUD $ 267 AUD $ 535 AUD $ 870 AUD $ 1,205 AUD $ 1,624
from 24/12/2017 to 11/01/2018 Peak season 3 nights AUD $ 553 AUD $ 1,105 AUD $ 1,707 AUD $ 2,310 AUD $ 3,005
from 11/01/2018 to 16/03/2018 Mid-peak season 2 nights AUD $ 401 AUD $ 803 AUD $ 1,305 AUD $ 1,808 AUD $ 2,394
from 16/03/2018 to 01/05/2018 High season 2 nights AUD $ 301 AUD $ 602 AUD $ 1,004 AUD $ 1,406 AUD $ 1,908
from 01/05/2018 to 01/08/2018 Low season 2 nights AUD $ 267 AUD $ 535 AUD $ 870 AUD $ 1,205 AUD $ 1,624

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