Ulagalla, Anuradhapura: Once the estate of nobility; this hotel features a 150-year-old mansion and 20 private villas spread across 58 acres. As one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with its own solar farm, Ulagalla is truly a unique hotel. Enjoy the riches of the kingdom or a nature-based adventure while immersed in luxurious, sustainable beauty.
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark, This hotel is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront. One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, the hotel embraces its history and traditions, utilizing them to create engaging experiences that resonate with old and new generations of travelers alike.
Uga Residence, Colombo: Nestled between leafy Park Street and a Buddhist shrine, this hotel is amongst the most unique in Colombo. Built in the 19th century by a wealthy barrister, the halls and ballrooms of this Victorian townhouse once welcomed British governors, Indian maharajas, European nobility and the cream of Ceylon society. Today, it’s an 11-suite luxury boutique hotel.
Amangalla, Galle: Capturing the essence of colonial style with pared-back finesse, Amangalla’s elegant rooms have high-ceilings with large windows and original Burmese teak floorboards. Decorated with period antiques including four-poster beds, pettagama chests and planter’s chairs, they overlook the Fort’s quaint lanes and ramparts or the hotel’s 200-year-old gardens.
The Fortress Resort & Spa, Galle: This boutique resort is located on the coast, 17 kms from historic Galle. Styled after Galle’s ancient Dutch Fort, the resort features six distinct types of rooms and residences. Each commands a stunning sea or garden view. The restaurants offer international and Sri Lankan cuisine to wood-fired pizzas and fine dining. The resorts Spa Naturel offers a range of therapies.
Kandy House, Kandy: This is a beautiful example of luxury. This boutique hotel is an ancestral manor house, built in 1804. With its rich history and exquisite restoration, it offers just nine rooms, more like a private home. The house overlooks the jungle pool with views of the rice fields. Relax as well as explore a broad selection of Sri Lanka’s primary destinations in and around Kandy.
Vil Uyana Resort, Sigiriya: Vil Uyana is situated among reed beds and paddy fields and over a lake. Situated in the shadow of the historic rock fortress of Sigiriya, it’s considered on of the best eco luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. It was inspired by the habitat creation at the London Wetland Centre by the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust.
Chena Huts, Yala: Nestled among dunes and trees, you will find Chena Huts. The property overlooks a beach where sea-turtles lay eggs by moonlight and elephants wander from the nearby jungle to play in the surf. For guests, access to these natural wonders involves no compromise with comfort. The ‘huts’ are in fact luxurious private pavilions offering fine views of the surrounding wilderness and seascape.
Please Note: The above luxury hotels are only suggestions. Alternative accommodations can also be arranged, depending on your style and budget.