Hotels in Sri Lanka

98 Acres Resort & Spa

98 Acres Resort & Spa

The 98 Acres Resort & Spa in the sleepy countryside outside the sleepy village of Ella offers relaxing accommodation with spectacular view out over the hill country.

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Aditya

Aditya

A truly luxurious resort on an idyllic stretch of beach in Hikkaduwa, just outside Galle on Sri Lanka's south coast. The Aditya Resort has just twelve rooms, all of which are stunningly-appointed.

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Bar Reef Resort

Bar Reef Resort

A simple and chic place to relax, located in the cluster of small eco resorts on Alankuda Beach. The Bar Reef Resort has a secluded location on the relatively undiscovered Kalpitiya Peninsula on the West Coast of the Island.

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Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort

Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort

Recently renovated to very high standard, the Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort has re-launched itself as a well-designed and well-appointed beach hotel.

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Casa Colombo Collection Colombo

Casa Colombo Collection Colombo

The Casa Colombo Collection Colombo's chic and hip style makes it unique among hotels in Colombo. Occupying a 200 year old colonial house, the exterior is a world away from the contemporary and colourful decoration inside.

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Cinnamon Lodge

Cinnamon Lodge

The Cinnamon Lodge is set in 27 acres of lush forested land in Habarana, right at the heart of the Cultural Triangle. In total there are 137 spacious rooms in different room categories, all spread throughout a series of low-rise buildings in the peaceful grounds.

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Cinnamon Wild Yala

Cinnamon Wild Yala

Your ideal safari basecamp; great facilities and an unbeatable location within the buffer zone of Yala National Park.

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Elephant Reach

Elephant Reach

Located just 12km from the Yala National Park, the Elephant Reach Hotel makes a comfortable base from which to explore the park by safari jeep.

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Ellerton

Ellerton

Ellerton is a delightful small hotel in the hills about 20 minutes from Kandy. The building is over 100 years old and was originally built to be the home for the manager of a large tea estate. Now a friendly boutique hotel, Ellerton has retained its character and colonial charm well thanks to its thoughtful British owners.

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Forest Rock Garden Resort

Forest Rock Garden Resort

The Forest Rock Garden Resort is a stylish and peaceful hotel just 10km from the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Set in a beautiful patch of forest, the resort represents an impressive architectural feat, being built from stone, 20 feet above the ground so as not to harm any of the surrounding nature.

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Fort Hammenhiel

Fort Hammenhiel

Fort Hammenhiel is a totally unique place to stay and is likely to be one of the highlights of your visit to the north of Sri Lanka. The restored Dutch fort and former prison is on its own little Island off the larger island of Karainagar and about 20 km outside the centre of Jaffna.

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Galkadawala Forest Lodge

Galkadawala Forest Lodge

Tucked away in the jungle about 10km from Habarana, and down a bumpy road and driveway, is the Galkadawala Forest Lodge, a rustic and peaceful eco resort.

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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle Fort Hotel

Right in the heart of the old Dutch Fort, the Galle Fort Hotel is a unique boutique heritage hotel with a well-deserved reputation for fine service and an unrivalled atmosphere that transports you back the bygone era of colonial Sri Lanka.

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Horathapola Coconut Estate

Horathapola Coconut Estate

No better place to be for those who want to be away from all the hustle and bustle. The Horathapola is a converted colonial mansion in the middle of a working coconut estate.

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Hotel Thilanka, Kandy

Hotel Thilanka, Kandy

The Hotel Thilanka provides comfortable and good value accommodation and benefits from being in a fine location, just 10 minutes' walk from the Temple of the Tooth and the shops in the centre of Kandy.

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Jetwing Beach Resort

Jetwing Beach Resort

Designed by Sri Lanka's most renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the Jetwing Beach is a beautifully designed beach hotel. Rooms are clean, spacious, modern, and well-appointed.

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Jetwing Blue Resort

Jetwing Blue Resort

Located right on the beach, Jetwing Blue is a very comfortable 4* hotel with great facilities. Room are clean, spacious, and tastefully decorated.

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Jetwing Vil Uyana

Jetwing Vil Uyana

The Jetwing, Vil Uyana is a luxurious and romantic hotel right in the heart of the Cultural Triangle region near to the famous and spectacular Sigiriya Rock Fortress. There are 25 free standing ‘Dwellings' at the resort spread throughout 24 acres of land.

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Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Jetwing Warwick Gardens

The splendid Jetwing Warwick Gardens is an old colonial country house located in the hills about 30 minutes outside Nuwara Eliya and there is no better hideaway to relax and enjoy the secluded hill country splendour of yesteryear.

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Jungle Beach Resort

Jungle Beach Resort

For a relaxing beach break, the Jungle Beach Resort is up there with anything that Sri Lanka can offer. It is located in a 15 acre patch of jungle near to the small coastal town of Kuchchaveli, 27km north of Trincomalee.

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Kandy House

Kandy House

Occupying the building of a prestigious old ‘Walauwa' (colonial manor house) and nestling comfortably in the hills outside Kandy, the Kandy House has been stylishly decorated and restored into one of the Sri Lanka's premier boutique hotels.

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Leopard Trails Luxury Safari Camp

Leopard Trails Luxury Safari Camp

Opened in 2012, the Leopard Trails camp delivers the most luxurious and memorable way to experience safari in Sri Lanka. The small camp consists of 7 very comfortable African safari style tents, each with their own king size bed, toilet, basin and outside shower.

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Mahaweli Reach

Mahaweli Reach

The Mahaweli Reach is a well-run modern hotel which maintains its old world charm and hospitality. Built by a local tea planter in the early seventies, the Mahaweli Reach is an atmospheric riverside retreat just a short drive outside Kandy.

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Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel

This charming old British mansion occupies a fantastic seaside location in Mt Lavinia with views out into the Laccadive Sea and of central Colombo a few kilometres up the coast. Whilst the hotel does not offer the same level of luxury that it once did, it has lost none of its colonial charm and remains the major landmark in the district and one of the most recognisable hotels in Sri Lanka.

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Palagama Beach Resort

Palagama Beach Resort

One of a cluster of small eco-resorts on Alankuda Beach on the relatively undiscovered Kalpitiya Peninsula on the West Coast of the Island. The Palagama Beach Resort has 13 wooden cabanas, all made from natural materials.

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Palm Garden Village Hotel

Palm Garden Village Hotel

Located 6km out of Anuradhapura, the Palm Garden Village Resort has 50 chalet style rooms spread throughout spacious tree-studded tropical gardens.

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Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

Our pick of Bentota's beachside accommodation, and under 2 hours' drive south of Colombo, the Paradise Road is a historical property given a modern twist.

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Pigeon Island Beach Resort

Pigeon Island Beach Resort

The small and friendly Pigeon Island Resort is one of a few places to stay on the peaceful Nilaveli Beach, 18km north of Trincomalee. The resort has direct beach access and views out to the Pigeon Island National Park, about a kilometre off the mainland.

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Sigiriya Village Hotel

Sigiriya Village Hotel

The Sigiriya Village Hotel is currently the best hotel in the immediate vicinity of the famous Sigiriya Rock, one of Sri Lanka's biggest attractions.

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Sorowwa Resort & Spa

Sorowwa Resort & Spa

Located in Habarana, a popular town to stay in for those visiting the many attractions of the ‘Cultural Triangle' region, the Sorowwa Resort & Spa is a simple and friendly little hotel in a peaceful and picturesque lakeside location.

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St Lachlan Hotel

St Lachlan Hotel

The St. Lachlan Hotel is a small, modern hotel located in the beach resort town of Negombo, just 20 minutes away from the airport and is a nice place to unwind after a long flight.

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Subhas Hotel

Subhas Hotel

The Subhas Hotel was commandeered by the army during the civil war, and now peace has returned to this part of the country it has undergone a major refurbishment and is looking to receive tourists again.

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Tea Trails

Tea Trails

For lovers of tea and luxury, it doesn't get much better than this. Ceylon Tea Trails is comprised of four separate bungalows, each housing a handful of exquisite rooms and suites.

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The Fort Printers

The Fort Printers

First a school and latterly a printer's house, the Fort Printers is certainly not short on charm. Located within the fort where space is at a premium, this once 18th-century mansion has been transformed into a boutique hotel.

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The Mudhouse

The Mudhouse

Hidden away in the forest near the small town of Anamaduwa, is the rustic and romantic Mudhouse. This eco-retreat offers interesting and uniquely designed hut style accommodation spread throughout 60 acres of peaceful forest.

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The Wallawwa

The Wallawwa

The Wallawwa is an atmospheric and stylish retreat in the tree-clad countryside just 20 minutes' drive from Bandaranaike International airport. Although not located on a beach, few can argue that there is a more relaxing and peaceful place to start or end your tour of Sri Lanka.

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Thilanka Resort & Spa

Thilanka Resort & Spa

The Thilanka Resort & Spa, just a few kilometres outside Dambulla, is a delightful medium grade boutique hotel with a focus on nature and relaxation. It has just 24 rooms divided between a number of buildings in 14 acres of peaceful gardens.

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Ulagalla Resort

Ulagalla Resort

It is impossible not to be charmed by the luxurious Ulagalla Resort, set in 58 acres of irresistible eco-opulence approximately 30km south of Anuradhapura.

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Wild Grass Nature Resort

Wild Grass Nature Resort

Located in the forest between Dambulla and Sigiriya, the Wild Grass Nature Resort is one of the most peaceful retreats in all of Sri Lanka. Accommodation here is in one of eight private villas each with their own charm and a lot of privacy.

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71 Pedlar Street

71 Pedlar Street

71 Pedlar Street is a small, atmospheric and friendly guesthouse right in the heart of Galle Fort. It has just 5 simple but beautifully furnished guest rooms.

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Borderlands Adventure Camp

Borderlands Adventure Camp

Looking for an element of adventure in your holiday? This is the place for you. Borderlands Adventure Camp in Kitulgala has all sorts of adrenaline-filled activities and high-spec camping on site.

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Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama

Half an hour drive east of Galle Fort, on a spectacular cliff with views out over the Indian Ocean, is the stylish Cape Weligama resort. Cape Weligama has 40 private residences, spread among its 12 manicured acres of land.

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Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa

Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa

In keeping with its sister hotel in Colombo, the Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa is a super stylish boutique hotel and it enjoys a prime location on a pristine stretch of beach in the laid back town of Mirissa on Sri Lanka's south coast.

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Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge is a beautiful wildlife lodge in one of Sri Lanka's least visited national parks. The staff are friendly and attentive and the lodge has a fine team of experienced naturalist guides who will take you out on safari in jeeps and by boat.

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Heritance Tea Factory

Heritance Tea Factory

The Heritance Tea Factory Hotel is totally unique, being the world's only luxury hotel housed in an old Tea Factory. The tea factory concept is very much alive throughout the hotel and much of the old factory equipment has been preserved and is on display throughout the property.

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Jaffna Heritage Hotel

Jaffna Heritage Hotel

The Jaffna Heritage Hotel is a friendly boutique hotel in the heart of this historic city. It has 10 simple rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

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Jetwing St Andrews Hotel

Jetwing St Andrews Hotel

Just a short walk away from the town centre, the Jetwing St Andrew's Hotel is one of Nuwara Eliya's most interesting and atmospheric hotels.

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Rosyth Estate House

Rosyth Estate House

Nestled amidst lush tropical fauna in the low hill country, the Rosyth Estate is an easy 1-2 hour journey from Colombo airport. This small boutique hotel offers a truly relaxed atmosphere and magnificent mountain views all on its own private 64 acre working tea and rubber estate.

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The Bandos Island Resort & Spa

The Bandos Island Resort & Spa

A long-established leader in Maldivian hospitality, the Bandos is your ideal getaway from Sri Lanka. 

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The Galle Face Hotel

The Galle Face Hotel

The famous Galle Face Hotel is a colonial treasure at the heart of Colombo. Its prime ocean front location on Galle Face Green have made it one of the city's most recognisable landmarks.

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Uga Bay Resort

Uga Bay Resort

The sumptuous Uga Bay Resort is located directly on the golden sand beaches of Passekudah and is one of the most luxurious resorts you will find anywhere on east coast of the island.

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Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa

Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa

The Maalu Maalu is an idyllic resort on the golden sands of Passekudah Beach on the east coast. It has 40 comfortable chalets, split throughout two wings, which lead right up to the beach.

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The Conrad Rangali Island

The Conrad Rangali Island

A stunning, private-island property from the Conrad chain of luxury hotels. 

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Uga Residence

Uga Residence

The Uga Residence is a luxury boutique haven with just 12 rooms which occupies an interesting old colonial house in the Slave Island district, close to the centre of Colombo.

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Amangalla

Amangalla

Amangalla is a classy boutique hotel in a beautifully restored heritage building in the heart of Galle fort. It really sets the standard for luxury not just in Galle, but in the whole of Sri Lanka.

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Elephant Stables

Elephant Stables

The Elephant Stables has history, style, and location on its side. Once a colonial bungalow home to a local nobleman, it has now been converted into an upmarket boutique hotel.

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Bougainvillea Retreat

Bougainvillea Retreat

The Bougainvillea Retreat occupies a fine natural location, set in amongst the shimmering Victoria Reservoir, the lush emerald fairways of the Victoria Golf and Country Resort and the vertiginous Knuckles Range.

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Stone House

Stone House

The Stone House is an atmospheric colonial mansion on the outskirts of Kandy. It has just 5 rooms and enjoys a private and peaceful location, which makes it hard to believe that Kandy city is just 5 minutes' drive away.

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Kahanda Kanda

Kahanda Kanda

Kahanda Kanda is one of the most stylish and romantic boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. Located about 20 minutes' drive from Galle in a scenic spot in a tea plantation and overlooking Koggala Lake, this hotel is a truly relaxing place to stay.

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The Fortress

The Fortress

The Fortress is a luxurious resort, located a few miles along the coast from Galle in the quiet town of Koggala. The resort has been designed after Galle's dramatic fort, with touches of traditional Sri Lanka and colonial Portugese design along with contemporary flair.

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