SMALL BOUTIQUE HOTEL | 4 DELUXE ROOMS | 2 STANDARD ROOMS | 1 FAMILY ROOMS | 1 SINGLE ROOM
Villa Rosa is a new and elegant small boutique hotel in Kandy. The villa caters to individual travellers who want to relax in privacy, but are also eager to explore the vicinity of the hill capital of Sri Lanka. The villa is unique, the view is exceptional, the food is special and it is the ideal place from which to explore Sri Lanka’s hill country.
The Hotel is run by a Sri Lankan team under German management. The team is young and very ambitious to create a place that is really special. Due to the small size of the property and probably the German training, the service is exceptional and still manages to be unobtrusive. The management team is supported by a group of 8-10 male and female employees who go out of their way to offer the best service and make your stay as comfortable as possible.
All rooms at Villa Rosa are equipped with modern facilities such as IDD telephones, satellite television and broadband internet to name a few. The rooms also have beautiful views facing the Mahaweli River (the longest river in Sri Lanka) that snakes through the valley below. The accommodation is a mix of large double rooms, single rooms and family suite.
There are spacious common areas; a library, breakfast room, dining room, garden, viewing platform with wonderful views over the surrounding mountains. The villa also shares the swimming pool at a hotel near by.
Your breakfast can be taken anywhere you please: in your room, on your balcony, on the terrace or down on the viewing platform. A mostly western menu includes fresh fruit and cereals, breads and toasts, jams and marmalade. The hotel is German-owned and you get cold meats and a cheese platter; you can have pancakes, too. In the evenings, the chef comes out to talk you through the menu and take your orders, then disappears and cooks your supper exactly how you wanted it: hot curries, mild curries, perhaps a fresh salad.
There’s a five-course European dinner menu, but they’ll do you an omelette if that’s all you want, and if you give them enough notice, they’ll tailor-make the following day’s dinner for you.
The Villas friendly staff will give you a ride down the hill into Kandy town, then bring you back up at the end of the day (the hotel has its own trishaw/tuk tuk). Golf can be arranged if you so wish; so can bicycle tours and elephant rides. Visit the botanical gardens in Peradeniya, or go trekking to the hills, past tea plantations, old colonial mansions, paddy fields and temples.
Head north 60km and climb the Sigiriya rock fortress. Also visit Dambulla for its magnificent Golden Temple – 157 incredible statues of Buddha, imperious ancient wall paintings – it’s been a sacred site for pilgrims for over 2000 years and is Sri Lanka’s largest and best-preserved cave temple. Polonnaruwa is 80km away, the country’s 13th-century capital, is a little further away, but well worth the effort.
Or you could opt to stay at the house and relax – have a massage, some ayurvedic treatment or try your hand at cooking a Sri Lankan curry under instruction from the chef.
Products & Services: Your bedroom includes a fan (it’s quite cool in the mountains), a mosquito net, TV and IDD is available along with internet connection. The spacious bathrooms come with bathtubs (in the three deluxe rooms) shower with hot and cold water.
Check-in/Check-out Time Normal Check-in Time is 12.00 noon and Check-Out time is 11.00 a.m. Earlier Check-in Time or later Check-out time could be requested on a case by case basis and the hotel may agree depending on availability.Address: Kandy, Sri Lanka Airport: Colombo International