• Our rooms

    Hettimulla River House is split into four spacious apartments, two on the ground floor and two on the first.
    All are available for bed & breakfast guests but the ground floor apartments are also suitable for those guests who wish to stay on a self-catering basis.
    All four apartments have hot and cold running water, fans & A/C in the bedrooms and access to terraces overlooking the river and garden.

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    Welcome to our river house!

    Hettimulla River House is a newly completed property set upon the banks of the beautiful Mallabokka river. The house has been designed in traditional Sri Lankan style, with the use of highest quality materials both for the construction and also the interior furniture, fixtures and fittings. The original house on the land has been converted into staff accommodation, kitchen and an Ayurvedic health and massage studio.

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  • Our rooms

    GROUND FLOOR
    The apartments on the ground floor comprise a large bed/sitting room, a kitchen fitted with cooking facilities and refrigerator, a wet room with combined rain forest and conventional shower and modern furniture.

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    FIRST FLOOR
    The apartments on the first floor comprise a large well-furnished bedroom, a dressing room with wardrobe and dressing table, a wet room with combined rain forest and conventional shower and modern furniture.

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    Room rates

    All Room rates are quoted in EURO, per room, per night.
    Rates are seasonal and also depend upon whether or not air-conditioning is requested.

    Starting from 24 €

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    Room rates

    All rates are for a double bed appartment per night for one or two persons. A third person can be accommodated in the room at the following rates;
    • A child 10 years of age and below is free of charge;
    • A child aged 11 to 15 years - 25% of the room rate;
    • A person 16 years of age and above - 50% of the room rate.

    High season [December to March]
         BB with A/C : 40.00 €
         BB without A/C : 36.00 €
         Self catering with A/C : 38.00 €
         Self catering without A/C : 34.00 €

    Shoulder season [April and November]
         BB with A/C : 35.00 €
         BB without A/C : 31.00 €
         Self catering with A/C : 33.00 €
         Self catering without A/C : 29.00 €

    Low season [May to October]
         BB with A/C : 30.00 €
         BB without A/C : 26.00 €
         Self catering with A/C : 28.00 €
         Self catering without A/C : 24.00 €

    Cancellation Policy

    1

    High season
    Notice of cancellation must be received at the latest 14 days prior to arrival date. In the event of a cancellation after this time or no-show, the entire cost of the stay will be forfeited.

    2

    Shoulder season
    Notice of cancellation must be received at the latest 7 days prior to arrival date. In the event of a cancellation after this time or no-show, the entire cost of the stay will be forfeited.

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  • Attractions

    Kande Vihara Temple

    Kande Vihara Temple
    Just one kilometer from the house, this temple is reputed to have the largest statue of the Lord Buddha in Sri Lanka.

    Galapata Temple

    Galapata Temple
    This temple is said to date from the 12th century and is only 6 km from the house.

    Catholic Church - Aluthgama

    Catholic Church
    Situated on the riverside just north of Aluthgama and 5 km from the house. Lovely early 20th century church with large windows onto the river. Mass usually at 17.00 on Sunday.

    Ketchimalai Mosque

    Ketchimalai Mosque
    Built on a peninsula overlooking Beruwala fishing harbor, the original mosque is said to have been built in around 912 AD. The first Muslim settlement in Sri Lanka was established here in the eighth century.

    Lunuganga

    Lunuganga
    Around 15 km from the house, this was the private residence of Geoffry Bawa, the best known Sri Lankan architect of the 20th century. Lunuganga is set in stunning gardens on the Bentota river.

    Brief Garden

    Brief Garden
    This was the home of the Bawa's brother. It is also around 15 km from the house, and is situated in beautiful riverside gardens.

    Avani Hotel

    Avani Hotel
    Originaly the Serendib Hotel designed by Geoffry Bawa. Although recently rebuilt and renamed, the hotel still contains many aspects of Bawa's original design.

    Aluthgama market

    Aluthgama market
    Held every Monday, the Aluthgama Market, now situated in new modern arcades, is well worth a visit.

    River trips

    River trips
    As well as the free rowing boat offered to our customers, we can organise trips down the Bentota River. The trips usually last around three hours, winding up river through islands and mangroves. If lucky, you will see a large number of bird, reptile and amphibian species.

    Beaches

    Beaches
    The beaches at Beruwala, Moragalla and Bentota are all within easy reach of the house and one free return trip per room per day by tuk-tuk is offered to our customers.

    Fishing harbour and fishermen

    Fishing harbour and fishermen
    The Beruwala fishing harbour, the biggest in the southwest, is a short distance away. Also, early birds can go down to Beruwala beach to watch the net fishermen hauling in their nets.

    Sea Turtle Project

    Sea Turtle Project
    A must visit if you wish to take a look at the conservation of turtles. The turtle hatcheries are open from 06:00 in the morning to 18:00 in the evening. If you wish, you can release a freshly hatched three-day old turtle into the ocean.

  • Find us

    106/3, Mallabokka Road, Hettimulla, Beruwala, Sri Lanka.
    E-mail: info@hettimullariverhouse.com


    SRI LANKA
    Name:Mr. Upul Gunarathna
    Telephone: +94 777 152 313
    Email: upul.gunarathna19@gmail.com


    UNITED KINGDOM OR BELGIUM
    Name:Mr. John Walsh
    Telephone: +32 475 368 929
    Email: jmwalsh1949@yahoo.co.uk


    NETHERLANDS
    Name:Nirosha or Sam Sanjeewanee
    Telephone: +31 464 858 218
    Email: nirosha@home.nl


    GERMANY
    Name:Priani Heinzmann
    Telephone: +49 622 738 0918
    Email: prianiheinzmann@gmail.com

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    Driving to the house

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    Directions from the A2 Colombo – Galle highway:

    Turn in to Hettimulla Station Road between posts 56Km and 57Km (Left from Colombo, Right from Galle).

    After 250 meters go over the railway crossing then take the left hand fork in the road – this is Mallabokka Road.

    Hettimulla River House is a further 300 meters on the right hand side behind the black gated yellow wall.

  • Cancellation Policy

    (HIGH SEASON) APPLIED TO 01ST DECEMBER TO 31ST MARCH

    Notice of cancellation should be received 7 days prior to arrival date.
    In the event of no-show or late cancellation within 7 days, entire stay penalty would be applied.

    (SHOULDER SEASON) APRIL AND NOVEMBER MONTHS
    (LOW SEASON) 01ST MAY TO 30TH OCTOBER

    Notice of cancellation should be received 14 days prior to arrival date.
    In the event of no-show or late cancellation within 14 days, entire stay penalty would be applied.

    Children 10 years of age and below stay free of charge.

    Children 10 to 15 years of age will be charged 25% of the room rate for each child.

    Children above 15 years of age are considered as adults. and will be charge at 50% of the room rate.

    Notice of cancellation should be received 7 or 14 days prior to arrival date, depending on the season booked.

    In the event of no-show or late cancellation within 7 or 14 days depending on the season booked, entire stay penalty will be applied.

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  • Hettimulla River House

    Hettimulla River House is a newly completed property set upon the banks of the beautiful Mallabokka river. The house has been designed in traditional Sri Lankan style, with the use of highest quality materials both for the construction and also the interior furniture, fixtures and fittings. The original house on the land has been converted into staff accommodation, kitchen and an Ayurvedic health and massage studio.

    The original house on the land has been converted into staff accommodation, kitchen and an Ayurvedic health and massage studio.

    Services provided

    AIRPORT TRANSFER
    We can pick up or drop off at Bandaranaike International airport at a cost of €50 per journey.

    PICK UP FROM RAILWAY STATIONS
    We can pick up or drop off at either Bentota or Aluthgama railway stations for a nominal fee.

    BEACH OR TOWN TRANSFER
    As the house is situated in a secluded location, 500 metres from the main Colombo to Galle road, we will provide a free daily return trip by tuk-tuk to the beach and either Aluthgama or Beruwala town centre.

    BICYCLES
    Customers may use the house bicycles, but at their own risk.

    BOAT
    Customers may use the rowing boat to explore the upper reaches of the Mallaboka River, but at their own risk.

    WiFi
    WiFi is available in all the rooms and is provided free of charge.

    MEAL SERVICE
    Breakfast is of course included for those customers who have booked a room on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
    Lunch or dinner can be provided by our cook; a limited selection of Sri Lankan or European dishes is offered.

    TOURS
    We can provide both local tours by tuk-tuk (see local attractions below) and visits to sites further afield in our minivan.

    AYURVEDIC HEALTH OR MASSAGE TREATMENTS
    Our qualified Ayurvedic doctor is available to discuss Ayurvedic health treatment with you.
    Ayurvedic massage can also be arranged whenever you require it.

    LAUNDRY
    If you want to wash your clothes a washing machine is available in the staff building for a small fee.