Best Hotels of Sri Lanka – the Best Destination Golden List.
1-The Fortress, Galle
A hotel fashioned in the style of a powerful fortress. Rising next to the beach, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens and water features, a spa featuring Ayurvedic treatments, a freeflow swimming pool, wine cellar, restaurants, boutiques and exquisitely appointed rooms, lofts and residences. The resort’s architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with the motifs of Sri Lanka. Galle’s most innovative resort experience.
2-Taprobane Island, Weligama
Taprobane Island was originally built in the 1920’s by the romantically named but self styled Count de Mauny-Talvande. The island with its neo palladian mansion has played host to kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, aristocracy, writers and eccentrics, giving it a very colorful history, which guests can now share.
3-Mount Lavinia Hotel, Mount Lavinia
The Mount Lavinia Hotel is a legacy of Sri Lanka ‘s Colonial Heritage. It stands as a monument to the forbidden love of a Governor General and a local mestizo dancer who cast a spell on his heart. Time stands still in the corridors of this grand old building that whisper legends of love and adventure. Step back in time to experience old Ceylon and enjoy grandeur and mystery, her intoxicating beaches and most of all the enchantment of her people at this premier heritage hotel, 12 kilometres from the Colombo city centre and 5 minutes from Ratmalana domestic airport.
Amangalla’s history is born out of the early Dutch colonial period, and is located right in the heart of the preserved Dutch fort, offering guests a memorable and appropriately stylish stay in architectural splendour. It is surrounded by antiques, old prints, polished aged-floors, crisp white linen, pristine walls, rich mahogany, wood and rattan planters together with a gracious, welcoming and warm staff.
5-Casa Colombo, Colombo
A fabulous 200 year old Moorish mansion, CASA Colombo is a hotel of inspiration and design delights. CASA is based on the blend of edgy, elegant chic interiors housed within a charming older building, pioneering a new trend of a hip fusion hotel. The hotels 12 unique suites, range from 500 to 1,000 square feet and are the largest in the city. Fully Wifi and work desks with personal computers, Apple DVD, intelligent lighting and an eclectic selection of loungy in-room tunes are some of the modern conveniences.
6-The River House, Balapitiya
Whether you are in search of quiet holiday relaxation surrounded by the unspoilt natural beauty of Sri Lanka, or a base to explore the South of this tropical island paradise, The River House encourages you to set your own pace. As a sophisticated & discerning traveller, The River House will allow you to experience the the real Sri Lanka, but also do so in style.
7-Taj Exotica, Bentota
Taj Exotica is one of the most luxurious five star beach resorts in South Asia. The 162 deluxe room hotel is located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka along the golden mile beach at Bentota. Taj Exotica is uniquely located on a large headland overlooking the Indian Ocean. Taj Exotica, Sri Lanka is the perfect sanctuary for a luxurious holiday on Asia’s most exotic island, known for thousands of years as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
8-The Park Street Hotel, Colombo
A 250 yr old colonial bungalow and adjoining stores/warehouses that occupy an extent of 2 acres of land in the heart of Colombo. is now the newly refurbished charming, friendly 12-room boutique hotel, The Park Street Hotel. It is one of the few remaining bungalows of its kind in Colombo, formerly the home of a colourful and eccentric couple who were members of Colombo’s elite.
9-The Regency at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
The Regency and immediately you will experience how modern day luxuries have been tastefully incorporated into the Victorian design and architecture of years gone by. 82 rooms consisting of a multitude of suites cater to both business and leisure travellers with a perfect combination; the ambience of the past and the superior facilities and comforts of today.
10-Amaya Hills Kandy, Kandy
Amaya Hills rises from the bedrock on which it lies: majestic in all its Kandyan finery. Decorated in the traditional Kandyan colours of red, yellow and black, every corner holds a piece of work from the rich historical past of the town, beautifully incorporated into the layout of the hotel.
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