The River House
To stay at The River House is to enter into a dream. Situated on the banks of Sri Lanka's grand Madhu Ganga, this luxurious romantic getaway is a blissful sojourn into seclusion. The River House offers amenities great and small, ranging from the most discreet service imaginable to mouthwatering delights cooked up just for you. Filled with dazzling objets d'art and surrounded by nature's majesty, you will find yourself lost in reverie.
The River House is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka, near the town of Balapitiya. The journey from the Bandaranaike International Airport takes approximately 120 minutes along the Expressway - exit at Kurundugahahetekma Interchange on the Expressway. From the exit you will need to travel a further 22 km to the reach The River House. The resort is also 110 km from Colombo and 48 km from Galle.
At a glance
- 5 uniquely designed, extra spacious suites surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical garden
- The plunge pool for two at the Menik Suite is ranked as one of CNN Travel's 'Sexy Skinny Dip Spots'
- The River House has been ranked by TheKnot.com as one of '50 Best Places in the World to Honeymoon'
- Selected as part of the Mr. & Mrs. Smith collection, a handpicked group of the world's most special boutique hotels
- Gin and Walawe Suites feature double jacuzzis
- Luxury Ayurvedic bath amenities
- Complimentary high speed WiFi
- Espresso machines in all suites
- Any Place, Any Time dining
- In-suite massages
- Exceptional full-service wedding facilities
Dining at The River House is a celebration of what you desire. Select from our menu or toss it aside and tell our Chef what you crave. With Any Place, Any Time dining, an intimate dinner for two can be served under the boughs of a Kumbuk tree, and breakfast can be had late in the afternoon.
The Madhu Ganga, with its stunning waterways, is home to many species and is a bird watcher's haven. An early morning boat-ride can take you to visit Kothduwa, an ancient Buddhist temple, or to watch fishermen begin their day.
Bring mind, body, spirit, and setting into perfect alignment with a yoga session on our river bank, or in the midst of our tropical gardens. Our instructor combines spirituality with ancient wellness techniques to provide holistic healing.
Purple-faced langur monkeys stand sentinel as you slip into our gorgeous pool, surrounded by tropical trees and enveloped in stillness.
With in-suite massages, we bring holistic healing to you. When our experienced therapists lay their hands on you, serenity will reign supreme.
Suite sizes include balcony but do not include size of garden. All Suites are appointed with king size bed/air-conditioning/LED TV/espresso machine/minibar/electronic safe/luxury Ayurvedic bath amenities/ DVD player.
Menik Suite - Plunge Pool Suite
A carefully curated collection of Ceylonese antiques and modern design accents meet in this luxurious suite, transforming an expansive space into a living gallery. Offering stunning views of the river beyond, the Suite's private balcony and spectacular plunge pool for two - named one of CNN Travel's 'Sexy Skinny Dip Spots' - are cocoons of time and space, where clocks stand still and a moment shared with a loved one lasts forever.
Size of the Menik Suite - 132 sq.m.
Gin Suite - Jacuzzi Suites
Sink into the plush comfort of your king-sized bed, recline in your exquisitely appointed private lounge, or immerse yourself in your open-air jacuzzi for two as a waterfall spills gently onto you. The lush grandeur of your private garden will envelop you in intoxicating sights and sounds, as you are overwhelmed by a feeling of total freedom.
Size of the Gin Suite - 113 sq.m.
Walawe Suite - Jacuzzi Suites
Nestling into the banks of the Madhu Ganga, the Walawe Suite stands alone and apart. Multiple verandahs offer varied, uniformly stunning views of the river and lush environs but guests can also contemplate the beauty of their surroundings from the comfort of bed. Slip into your private open-air Jacuzzi for two and awaken your senses to the magic of nature, as a waterfall spills gently onto you.
Size of the Walawe Suite - 148 sq.m.
Kala Suites - Garden Suites
Contemplate your life less ordinary from the comfort of our Kala Suites. As you laze by a pond dotted with blue lotus blossoms, or enjoy a shower in a bathroom that opens out into your lush private garden, you will be struck by an extraordinary sense of peace and solitude. These Suites also offer the unique option of being interconnected.
Size of the Kala Suites - 74 sq. m.
Kirinda Suites - Garden Suites
Contemplate your life less ordinary from the comfort of our Kirinda Suites. As you laze by a pond dotted with blue lotus blossoms, or enjoy a shower in a bathroom that opens out into your lush private garden, you will be struck by an extraordinary sense of peace and solitude. These Suites also offer the unique option of being interconnected.
Size of the Kirinda Suites - 74 sq.m.
Restaurant and Bar
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