Expo Margosa

This is the only upscale hotel you can find in Jaffna, and it is approximately 10km from the Jaffna city. Conveniently located from the hassle and bustle of the city yet close to it and the Palaly Airport, this is an oasis of retreat in the mesmerising north of Sri Lanka. The 19th century colonial mansion designed with aristocratic Dravidian architectural influence and décor stands in the middle of a well landscaped garden of one acre. The hotel is open and airy with a spacious courtyard, sprawling verandahs and trees in the garden.

Accommodation

Margosa has 6 spacious bedrooms. All rooms have air conditioning and are equipped with cable TVs and en suite bathrooms. The bathrooms are quite large with al fresco rainwater shower and a little courtyard in the middle.

 

 

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Theva

Theva Kandy is situated along the slopes of Hantana Mountain range in Kandy. It has commanding views of the central hills and is just 2Km away from the Kandy town. The hotel is a short distance from the Hantana Rainforest, ideal for trekking and bird-watching. The forest abounds with rivulets, streams and exquisite wildlife. Hantana Tea Estate Museum is a short walk away and is a great place to learn about tea growing and processing in Sri Lanka. Kandy town includes the historic and sacred Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), and temples at Gadaladeniya, Embekka and Lankatillake. The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, elephant bathing sites and the Udawattakele rainforest are also amongst the must-see list in Kandy.

Accommodation

The 15 residential areas of the hotel comprise of 1 Penthouse, 3 Suites, 3 Superior Mountain Rooms, 4 Superior Ground Rooms and 4 Standard Deluxe Rooms. The luxurious rooms use a combination of cotton, silk, wood and glass and mix of traditional and modern ambience.

In-room services and amenities

  • Flat screen TV
  • 24hr cable connection
  • WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Temperature control
  • Kettle and hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel Facilities and Activites

  • Infinity pool
  • Sauna
  • In-house laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • 24hr front desk service
  • In-room dining

 

 

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The Yala Adventure

Yala Adventure has its camping tents set up in an unspoiled village called Weweyay at the edge of the ancient lake ‘Yoda Wewa’ in Southern Sri Lanka’s Tissamaharama. The hotel is close to The Yala national Park, Lunugamwehera National Park and Bundala National Park. The tents provide luxurious accommodation in the middle of pristine wilderness in the countryside. The surrounding lush greenery makes a home to many indigenous birds and animals.

Accommodation

The fully air-conditioned luxury tents of Yala Adventure feature:

  • Double and twin beds
  • Luxury Bathroom Facilities with cubicles and rainy Shower
  • Hot and cold water
  • Free WiFi
  • Intercom telephone facilities
  • Private Pavilion facing to the Yoda Lake

They also provide library facilities and you can cling to your favourite book while swinging in a Hammock or sitting on your own private pavilion. Yala Adventure also offers deluxe and standard luxury rooms.

Room Features:

  • King size beds or twin beds
  • Hot and cold water facilities
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Luxury bathroom facilities with cubicles and rainy Shower
  • Free Wifi
  • Intercom telephone facilities
  • Veranda or private pavilion
  • Cable TV

Hotel Facilities

The water-front restaurant made out of wood and thatch offer a pleasant dining experience with a selection of scrumptious cuisine prepared with organic produce sourced from its own garden and local farmers. You can also opt for a romantic dinner at the lake bank or a BBQ dinner under the stars.

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Kandy House

This ancestral manor house built in 1804 is a fine example of a tropical villa and it is well-placed to visit all the famous attractions in Kandy, such as the Temple of the scared Tooth Relic, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Tea Country. This palatial villa is nestled in a lush tropical garden, overlooking the neighbouring paddy fields. The house has been restored to fit the discerning traveler of the 21st century with all modern comforts and luxuries you can expect.

Accommodation

There are 9 bedrooms at the Kandy House and these are the perfect living spaces to experience what it is like to live in a manor house rather than a conventional hotel. The 4 Ultra Rooms and 5 Deluxe Rooms are named after butterflies found in Sri Lanka.

Ultra Rooms

Red Spot Duke

This spacious double room has a wide verandah and is equipped with a luxurious bathroom with a bath, a separate shower, WC and double-basins.

Peacock Royal

The double room opens on to a spacious verandah and has a luxurious bathroom with a bath as well as a separate shower, WC and double-basins.

Black Rajah

This boasts an octagonal stone bath along with a separate shower, WC and double-basins. There’s a double swing-hammock in a “secret” garden nearby. Can be booked with adjoining Deluxe double bedroom – Monkey Puzzle.

Indian Admiral

Located on the upper floor around the inner courtyard, this room opens onto its own outer verandah, with views of the green paddy fields and the infinity pool. Bathtub and bathroom amenities included.

Deluxe Rooms

Pioneer

A private verandah is nestled right into the garden, where your own swing-hammock awaits you. This is one of the Twin Rooms, and can easily become a Double. It has two beds and a luxurious bath.

Monkey Puzzle

It has its own arched doorway leading to a small outdoor verandah. This is one of the Twin Rooms, but it can easily become a Double. It has 2 beds, a luxurious bathroom and the adjoining Black Rajah room is ideal for families travelling with teenage children.

Sunbeam

It has views of the jungle fringed infinity pool and an old caste iron bathtub in the luxurious bathroom.

Cornelian

This has access to a verandah with chaise lounges and views of the jungle. Luxurious bathroom with bathtub included.

Lime Butterfly

Located on the upper floor with access from the inner courtyard, this room also features an old-fashioned cast-iron bathtub.

Hotel Facilities and Activites

  • Infinity Pool
  • Ayurveda therapy centre
  • Board games
  • DVD and book collection
  • Bicycles
  • Croquet

 

 

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Kahanda Kanda

Kahanda Kanda is a stylish boutique hotel, overlooking the Koggala Lake, surrounded by the greenery of a working tea estate in the southern city of Galle. It is conveniently located for exploring the southern beaches, the Galle Fort, whale watching, scuba diving at Unawatuna, surfing at Weligama Bay, tea trails, Yala safaris and much more. Koggala Lake is an ideal waterway to enjoy nature boat rides. The jungle, the mangroves, the bird sanctuary and spice gardens add to the wealth of natural beauty along the lake.
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Accommodation

Kahanda Kanda has 9 well-appointed suites furnished for luxurious living. They are all equipped with modern comforts and traditional Sri Lankan décor..

Dubu Suite

This comes with an infinity edged curved swimming pool for your exclusive use, and stunning views overlooking Koggala Lake. There are two outdoors bathrooms with showers in addition to an en suite cloakroom with hand basin and WC. This suite is the furthest away from the hotel.

Peacock Suite

The suite has two bathrooms with outdoor showers, and views of the tea estate and Koggala Lake. A courtyard where you can have your meals in private is also available.

Hellaconia suite

This is nestled in a small private garden and has double outdoors showers and a four poster bed.
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Tamarind Suite

The suite has a King Size wrought iron Four Poster Bed and a large verandah overlooking the tea estate. The bathroom has twin showers and twin wash basins.

Mango Suite

It has a large verandah ideal for bird spotting and twin showers and hand basins in the bathroom.

Nelum Suite

You have your own two sun loungers in the private garden and a wide verandah. There is a double shower and a king four poster bed among other luxuries.
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Araliya Suite

This suite also has a wide verandah overlooking the tea estate and double showers in the bathroom. The room is decorated with Asian antiques.

Garden Suite

It has a verandah shared with the Tea Suite and bathroom with outdoor shower. The room is furnished with an English 18th Century style King size Four Poster Bed.

Tea Suite

Sharing its verandah with the Garden Suite, this suite has a pair of Antique Colonial style Single Size Four Poster Beds which can be converted into a King size double bed. There is an outdoor shower in the bathroom, as well as double hand basins.

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In-room services and amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • iPod Docking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot Water Shower
  • In-Room Safe
  • Laundry
  • Living Room Space
  • Cotton Waflle Robe and Slippers
  • Library of Books

Hotel Facilities and Activites

  • Infinity pool
  • Gym
  • Home Cinema
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Spa
  • Cookery classes

 

 

 

 

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Lady Hill

Situated at the highest point in the city of Galle is Lady Hill Hotel, from where you will get a bird’s eye view of the port city from its tea covered slopes of the southern foothills all the way down to the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel is nestled in a quiet and secluded area but close to all the splendid beaches. Lady Hill is housed in an old colonial Dutch mansion complete with impressive archways, stone stairways and cobblestone floors. The Galle Fort is just five minutes away and the picturesque Unawatuna Beach just ten minutes. The nearby Rhumassala Cliff, Koggala Bird Island, and forests reserve are other attractions to look forward to. You can also go on a whale and dolphin watching adventure at Mirissa.

Accommodation

Each of the Guest rooms at the Lady Hill features a private balcony and sit-out offering incredible views. The rooms are equipped with all the modern conveniences including:

  • Hot and cold water
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Wide screen satellite TV
  • Electronic safe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone with IDD

Hotel Facilities and Activites

  • Pool
  • Ayurvedic Spa

 

 

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Sun House Galle

Perched high on a hill in the maritime city of Galle, this country house hotel was once the home of a Scottish spice merchant. Built in the 1860s during the colonial era, this impressive mansion is only 5 minutes away from the Galle city center and offers panoramic views of the Galle Fort. The Sun House exudes a relaxed atmosphere of the days gone by when the pace of life was tranquil. The large living room of the hotel is a gathering place for guests in the evening, to read, to listen to music, to have tea and cocktails. The two tropical gardens of the hotel are idyllic for relaxing in the outdoors. The Frangipani Garden leads up to the swimming pool and the Mango Garden has lovely views of the Galle harbour. You can have meals at the dining room, the veranda or in the garden under a mango tree.

Accommodation

The 2 suites and 5 rooms at the Sun House are comfortable and furnished with colonial furniture. Each room has a four poster bed and an elegant bathroom.

Sun and Sky Room

This charming double room opens up onto the Mango Tree garden and has stunning views of Galle Harbour. It is fully air-conditioned with a plush bathroom and fresh soft furnishings.

Kingfisher

This cosy air-conditioned double room has a spacious bathroom and opens into the Mango garden where there are views of the ocean and the Galle Fort. It is decorated with period furniture.

Parrot Fish

This twin room is brightly decorated with traditional Sri Lankan loom fabric and opens into an airy veranda and center courtyard.

Hibiscus

This spacious deluxe room has an outdoor bathroom surrounded by tropical plants and opens into a veranda and the Mango garden.

Araliya

The elegant deluxe garden room opens onto the main veranda and beautiful Frangipani garden overlooking the swimming pool.

The Dumas Suite

The suite comprises of a separate living area, a contemporary spacious bathroom and private balcony.

Cinnamon suite

The room occupies the entire first floor of the Sun House. It is complete with its own library, sitting room and both an indoor and outdoor bathroom.

Hotel Facilities

  • Massage and yoga facility
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Alfresco dining
  • Moonlight movies
  • 2 bars and a grill

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The Paradise Resort and Spa, Dambulla

Deep within the city of Dambulla in the north central province, surrounded by lush greenery is Paradise Resort. This luxurious eco resort is conveniently located for exploring the heritage sites of the region, including the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Temple, Minneriya National Park and Anuradhapura UNESCO city. Dambulla is a great place to enjoy a nature holiday away from the bright lights of the city and the bustling crowds.

Accommodation

The Paradise Resort and Spa offers 67 luxurious eco villas ranging from Deluxe Rooms, Superior Duplex Rooms and Garden Suites. These feature gentle hues, eye-pleasing décor and modern amenities.

Deluxe Rooms

These span an area of 35 square meters and are tastefully furnished with twin size beds, teak furniture, parquet flooring.

Superior Duplex Rooms

These are arranged over two floors, the living room on the first floor and the bedrooms on the ground floor. They span over an area of 90 square meters, and are perfect for guests who prefer large spaces.

Suites Rooms

Spanning over an area of 130 square meters, the suites are semi-detached and are linked with interconnecting doors. These feature semi-private verandas and Jacuzzi.

In-room Amenities

  • Terrace
  • Piped Music
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee Making Facility
  • In-Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • IDD facility
  • In-Room Wi-Fi
  • In-Room Dining

Resort Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Table tennis
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Billiards
  • Horse rides and cycling
  • Laundry facility
  • Reading Room
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gift shop

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Heritance Kandalama Dambulla

Hesitance Kandalama is set against the backdrop of the Sigiriya Rock fortress in the north central province at the heart of the Cultural Triangle. This architectural masterpiece designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa melds into the landscape rather than just sitting on it. It is hidden in the jungle out of sight from rest of the world. The hotel is shaped like outspread wings of a bird, measuring 1km from end to end. The enormous boulders integrated into the building and the green screen of vegetation supported by the flat roof and timber pillars attract local wildlife. It’s very common to find monkeys climbing on to your balcony pillars and birds singing in the garden. The Kandalama Lake gives the hotel its name and its views are spectacular from your room.

Accommodation

There are 152 rooms spread between the two wings of the hotel. All the rooms overlook Kandalama Lake and the forest. Dambulla Wing has views of the famous giant Buddha statue on Dambulla Rock and the Sigiriya Wing has views of the Sigiriya fortress. The glass fronted bathrooms bring you closer to nature while you take a shower or relax in the Jacuzzi. The rooms are categorized into Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Panoramic Rooms, Luxury Rooms, Luxury Panoramic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Suite, Luxury Suite and the Royal Suite.

Room Facilities

  • Kingsize bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Telephone with IDD
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning and fan
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • 24hour room service
  • Piped music
  • 21inch TV with satellite and local channels
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Laundry service
  • Private balcony

Resort Facilities

Heritance Kandalama offers a wide selection of facilities to its guests and includes the following:

  • Spa
  • Infinity pool
  • State-of-the-art gym
  • Library
  • Business Centre
  • Shops
  • Baby sitting services
  • Extra bed and cots for children in the rooms
  • Children’s menus
  • Playground

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Villa Rosa, Kandy

Villa Rosa is a serene home from home in the central hill Kandy, less than ten minutes from the city. Designed in a traditional Kandyan vibe, this is for the travelers who seek simple perfection. The city of Kandy is famous for its sacred temple of the tooth in the city centre, where many pilgrims worship and daily Buddhist rituals are performed. The outlying areas of the hill country are where the famous Ceylon tea is grown. Kandy has many attractions, including some impressive botanical gardens and nature reserves.

Accommodation

To match different guest requirements, Villa Rosa offers 7 different types and sizes of rooms in two separate buildings, suitable for single travelers, couples, families and friends.

Single Rooms and Standard Double

These ground floor rooms have a garden view and river view. The queen size (155 x 200 cm) bed can accommodate up to 2 for a surcharge of $40. Once the small sitting corner is removed, an extra bed can be included. There are big mosquito nets and ceiling fans too.

Deluxe Double Rooms

These have a large open veranda with river view and a bathroom with bathtub. There is a double bed (180 x 200 cm) with a big mosquito net and a sitting area and an extra bed can be arranged for a surcharge of $40. This room has air-conditioning.

Deluxe Double Room with green view

This does not have a balcony but comes with a bathroom with bathtub, a double bed, air-conditioning, mosquito net, sitting area and space for an extra bed.

Homeymoon Suite

This suite has a rooftop garden with a bathtub and a 180° view overlooking the river. The bathroom has a rain shower.

Family Suites

These suites have two rooms and while one suite has interconnected rooms the other has separate entrances. They have a spacious balcony, rain showers and bathtubs among many other amenities.

Room Facilities

  • Hot and cold water
  • Mosquito nets
  • Ceiling fans
  • Rooms with garden, valley or river view
  • Balcony or veranda
  • Satellite TV in the lounge
  • Baby cot and extra bed available
  • Air-conditioning in 3 rooms in the valley view building and one in the river view building

Hotel Facilities

Villa Rosa does not have a swimming pool but guests are free to use the nearby Cinnamon Citadel pool and transport is provided free.
Other facilities include:

  • Sun bathing terrace
  • Library
  • Table tennis
  • Bottled drinking water free of charge
  • WiFi free of charge
  • Massages, yoga and meditation facilities

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