ABOUT Royal River Resort

An ecological and environmentally friendly, harmonious resort built on the banks of the Ing-Oya river. This is a sustainable developmental project encompassing the objectives of eco-tourism. It is designed around an hydroelectric generating system using the water resources of the Ing-Oya river to generate electricity to power the entire resort complex. This River Resort is located at the Watawela mountain Range, which is 6.5 km from the Kitulgala town. This natural setting has visitors remarking that " it is the most beautiful setting of a hotel complex they have seen in Sri Lanka. This area is famous for its hiking trails, nature paths and the vast collection of endemic birds, such as the Grey Hornbill, the Yellow Fronted Barbet and the Scarlet Minivit, no less its virgin flora.


If you are looking for an all natural experience, then you can head towards the Royal River Resort in Kithulgala. The resort is surrounded by rocky lush mountains, waterfalls and beautiful landscape that is breathtaking. The Royal River Resort comprises of well equipped air-conditioned guestrooms that are comfortable and stylish. The on-site restaurant offers delicious cuisine while there is a swimming pool where you can enjoy a dip overlooking the gushing waterfall. Outdoor activities such as cycling and canoeing can be experienced while in Kithulgala.


The Royal River Resort is set amidst a rocky landscape that is surrounded by roaring waterways, a beautiful waterfall and a striking mountain range in the background. The resort which is found in Kithulgala is a fine holiday retreat for adventurous travellers who come to the region to enjoy white water rafting and canoeing. Kithulgala is located about 90km away from Colombo which is about a 2.5 hour drive away.


Air-conditioned guestrooms are available at the Royal River Resort in Kithulgala. All rooms consist of plush wooden furnishings which are a fusion of antique and modern. A four poster bed offers guests a rather elegant atmosphere. The rooms are also equipped with a mini bar, television with satellite channels, a DVD player, bedside tables and lamps.


The Royal River Resort in Kithulgala consists of a beautiful charming little restaurant that is located overlooking the surroundings. Guests can enjoy Local and Western dishes prepared by the in-house chef. The pool bar features an open fire place where you can enjoy refreshing drinks with friends and colleagues. Other facilities at the Royal River resort include 24 hour room service, transport facilities to the airport, secure parking, a swimming pool and Wi-Fi internet connectivity.


The Royal River Resort consists of a tour desk while guests can rent cars or bicycles to explore the beautiful and breathtaking surroundings. A number of outdoor activities which consists of hiking, white water rafting and canoeing can be enjoyed in the vicinity of the resort with guided assistance. Holidaying in Kithulgala is a nature lovers’ dream with fresh mountain air, clear water streams and waterfalls while there are various species of birds, insects, flora and fauna that you can explore and marvel at the same time.

Our Facilities



The fireplace in the pool-bar helps one to warm up and enjoy with the drink of one's choice to reinforce the circulation.
The restaurant serves the visitor exquisite local or western cuisine.
Swimming here in this pool by day and night is a sheer joyous, exhilarating experience; It is tantalizing to feel that one is swimming in pure drinking water, not in a chemical, artificial swimming pool. The swimming pool renews its entire waters naturally every five hours.