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

  • Facilities:

    • Additional bed (extra cost) (62 USD/night, 5 pers. max.)
    • Back-up generator
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Hairdryer
    • International phone
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Jacuzzi
    • Local phone
    • Mosquito nets
    • Pool towels
    • Pool umbrella
    • Reclining chairs
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Bicycles available
    • Boat rental (extra cost)
    • Car available (extra cost)
    • Scooter available (extra cost)
  • Kids:

    • Baby cot
    • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Entertainment:

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

    • Chef (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast included
    • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
    • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Services:

    • Gardener
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry (extra cost)
    • Massage (extra cost)
    • Pool maintenance
    • Security service
    • Welcome drinks
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 15
    • Staff: 15
    • Villa size: 1300 m²
  • 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

Rates

Minimum stay 1 bedroom 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 5 bedrooms
from 17/10/2017 to 24/12/2017 Low season 2 nights HKD $ 1,580 HKD $ 3,160 HKD $ 5,130 HKD $ 7,100 HKD $ 9,570
from 24/12/2017 to 11/01/2018 Peak season 3 nights HKD $ 3,260 HKD $ 6,510 HKD $ 10,060 HKD $ 13,610 HKD $ 17,710
from 11/01/2018 to 16/03/2018 Mid-peak season 2 nights HKD $ 2,370 HKD $ 4,740 HKD $ 7,700 HKD $ 10,660 HKD $ 14,110
from 16/03/2018 to 01/05/2018 High season 2 nights HKD $ 1,780 HKD $ 3,550 HKD $ 5,920 HKD $ 8,290 HKD $ 11,250
from 01/05/2018 to 01/08/2018 Low season 2 nights HKD $ 1,580 HKD $ 3,160 HKD $ 5,130 HKD $ 7,100 HKD $ 9,570
from 01/08/2018 to 01/09/2018 High season 2 nights HKD $ 1,880 HKD $ 3,750 HKD $ 5,920 HKD $ 8,090 HKD $ 10,760
from 01/09/2018 to 24/12/2018 Low season 2 nights HKD $ 1,580 HKD $ 3,160 HKD $ 5,130 HKD $ 7,100 HKD $ 9,570

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