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9.1
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9.1
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
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  • Induruwa Beach13.26 km
  • Galapatha Raja Maha Viharaya Temple17.26 km
  • Bentota Lake18.58 km
  • Bentota Beach18.73 km
  • Bentota River19.58 km
  • La Luna Water Sports Centre20.04 km
  • Kande Vihare Temple21.27 km
  • Moragalla Beach21.45 km
  • Ranga Shopping Center52.68 km
  • 5-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi

    The River House by Asia Leisure

    No 70, Uththamanyana Mw,Balapitiya, Balapitiya, Bentota, Sri Lanka - See map
    "If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay this is the perfect place."
    MORGANE - September 17, 2017
    Exceptional comfort
    9.8 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.5 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional service
    9.5 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.4 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Bentota in the last 24 hoursCompared to 769 Bentota properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.7
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
    Distance to airport42.6 km

    Rooms available at The River House by Asia Leisure

    9.8
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Jacuzzi Suite
    Jacuzzi Suite
    ...
    • Room size: 102 m²/1098 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 king bed
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    Pool Suite
    Pool Suite
    ...
    • Room size: 132 m²/1421 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 king bed
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    Garden Suite
    Garden Suite
    ...
    • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
    ...
    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • 2 king beds and 2 sofa beds
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    Garden Deluxe Double Room with Free Benefits
    Garden Deluxe Double Room with Free Benefits
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    • 1 king bed
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    TRIPLE GARDEN SUITE
    TRIPLE GARDEN SUITE
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      Suite with Jacuzzi
      Suite with Jacuzzi
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        Garden View Suite
        Garden View Suite
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          Suite with Jacuzzi
          Suite with Jacuzzi
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            Suite with Garden
            Suite with Garden
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at The River House by Asia Leisure?

              Check-in is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

              How do I get to The River House by Asia Leisure?

              The River House by Asia Leisure is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at The River House by Asia Leisure also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The River House by Asia Leisure has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bentota with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

              What is the smoking policy at The River House by Asia Leisure?

              The River House by Asia Leisure does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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              9.1/10
              Service score
              9.5/10
              Cleanliness score
              9.5/10
              Room comfort score
              9.8/10
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              99
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              of Bentota properties
              Better than
              99
              %
              of Bentota properties
              Better than
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              9.6
              Exceptional

              "River House is well located in a nice area near a river."

              MORGANE

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              September 17, 2017

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              Food & Dining
              2 mentions
              Breakfast
              1 mention
              Internet
              1 mention

              What they offer

              9.6
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "The staff was really helpful and nice."

              MORGANE

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              September 17, 2017

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              Asian

              Restaurants on site

              Restaurant #1
              Cuisine:International
              Restaurant #2
              Cuisine:International

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              Reviews of The River House by Asia Leisure from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              Agoda Reviews (19)Booking.com Reviews (33)
              9.1
              /
              10
              Exceptional
              Cleanliness9.5
              Facilities8.4
              Location9.1
              Room comfort and quality9.8
              Service9.5
              Value for money8.7
              High score for Bentota
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (8)
              8-9 Excellent (4)
              7-8 Very Good (0)
              6-7 Good (2)
              <6 Below Expectation (0)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (4)
              Jun - Aug (3)
              Sep - Nov (1)
              Dec - Feb (6)
              All guests (19)
              All room types
              All languages
              Showing 14 verified guest comments
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ashley from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Pool Suite
              Stayed 1 night in February 2019

              Incredible stay at a very special place ”

              We had the pool room for a night and it was simply stunning. It made a fantastic Valentine’s Day and the staff were brilliant. The location of is beautiful, isolated in the jungle with great views across the lake. Also the food was excellent, the head chef is highly talented. I recommend half board as you can’t miss dinner here. Words can’t describe how great this place is, you have to see it for yourself!

              Reviewed February 16, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              mohammed from Saudi Arabia
              Couple
              Pool Suite
              Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

              SriLankan trip”

              You can have full privacy, very quite & very beautiful area.

              Reviewed February 01, 2019
              6.8
              Good
              Ross from Australia
              Couple
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

              Peaceful beautiful location but whole package needs work”

              The rooms were lovely and the setting and views fantastic. What this resort needs though is to lift the overall experience to match the luxury price tag. The bar was unstocked, some ingredients unavailable and the staff, though polite, seemed inexperienced in luxury offering.

              Reviewed January 12, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              MORGANE from France
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              Magnifique hôtel intimiste”

              River House is well located in a nice area near a river. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay this is the perfect place. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with a private garden. The swimming pool is very nice and is located in a nice area. It was very nice to take the breakfast with a view on the river. The staff was really helpful and nice. They can arrange you a boat trip in the mangrove.

              Reviewed September 17, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              John from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

              Lovely little boutique retreat.”

              Apart from the broken wi-fi we had a lovely stay here, excellent surroundings, peaceful, tranquil, a perfect place to unwind.

              Reviewed March 11, 2016
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Oliver from United Kingdom
              Family with young children
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

              Truly beautiful place”

              The serene location abundant with wildlife
              Reviewed September 12, 2014
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Jenny from Australia
              Group
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

              Just perfect!”

              The service was outstanding, the location was serene and our rooms were beautiful and spacious.

              We stayed here for a couple of nights while we explored the south of Sri Lanka. What a great place to relax. Our villa was perfect - beautifully decorated, spacious and very clean. We ate at the private restaurant, were served tea on the verandah at 5pm and had al a carte breakfast in our room. The food here was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The location was overlooking the Madu River and was very peaceful and the outdoor spa was lovely. The only downside of our stay here was that there was no accommodation for our driver, unlike the bigger and more mainstream resorts however I believe they are addressing this in the near future.

              Reviewed January 02, 2013
              10.0
              Exceptional
              stanislas from France
              Couple
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              A dream house in a dream location”

              Like staying in a private house with charming discreet staff

              Heaven on earth, discrete staff in a beautiful house kept to European standards, amazing food and wonderful calm.

              Reviewed August 19, 2012
              10.0
              Exceptional
              stanislas from France
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              Amazing hotel amazing location”

              peace and quiet

              Stunning hotel in stunning location. Very high standards.

              Reviewed August 19, 2012
              8.7
              Excellent
              Dean from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 1 night in April 2011

              A very special retreat”

              Tranquil location and colonial style

              the river house is a very special holiday retreat. it is in the middle of a green hilly area that overlooks the river. it's very lush and the house is only quite small (5 or 6 rooms i think). when we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our room. it was enormous! stylishly decorated but very in keeping with the traditional sri lankan colonial style. the bathroom was equally as large and we had splurged on a jacuzzi room which was a private outdoor space and a lovely indulgence. you are able to kayak on the river or take various trips. the pool, though samll, is perfectly adequate. as ever, in sri lanka, the staff were delightful - nothing too much trouble. the food was a little disappointing.

              Reviewed May 07, 2011
              8.4
              Excellent
              Yuichiro from Japan
              Group
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 1 night in April 2011

              湖貸し切り気分”

              森の中に隠れて佇むホテルの雰囲気は素晴らしく、スリランカを満喫できる。近くに湖もあり、滞在者がほとんどいなかったので貸し切り気分を味わえた。ちょっと遠い。

              Reviewed November 19, 2016
              9.7
              Exceptional
              ZENG from China
              Family with young children
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

              环境静谧世外桃源”

              服务贴心 私密空间

              酒店一共5间房,在一条小路上,不太好找。不在hikkaduwa,而是balapitiya,距离hikkaduwa有几公里。酒店就在河边,环境幽静,一共就一名waiter,两名chef,一名经理,若干小工。服务非常贴心,我们所有的要求都满足了,非常棒。每天早晚可以观赏20-30只猴子和2000-4000只蝙蝠出来活动,院子里的菠萝蜜和芒果树上也常有松鼠光临。可惜蚊子太多,被咬的够呛。

              Reviewed February 04, 2014
              9.3
              Exceptional
              shi from China
              Family with young children
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 1 night in January 2012

              环境清净”

              环境

              位置很好,面临湖泊,去海边也只有几分钟!客房超大,很是干净,美中不足的是房间里的枕头太高了,空调也不是静音的,关了又感觉很热,一个晚上没睡好!喜欢安静的朋友要谨慎选择!

              Reviewed January 26, 2012
              7.0
              Very good
              Wanalanda from Sweden
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 1 night in April 2011

              läckert hotell vid sjö”

              stora vackra rum

              detta hotell ligger en bit från havet men precis vid en sjö som är minst lika fin och faktiskt mycket lugnare att vara vid. Stora vackert inredda rum men inner gård. Hotellet har bara 5 rum så servicen är på topp, tyvärr är inte maten på samma nivå och det är en bra bit att åka till närmaste rest.

              Reviewed May 27, 2011

              Reviews of The River House by Asia Leisure from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              Agoda Reviews (19)Booking.com Reviews (33)
              9.1
              /
              10
              Exceptional
              Cleanliness9.5
              Facilities8.4
              Location9.1
              Room comfort and quality9.8
              Service9.5
              Value for money8.7
              High score for Bentota
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (8)
              8-9 Excellent (4)
              7-8 Very Good (0)
              6-7 Good (2)
              <6 Below Expectation (0)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (4)
              Jun - Aug (3)
              Sep - Nov (1)
              Dec - Feb (6)
              All guests (19)
              All room types
              All languages
              Showing 14 verified guest comments
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ashley from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Pool Suite
              Stayed 1 night in February 2019

              Incredible stay at a very special place ”

              We had the pool room for a night and it was simply stunning. It made a fantastic Valentine’s Day and the staff were brilliant. The location of is beautiful, isolated in the jungle with great views across the lake. Also the food was excellent, the head chef is highly talented. I recommend half board as you can’t miss dinner here. Words can’t describe how great this place is, you have to see it for yourself!

              Reviewed February 16, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              mohammed from Saudi Arabia
              Couple
              Pool Suite
              Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

              SriLankan trip”

              You can have full privacy, very quite & very beautiful area.

              Reviewed February 01, 2019
              6.8
              Good
              Ross from Australia
              Couple
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

              Peaceful beautiful location but whole package needs work”

              The rooms were lovely and the setting and views fantastic. What this resort needs though is to lift the overall experience to match the luxury price tag. The bar was unstocked, some ingredients unavailable and the staff, though polite, seemed inexperienced in luxury offering.

              Reviewed January 12, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              MORGANE from France
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              Magnifique hôtel intimiste”

              River House is well located in a nice area near a river. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay this is the perfect place. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with a private garden. The swimming pool is very nice and is located in a nice area. It was very nice to take the breakfast with a view on the river. The staff was really helpful and nice. They can arrange you a boat trip in the mangrove.

              Reviewed September 17, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              John from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

              Lovely little boutique retreat.”

              Apart from the broken wi-fi we had a lovely stay here, excellent surroundings, peaceful, tranquil, a perfect place to unwind.

              Reviewed March 11, 2016
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Oliver from United Kingdom
              Family with young children
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

              Truly beautiful place”

              The serene location abundant with wildlife
              Reviewed September 12, 2014
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Jenny from Australia
              Group
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

              Just perfect!”

              The service was outstanding, the location was serene and our rooms were beautiful and spacious.

              We stayed here for a couple of nights while we explored the south of Sri Lanka. What a great place to relax. Our villa was perfect - beautifully decorated, spacious and very clean. We ate at the private restaurant, were served tea on the verandah at 5pm and had al a carte breakfast in our room. The food here was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The location was overlooking the Madu River and was very peaceful and the outdoor spa was lovely. The only downside of our stay here was that there was no accommodation for our driver, unlike the bigger and more mainstream resorts however I believe they are addressing this in the near future.

              Reviewed January 02, 2013
              10.0
              Exceptional
              stanislas from France
              Couple
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              A dream house in a dream location”

              Like staying in a private house with charming discreet staff

              Heaven on earth, discrete staff in a beautiful house kept to European standards, amazing food and wonderful calm.

              Reviewed August 19, 2012
              10.0
              Exceptional
              stanislas from France
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              Amazing hotel amazing location”

              peace and quiet

              Stunning hotel in stunning location. Very high standards.

              Reviewed August 19, 2012
              8.7
              Excellent
              Dean from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 1 night in April 2011

              A very special retreat”

              Tranquil location and colonial style

              the river house is a very special holiday retreat. it is in the middle of a green hilly area that overlooks the river. it's very lush and the house is only quite small (5 or 6 rooms i think). when we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our room. it was enormous! stylishly decorated but very in keeping with the traditional sri lankan colonial style. the bathroom was equally as large and we had splurged on a jacuzzi room which was a private outdoor space and a lovely indulgence. you are able to kayak on the river or take various trips. the pool, though samll, is perfectly adequate. as ever, in sri lanka, the staff were delightful - nothing too much trouble. the food was a little disappointing.

              Reviewed May 07, 2011
              8.4
              Excellent
              Yuichiro from Japan
              Group
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 1 night in April 2011

              湖貸し切り気分”

              森の中に隠れて佇むホテルの雰囲気は素晴らしく、スリランカを満喫できる。近くに湖もあり、滞在者がほとんどいなかったので貸し切り気分を味わえた。ちょっと遠い。

              Reviewed November 19, 2016
              9.7
              Exceptional
              ZENG from China
              Family with young children
              Jacuzzi Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

              环境静谧世外桃源”

              服务贴心 私密空间

              酒店一共5间房,在一条小路上,不太好找。不在hikkaduwa,而是balapitiya,距离hikkaduwa有几公里。酒店就在河边,环境幽静,一共就一名waiter,两名chef,一名经理,若干小工。服务非常贴心,我们所有的要求都满足了,非常棒。每天早晚可以观赏20-30只猴子和2000-4000只蝙蝠出来活动,院子里的菠萝蜜和芒果树上也常有松鼠光临。可惜蚊子太多,被咬的够呛。

              Reviewed February 04, 2014
              9.3
              Exceptional
              shi from China
              Family with young children
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 1 night in January 2012

              环境清净”

              环境

              位置很好,面临湖泊,去海边也只有几分钟!客房超大,很是干净,美中不足的是房间里的枕头太高了,空调也不是静音的,关了又感觉很热,一个晚上没睡好!喜欢安静的朋友要谨慎选择!

              Reviewed January 26, 2012
              7.0
              Very good
              Wanalanda from Sweden
              Couple
              Garden Suite
              Stayed 1 night in April 2011

              läckert hotell vid sjö”

              stora vackra rum

              detta hotell ligger en bit från havet men precis vid en sjö som är minst lika fin och faktiskt mycket lugnare att vara vid. Stora vackert inredda rum men inner gård. Hotellet har bara 5 rum så servicen är på topp, tyvärr är inte maten på samma nivå och det är en bra bit att åka till närmaste rest.

              Reviewed May 27, 2011
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