“A relaxing alternative to Kandy's large hotels, this small and family-friendly hideaway has simple but stylish rooms and sublime views”
The spotlessly clean rooms are spread across the main house and a separate building. The cool mountain air usually ensures a good night’s sleep, and you'll find comfy beds, good black and white tiled bathrooms and loads of space. Rooms in the main house have fabulous views over the distant mountains; the views from the separate building are less striking, but you can still look out over forested hills.
The large Deluxe Rooms have double beds, bathtubs and showers; there's also a smaller Standard Room which is ideal for solo travellers or couples on a budget. Most rooms have a private terrace or a balcony, so you can snooze by day and stargaze at night; early risers can watch the sun come up.
For romantics, the Honeymoon Suite has a huge rooftop garden with alfresco tub. There are also Family Suites, each offering a room with a kingsize bed, an adjoining room with a queensize bed, and a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
You can have breakfast wherever you want: in your room, on your balcony, on the terrace or down by the viewing platform. The mostly Western menu includes fresh fruit and cereals, breads, toast, jams, marmalade, cold meats and a cheese plate; you can have pancakes or Sri Lankan hoppers, too. Good coffee is served in cafetieres - a rarity in Sri Lanka, where instant coffee is the norm.
In the evenings, the chef comes out to talk you through the menu and take your order, then disappears and cooks your dinner (from 7.30pm) exactly how you want it. You can choose from hot curries, mild seafood dishes, pasta and fresh salads, as well as 5-course European or Sri Lankan menus. We chose the Sri Lankan option and enjoyed a series of very tasty curries with rice, poppadoms and onion and coconut sambals, served as we watched lights sparkling in the valley below.
Snacks (sandwiches, salads and soups) are available on request, and packed lunches can be provided for day trips. There's also a range of aperitifs - best enjoyed on the terrace as the sun sinks beneath the hills.
Children of all ages are welcome and the staff are incredibly warm. Even the chef has been known to come out and play ping-pong with the kids. Extra beds, babysitting and baby cots are all available on request.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
The Family Suites have spacious accommodation over 2 bedrooms, with 1 kingsize bed and 1 queensize bed. Extra beds and cots can also be added to all other rooms.
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking