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About The River House, Balapitiya
The River House offers you the perfect private getaway in an all natural surrounding in the coastal town of Balapitiya along the banks of the Madhu River. The property boasts of suites that are secluded and unique in their own special way while you can enjoy some romantic Jacuzzi time with your better half in the privacy of your own suite. Meals can be arranged so that you can have an intimate dining experience while you can rejuvenate yourself by enjoying an in-suite massage or some yoga. The surroundings of the River House consist of a diverse eco system making it perfect for the nature lover.
Location of The River House, Balapitiya
Set along the banks of the "Madhu Ganga" the River House is a unique boutique hotel that epitomizes complete privacy making it ideal for a romantic getaway. Belonging to the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Balapitiya is a coastal township that is located about 80km away from the commercial capital of Colombo. The drive from Colombo takes about 2 -2 1/2 hours while the Southern Railway also runs via the town for tourists who prefer a scenic journey along the coast.
Accommodation at The River House, Balapitiya
The River House comprises of luxurious suites that speaks a language and design of its own with fine furnishings amidst natural surroundings. All suites are named after some of the famous rivers of the island - Menik, Gin, Kirinda, Kala and Walawe. All suites are unique while most consist of Jacuzzis and breathtaking views of its immediate surroundings and beyond. From flower filled ponds to private garden areas, these accommodation units provide you a wonderfully secluded holiday setting.
Facilities at The River House, Balapitiya
One of the facilities offered at the River House that should be mentioned is its Butler Service which promises of your privacy but gets all things in order for your comfort and convenience. When it comes to dining, you are given a scrumptious menu to choose from or you can also talk to the chef and request for your preferred choice. Local and rare vegetables as well as the freshest seafood can be made available while the meal times are always very casual. Intimate dining options include a setting by the river, under a tree or even in your own private balcony or garden with candles to lighten up your mood even more.
The River House is also complete with a beautiful outdoor swimming pool which is surrounded by tall trees and calmness. You can enjoy cocktails in the evening while the purple faced langur monkeys are often seen swinging from tree to tree. The hotel also offers in-suite massages where you can experience rejuvenation with ocean salts, virgin oils and experienced therapists. For total relaxation, you can enjoy a yoga session where there is an instructor who will teach you some ancient wellness techniques. The unique setting of the River House is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony while there is a package that is on offer for couples to discuss their special occasion.
The Madhu Ganga consists of massive waterways that are beautiful and crowded with unspoiled mangrove forests which are under conservation. These wetlands are home to many species of birds making it ideal for bird watchers. You can easily enjoy an early morning boat ride which can take you to visit a nearby temple or even watch the fishermen start off their day. The more adventurous traveller can enjoy kayaking. You can enjoy a walk through the gardens of the property and experience nature up close and personal. With time in hand, you can visit the towns nearby or head over to Galle which is home to the historic Dutch Fort,