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MO River House

No. 23 Agathliduwa Cross Road, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka
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#15 of 63 villas in Hikkaduwa
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Deep in the south of Sri Lanka, in a quiet little village named Dodanduwa, where life is still steeped in culture and tradition, there lies a charming little bungalow ready to welcome visitors for short stays.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Airport transportation
Massage
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Canoeing
Game room
Hiking
Fishing
Car hire
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Kitchenette
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Seating area
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Family rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Hindi, Sinhala and 1 more
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Andrii wrote a review 1 Feb
Karlsruhe, Germany7 contributions5 helpful votes
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Untrained personnel. They don't know how to clean the room. How to behave around guests when they need privacy. The price does not correspond to the service at all. We lived in this villa 2 years ago and everything was great.This year it's just terrible.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nadira P wrote a review Feb 2022
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As we made our way to the Mo River House through the narrow twisting lanes, nothing prepared us for what lay ahead..... The house took our breath away! Tastefully done and postcard perfect. We've made memories to last a lifetime! The staff was amazing and the food and hospitality was outstanding.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Irshad Razzak Adamjee wrote a review Feb 2022
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What an excellent 3 nights and 4 days stay we all had at your beautiful mo river house, definitely a worthwhile place to go again with family or friends, loved the Sri Lankan old villa which has been really nicely done up along with the lake surroundings, canoeing facility, lovely radio station and lovely music all around the villa all day long. Beautiful lawn all around and to top it up, lovely personal chef Mr. Jay and service by our own butler Mr. Saranga and the gardener as well. Furthermore I think January 2022 was a lovely month to go in, excellent evenings, especially with the formal table decor, yummy local cuisine made by our own personal chef. Another plus point was that it was just 5-7 minutes’ car ride towards Hikkaduwa town for other restaurants, hotel, supermarkets etc. Highly recommended place, will give it full 5 stars.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Sarah Afker wrote a review Oct 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka235 contributions65 helpful votes
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We had the most amazing time at this exceptionally picturesque hotel. It's very tastefully designed, is spacious and ideal for a getaway! The service staff are very friendly and cook yummy Sri Lankan food. The resort also offers kayaks and life vests that you can borrow for a ride on the lake
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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R Sappideen wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had a great time here ! This place is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated.The staff was very hospitable and friendly. Thank you for some amazing memories!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Saanya A wrote a review Jan 2021
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Loved the stay, the staff were really welcoming and the food was amazing with a really good mix of Sri Lankan and western. Love that the house is completely surrounded by nature and is close to the lake so there's lots of activities like fishing and canoeing. Would definitely go back a 2nd time.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gurman S wrote a review Dec 2020
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Came with my friends. Mo’s river house is in the heart of hikka, yet away from the hustle-and-bustle of people. The river house is surrounded by lush green trees, birds and fresh air from the surrounding vegetation. Sitting by the pool with friends, enjoying the natural beauty, and simply doing nothing is what I call having a good time. Great staff, Friendly, alert and smiling. They made delicious Sri Lankan food for breakfast. Always willing to help! People visiting Mo’s river house, I strongly recommend going for at least two days, to experience the complete beauty this river house has to offer. Cheers 🍻
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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eraj9 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom142 contributions74 helpful votes
Second time back and its like time stood still and everything was perfect. Always too short a stay but had loads of fun and came back refreshed. Great hospitality as always all round. very amiable staff. since to 05 mins to Hikkaduwa and not too far to galle there is heaps to do... but nothign to beat the tranqulity and relaxation you get at this place
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Heshan A wrote a review Sept 2019
Launceston, Australia24 contributions2 helpful votes
Calm, quiet and exclusive location. Perfect getaway for relaxation. Fascinating colonial house. The most amazing feature of this Villa is the high service standards maintained by the staff and quality of food. Would have loved to spend more days.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pia T wrote a review Apr 2019
France3 contributions1 helpful vote
Jay and Neill welcomed and looked after us on our last leg of our trip to Sri Lanka - preparing our meals, organising our outings and getting back asap to enjoy. MO River House is full of little details of comfort and elegance. We rested and just lived at our pace, Jay recommending us to wake up for the sunrise on the lagoon. This a truly magical place.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
£147 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHikkaduwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about MO River House
Which popular attractions are close to MO River House?
Nearby attractions include Hikkaduwa Taxi Service (3.3 miles), Narigama Beach (1.1 miles), and Hikkaduwa Beach (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at MO River House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at MO River House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at MO River House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at MO River House?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to MO River House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Canal View Hikkaduwa Sri Lankan Homemade Food Restaurant, Luuma Beach, and Hello Burger.
Are there opportunities to exercise at MO River House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does MO River House have airport transportation?
Yes, MO River House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at MO River House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at MO River House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Arabic, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to MO River House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (8.0 miles), Galle Fort (7.7 miles), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (7.9 miles).