Marvellous, imaginative hotel in a beautiful setting overlooking the Kandalama ‘Tank’ (Lake), in the middle of the country. An inspiring Bawa-designed building, it is built into the side of the hill – monkeys frolic outside our window, and bats fly around the corridors. It’s surreal having a shower with monkeys the other side of the glass! Impeccable service. The food is good – just as well because there’s nowhere else to eat with the hotel miles from anywhere.
We visited in August, off-season for Sri Lanka. The only possible down side was the huge, impersonal open public spaces, with plenty of huge, impersonal sofas. Hardly helpful for sociable chat or drinking around the bar. Expect plenty of early nights – there’s not much else to do after you’ve eaten.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking