‘Seclusion and Romance; Boutique Escape’
The River House is perched along the banks of the Madhu Ganga, residing amongst magnificent waterways and lush mangrove forests. Only five suites are featured here, with each offering its own personality and some boasting private gardens, pools and open-air Jacuzzis. The hotel runs an Any Time, Any Where dining concept which may see you starting your day with a champagne breakfast by the river and ending with an intimate dinner under the boughs of a Kumbuk tree. The outdoor pool is surrounded by cashew nut and Nuga trees and purple-faced langur monkeys can often be spotted tree-hopping. Away from the hotel you can depart on an early morning boat ride to a nearby temple or discover your surroundings by kayaking.
In Our Opinion‘A place of natural beauty, the hotel will particularly appeal to couples who will find secluded suites and romantic, personalised dining.’
There are two of these suites featured – the Kala and Kirinda Suites, and both are interconnected. Each suite leads out to a lush private garden.
There are two of these suites featured at the hotel – the Gin and Walawe Suites. Both boast a lush private garden and a luxurious open-air Jacuzzi.
Appointed with a collection of Ceylonese antiques and modern design accents, this luxurious suite offers views of the river and boasts a private balcony with plunge pool for two.
The River House makes an ideal destination for newlyweds, and the resort offers the following honeymoon package to help you celebrate.
• Complimentary cookery demonstration by the executive chef
• Complimentary Madu River Boat Ride
• Special honeymoon turn down on your first night
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. The resort is also 110km from Colombo and 48km from Galle.
Nearby attractions include:
• Sea turtle hatchery in Kosgoda
• Traditional mask factory in Ambalangoda
• Kande Viharaya ancient temple
• Whale watching in Mirissa