Excellent 4.8/5.0

26 Ratings from our customers

Excellent 4.8/5.0

River View Villas Comfort

Find peace amidst palm trees, river and the sea

Ayurveda resort decorated with great care located in a beautiful area. Recharge between tropical forest, river and the sea.

Most Popular Hotel Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Air-conditioned
  • Swimming pool
  • Quiet location
  • Lakeside
  • Ideal for solo travelers
  • In nature
  • Ayurveda doctor
  • Ayurvedic dosha meals

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Ayurveda Programme

from 7 nights, double room, Full board

£577

  • Ayurvedic full board (1x in the river restaurant)
  • Herbal tea and water
  • Diagnosis and initial examination by the Ayurveda physician
  • Extensive diagnosis and initial consultation, individual treatment plan, follow-up consultation on request
  • Daily ayurvedic treatments (approx. 2.5-3 hrs) e.g. head, face, foot or full body massage (also synchronous 4-hands, intensive and thermo), Shirodhara (pouring oil on forehead), flower and ayurvedic steam bath, acupuncture
  • Daily yoga (60 min per session, Mo-Sa)
  • 3x weekly meditation (60 min per session)
  • 1x weekly cooking demonstration
  • Usage of pools, loungers and pavilions
  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Recommended for the following conditions

Back pain, Diabetes, Heart / Circulatory system, High blood pressure, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Migraine, Rheumatism / Joints / Arthritis / Arthrosis, Skin / Allergies, Stress / Exhaustion

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • 5% Early Bird discount - 90 days

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 75HP1

Personalise your stay

River View Villas in Detail

Your Hotel

☀ The built by a German couple, River View Villas are located on the west coast, near the town of Bentota in the small village Dharga Town. Like an oasis, the Bentota River resort is set in a tropical garden with unique, species-rich bird life. The nearby mosques exude a pleasant charm, the sandy beaches of Bentota are about 2 km away.

How You Reside

The 19 rooms (approx. 20-23 sqm) have been furnished with great attention to detail and are divided into 3 villas, 1 bungalow, the floating house "Carpe Diem" (on request, from 2 pers.) and a boat on the river (on request, from 3 pers.). Villas each with garden and pool (approx. 36/50/50 sqm), one with Jacuzzi, one with waterfall. The villas can also be booked exclusively (from 4 pers.). All standard and deluxe rooms are equipped with shower/WC, air conditioning, mosquito net, hairdryer, kitchenette, WiFi and balcony or terrace. Deluxe rooms have better facilities and a direct river or pool view. Single rooms are double rooms for single use.

DBL

Double Room (approx. 20-23 sqm) With shower / WC, air conditioning, mosquito net, hair dryer and WiFi, kitchenette and terrace or balcony. Partly with garden, private pool, one with jacuzzi, one wit waterfall.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 75HD1

SGL=DBL

Double Rom (approx. 20-23 sqm), with shower / WC, air conditioning, mosquito net, hair dryer and WiFi, kitchenette and terrace or balcony. Partly with garden, private pool, one with jacuzzi, one wit waterfall. Single rooms are double rooms for single use.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 75HE1

Deluxe DBL

Double rooms (approx. 20-23 sqm) with shower/WC, air conditioning, mosquito net, hairdryer and WiFi, kitchenette and terrace or balcony. Partly with garden, private pool, one with Jacuzzi, one with waterfall.

Air conditioner

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 75HD3

Deluxe SGL=DBL

Double rooms (approx. 20-23 sqm) with shower/WC, air conditioning, mosquito net, hairdryer and WiFi, kitchenette and terrace or balcony. Partly with garden, private pool, one with Jacuzzi, one with waterfall.

Air conditioner

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 75HE3

Dining & Leisure

Main restaurant with a terrace in the garden by the river bank and one more floating on the river. Breakfast can be served in the restaurant or in one of the cosy pavilions, depending on your preference. All dishes are ayurvedic, prepared to match individual types of constitution as determined by the ayurvedic doctor, on request vegetarian or vegan. Private dinners and cooking lessons available.

Health & Treatments

8 treatment rooms (partly open), professional team of 3 doctors and several therapists. Strictly controlled production of ayurvedic medicines.

Free Time

3 pools (approx. 36/50/50 s qm), one with a waterfall or Jacuzzi, TV room. Boat tours on the river or the sea. Many opportunities for trips such as cycling tours or visits to street markets or temples.

Getting There

Transfer Colombo airport € 100 per car (1-2 pers., there & back).


Nearby Airports
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) : (approx. 105 km / 95 minutes)

Additional information

Please note that during Muslim prayer times the muezzin can be heard from afar.

Christmas- and New Years Eve-Galadinner Supplement is already included in the displayed prices. 

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

  • Lakeside
  • Air-conditioned

Customer Reviews

Excellent 4.8 / 5.0
100% would recommend
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26 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Astrid W.
    from Germany

    ‘Dreamlike idyll’ Original review (automatically translated)

    A wonderful time in a beautiful Ayurveda hotel! Great location on the river, a little paradise. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The complex consists of three villas next to each other and the associated gardens, which contributes very much to the family atmosphere of the hotel. The location directly on the river is fantastic, I felt incredibly comfortable and safe. The room was very spacious, always clean, just perfect. There was a selection of different German language books in each villa. The owner speaks very good German and made sure that every guest felt comfortable at all times. You can rent bicycles and see the surroundings on your own. The mouth of the Bentota River, the beach and the Kande Viharaya Temple are highly recommended destinations.
    • Service and hospitality
      All very dedicated, caring and warm.
    • Cuisine
      At lunch, mostly small buffet with rice/dal and some vegetables or soup. In the evening there was more variety and sometimes fish. Dinner on the floating restaurant was a wonderful experience with excellent food.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Treatment rooms very clean, you could hear the birds chirping the entire time. You were given a sarong after the treatments, which made it difficult to relax properly with your oiled shoulders and arms if you didn't want to get everything dirty. I would have liked a full bathrobe as I know from another Ayurveda hotel.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Very great high class treatments, every day at least 2.5h, also daily acupuncture. The doctor a master of pulse diagnosis, he was present every day for many hours and took care personally. Morning yoga class also suitable for beginners, as a lot of emphasis was placed on joint exercises and gymnastics and it is not just about the fluid execution of yoga figures.

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    • February 2023
    • 9 - 11 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Susanne S.
    from Germany

    ‘Top treatments in a small fine resort’ Original review (automatically translated)

    If it's not the location that's important, but the treatments, the River View Villas are a good choice. show more

    • Hotel in general
      After leaving the lively street behind, you enter a beautiful manicured garden right on the river. The rooms are spacious, clean and very nice. The reception area could be more friendly.
    • Service and hospitality
      The staff is very friendly and will accommodate any request upon request.
    • Cuisine
      The kitchen always conjured up quite wonderful food.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Beautiful pool in the paradisiacal garden.
    • Treatments and programmes
      The treatments in the Ayurveda area were unique. Every day approx. 3 hours treatments of the best quality. Thank you so much for that!!! I had the best therapist ever. Everyone was very friendly and competent. I felt very good and deeply relaxed after the 2 weeks.

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    • October 2022
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 60 to 69 years
  • Anika F.
    from Germany

    ‘Super great treatments in a beautiful atmosphere!’ Original review (automatically translated)

    We enjoyed our stay and our Ayurveda retreat in the "River View Villas" very much. Especially positive are the relaxing treatments (daily at least 2.5 hours!) by the warm and professional therapist team! We felt very comfortable in the idyllic complex on the river with two beautiful pools and clean, spacious rooms. The problem of nocturnal noise (more on this see hotel in general) was finally solved after some discussions with the very nice, German-speaking owner. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Our room was spacious, clean and beautiful with a view of the river, large balcony and a very nicely designed outdoor shower (not all rooms have). Dreamlike is also the idyllic garden with colorful birds and many squirrels, several small pavilions for dining and two large pools! In the first week, we unfortunately found little sleep in 4 consecutive nights, because the villa and the pool next to us were rented several times to people from the neighborhood for celebrations. Sri Lanka was in a severe economic crisis during our stay and many Ayurveda tourists* unfortunately cancelled their bookings. Therefore it was understandable for us that the operator of the hotel had to find a way to pay his running costs and the staff. After some discussions the situation could be clarified so that we could enjoy the remaining time in peace. We assume that this was an exception due to the crisis and that the owner and his son attach importance to providing guests with a relaxed and quiet stay. In the surrounding area there are many mosques whose prayers can be heard several times a day and usually once in the morning between 5 and 6am, but this did not bother us too much. Walking through Dharga Town you can get to know a less touristy Sri Lankan town (shopping facilities available) or take the bikes to the beach of Bentota.
    • Service and hospitality
      All staff members were incredibly friendly, accommodating and read our every wish from our eyes. Every day we were provided with new drinking water and every few days we got fresh flowers for our room. The owner, Mr. Ilyias, was always available for us, speaks good German and responded to many of our wishes. For my partner's birthday he even organized a cake, a cooking class and a dinner on the floating restaurant.
    • Cuisine
      Even though this is very unusual for Sri Lankan cuisine, the chef did his best to prepare the food less spicy, as I am not allowed to eat spicy food due to a chronic gastrits. We always enjoyed the dishes and they were varied. The portions were almost a bit too big for us.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      The pool and treatment rooms are very nicely designed and clean. The music during the treatments also contributed to the feeling of relaxation. The path from the treatment rooms to the toilet was partly under water during our travel time (rainy season!) and was slippery, so there were a few minor "accidents". However, the problem was fixed during our stay.
    • Treatments and programmes
      The treatments (daily at least 2.5 hours!) by the warm and competent therapist team were incredibly beneficial and relaxing. The morning yoga with the doctor by the river was also very good for us, even if the style was a bit unusual for us at first. The doctor focuses on cleansing the body, so we experienced a total of 3 elimination procedures. At the end of the healing therapies we felt relaxed and recovered, but chronic illnesses could unfortunately not be alleviated in the long term.

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    • May 2022
    • 12 - 16 days
    • as a couple
    • 30 to 39 years
  • Anuschka H.
    from Germany

    ‘This vacation was beautiful.’ Original review (automatically translated)

    The stay was very varied - we are filled with many colorful, vivid images and are very refreshed. The ambience, the beautiful garden, the location on the river, the extremely friendly people really invite you to enjoy and be happy. show more

    • Hotel in general
      We had a very nice, spacious room with a great outdoor shower. The associated terrace has a lot of space and a terrific view of the incredibly beautiful complex offered. The room was very clean, was cleaned daily and lovingly decorated with flowers.
    • Service and hospitality
      The friendliness of the staff can hardly be put into words - every wish was read from our eyes in a loving way. Illyas, the owner of the facility speaks very good German and was always helpful with great travel tips. River trips, tours in the area to the sea, to the temples and for example to shopping opportunities were organized without any problems. For every request of us there was a quick answer and an uncomplicated implementation.
    • Cuisine
      The food offered was very varied, very tasty and sufficient. We have many new tastes, fruits and vegetables may get to know. Still miss the green soup for breakfast, the delicious pancakes...the delicious fruit...can't think about it...our mouths are watering. our mouths are watering. It always looked very appetizing and if you wanted seconds because it was just so delicious, that wasn't an issue either.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      We felt like we were in paradise. The complex has 3 pools, which are very clean and beautifully located. The whole complex simply invites you to pure relaxation.
    • Treatments and programmes
      The daily treatments were the absolute highlight of the day. The massages did us a lot of good...afterwards we felt like new born. Our masseurs are very nice and competent people. The atmosphere was very pleasant and professional. Have also felt very well cared for by the doctors.We felt noticeably better after our stay.

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    • April 2022
    • 12 - 16 days
    • as a couple
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Heike G.
    from Germany

    ‘Super individual care and beautiful facility.’ Original review (automatically translated)

    The vacation was despite Corona the absolute hit. Few people, but met many new nice people, celebrated a wedding on the complex, enjoyed the evening sunset with the floating restaurant and of course experienced pure Ayurveda. Thanks also to the many employees who always had a smile on their lips. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Very creatively designed and clean facility.
    • Service and hospitality
      The staff was always friendly and courteous.
    • Cuisine
      Extensive and good tasting food. Every single guest/group had their own dining area.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      There are several pools which can be used. The spa area is creatively and artistically designed.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Very nice staff and individual attention from the doctor.

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    • January 2022
    • 17 - 23 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years

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