The River House - Bentota

Contact Person : booking service.
Phone : +94 11 5873305 - 7
UK Customers: 020 3286 0182
Fax : +94 11 2555447

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Savor the modern luxuries of time & space, and discover a level of peaceful privacy & stylish comfort that few other places, anywhere, can deliver - an unforgettable holiday for you and your partner, or a remarkable getaway for a small group of friends & family.

Whether you choose only to spend your days in quiet relaxation surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty, or you are looking for a base to explore the South of Sri Lanka, The River House encourages you to set your own pace. As a sophisticated & discerning traveller, we appreciate that you want to experience the real country, but you want to do so in style.

Welcome to The River House - a truly unique experience, in an extraordinary location, on an exceptional tropical island paradise.
Products & Services :This spacious villa is South Asian in style, with 5 large private suites and open verandahs/lounges affording picturesque views. The interiors feature original craftsmanship of wood, stone and polished cement, seamlessly blending contemporary comfort and antique splendor. Each suite has a private garden or terrace, with indoor/ outdoor showers or Jacuzzi or plunge pool and there is a spectacular tree-lined main pool with an adjoining Pavilion/ Pool House.
Find sumptuous serenity in unexpected places...

A spectacular luxury riverside villa, with its own tropical lake and access to a picturesque & private ocean bay ...The River House is surrounded by 7 acres of lush land, bordering the tranquil Madhu estuary - a haven for naturalists, bird enthusiasts and anglers. The delights of The River House include discreet yet friendly service, delicious island cuisine and a deeply restful and inspiring setting.

A tour de force of the renowned designer Taru, The River House is unique in its concept & design and is undeniably one of the most beautiful properties in Sri Lanka.

Offering the perfect location from which to discover the sites & feel of the South of this island, The River House promises the knowledgeable independent traveler a carefully conceived, stunningly executed, uniquely luxurious Sri Lankan travel experience.
  • Loll in the pool all day
  • Escape from the high-noon heat to a favourite DVD viewed in the air-conditioned sanctuary of your suite
  • Canoe up-river & hear the silence
  • Sip an iced cocktail while watching the sunset behind the foliage covered hill
  • Stroll around the tropical gardens of The River House estate; jog along the pathways and work off those extra holiday calories!
  • Relax with a book in the Lounge terrace & take in the views
  • Go Local and have an Afternoon Nap (siesta) after a leisurely lunch
  • Cruise the Madhu estuary in a boat and watch the passing village life unfold along its banks.
  • Stop off enroute and learn about the dying skill and traditions of the indigenous cinnamon peeler
  • Wander the local markets, temples & craft and antique shops
  • Watch the dawn break over a misty river and meditate on a serene morning
  • Shop for souvenirs, including the regions famous carved wooden Devil masks
  • Grab some binoculars, find your place in the shade, chilled drink at hand, and observe the abundant birdlife all around
  • Arrange to watch one of the weekly Devil Dance & Kandyan Dance performances at the local dance school (seasonal performances and classes)
  • Pack a picnic and head to the beach to spend a morning wading in rock pools and lazing on the sand. Or go further along the coast to the world-renown surfing town Hikkaduwa and hit the southern Narigama beaches for long stretches of sand and serious beach life –reggae music, beach bars & kitsch shops!
  • Make Music - choose from our selection of traditional Sri Lankan drums and find your rhythm
  • Bask in the moonlight and on quiet, breezy evenings, listen for the distant crash of the surf breaking on the shore.
  • Indulge in an in-suite massage - pre-arranged with a professional spa therapist or an ayurvedic specialist.
  • Play , sleep, eat, bathe, swim...slow down!

All five of our luxurious suites are suitable for that once-in-a-lifetime unforgettable honeymoon, but for really special memories, we recommend the spacious & sumptuous Singhe suite (Master).

Balapitiya (20km from Bentota City).
Check-in/Check-out Time
Normal Check-in Time is 12.00 noon and Check-Out time is 11.00 a.m. Earlier Check-in Time or later Check-out time could be requested on a case by case basis and the hotel may agree depending on availability.

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Sri Lanka Tourism Board

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