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“The BEST homestay!”
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Clean and comfortable accommodation with basic amenities for budget conscious travelers
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16 reviews
Clean and comfortable accommodation with basic amenities for budget conscious travelers
River Valley Residence offers comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms. Breakfast option available.
Breakfast (special dietary requests can be discussed)
Breakfast (special dietary requests can be discussed)
Breakfast (special dietary requests can be discussed)
Seasonal fruits fresh from the garden!
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Transport options at RVR - the tuk tuk seats 3 adults
Transport options at RVR - 5 seater van
Transport options at RVR - 8 seater van
The Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) - 5km from River Valley Residence
The Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) - 5km from River Valley Residence
The Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) - 5km from River Valley Residence
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Gfan1990
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The BEST homestay!”
Reviewed 7 September 2018 for a stay in August 2018

In our last 10 months of travelling around Asia, I am struggling to think of a homestay we have enjoyed more than River Valley!

They sent a tuk tuk driver, the hero that is Dinesh, to pick us up from our long train journey - free of charge. When we arrived at River Valley, we were met by the beaming smiles of the wonderful family, and their 2 lovely dogs Nicky and Leah! They were all so helpful and caring throughout our stay too, even taking time to bring me some remedies when I wasn’t feeling well.

The room was super comfortable, it was amazing value for money! So clean and well maintained!

The included breakfast was very big and varied, and set us up perfectly for the day. There is also a kitchen area where you can prepare some food if you need to! And free filtered water!

We really enjoyed the fruit and the tour of their amazing spice garden.

I can’t recommend this place highly enough, thank you for giving us such an unforgettable few days!

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Management Response
10 Sep 2018
Dear George,
Thanks so much for this fantastic and thoughtfully written review. We are so touched by the kind words. It's meeting guests like you both that makes our hosting experience a joy and knowing our efforts made a difference makes us so happy! We enjoyed your company and the lovely chats during your visit to Sri Lanka. All the best to you and we wish you many more memorable travel adventures around the world! - Much love from all of us at River Valley Residence.
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Larissa G
1 review
“It was perfect!”
Reviewed 8 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We loved to stay at Danushri's house and would definitely recommend it to anyone else! She organised a delicious breakfast for us as well as the transportation to our dinner place in Kandy or our trip to Sigirya. We found a home away from home!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Dec 2017
Dear Larissa,
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It was a pleasure to meet you. We wish you all the best!
From all of us at River Valley Residence
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Eva J
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Lovely place, brilliant service”
Reviewed 13 April 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We stayed three nights in this family-run guesthouse. Reasonable prices. Room is not big, but you have everything you need. Room and bathroom are spotless, wifi good, a/c and fan efficient. Sleeping quality is good and the mattresses wonderful. Our room facing the garden became very hot in the afternoon, and it was not very comfortable. May be other rooms are better.

Breakfast is very good. There is access to kitchen, fridge and cooking facilities and they have laundry service. The location is nice, in a garden and close to the river. But the best about this guesthouse is the outstanding service, friendly and professional. They can help you with transportation, excursions and good advice. The owner Don, took us to Sigiriya and to other places in Sri Lanka in his car. We were lucky to have such an experienced and considerate driver and really enjoyed his company. Strongly recommended!
The guesthouse is located about 5 km from Kandy and it may take time to get back and forth in a car. Traffic in and around Kandy may be heavy and some roads are narrow. Tuk-tuk is faster.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Oct 2017
Dear Eva, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It is truly appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you. We wish you all the best!

Best regards,
From all of us at River Valley Residence
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Jon Erik...
2 reviews
“Magnificent stay!!!”
Reviewed 25 February 2017 for a stay in August 2016

My wife and I stayed here during our honeymoon. The guest house is run by the Munasinghe family, who is the friendliest lot you can imagine. We had a wonderful stay, and it was the nicest place we stayed on entire Sri Lanka. The family is very helpful, the room and the home made breakfast were excellent. The place is very clean and nice green surroundings.

Would recommend the pick up service when arriving, as it might be a bit difficult to find the first time. We also rented the van and Mr Munasinghe is a careful and considerate driver. Mrs Munasinghe even arranged our next place to stay in Sigirya. They all speak very good English.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Feb 2017
Dear Jon,

It's so thoughtful of you to leave us a great review! We really enjoyed having you and your lovely wife in our home. It's always a pleasure to have friendly, cheerful and easy going guests like you two. Thank you for choosing River Valley Residence and we wish you both many more wonderful travel adventures together.
Take care.

Best regards from all of us
at River Valley Residence
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Maarten V
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
Reviewed 16 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

This is the best hotel we have stayed so far I dont even know where to start. Dhanushri and her family are a warm and welcome familie. I called Dhanushri that we would have an early check in and that wasnt a problem. When we arrived my girlfriend was really sick and she got some special herb tea. We arrived in the room and I can officialy say I wish my house was so clean. I have really not 1 remark about it. The room is spacious a Nice shower with hot water some new soap and a very good fan. There is also a kitchen available to do everything you need. When you walk out of the gate to the rivier it takes like 2 minutes and it is just a beautifull view. The breakfast you get is amazing and everything you want and really enough. Ask for a tour threw their herb garden they Will explain everything and it is really nice and informative.

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Management Response
18 Jan 2017
Dear Maarten,

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! We truly enjoyed having you both at River Valley Residence. Thank you for your wonderful energy and for all the thoughtful and creative suggestions for improving our services and facilities.

You two will remain in our fondest of memories of guests we've had. Hope you both have many more great travel adventures together and meet lots of wonderful people along the way!
Take care and all the best.


Best regards,
From Dhanushri & family
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