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Riverside Inn Fuji Bentota
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

A delightful place. Delicious food served at a table right next to the river was a highlight of our holiday. Quality accommodation with high standards of service. It was lovely to relax in the garden and watch the riverside life, and wandering around the local village was fascinating. A perfect place to relax.

Room Tip: The downstairs room was excellent. Ask for a river view.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Carole C
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This is a lovely property right on the river. We stayed 3 nights and our room was large and immaculately clean, serviced everyday (a real treat) with a great ensuite bathroom. The fridge and television were great bonuses that we really enjoyed and hadn't really expected given the reasonable room rate. Kumara is a wonderful host, lots of help and advice without pressure. He and his wife provide wonderful home cooked Sri Lankan meals on request and the young man they have working with them is lovely. It's an easy walk to the beach so you can enjoy the mix of both river and beach locations. Would highly recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: We had a room over looking the river which we would recommend
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank dandmAukland
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Totally recommended. Perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing holidays in the beach. Even though it is a few meters from the beach, it is located in the beautiful riverside of the Bentota River. The hotel is a family business so the customer service is personalized. His owner, Mr. Kumara will delight you with is amazing stories about his life in Japan. If you want to learn and know more about the Sri Lanka life, for sure this is your best option.

Room Tip: We stay in the only room of the first floor
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Saronga_84
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Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Nicely funished and friendly guesthouse on the shore of the Bentota River. Very calm. Breakfast was excellent with fresh wooden apple fruit juice, toast, coffee and beautifully arranged fruit salad inspired by the owner' s japan experience. Room have AC, fan, wifi and have everything that one would expect. The sandy beach can be reached on foot (15Min) or with a tuk-tuk at a price of 100-120 Rupee. The area is very safe. Could not try the dinner at the riverside fuij inn as we did not advised in advance. Therefore a call to secure a dinner is advisable. Definetely recommend.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank YaCop
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We have been coming to Sri Lanka since November 2007 and first stayed at the River Side Inn Fuji in May 08 and have returned on 5 more occasions, November 13 being the latest. The Fuji is well known locally as the Japanese house and Sanjaya, your congenial host, spent some 16 years as a chef in Japan before returning to Sri Lanka with his family to set up the Fuji guest house. The food prepared by Sanjaya and served by his staff is always an visual as well as a 5 star culinary delight. Nothing is too much trouble for Sanjaya's guests, you only have to ask. We felt honoured when we were invited to participate in planting a new bush in recognition of our frequent visitor status.

The peaceful river side location is very calming & relaxing. The immaculate garden is a haven for wild life, frequented by a variety of birds & butterflies and regular sightings of water monitor lizards as they swim across the end of the garden not to forget the occasional mongoose. Breakfast on the balcony watching the wildlife is a wonderful way to start a relaxing day. The Fuji's South West location is ideally situated to explore Sri Lanka’s Southern Province or just take a river safari from the bottom of the garden.

We enjoy the short walk to the beach, which allows us to meet & greet the local population, especially the local school children who always wave enthusiastically and their smiles light up your day. We recommend the Fuji as ideal for visitors of all dispositions and interests.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the garden and river.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Roy_B663
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