The River House

5 reviews

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5 reviews
verified clients
Dylan F
(United Kingdom)

stayed at The River House with a group of friends and their families from 15th September 2015 to 18th September 2015 From 15th September 2015 to 18th September 2015

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!
Sameera S

stayed at The River House with a group of friends and their families from 02nd September 2015 to 08th September 2015 From 02nd September 2015 to 08th September 2015

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.

stayed at The River House with a group of friends and their families from 04th August 2015 to 09th August 2015 From 04th August 2015 to 09th August 2015

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

stayed at The River House with a group of friends and their families from 01st August 2015 to 05th August 2015 From 01st August 2015 to 05th August 2015

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!
Distances to:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport: 124km
Beach: 1000m

Take a look inside The River House

The River House is a mesmerizing villa that can make you think that you have landed in a paradise filled with all the luxuries of life. This villa is situated in the southern coasts of Ambalangoda in Sri Lanka and this villa can accommodate 10 individuals. You can get a serene life, no matter when you visit this villa. Greenery is another plus point of this elegant villa and it is enveloped in the wilderness too. The River House villa has 5 bedrooms and there are 15 staff present to fulfill all your demands related to food, facilities, tours, travels, and entertainment.


From the River House, you can make vacation plans in a better way to enter into Sri Lanka’s coastal town. You can have a view of Madhu Ganga, which comprises of elegance waterways, mangrove forests. You can get an opportunity to do bird watching too.

Services & Features

Our Concierge team will be happy to help organize any service not available at the villa. Simply let us know and we'll make it happen.
  • Additional guest (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
  • Airport transfer (extra cost)
  • Bicycles available
  • Boat rental (extra cost)
  • Car available (extra cost)
  • Scooter available (extra cost)
  • Baby cot
  • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Board games
  • CD music player
  • DVD movies
  • DVD player
  • Home cinema
  • International channels
  • TV
  • Chef (extra cost)
  • Coffee maker
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry (extra cost)
  • Massage (extra cost)
  • Pool maintenance
  • Security service
  • Welcome drinks
More information
  • Pers. max.: 10
  • 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
period   Minimum stay 1 bedroom 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 5 bedrooms
16/05/2020 01/08/2020 Low season 2 nights USD $ 200 USD $ 400 USD $ 650 USD $ 900 USD $ 1,213
01/08/2020 01/09/2020 High season 2 nights USD $ 238 USD $ 475 USD $ 750 USD $ 1,025 USD $ 1,363
01/09/2020 01/11/2020 Low season 2 nights USD $ 200 USD $ 400 USD $ 650 USD $ 900 USD $ 1,213
01/11/2020 24/12/2020 High season 2 nights USD $ 250 USD $ 500 USD $ 800 USD $ 1,100 USD $ 1,469
24/12/2020 11/01/2021 Peak season 3 nights USD $ 431 USD $ 863 USD $ 1,375 USD $ 1,888 USD $ 2,463
11/01/2021 16/03/2021 Mid-peak season 2 nights USD $ 313 USD $ 625 USD $ 988 USD $ 1,350 USD $ 1,781
16/03/2021 01/05/2021 High season 2 nights USD $ 221 USD $ 550 USD $ 875 USD $ 1,200 USD $ 1,669

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