Boutique Hotels In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is the perfect destination for the boutique traveller. Those who are searching for an individual experience, but without sacrificing on style and comfort.
No need for soulless airport hotels in Sri Lanka. To rest up either before or after your international flights you can choose to stay instead at the Horathapola Estate, a planter’s lodge on a working coconut estate which has been converted into a luxury boutique hotel; or relax at the Walawwa, a beautifully restored colonial manor house just an hour away from the international airport.
Sri Lanka is famous across the globe for being one of the world’s leading producers of tea. While things in the country may have moved on since colonial times, many of the old tea estates have now been converted into stunning boutique hotels. Leading the pack is Hatton Tea Trails, a collection of 4 renovated planter’s bungalows offering a relaxing and luxurious experience in the beautiful hill country. For those who can’t quite stretch their budget to Tea Trails however, there is no cause for despair. The unique Heritance Tea Factory has been impressively converted from an old tea factory, and occupies a truly breathtaking setting in the midst of the Hill Country. Elsewhere the Rosyth Estate House, conveniently located halfway between the international airport and Kandy, has it all – a stunning location, beautiful rooms, top service, and delicious food, all set within a working tea and rubber plantation. What more could you want?
Travelling further south, Galle is a haven for boutique hotels. Wander around the Galle Fort and you are never too far from a converted colonial mansion or residence. At the top of the scale you have the Amangalla, or the less extravagant Galle Fort Hotel, both stunningly converted heritage buildings in the heart of the Fort. The newly opened Fort Bazaar Hotel offers a more affordable alternative, painstakingly restored from a ruined building, with a laid back atmosphere and some mouth-watering Middle-Eastern Asian fusion cuisine.
No trip to Sri Lanka is complete without a stop at one of the island’s many pristine beaches. Stay at one of the Geoffrey Bawa designed villas on the south coast – the Paradise Road in Bentota or the Last House near Tangalle. The East Coast is somewhat less developed but the Jungle Beach Hotel in Trincomalee or the Uga Bay in Passekudah can give any of the south and west coast resorts a run for their money.
Regardless of where your tour in Sri Lanka takes you, we can find a hotel to suite your tastes and needs. Get in touch to speak to one of our experts about putting together your own tailor-made itinerary today.