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Kandy House

Colonial Heritage Hotel

The grand ancestral home of one of Kandy’s most influential aristocratic families, Kandy House sits in 6 acres of lush gardens on the outskirts of a quiet village close to Kandy. It is a luxurious and nostalgic jungle escape and an excellent base from which to explore Kandy’s Botanical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth, Victoria Golf and Country Club and the charming town itself. Read More

Leopard Safaris Yala Tented Camp

Sri Lanka's Leopard Lair

Leopard Safaris is an award-winning safari operator that specializes in ecotourism adventures into the heart of the Sri Lankan wilderness. Yala National Park’s rocky outcrops, coastal areas, savannahs, wetlands and scrub forest are home to a diverse range of mammals, birds and reptiles. For those on the leopard lookout there is no better place than this, since Yala boasts some of the highest concentrations in the country. Read More

Leopard Safaris Wilpattu Tented Camp

Safari in Sri Lanka

In Wilpattu, the largest national park in Sri Lanka, you will find Leopard Safaris Wilpattu Tented Camp. Located on the edge of a picturesque lake it is well off the beaten track in an area that has only recently reopened to tourists, and thus it remains largely unspoiled and unerringly wild after all its years of isolation. The site of Wilpattu Tented Camp was been specially chosen for its natural beauty, airy open spaces perfect for wildlife spotting along with fringing areas of shady forest that provide some respite from the Sri Lankan sun. Read More

Camellia Hills

A delightful mid-point to any Sri Lankan itinerary

Overlooking a mirror-still reservoir and sitting amidst plantations and pine forests, Camellia Hills is a 5-room boutique hotel that encapsulates the peaceful tranquility of Sri Lanka’s tea country. A modern interpretation of a tea planter’s bungalow, the hotel is contemporary in style but sympathetically designed to echo the heritage of the area. Read More

Cinnamon Citadel

A property with views to impress

Nestled high up in the hill country, Cinnamon Citadel is located just 15 minutes from Sri Lanka’s bustling hill capital and the last domain of the Sinhala kings. You will find plenty of quiet places to relax and unwind after a day exploring including the swimming pool which overlooks the mighty Mahaweli River. Cinnamon Citadel offers a picture-postcard view and a peaceful retreat within easy reach of Kandy town centre. Read More

Kahanda Kanda

A rural-like oasis

Located 15kms from the Galle Fort, in southern Sri Lanka, Kahanda Kanda is perched on a ridge overlooking Koggala Lake and surrounded by a working tea estate. This stylish private villa consists of a series of free-standing pavilions that house five suites, each air-conditioned with open-sided living and dining pavilions, beautiful gardens and an infinity swimming pool. Read More

Kings Pavilion

A lush hillside beauty

Nestled in the heart of the once mighty Kandyan Kingdom, Kings Pavilion is just 1.5km from the bustling heart of Kandy yet remains isolated and tranquil with breathtaking views over the Hunnasgiriya Mountain. Surrounded by misty mountains and verdant greenery it evokes the serene majesty of royal eras gone by. Enjoy the rich heritage and hillside beauty of Kandy with a stay at Kings Pavilion. Read More

Vil Uyana

A crocodile lives in the lake!

Vil Uyana is conveniently located in the heart of the Cultrual Triangle just minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The area is a matrix of wetland and organic paddy studded with luxurious dwellings and an island spa, in the culturally rich north central plains. Enjoy the property's plunge pools, butler service and village trails to explore. Read More

The Dutch House

Well-established country house

High on a hill, yet within minutes of the city centre, The Dutch House has set the pace in redefining luxury accommodation in Sri Lanka. Highly exclusive, this country house built in 1712 ensures complete privacy for its guests. Enjoy doing nothing more than relaxing and watching the sun set from your private veranda or perhaps taking in the sights on an evocative trip around Galle in the villa’s 1940’s vintage Rover. Read More

Cape Weligama

A wondrous spot to stay and steer into the ocean

Thirty minutes east of Galle in southern Sri Lanka, lies Cape Weligama, a luxury resort with sweeping views overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is strategically nestled into the natural slopes atop Weligama's striking headland creating the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village. Throughout your stay here, relax, explore, swim or enjoy the resort's facilities - the choice is yours. Read More

Water Garden

Abundance of literal water gardens

Water Garden Sigiriya is located just 6 km away from the historic Sigiriya Rock and within easy reach of the ancient cities of the Cultural Triangle. The hotel’s design is inspired by the 2000 year old water garden of Sigiriya Rock fortress, sitting serenely amongst still lakes and tranquil water streams. Water Garden Sigiriya is a perfect and spacious sanctuary to return to after a long day of exploring. Read More

Tintagel

Atmosphere and class

Tintagel Colombo is a unique and private hotel, situated in the heart of Colombo’s most elite neighbourhood. Tintagel Colombo is housed in a stunning heritage structure of national importance that was previously home to three of Sri Lanka’s political leaders. Tintagel Colombo is a popular choice of accommodation with its intimate atmosphere and character. Read More

Leopard Trails Yala Bespoke Tented Camp

Authenticity on safari

Leopard Trails Bespoke Tented Safaris offers the true essence of ‘safari’ – elegance, romance and adventure. Their small and intimate mobile safari camps can be found in the buffer zone of Sri Lanka’s exotic jungles where you can enjoy spectacular solitude and soothing comfort – with only the canvas walls of your spacious, ensuite safari tent separating you from the wonders of the surrounding, remarkable bio diversity. Read More

Leopard Trails Wilpattu Tented Camp

A haven of lakes, leopards & sloth bears

Leopard Trails Bespoke Tented Safaris echoes the days when British adventurers travelled with well-furnished, spacious tents and a small army of butlers and expert cooks. The mobile camp is small and intimate, designed to provide a sense of exclusive Sri Lankan adventure, with guides who are fascinating company and provide endless insight as they teach you the seemingly invisible language of the bush. Read More

Twenty Three Palm Villa

Beachfront retreat

23 Palm Villa is located near Galle on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. Positioned on 150m of golden beachfront allows for fabulous views of the sea. The villa is built in the Dutch colonial style with deep verandas, high archways, towering pillars and soaring timber ceilings. From the villa you can easily visit the historic Galle Fort, take a mountain bike ride through the paddy fields, or spend they day on one of the beaches along the coast. Read More

Maniumpathy

Character and charm

Nestled between art galleries, chic boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and national monuments, Maniumpathy is a unique stately home converted boutique hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. The property is previously the home of five generations of a family originating in Jaffna. Maniumpathy is a more refined choice for long or short stays in Colombo, as well as the ideal place to meet, relax or celebrate. Read More

Villa Bentota

Bawa beachfront bliss

The Villa Bentota started life more than 30 years ago when Geoffrey Bawa converted the charming ancestral home that stands on the property into a boutique hotel. Plenty of staff are on hand to look after your every whim while you relax by the beach, pool or on the lush, tropical lawn area. The Villa Bentota is a delightful haven of comfort and tranquility. Read More

Galle Face Hotel

Colonial oceanfront charmer

The Galle Face Hotel - Regency, is located in the heart of the City of Colombo overlooking the Galle Face Green. Here you can enjoy superior levels of comfort whilst reveling in the elegant and sophisticated ambience of a bygone era. The Regency has a wide range of eateries including Sea Spray, the Verandah and the fine dining 1864 as well as a couple of atmospheric places to hang out with a stiff drink, relax and evoke thoughts of yesteryear. Read More

KK Beach Hotel

Contemporary and stylish

KK Beach hotel is located just 12km from Galle and is beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The property offers delicious food, large rooms and comfortable accommodation - a great place for friends, couples of families to 'flop and drop' or rest and relax by the pool or beach. The quality of the product and the level of personal service offered to the guests leaves assurance for a fantastic stay. Read More

Norwood Bungalow

Feels like home

Norwood Bungalow,originally built in 1890 and rebuilt in 1940, sits at the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa valley, high-up above Castlereagh Lake. It is one of the four Tea Trails properties set in a beautiful garden with towering bamboo plants, manicured croquet lawns and a stunning pool. Enjoy unspoilt beauty and luxury at Norwood Bungalow. Read More

The Wallawwa

Garden Oasis

Just outside Colombo, nestled amongst three acres of magnificent manicured gardens, The Wallawwa is a 200 year old colonial manor house that has been lovingly restored to provide 17 beautifully furnished bedrooms and suites. Original features have been brought right into the 21st century with luxuriant interiors, a glamorous pool and one of the best spas in the country, but the atmosphere remains perfectly peaceful. Read More

The Last House

Geoffrey Bawa haven

The Last House is located near Tangalle overlooking the Indian Ocean, designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa. The layout of the villa is shaped like a horseshoe and divided into a number of wings with kitchen, living rooms and courtyard bedrooms on either side of an inviting emerald green swimming pool. As the villa is so magically secluded and spacious it is ideal for family gatherings and friendly reunions. Read More

Glenross Plantation Villa

Green gables and glorious

Glenross Plantation villa is set in a lush rubber estate in Neboda, Kalutara. The villa was a colonial planters bungalow, now luxurious suites all with a cozy living space for you to call your own. Unravel and unwind in the spacious and tranquil surroundings, lounge by the pool, walk about and explore the plantation's hiking trails and discover a new paradise. An enchanting hideaway awaits at Glenross Plantation Villa. Read More

Summerville Bungalow

High level class

Summerville Bungalow is the most intimate of the four Tea Trails bungalows with only four rooms. It is set right on the edge of Castlereagh Lake with stunning views over the water and the tea plantations on the opposite hill. The living room is very cozy with glass doors, a well-stocked drinks cabinet and a log fire. Enjoy R&R by the lakeside at Summerville, walking among tea trails and refreshing dips in the infinity pool. Read More

Ceylon Tea Trails

Hill Country in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails comprises four luxurious colonial era tea planters' bungalows, connected by walking trails through stunningly beautiful Ceylon tea gardens. The bungalows offer a taste of gracious living thanks to butler service & period furnishings, accompanied by gourmet meals. Venture out and enjoy the hikes, local villages and mingle with the friendly workers on the tea plantations. Read More

The Fort Bazaar

History in the heart of Galle

The Fort Bazaar is set amidst ageing coral walls on historic Church Street, within the historic walls of Galle Fort. The décor is fresh and contemporary with chic understated interiors and a distinctly Middle Eastern feel. The Fort Bazaar is a fabulous base from which to discover ancient mosques, churches and grand mansions, browse design studios and art galleries, then stop for coffee in a stylish café to watch the world go by. Read More

Why House

Home away from home

Why House is a beautiful home situated within a lovely landscaped three acre private walled garden of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees, and is only a short walk from the pretty beach of Wijaya and a fifteen minute drive to the world heritage site Galle Fort. Serene and secluded yet just a short drive inland from the buzzing beaches of south coast Galle Why House is a much sought after tropical oasis. Read More

Heritance Kandalama

Jungle Bawa

The iconic Heritance Kandalama Hotel sits on a rocky outcrop on the edge of an ancient reservoir and enjoys sweeping views of the surrounding countryside including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the 1st Century BC Dambulla rock temple and the 5th Century AD Sigiriya Rock Temple. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Heritance Kandalama Hotel is cool, conceptual and strikingly beautiful - a building to admire and relish. Read More

Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Like royalty with Relais & Chateaux

Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala, is wild and authentic, perfectly positioned in prime leopard country. Its unique design sees man-made structures blend seamlessly into the encircling landscape with the use of carefully selected natural materials. Daily excursions into Yala National Park, showcase the incredible diversity of flora and fauna, including elephants, sloth bears and leopards. Read More

Castlereagh Bungalow

Peace among the plantations

Castlereagh Bungalow lies nestled on the banks of Castlereagh Lake in a woody glade and is perhaps the most romantic of the four Tea Trails properties. It is remote where pickers are busy at work, and it exudes elegance from its parquet floors, to its inviting drawing room with a log fire. At the bungalow enjoy reading by the pool, having high tea in the summerhouse or a gin and tonic on the terrace. Read More

Amanwella

Sea and relaxation at its best

Amanwella is located nearby to the seaside town of Tangalle, situated in a mature coconut grove with beach frontage where you can relax on the soft sand or on the terrace beside the pool. There is a calm and peace here, where a dedication to nurture is reflected in its sensitivity to the environment, the result of which is a beachfront hideaway devoted to connecting the person with the joys of the island. Read More

Amangalla

Sri Lanka’s oldest and most famous hotel

In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort as part of the fabric of the town. Amangalla is named after the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle. Each of the 29 rooms have an elegant colonial design that is enhanced by original antiques and four poster beds dressed in crisp white linen. Stay in elegance in the heart of Galle at Amangalla. Read More

Tientsin Bungalow

Tea and tranquility

Tientsin is the oldest of the four Tea Trails bungalows, built 1888, and also has the most spectacular garden, originally created by a tea planter’s wife. It includes rose terraces; leafy arbours and pergolas covered in flowers, as well as several walled lawns. The bungalow has been beautifully restored and all the features are intact including the fireplaces and old wooden floors. All food and drink is included at Tea Trails; everything from your steaming cup of bed tea in the morning to your delicious four-course dinner accompanied by fine wines, spirits and cocktails every evening is thoughtfully included. Read More

Ulagalla

Treasure trove of accommodation

Ulagalla is a resort located south of Anuradhapura, an ancient kingdom, right in the heart of the cultural triangle. The lovingly restored 150-year-old mansion revives the gracious aristocratic lifestyle of the colonial era. The 25 beautifully furnished chalets boast private, peaceful surroundings and are furnished with elegance and refinement with each chalet also offering a tranquil courtyard and private plunge pool. The resort offers a host of activities to enjoy during your stay including nature trails, bird watching, horse riding, cycling, archery and kayaking. Ulagalla is a triumph of eco-friendly design that manages to blend genuine environmental practices with luxurious, fully-facilitated interiors meaning that comfort is not forgotten.. Read More
Kandy House
Leopard Safaris Yala Tented Camp
Leopard Safaris Wilpattu Tented Camp
Camellia Hills
Cinnamon Citadel
Kahanda Kanda
Kings Pavilion
Vil Uyana
The Dutch House
Cape Weligama
Water Garden
Tintagel
Leopard Trails Yala Bespoke Tented Camp
Leopard Trails Wilpattu Tented Camp
Twenty Three Palm Villa
Maniumpathy
Villa Bentota
Galle Face Hotel
KK Beach Hotel
Norwood Bungalow
The Wallawwa
The Last House
Glenross Plantation Villa
Summerville Bungalow
Ceylon Tea Trails
The Fort Bazaar
Why House
Heritance Kandalama
Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Castlereagh Bungalow
Amanwella
Amangalla
Tientsin Bungalow
Ulagalla

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