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The River House

Balapitiya, Bentota, Sri Lanka


This isn't the ideal place for children to really let go, as the emphasis is on exclusive luxury. However, children of all ages are welcome and cots and extra beds area available on request.

There is no official babysitting service but the friendly staff will look after children.

  • Family friendly accommodation: The two interconnecting suites (Kala and Kirinda) would work well for families with older children. The Gin Suite has a daybed which is perfect for children to sleep on. The Gin, Menik and Walawe Suites can also accommodate extra beds or cots.
  • Baby equipment: Baby cots available on request
  • Families Should Know: The pool is large but has no shallow end.

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited and can sometimes go astray, so if it is crucial to you, please check with the hotel that it is still available

Save to favouritesPrintMailThe River HouseSri Lankan fashion designer Taru certainly had a knack for choosing the best waterside location when she created The River House. Set on the banks of the broad Madhu Ganga river, this slick and stylish hotel lies amidst 7 acres of tropical gardens, which are alive with colourful birds and chattering monkeys. With beautiful views and space to breathe, it's stunningly secluded. The 5 huge [r:SL037:suites] are uber-generous and mix contemporary style with Sri Lankan touches. Forget shabby-chic, this is grown-up design on a grand scale; you'll find individual slate plunge pools, vaulted ceilings, enormous bathrooms with polished concrete floors and kingsize beds covered with intricate Indian bedspreads. This is more like a luxury private villa than a hotel, and it's as peaceful as it gets.

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