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Riverside Inn Fuji Bentota

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stayed at the Riverside for 2 nights only on a bed and breakfast basis. Mr Kumara arranged our transfer for a very reasonable price and we were welcomed with a refreshing Wood Apple drink. Our room which came with a safe, air conditioning,en suite bathroom - wet room style (with a basket of toiletries), fridge, mosquito nets and kettle... More 

Thank cantwait2holiday
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The location is quiet and the river views are really beautiful. The staff is helpful and kind and the breakfast is good. The rooms are clean but there could have been more toiletries to use. There's also water sport activities available in the river and the Bentota beach is close by.

Thank emmi l
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2016

My family had the good fortune to stay at the Riverside in Fuji for 5 nights in December 2015. Of course the bedroom was cosy, the bathroom spotlessly clean and the breakfast generous, but it was also Kumara's (Owner) friendliness and wonderful attention to detail that really made me feel more like an honoured guest than just a patron. The... More 

Thank Sashz17
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed only two days at the riverside inn Fuji, but it felt like we became part of the family. Manager and staff did everything to make this to an amazing time for us and they are very kind and helpful people. I had the honor to celebrate my birthday at this beautiful place and could enjoy the first class... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Vaxholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We stayed at The Riverside inn Fuji the last week of our trip in Sri Lanka. The hotel is a family hotel with nice clean rooms, good breakfast and dinner. It's only 15min walk to the nice clean Bentota beach or 5min with a tucktuck. Nicer and more friendly than the bigger hotels on the beach. Kumara and his wife... More 

1 Thank Lars I
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Though I could not stay at this awesome place due to a miscommunication from the travel company I got to meet Kumara who is such a great human being. He immediately arranged an alternative place to stay and accompanied to an indeed lovely property. The condition I placed at this new place was that I would have breakfast at Kumara's... More 

1 Thank sajjiv
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I cannot speak highly enough about this guesthouse. I stayed here towards thye end of my two week holiday in Sri Lanka with a friend. I stayed in some great guesthouses during my trip but the Riverside Inn Fuji was my favourite! Firstly Kumara is a fantastic host, as soon as you meet him you can tell he is a... More 

Thank susewilson
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

The last stop in Srilanka...Big rooms, all required ammenities with very helpful and polite house owner...The view from room is awsome and the ambience in my outside balcony was mind blowing...owner was a good cook and had many years of experience of cooking in various countries..I recommend to take food in the guest house only...the owner arranged the boat ride... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Riverside Fuji Inn is situated in a calm part of Bentota, just by the river. Our room was big and comfortable. The bed was very nice. The view from the room amazing. The host, Kumara, was patient, calm, sweet, helpful...we could not ask for more. The breakfast was tasty; we asked for Sri Lankan traditional breakfast and that was what... More 

Thank bLEiGi
Davao City, Philippines
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We only stayed overnight in this guesthouse. There were only about 4 rooms so it was not noisy at all. This was facing the lake side of Bentota. The beach is maybe 15 minutes by foot. They didn't have a list of menu but if you order something, they might be able to make it. The staff and owner Mr.... More 

1 Thank Beverly A

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The river view restaurant of the Riverside Inn Fuji offers a international selection of dishes with main focus on Japanese cuisine, reflecting the 16 years of experience by Mr Kumara, the owner. All four rooms of the Riverside Inn Fuji are en-suite with modern furniture and one room with bath tub. From the private balcony guests do have an unrestricted view over the river. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Inn Fuji Bentota

Address: No 81 Circular Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: RM308 - RM678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Inn Fuji Bentota 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Neem een kamer aan de rivier”
 of 5 bubbles RajniG033, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I think rooms upstairs are just a bit quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles ADoP3, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Contact Kumara who will be more than willing to ensure your room is suitable for your stay”
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 of 5 bubbles susewilson, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to overlook the river it's so pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles wallisf2015, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The two upstairs rooms with balconies overlooking the river are a prize to try for.”
 of 5 bubbles EconomicTraveller, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
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