The River House: Balapitiya, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tranquil, luxurious, and delightful. These words don't even come close to describing what you'll experience at The River House. Set amid a wide expanse of verdant land where all you can hear are the soothing whispers of nature, our secluded retreat is not just a relaxing place. It's a sanctuary for the body and spirit, an idyllic hideaway filled with boutique hotel-style comforts and absolute serenity. Each holiday spent here is uniquely blissful that you wouldn't want to drop by just for the night. You'd want to stay in this piece of heaven forever.


  • Stay in a spacious, beautifully furnished Suite for 2 adults.
  • Delicious breakfast daily.
  • Enjoy a 2 hour scenic boat ride on the river with a trained Captain.
  • Traditional Sri Lankan Dinner on one night for 2 people.
  • Observe 46 species of birds in the area, including 14 aquatic varieties.
  • Spot huge water lilies and colorful butterflies in this sanctuary of life.
  • Superb in room amenities to ensure utmost cosiness and tranquillity.
  • All Suites have private balcony or garden and living and dining areas.
  • Enjoy 24-hour dining.
  • The First Sri Lankan property to be included in Cond? Nast Traveller's annual Hot List.

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All Prices are Quoted in US Dollars
$750.00Per Room Regular Retail Price: $1,250.00
A) Stay 4 nights in a Private Suite for 2 people
$899.00Per Room Regular Retail Price: $1,500.00
B) Stay 5 nights in a Private Suite for 2 people

Fly into the bustling Metropolis of Colombo and make your way to a seven-acre haven bordering the Madhu River in Balapitiya, 112 km from the International airport. This private garden resort is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the lush land and your private villa with AC, a flat screen TV and DVD player, and free Wi-Fi ensure you will be entertained and cozy.

You will enjoy a scenic boat ride on the river, where a trained Captain will lead you to explore dozens of inlets, forested with mangroves. It's easy to appreciate the timeless and natural rhythms of life when you float past 200-year-old temples and locals cultivating cinnamon.

Don't forget your binoculars as 46 species of bird reside in the area, including 14 aquatic varieties. Spot huge water lilies and colorful butterflies in this sanctuary of life. Be sure to catch the stilt fishermen, the only place in the world where this traditional fishing technique is still used.

Your stay at River House includes breakfasts and one dinner, which will surely be a variety of delicious and exotic dishes, using local produce and spices that will really kick your vacay up a notch. The River House is the first Sri Lankan property to be included in Cond? Nast Traveller's annual Hot List.

*Facilities at The River House includes;
Swimming pool and pavilion
In-room Ayurvedic massage
Water sports, canoeing and kayaking
Fitness centre/ gym
DVD and book library
Free Wi-Fi access
Room service and 24-hour dining
Airport transfer and parking

*Location information;
The River House is a private 7-acre haven lying along the borders of the Madhu River in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka. We are situated 112 km from the airport and 2 hours from Colombo.
Furthermore, these wonderful sites are accessible from our villas: Hikkaduwa, Galle Fort, Aluthgama, Narigama and Meetiyagoda moonstone mines.

Terms & Conditions:
Not valid on existing reservations
Advanced reservations essential and subject to availability
Offer valid for 2 people
No cash value/cash back available on this offer
Gratuity not included
Entire offer value must be used in one visit
Not valid with any other promotion or offer
Individual vendor cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Please check with vendor
Airport transfers not included
Rates NOT inclusive of service charge and government tax, $100USD must be paid direct to River House Sri Lanka
  The River House, Sri Lanka
No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha Welagedara, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka



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