River Garden Hotel


RIVER GARDEN NATURE & ADVENTURE RELATED ACTIVITY CENTRE - BELIHUL OYA provides an ideal base for a wide range of nature and adventure related activities. Try anything from trekking across the Horton Plains (the HORTON PLAINS mountain range is visible from the River Garden restaurant itself) to canoeing in the ‘Samanalawewa' reservoir.

Whatever it is you want to do, we can help you do it! In addition to the accommodation options we offer, RIVER GARDEN has an excellent restaurant serving Sri Lankan and International cuisine, a well-stocked bar, doctor on call, left luggage facilities, mini library, and extensive tourist information.



The INIDIVIDUAL COTTAGES are situated in a beautiful shady garden area below the River Garden restaurant.

Each cottage [could be given as a single / double / Triple] has an attached bathroom with toilet, Wash basin and hot and cold water shower. There is a winding path through the garden that links the cottages, restaurant, shady cabana-style seating areas and the Belihuloya river.

At night, atmospheric lanterns illuminate the whole area.


Our spacious KINCHIGUNE ECO LODGE is located in the "Kinchigune" Village area of Belihuloya, with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and the "Samanalawewa" reservoir.This village house which is more than 100 years old has been restored using traditional architectural methods such as cadjan (weaved coconut palm leaf) to cover the clay tiled roof. It still has its mud walls, mud spread floor, kithul poles in windows etc. and is furnished with antique (restored) traditional chairs and beds.

Set in a shady garden interspersed with a variety of herbs and trees, guests can even pluck a jack fruit from one of the trees and learn to cook it the traditional Sri Lankan way! This Eco Lodge has a single room and a Double room [which could be converted to a triple] providing enough space even for a family ! Additional bedding could be requested in the main living area.Tiled Bathroom with toilet is attached to the lodge and has a wash basin and a Hot and Cold water shower.


The SEMI-LUXURY CAMPSITE at River Garden provides an ideal opportunity to experience camping in style!

This is camping with a difference - the tents are very spacious, clean and modern, and guests are guaranteed a good night's sleep on comfortable mattresses and listening to nature's very own orchestra! The camp has easy access to the restaurant, toilets, shower and freshwater "al fresco" bathing in the river..

[Hot water is provided in buckets on request]


For groups of more than 5 people, Kinchigune can also set up a semi-luxury campsite overlooking the Samanalawewa reservoir in the grounds of the Eco Lodge itself, using the Lodge as a communal base for meal arrangements & other activities.

Campers at this site will have access to flushable toilets and showers.

[Hot water is provided in buckets on request]

The tents are very spacious and comfortable as mattresses, pillows, linen and towels are all provided.


General Information

Business Name River Garden Hotel
Address River Garden Nature and Activity Center, Belihul Oya,

Contact Details

Contact Person River Garden Hotel
Land Phone 045 22 80 222 , 045 22 80 222
Mobile Phone 077 2 487 651
Email info@rivergardenresort.com
Web www.rivergardenresort.com

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