An oasis of luxury in the peaceful hill country, near the ancient capital of Kandy. Recent refurbishment has added extra luxury suites and 24hr dining opportunities. The climate in the hill country is ideal all year round with long sunny days, minimal humidity, cool nights and negligable rainfall.
The hotel is arranged in two bedroom wings with a linking central area housing the restaurants and public rooms. Within the V shape so formed is an enormous swimming pool with separate children's area. Sun beds in plenty are set around the terraces, with palm trees softening the outlines and providing welcome natural shade.
Laze away your days; visit the Spa to relax with facials, massage by Thai professionals or explore the ayurvedic therapies. When you have been invigorated, test out that swimming pool, visit the gym, hire a bike and see the country or challenge a friend on the tennis court. You don't have to miss the sun, the courts are flood lit.
The bedrooms are spacious with cool neutral decor, richly polished wooden floors and floor to ceiling windows promising wonderful views of the gardens - all 13 acres - river, pool and verdant countryside. All have a/c and en suite bathrooms.
Two restaurants offer a wide selection of tastes including classic dishes, light and healthy or Asian fusion. The new Chameleon Cafe serves light dishes,entrees and tea and coffee round the clock. Should you arrive by car there is ample parking and complimentary accommodation for your driver, so he is available for any sightseeing you may plan during your stay.
There are 134 rooms in total, including the 16 new de luxe rooms, 4 suites and 2 penthouses.
These suites on the top floor offer magnificent views from their large timber sundecks. King sized, four poster beds are hung with white mosquito nets and the silk throws and cushions over the crisp white bed linen range from pale coffee to rich deep browns. The huge picture windows are shaded by blinds; squashy sofas , arm chairs and lamp tables provide everything for your comfort. Satellite tv, dvd, radio, I.D.D. telephone, room safe and a supply of electrical sockets satisfy those who cannot leave the world behind. En suite tiled bathrooms are elegantly fitted with all facillities, including a separate outdoor shower.
These are similar to, but smaller than, the Mountbatten and without the timber decks and outdoor showers.
Enhanced facillities for the above accommodation include - personalised check in and out in a dedicated lounge, butler service to your room, special menus, dvd/vcd player and extensive library, 29 inch tv, tea and coffee machines and a mini bar.
De luxe Rooms
Enjoy most of the above, also use of the spa relaxation garden, sauna and jacuzzi.
These rooms are all furnished to a very high standard, comfortable, elegant and spacious. Double or twin rooms are available, some with connecting doors for famillies and a small number of cots.All rooms have a/c and most have ceiling fans. Wheelchair access to all bedrooms is easy, via any of 4 lifts. The balconies are accessed via french doors and have sun loungers or chairs for your evening sundowner.
Far Pavilions Restaurant
Enjoy lunch or dinner here in this indoor, air conditioned restaurant. The ambiance is formal and elegant and the food and wines suitable companions. A wide range of fine wines is displayed for your selection to compliment your food. There are seasonal dishes, light and healthy options or you may relax into the Sri Lankan style with succulent spicy curries. Dine here until 10.30 pm.
This is for the lighter touch, or little and often. Service is 24hrs, and has a younger, faster style. Snacks, salads, entrees or just tea and coffee are there round the clock. Choose either air conditioned, indoor seating or spill out onto the timber deck overlooking the swimming pool and enjoy al fresco eating. A tempting array of cocktails will lead you through the early evening whilst enjoying the musical entertainment. Occasional Theme Nights provide special interest and a barbecue on the Far Pavillion Terrace is fun for all.
Royal Spice Indian Restaurant
An indian restaurant with spicy vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
There are also 2 bars - The Mount Batten open from 8am to12 midnight, and the Pool Bar open from 9am to 6pm.
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