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The River House

The River House

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Guide Price £1,159 per person
Based on 01 October 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Garden Suite (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Secluded serenity

Set amongst the gardens alongside the traquil Madhu Ganga, this intimate resort offers the chance to experience Sri Lanka in a completely unique way. With extensive natural beauty within its grounds and in room facilites ranging from plunge pool Jacuzzis to private gardens, a stay here is sure to make you time on this extraordinary island even more special. 

Take an early morning boat ride along the Madhu Ganga for a look at the metropolis of wildlife living in the mangrove forests, birdwatches in particular will love the array of species to be seen. Retreat back to your suite for an in-room massage and feel the stresses and burdens leave your body resulting in pure rejuvenation. 

Top Tips from our Experts

Sheryl

Destination Manager

The River House specialises in intimate experiences. Try dining by moonlight on the river's edge for a romantic experience that is sure to leave a lasting memory. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
Location Highlights

The River House

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 2 hours from Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Peaceful location
  • Good base for trips to historic towns like Galle and Kalutara

Things to do

Being explorers at heart, we believe in getting out and about to get the most from your trip. Browse through our selection of attractions and excursions available nearby that will enhance your holiday experience.

Whale Watching

Boat trips

The River House

Room Types

Kala Suite

Kala Suite

One half of the two Garden Suites, the Kala offers a large area with furnished verandah, an oversized bed and open plan bathroom as well as a private garden complete with fish pond. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV
Kirinda Suite

Kirinda Suite

The sister to the Kala Suite is the Kirinda, another large open plan space with prviate garden area. The two garden suites are available interconnecting and work as an ideal combination for a family wanting more space and privacy. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Gin Suite

With an authentic Asian décor, a large living area and a private garden with an open air jacuzzi and overhead waterfall, these beautifully appointed suites are ideal for couples wanting an even more romantic experience. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Walawe Suite

Situated near the river bank, this verandah wrapped suite offers stunning open air views of the gardens surrounding it. Like its sister the Gin Suite, the Walawe is perfect for those wanting the ultimate romantic stay. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Menik Suite

Offering first floor views of the river this oversized suite is the largest one at The River House. Furnished with beautiful antiques all with a nod to Sri Lanka's colonial heritage, you can also enjoy a large private balcony complete with plunge pool. The perfect to sit in the comfort of a lounger and watch the world roll past. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
The River House

Special Offers

Exclusive commercial

Excursion offer

Book by 28 February 2018.

Stay for a minimum of 2 nights for selected 2018 travel dates and receive a complimentary local excursion. 

Choose between:

  •  The Authentic Village Experience 
  • Madhu River Safari
  • Visit to the Balapitiya Market

Blackout dates and terms & conditions apply. 

Intimate dining

Special offer

Dining offer

Travel between 1st May 2018 and the 31st October 2018 and receive a compliementary dinner once per stay.

Terms & Conditions apply.

Special offer

Boat excursion

Stay for 2 nights or more between 1st May 2018 and the 31st October 2018 and receive a compliementary boat excursion during your stay.

Terms & Conditions apply.

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