Giving you a holiday mixture of the city and the quiet, The Stone House is an ideal place to stay when in Kandy. Just a five minutes’ drive from central Kandy, so popular attractions such as Temple of the Tooth and the Kandy Lake are easily accessible. Yet, a quiet and isolated location, providing for a relaxing stay in the cool hills of Kandy. The Stone House is promoted as more of a private villa than a hotel, therefore abiding by the slow paced atmosphere, the villa does not have any set meal times for guests to adhere to. Guests are free to relax, undisturbed, feel at home, and thereby set the pace themselves.
Upon entering The Stone House, guests are taken back in time to the slow paced era of the 1940s. Initially built as a colonial mansion, it was referred to as the ‘Gal Bangalawa’, which translates to a house built with stone. The large private garden amidst the Hunnasgiriya Mountain Range is a pleasant sight to the eyes and a lovely environment for relaxing outdoors.
When exploring the gardens of The Stone House, lookout for families of tiny mongooses hunting underneath bamboo trees just before dusk. Or while you observe the view of distant hills from the comfort of your bedroom window or balcony, red and yellow humming birds and tropical song birds will be chirping just outside.
The staff are committed towards providing warm and efficient service to make sure guests take home idyllic and unforgettable moments. The unique and exquisite cuisine is prepared with special care for guests who decide to dine in-house. In catering to meals, the chef makes use of fresh herbs to bring life to dishes – ranging from starters to desserts, keeping in mind the importance of rice as a staple dish in Sri Lanka. The Stone House team can also arrange private outdoor dining facilities upon request for you to enjoy a meal with a view at any time of the day.
Three standard rooms and two exclusive suites are available at The Stone House, each with its own unique appearance. Seven renowned local artists have worked on the interior décor, resulting in one-of-a-kind fusion of local and western influences. Be pampered like royalty at the luxury suites and rooms with the best of amenities and comfort to a level where you wouldn’t even want to leave your room! The rooms also offer splendid views of green hills, valleys and mountain ranges in lovely hues of green, blue, purple and more.
The teak floored master bedroom is huge in itself and also has a large luxury bathroom and a private Jacuzzi, along with views of surrounding valleys. The private suite comes with an attached study/living room, a large double bedroom and an attached luxury bathroom – with view of the Hunnasgiriya Mountain Range. The common living room upstairs has a library and a private garden. The two bedrooms downstairs come with attached bathrooms and views of the quiet green gardens. All rooms are furnished in cool white with a contrast of teak ceilings.
All the modern amenities of a hotel are provided at The Stone House – rooms with king size beds and attached bathrooms, secure safe facilities, free Wi-Fi, mini refrigerators, 12 hour room service, air conditioning and fan, LCD Television with satellite and local channels, free toiletries and laundry service on request. Apart from these in-room facilities the boutique hotel is equipped with a library, indoor board games, can arrange nearby excursions such as tour of Kandy, pickup and drop facilities from nearby bus/railway stations and parking facilities. The Stone House is ideal for booking as a whole for large groups travelling together or rooms can be booked individually as well.