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Aqua Dunhinda Villa

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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Aqua Dunhinda is a luxury 3 bedroom villa situated in the city of Gampola which is less than 15 Km from Kandy. The Villa is an unique luxury experience set in a magnificent natural environment. Our Villa is set on a 3-acres property, built on top of a cliff and nestled in a tea garden that provides a panoramic view of the forest, mountain and the river. The location provides easy access to various places of interest including the UNESCO world heritage site - the Sacred City of Kandy, the tea capital of the world – Nuwara Eliya (50 km), Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary (30 km) and many other attractions in the vicinity. The Villa is located 120km from the Colombo International Airport. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. A TV is featured. Free private parking is also available at ...Aqua Dunhinda is a luxury 3 bedroom villa situated in the city of Gampola which is less than 15 Km from Kandy. The Villa is an unique luxury experience set in a magnificent natural environment. Our Villa is set on a 3-acres property, built on top of a cliff and nestled in a tea garden that provides a panoramic view of the forest, mountain and the river. The location provides easy access to various places of interest including the UNESCO world heritage site - the Sacred City of Kandy, the tea capital of the world – Nuwara Eliya (50 km), Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary (30 km) and many other attractions in the vicinity. The Villa is located 120km from the Colombo International Airport. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. A TV is featured. Free private parking is also available at this villa. Bike hire and car hire are available at the property and the area is popular for hiking, Yoga and bird watching Guests have the option of picking their choice of meals based on 3 menus: Sri Lankan, Western and Health-Conscious. At Aqua Dunhinda, we aspire to source most of the vegetables and greens from our home garden or that is locally grown. The Villa is equipped with all necessary modern day comforts including cable TV, DVD player, stereo, fridge, hot water and air conditioning. Service is just a bell ring away 24/7. Once you check-in, all your needs will be looked after by the Villa Manager, Personal Butler and Cook. The 3 bedrooms have queen size beds and the rooms at the villa come with all modern amenities and the luxuries you could ask for. Stepping out of the verandah, you will be surrounded by the tea garden, tropical fruit trees and indigenous plants. In the early morning and late evening you will be serenaded by a variety of birds, some migrating from faraway lands. There are a number of natural rocks in the garden upon which you may sit and watch the breath taking view of the flowing river.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
3 Fulls
Bathrooms
1 Half bath3 Unknown types

Meet the host
Prashan D
Hosting since August 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAll our guests will get a key upon check in. The villa manager and the staff will be present at anytime. The check in done at the villa.

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Reviews (22)
Paula C
Paula C
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom22 contributions
MRS
We had a lovely couple of days at the end of our holiday in Sri Lanka. Although the monsoon hit the property and view was still absolutely beautiful. The roaring river below and tea plantation around the property give it a feeling of being truly in the wild. The staff were excellent providing for our every need. A perfect place to wind down and relax.
Visited August 2018
Written August 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
Hello MRS It was an absolute pleasure to host you. We are really glad to know you had an amazing stay with us. Hope you had a fantastic holiday in Sri Lanka. Thank you Regards Adil
Written September 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

yuval2018
yuval2018
Tel Aviv, Israel2 contributions
superb
Fantastic place. Highly recommended. Views are magnificent and hospitality was superb. One of the best Villa's we've ever stayed in.
Visited August 2017
Written June 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
thanks Yuval.
Written June 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan R
Susan R
2 contributions
Ms
Dear Sanjeewa, Sunjith and Aqua D team. having being in Sri Lanka now for over a year this has been the most relaxing and calming place to visit anywhere on the island. Your service and hospitality cannot be faulted. The food was excellent and Sanjeewa, you kept the house immaculate without introductions into our stay. Keep doing what you do. I will remember the light, the bird song, the sound of the river and the cool breezes until my next visit. See you all again soon - Susan and Matt (Australia)
Visited May 2018
Written May 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
Hi Susan thank you for staying with us and your review. See you soon.
Written May 17, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ash D
Ash D
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
A place of peace and calm
My only disappointment was that I only booked 3 nights at this beautiful Villa. I wish I had booked 1 or 2 weeks. I have traveled to Sri Lanka 6 times and this is by far my favourite place. The hospitality shown by the staff was amazing. In particular, Sanjeewa kept the Villa immaculate, the pool so clean and his service could not be faulted. The food was also so delicious - thank you to the wonderful chef. This is such a place of peace and calm, with the sound of the river, the wild life around you and the amazing Villa - all truly beautiful. I will miss this place and the superb hospitality by the Villa staff so much. Thanks to the Aqua Dunhinda team for an unforgettable experience. I will definitely come back again on my next visit to Sri Lanka
Visited April 2018
Written May 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
Hi Ash Thanks you for your stay and your acknowledgement of what’s Aqua D is about. Please keep in touch and look forward to your visit again Regards Prashan
Written May 13, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aiko H
Aiko H
1 contribution
Sweet home holiday with luxury villa
I stayed Aqua d from 28 Dec through to Jan 2 to spend my new year holiday in Sri Lanka. The way to the villa didn’t seem to be taking me to such a beautiful scenery but once I got there, I forgot my long road trip. I was treated well with a full series of nature and wild little creatures. I enjoyed every morning with different faces of mountain and clouds which were absolutely breathtaking. The staff there was super friendly but very polite and well mannered yet I felt like I was at home. I really enjoyed spending my time at the pool. It’s not burning hot as the forest gives nice fresh air and winds. The pool is nicely set up and very clean. The food was very sophisticated and the best dishes I had in Sri Lanka. Recommend for a getaway and relax holiday in great nature with a homey atmosphere.
Visited December 2017
Written January 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
Hi Aiko Thank you for staying with us and being our first Japanese visitor. See u soon Prashan
Written January 22, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightsee593131
Sightsee593131
1 contribution
A gorgeous house in a stunning location, offering peace and tranquility
I spent three blissful days at Aqua Dunhinda, a beautifully designed modern house on a most spectacular setting overlooking a rushing river. It is truly a place of relaxation and retreat, with the sound of the river below as a balm for an anxious soul. And then there are the beautiful birds... The villa is close enough to Kandy to make it a fine base for exploring the town and its sites (botanical garden etc) but actually from the time we arrived, we did not want to leave the place at all, but just to revel in its glory. The pool is perhaps one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, given how it overlooks the river. The solicitous staff looked after our every need with a smile, and we feasted on delicious home-cooked meals, with the Sri Lankan cuisine based on the owners traditional family recipes. It is an ideal house for a family or group of friends looking for a special getaway, far from the madding crowd.
Visited October 2017
Written December 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

susanhorner
susanhorner
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fantastic stay!
We had a wonderful stay at the villa. The views and setting are fantastic and we were surrounded by nature! Many exotic birds, frogs, squirrels and a wonderful garden. Prashan and the team offer excellent service and top notch local cuisine using ingredients from the garden. Also a great pool. Stay there if in Sri Lanka but not if we want to return at the same time!
Visited November 2017
Written November 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
Thanks Susan for you stay with us.
Written November 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

racel2017
racel2017
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
Amazing
We had a great family time here. The space is luxury, the view breathtaking, the pool fun and the food delicious. The staff is helpfully any time and with anything. We did some sightseeing in Kandy and white water rafting and canyon about a hour away. Highly recommended place!
Visited September 2017
Written September 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
thank you..for visiting us and your kind comments
Written September 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ratja-66
Ratja-66
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
Perfect
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautifull Aqua Dunhinda Villa. The service and the scenery was nothing but perfect. We will definetely come back. A big thank to the whole staff.
Visited August 2017
Written August 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
Thanks Radha and family. Great to have u visit us. Prashan
Written August 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bart Z
Bart Z
6 contributions
Just perfect!
Pictures really don't do this beautiful place justice. What a spectacular home! This was the perfect end to our trip through Sri Lanka. Prashan's mom, Sujith and his team did everything in their power to make our short stay here unforgettable and still managed to surprise us with delicious Sri Lankan food we had not tasted anywhere during our trip. The staff was always there when we needed them, with smiles and kind care. Even with Sanjeeva's unexpected absence, Sujith and his team did a perfect job in making sure everything was comfortable for us. We will definitely be recommending Aqua Dunhinda to our friends and family and hope to come back some day.
Visited July 2017
Written July 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Prashan d
Prashan d
Thanks Bart it was great to have you both. Look forward to keeping in touch.
Written July 25, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Map
About the neighborhood
The neighborhood is very peaceful with a number of village houses temples and tea plantations.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Villa is located 115km from the Bandaranayake International Airport and 3 KM from the Gampola Railway station. Guests can get a tuk tuk to come to the villa or they can contact the villa prior to their arrival requesting for transport at an additional cost. We advise our guests to call our villa manager sujith at all times for directions. There is parking onsite for at least 3-4 vehicles and secure parking.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 1 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about Aqua Dunhinda Villa

Aqua Dunhinda Villa is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Aqua Dunhinda Villa has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Aqua Dunhinda Villa has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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