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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in a truly beautiful spot. Our room opened up on to a waterfall which was incredible. The restaurant is also set on the edge of the waterfall which is a beautiful view to dine with. The room was lovely and spacious with a great balcony and a view that is truly spectacular. However, there is a trade... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

I have been to this place thrice. This hotel not located in Ella nor Uva Province. This one located in Kitulgala. The photo is correct. Since the identification is wrong, travellers may mislead. TripAdvisor must correct the error

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3 Thank Bandu N
England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Spent a night here last week after amazing water rafting, wish our stay had been longer! Rooms beautifully presented, food and service excellent and the river location and pool are so unique, nothing quite like it! Thank you manager and staff. Lyn, Danny, Lucy and Angus.

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1 Thank lynaEngland
Panjim, India
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

We travelled almost the entire evening to get here and had chosen this hotel to be close to the river rafting activity the next day. When we got to the "usual hotel" which the travel agency books, we were told that this hotel was another good hours journey and deep in the jungle over the hill. It turned out to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

The hotel is at the end of an 8km bad dirt road and although the location is great (in a small valley on the edge of a mountain stream) the hotel is not worth the effort. The rooms are old and need refurbishment, the pool has so many missing tiles it looks dirty. We did not go to Sri Lanka... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

So we stayed one night here and the room was cute (I even had a frog in the shower with me) and the hotel itself sits on a pretty waterfall and is very scenic. The owner was extremely helpful and nice and made sure we were fed (good food) and also setup our whitewater rafting for the morning and transport... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This was a magnificent surprise at the end of a dusty road through a rubber plantation. It is beautifully designed, beautifully managed, incredibly restful. Pricing is the same for Sri Lankans as foreigners, which means you get a superb deal if you're a foreigner. As a bonus, they booked us white water rafting at Rs 2000 per person, vs US35... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2014

This is a wonderful location. The pool is amazing with fresh water constantly running in... It does look green but the water is fine. The rooms were spacious and uniquni. It was a bit damp and there were ants but then this is a remote place Thea road here is very bumpy and about 5km. We loved it here. Perfect... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately there are some BUT. First thing that I didn't like that the hotel is OLD and everything is wet there. I understand that it is near the waterfall and the water splashes everywhere, but I couldn't stop thinking about dry towels and dry bed linen. There were ants everywhere in a bathroom. In the middle of the night I... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Other reviews accurately describe this unique hotel seemingly built into the falls not just alongside it. Stunning yes, but at the expense of some comfort. We arrived in the middle of a tropical storm with the river in full flow. Consequently the roar of the falls was such that normal conversation in the open air restaurant was impossible and there... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
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  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Royal River Resort

Address: Eduru Ella | Eduru, Kitulgala 71720, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room near the mini pool”
 of 5 bubbles Prabath_Ariyarathna, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The room next to the pool is fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles 385candaceb, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The room that opens onto the pool was particularly nice, but they are all superb”
 of 5 bubbles 255brigittes, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All look nice”
 of 5 bubbles laura180, 19 Dec 2014 | Read review
“One of the rooms has french windows that open straight onto the pool.”
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 of 5 bubbles ollieblake, 1 Aug 2014 | Read review
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