Kandy boutique accommodation, Sri Lanka
Description of Kandy boutique accommodation, Sri Lanka
A historic property built in the early 1800s. It was occupied by the then Prime Minister to the King and later by his son, the Governor of Kandy / Cheif Minister for the British Colonial Rule. The property was occupied by his family and the upper floor of the property was used as the People's Court during his reign. This is one of the 14 houses remaining in Sri Lanka from the time of the Sri Lankan Sovereign and was visited by many famous and respected people during that time including Mahatma Ghandi. The property is now restored and operating as a luxury boutique hotel. The hotel includes 10 large rooms with modern bathrooms, a dinning hall, an inner courtyard, large outer garden, swimming pool and an Ayurvedic Spa.
Rooms, food and facilities
The hotel consists of 3 Deluxe Suite Rooms, 1 Standard Suite, 2 Tower Rooms, and 4 Standard Double Rooms. Description of each room type is given below:
Deluxe Suites - These are large rooms including two double beds. Ideal for families.
Standard Suite - A large room with a sitting room over looking the garden.
Tower Rooms - Duplex rooms with the bed on the top floor allowing 360 degree views over the surrounding area.
Double Rooms - Large rooms including a double bed.
All rooms include air conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms including modern facilities such as showers, hot water etc.
The hotel also consists of a large garden, a swimming pool and an Ayurvedic Spa.
How to find us
Take a taxi or a tuk tuk from the Kandy train station. Ask them to take you to The Manor House - Nugawela Aluth Walauwwa, near the Nugawela Bus Depot on the Kurunegala - Katugastota Road.
A key mission of our boutique hotel is to protect and sustain the environment in which we operate. A huge effort is undertaken by our maintenance team to ensure that we do not drain out resources from mother nature. Our efforts focus on:
1) Trees and Plants - we have a number of rare plants growing in our garden and we take efforts to ensure we preserve these and grow them so that we maintain the eco balance of our environment. We also use non chemical/organic fertilisers for our vegetable and herb garden.
2) Living Beings - our garden is a haven for a number of wild and rare local and migrant birds.
3) Water - The hotel and the gardens are maintained by natural spring water obtained from our own estate. Every effort is made to use the water carefully and we requests all our guests to work with us to preserve our environment.
We support our community in a number of ways:
1) Jobs - The community is our village and we currently employ a large number of villagers and thereby providing jobs to the community. We also operate a profit share policy where if the hotel does well, a share of the profit is distributed amongst our long standing staff members annually.
2) Product Sourcing - We source products from the village farmers and shops thereby sustaining the local farmers.
3) Charity - We do a lot of charity work in the community including maintaining the local school, setting up educational institutes for children and supporting the temple in the neighbouring village.
4) Local Culture and Village Environment - Our hotel is a retreat which tries to be in harmony with our environment. Therefore, we take utmost care to preserve the culture and environment of the village and to ensure that we do not upset the balance.