Villas in KandyBack
Kandy was the last royal city in Sri Lanka, which lasted against invading colonial powers for over 100 years, protected by impassable natural borders of steep mountains and a maze of rivers and waterfalls. It is the home of the Temple of the Tooth, one of the most iconic Buddhist temples in the world, which attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims each year as well as tourists from around the globe. Its central position – it is known as the gateway into the Hill Country – means that it is one of the main stops on the tourist trail, and there is much to do and see here including visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya or trekking through the majestic Knuckles Mountain Range.
As a central stopping point between many of Sri Lanka’s key holiday destinations, there are many hotels in Kandy, but those seeking more privacy should consider staying at one of SriLankaInStyle’s recommended villas in the area, all of which have spectacular views across the Kandyan foothills. There are not many villas in Kandy town centre, but journey a little way into the surrounding hills and you will find Mount Havana, Rosyth and Weir House, three Kandy villas which act as an oasis of tranquility conveniently close to the bustling town.
Mount Havana is a boutique eco villa with views of the Knuckles Mountain Range and Kotmale hills. It has two suites and three luxury rooms fitted with beautiful candle-lit en-suite bathrooms. Suitable for couples and families alike.
Located a 45-minute drive away from Kandy, Weir House feels utterly escapist but is still in a convenient spot for visiting Kandy. There are four cosy en-suite rooms and the property is surrounded by six acres of private land. Only children over eight years old are allowed.