• The River House

    The River House is a breathtaking South Asian style villa situated on the idyllic shores of the Madhu estuary.

  • The River House

    Gin Room is a magnificent suite that gives you an exhilarating sense of freedom.

  • The River House

    Fine furniture and the surrounding wilderness that promises utmost privacy.

  • The River House

    An early morning boat-ride can take you to visit the temple or watch fishermen begin their day.

The River House

The River House offers you the perfect private getaway in an all natural surrounding in the coastal town of Balapitiya along the banks of the Madhu River. The property boasts of suites that are secluded and unique in their own special way while you can enjoy some romantic Jacuzzi time with your better half in the privacy of your own suite. Meals can be arranged so that you can have an intimate dining experience while you can rejuvenate yourself by enjoying an in-suite massage or some yoga. The surroundings of the River House consist of a diverse eco system making it perfect for the nature lover.

Location

Set along the banks of the "Madhu Ganga" the River House is a unique boutique hotel that epitomizes complete privacy making it ideal for a romantic getaway. Belonging to the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Balapitiya is a coastal township that is located about 80km away from the commercial capital of Colombo. The drive from Colombo takes about 2 -2 1/2 hours while the Southern Railway also runs via the town for tourists who prefer a scenic journey along the coast.

Accomodation

The River House comprises of luxurious suites that speaks a language and design of its own with fine furnishings amidst natural surroundings. All suites are named after some of the famous rivers of the island - Menik, Gin, Kirinda, Kala and Walawe. All suites are unique while most consist of Jacuzzis and breathtaking views of its immediate surroundings and beyond. From flower filled ponds to private garden areas, these accommodation units provide you a wonderfully secluded holiday setting.

Excursions

The Madhu Ganga consists of massive waterways that are beautiful and crowded with unspoiled mangrove forests which are under conservation. These wetlands are home to many species of birds making it ideal for bird watchers. You can easily enjoy an early morning boat ride which can take you to visit a nearby temple or even watch the fishermen start off their day. The more adventurous traveller can enjoy kayaking. You can enjoy a walk through the gardens of the property and experience nature up close and personal. With time in hand, you can visit the towns nearby or head over to Galle which is home to the historic Dutch Fort,

Facilities

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Yoga

One of the facilities offered at the River House that should be mentioned is its Butler Service which promises of your privacy but gets all things in order for your comfort and convenience. When it comes to dining, you are given a scrumptious menu to choose from or you can also talk to the chef and request for your preferred choice. Local and rare vegetables as well as the freshest seafood can be made available while the meal times are always very casual. Intimate dining options include a setting by the river, under a tree or even in your own private balcony or garden with candles to lighten up your mood even more.

The River House is also complete with a beautiful outdoor swimming pool which is surrounded by tall trees and calmness. You can enjoy cocktails in the evening while the purple faced langur monkeys are often seen swinging from tree to tree. The hotel also offers in-suite massages where you can experience rejuvenation with ocean salts, virgin oils and experienced therapists. For total relaxation, you can enjoy a yoga session where there is an instructor who will teach you some ancient wellness techniques. The unique setting of the River House is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony while there is a package that is on offer for couples to discuss their special occasion.

Rooms

Plunge Pool Suite

You will be drawn into a state of awe as you enter Menik. Antique splendour and modern day object d'art sit in this immense suite that opens out to a balcony with its own private plunge pool. There's space for the two as you soak and stretch just the way nature intended - minutes would turn to hours as you gaze at the river beyond.

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Jacuzzi Suite

Snuggle up in bed or sit in the separate lounge that flaunts Asian aesthetic design. Take pleasure in an open air jacuzzi for two with its back-to-nature feel as an overhead waterfall spills gently on you. In the garden you have all to yourself, only the sound of rustling trees intrude on the silence around. Gin is a magnificent suite that gives you an exhilarating sense of freedom.

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Garden Suite

Kirinda offers a unique sensation of solitude. Sit cosily on a bench for two as Nil Manel blossom in the pond. The bathroom opens out to the garden beyond and is particularly beautiful at sunset. You won't see anyone pass by when you're in this suite. Unless of course you need something - there's an old-fashioned hotel counter bell that rings in the service you wish for.

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