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Arugambay Roccos
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Arugambay Roccos

Arugambay Roccos, located in the main area of Arugambay, is a comfortable cube-styled hotel. With ‘Fly High, Party Hard’ for its theme, the comfortable hotel overlooks the breathtaking shoreline of the East Coast. Equipped with state of the art facilities, there are 22 spacious rooms – ‘Cubes’, with 11 in ground floor and 11 on upper level. The Cubes on the upper level are designed with a balcony, which offers stunning views of the ocean while the Cubes on the ground floor have a verandah. The Cubes are all air-conditioned and furnished with a king size bed (double) or twin beds and an attached bathroom. All Cubes are located close to the pool and beach to provide all guests a completely relaxing stay. The Square, the hotel’s air conditioned restaurant, is bright and welcoming with a view of the Ocean, beach and pool. The restaurant serves a delicious fusion of much-loved local and international flavours for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Space is the open-air lounge, ideal for dining al fresco, especially at sunset. Guests can also unwind with shisha at The Space while enjoying a picturesque view of the sea. Dip into the pool styled ‘The Water Cube’, the only pool of its kind in Arugambay for a relaxing swim. The pool is 4 feet with the kids’ pool 2 feet in depth. Nearby, on the beach, there are pool deck chairs exclusively for hotel guests. Arugambay Roccos also has its own spa, located right on the sands. Surfing is the mantra at Arugambay and guests can easily acces

Turyaa Kalutara
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Turyaa Kalutara

Spanning across six acres, the five star hotel is conveniently located in Kalutara. Featuring a total of 199 luxury hotel rooms, the hotel boasts of seven restaurants, each catering to a different dining experience. From Fine Dining to Poolside drinks, guests can have their own choice. They serve carefully curated international as well as Sri Lankan cuisine. Feast in a hearty meal with family while enjoying a relaxing stay here. Tastefully furnished rooms and suites with modern amenities are equipped with their own balconies, patios or verandahs.  The hotel is also equipped with a gym, spa and a swimming pool.

Okwin Resort Nawalapitiya

Okwin Resort Nawalapitiya

A holiday in the sweltering months in the middle of the year should ideally whisk you away into somewhere cool and pleasant. Nawalapitiya is perfect terrain, with a cool and mountainous setting where all your worries and stress will congeal with the mist and leave you soothed. Okwin Resort in this emerald land of tea is surrounded by mountains clothed with pines and swirling white waters that gush like white bridal trains, shimmering in goldenmorningsunlight. Okwin is equipped with four main categories of well-designed rooms as well as suites plus a sumptuous honeymoon suite. All rooms are fully air conditioned and modernly furnished with coffee and tea making facilities, private balconies overlooking the romantic Sudugala Falls or the garden, and luxury Jacuzzis. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Okwin Resort is an eco-friendly hotel that blends harmoniously with the green mountainscape, and while you are snuggled in its cocoon, you are assured very personalised attention, whether you are there for business or pleasure. They serve continental and eastern made-to-order breakfast, lunch as well as dinner. The flavours in the dishes are carefully curated by the kitchen, which is headed by a gourmet chef to offer guests a blissful holiday. You can make Okwin your base for exploring the charming, mild-weathered hill country. Have a rendezvous with the beautiful, misty waterfalls of Devon, St. Clair’s and Kataboola Ella. The tea estates, English stone churches and,

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Bandarawela Hotel

Bandarawela Hotel

Bandarawela Hotel is a colonial style mountain resort located along Welimada Road in Sri Lanka’s Uva Province. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms at the Bandarawela Hotel come with air conditioning, a TV, radio and hairdryer. Accommodation and meals are free for hired drivers of in-house guests. Guests can enjoy recreation facilities such as tennis, badminton and billiards. A fitness room lets guests exercise. A currency exchange and tour desk is available. A variety of eastern and western dishes are served at the hotel main restaurant, which offers views of the surrounding tea plantations. A bar and lounge offers drinks and live music. Bandarawela Hotel is about a 3-hour drive from Colombo.

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Recommended hotels in Kandy

The Swiss Residence

The Swiss Residence

Known as ‘A truly Sri Lankan hotel with a Swiss touch’, The Swiss Residence is an extremely in-demand hotel located amidst an elevated and picturesque site. Surrounded by lush greenery of the countryside landscape, it exudes a blissful atmosphere drawing in backpackers and visitors of all ages.  The irregularly shaped outdoor swimming pool with its signature dolphin is a nod towards the fusion of modern concepts into the otherwise traditional setting. Various rooms and suites along with a reception hall, conference room, a lobby bar, an indoor restaurant and an ayurvedic spa offer a diverse collection of facilities and services for visitors to choose from.  Though it is highly unlikely to have a dull moment in the presence of impeccable services and contemporary facilities, The Swiss Residence offers different recreational pastimes. If you ever find yourself yawning and wondering what to do, grab a racquet and engage in a game of table tennis with a partner or play some pool, carom or darts with your friends.

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The Tourmaline

The Tourmaline

The Tourmaline is located on Anniewatte Mountain, 1.5 km from the famous Temple of the Tooth. It offers a pool, well-appointed rooms with bathtubs and free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms are spacious and come with ironing facilities, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Entertainment options include a flat-screen cable TV, CD and DVD player. Guests can enjoy the tropical weather by the hotel’s large swimming pool. It features sun loungers for guests’ comfort. There are tennis courts, a fitness centre and various other recreational facilities. There is a children’s playground for younger guests. Tourmaline Hotel’s Restaurant serves local specialities. It also offers an international menu. Room service is available. The Tourmaline Hotel is 2.5 km from Kandy Botanical Garden and 1.5 km from town. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 3-hour drive from the hotel. The Tea Factory Museum is around 3 km away.

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Randholee
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Randholee

Nestled within the tranquil hillside of the ancient citadel of Kandy, Randholee Luxury Resort is surrounded by an aura of greenery. Located close to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the resort draws from the city’s ancient culture and tradition. Therefore, the interior is decorated to represent the Kandyan artistry. The rooms are divided into Suites, comfortable Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Rooms with a View. The Deluxe rooms in particular are decorated with ornate paintings inspired by the arts of the Kandyan era. The Suites are designed with a glamorous theme in mind. The breathtaking views of the citadel and its surrounding mountains is stunning. To ensure guests have a comfortable stay, the rooms are equipped with modern and luxury amenities. The splendid infinity pool overlooks the sky and lush nature, creating the perfect environment for relaxation. Lounge on the deck chairs by the pool with a refreshing beverage and your favourite snack. Newly weds can be cocooned in cosy comforts. They are given special offers by the resort such as candlelit dinners. Couples who spend their honeymoon at the hotel will also be treated to a dinner when they celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Randholee Resort serves delicious food all day long. Their International Buffet Night includes a gourmet spread of dishes featuring Sri Lankan, Indian, Middle-Eastern Italian, and Western cuisines. If in the mood for something different, you can dine a la carte. Guests gather and mingle on t

Hotel Hilltop

Hotel Hilltop

Hotel Hilltop is located 1 km from Kandy Town, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. It offers modern accommodation with an outdoor pool and free parking on site.Air-conditioned guestrooms are fitted with a minibar, a work desk and a TV with cable channels. Accommodation and meals are free for hired drivers of in-house guests.Other recreational facilities include an indoor games room. The tour desk can assist guests with making travel arrangements.Offering views of the city, the hotel’s restaurant serves Asian and Western dishes. Drinks can be enjoyed at the Lounge Bar.Hotel Hilltop is located 1.5 km from Kandy Railway Station and 120 km from Bandaranaike International Airport.

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Recommended hotels in the South

Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa

Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa

Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa is set just a few steps away from the blue waters of Unawatuna Beach. Guests can unwind by the outdoor pool and soothe tense muscles at the spa. This elegant resort is situated within 5 km to the historical Galle Fort and Galle Railway Station. Bandaranaike International Airport is 140 km away and the public bus stand is 1 km from the property. Offering excellent sea views, air-conditioned rooms are decorated in earthy tones and include a spacious balcony. A flat-screen TV and a sofa are also provided. Attached bathrooms come with bathrobes and a hairdryer. This luxurious property offers yoga classes and a gymnasium. Other facilities include car rental services, luggage storage space and a tour desk. Guests can also utilize the business centre. Featuring seafood specialties, Waves Restaurant also serves Sri Lankan and other international dishes. Guests can enjoy drinks at the poolside bar. Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa also offers 24-hour room service options.

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Amari Galle
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Amari Galle

Along the golden coast of the Southern coast; Amari Galle is a blissful beach paradise. The salty ocean breeze and lull of the waves envelope the guests as they step into the hotel. The lobby is inspired by the elements of earth, resembling its enigmatic character, and appears in perfect harmony with the surroundings. The 172 rooms and suites feature spacious and bright interiors capturing the tranquillity of the sunny coast. Each room is equipped with modern ameni- ties to provide a truly luxurious stay. The elegant Presidential Suite exuding opulence, consists of a dining area, living room and balcony with a plunge pool. The Voyager Lounge is a warm and friendly space exclusively designed for an informal rendezvous during anytime of the day, while savouring scrumptious baked goodies and a range of refreshing tea and coffee. Ahara Gourmet Gallery, the signature market-style restaurant invites diners to embark on a delightful gastronomic experience. The live kitchen offers the opportunity to witness fascinating culinary traditions and experience exotic flavours from across the world come to life. Unwind and enjoy a variety of cocktails perfectly curated by skilled mixologists at the Shoreline Beach Club. Guests can also sip on tropical beverages while being mesmerised by the sunset over- looking the Indian Ocean from the Bommu rooftop bar. Amari Galle also has a magnificent ballroom; the ideal venue for your wedding or even a corporate event. The three ‘Idea’ rooms are e

Thambapanni Retreat

Thambapanni Retreat

Thambapanni Retreat is located in Galle, a 5-minute walk from Unawatuna Beach. It features 2 dining options, an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with a TV. Free Wi-Fi and parking are provided. Retreat Thambapanni is a 10-minute drive from Galle Fort and Koggala Lake. The National Maritime Museum is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Air-conditioned rooms at Thambapanni come with wooden flooring, dark wood furnishings and a 4-poster bed. All are fitted with a fan and an en suite bathroom with shower facilities. Guests can enjoy relaxing Ayurvedic oil massages, practice yoga or rent a bicycle to explore the area. For convenience, laundry services are also offered upon request. Available for all-day dining, the restaurant serves a variety of Asian and European fusion dishes. Room service is provided.

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Cantaloupe Aqua

Cantaloupe Aqua

A modern beach escape in Sri Lanka, this boutique hotel in Talpe boasts a private beachfront and a beautiful plunge pool. Offering free Wi-Fi, stylish rooms all come with sleek white interiors and amazing views of the Indian Ocean.Individually designed, air-conditioned rooms are decorated with colourful pop art and polished wooden flooring. A flat-screen cable TV and DVD player are included. En suite bathrooms come with double sinks and hot-water showers.Cantaloupe Aqua is a 2.5-hour drive, or 25-minute air taxi ride, from Bandaranaike International Airport. The hotel is 5.5 km from popular nightlife at Unawatuna Bay and 10 km from the heritage site of Galle Fort.Coconut restaurant serves fusion cuisine with an emphasis on Thai and Sri Lankan flavours. Plush sun beds provide a comfortable setting to enjoy cocktails and wine at Amuseum Beach Bar.Upon request, water sports activities like diving and snorkelling can be arranged. The hotel also provides laundry services and a tour desk. Private car transfers to nearby areas can also be arranged.

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Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
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Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara

Ayurveda is an age-long medicinal tradition that has been in existence in Sri Lanka for over centuries.The Heritance Ayurveda makes it possible to enjoy the benefits of these practices in an ulteriorly luxurious setup.Situated on the banks of Beruwala the resort is neat and classic —impregnated with the charm of a traditional Sri Lankan home.The pond occupies the centre spot and brightly coloured lounge chairs line the hard wood deck.The waters of the pool are pristine,taking a dip here is a temptation hard to resist. Nestled amongst towering tress, the resort casts a spell of beauty and bliss while letting both your body and mind relax.Rejuvenate yourself with a massage or other therapies which are meticulously planned and administered by a team of expert therapists and resident doctors. Dining here is more than just eating flavoursome food; everything here is prepared according to Ayurvedic principles wherein nutrition is the prime concern.The alfresco restaurant is located by the pool and offers vistas of the beach and the lush gardens.