Peradeniya Resthouse amidst romantic settings
PERADENIYA: The colonial type building on which Peradeniya Resthouse
stands began 110 years ago as the residence of British Governor Mr.
Anderson. In 1948, the building was taken over by the Kandy Municipality
and converted to a resthouse.
COLONIAL: The Peradeniya Resthouse
In 1996, Peradeniya Resthouse saw a new lease of life when the
versatile hotelier, Upul Jayaratne took over the resthouse, which saw a
marked improvement in service and food. Peradeniya Resthouse has 12
guest rooms, including four A/C rooms.
The present Manager of the Peradeniya Resthouse, Suraj Deen, who
counts over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry, treats all
guests with a personal touch and ensures that all visitors spend a
memorable holiday during their stay.
Peradeniya Resthouse stands at a scenic location, overlooking Sri
Lanka's most popular Peradeniya Botanical gardens. Therefore it has
become an ideal spot for family outings and company picnics, due to its
romantic setting and cool climate.
The restaurant at the resthouse, with beautiful interior decor, can
accommodate over 100 guests. It offers delicious Western, Eastern,
Chinese and spicy Sri Lanka cuisine prepared by the experienced Chef
Rasika Kumara and his team.
The Sri Lankan rice and curry is popular, not only among locals, but
The Avanhala at the entrance to the Resthouse, also run by the
Peradeniya Resthouse, is very popular among visitors to the Peradeniya
Botanical Gardens. The Avanhala has a catering service and provides
Peradeniya Resthouse is managed by Royal Holiday Resort (Pvt) which
also owns Hotel Royal Park, Kiribathgoda. The Resthouse could be
contacted via e-mail on: [email protected]
Treat for honeymooners from Elephant Corridor
NEW EXPERIENCE: The "Elephant Corridor" hotel, Sigiriya has
introduced special packages for Honeymooners from this month.
A special Romantic-Hide-away package has been created to let the
Honeymooners indulge themselves in Spa treatments, candle lit dinner in
the romantic garden under the stars, a walk to count butterflies and see
One of the suites of the hotel
The Romantic Suite has been especially designed to provide the newly
wed couple with an experience to last a lifetime. The indoor plunge pool
too is another attraction while the romantic four-poster has been
commented on so positively.
Another special feature is that a customer could pay for a Deluxe
Suite and get upgraded to a Romantic Suite with admirable compliments.
The "Elephant Corridor" offers privacy and relaxation, while
immersing oneself in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings and the
breathtaking view of the lake and the Kandalama Hills.
"Elephant Corridor", Sri Lanka's first purpose-built, luxury
lifestyle, designer hotel, is set in a jungle plain, of 200 acres, in
the vicinity of the fifth century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, also named the
8th Wonder of the World.
Water bodies, wildlife sanctuaries and the ruins of ancient cities
The hotel offers a choice of 21 luxurious suites, all having large
dining, living, sleeping and bathing areas, with private plunge pools,
offering uninterrupted views of the jungle plain and beyond.
All suites have handmade furniture, four-poster beds, a bathtub and a
separate shower, airconditioning, television, DVD player, sound system,
cordless phone and minibar, as well as an artist easel with painting
materials and binoculars.
Day beds on a private terrace, in a private garden with a plunge
pool, are also to be enjoyed by the discerning traveler.
The Presidential Villa consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 dining and sitting
rooms for 8 guests, and 2 large plunge pools with a bridge connecting
The six star hotel also offers an Ayurvedic and Wellness Spa and the
small fitness room with steam bath and sauna.
Bird watching, elephant rides, horse riding and bicycles are
available within the premises while an archery range, cricket practice
net and a pool table are some of the other attractions.