Belonging to the same hotel chain these lovely Kandy hotels, Amaya Hills and Amaya Bungalow are located on a private road a mere 10 minutes from the historic city centre of Kandy, it is nevertheless a haven of serenity, sitting atop a hill with magnificent views of the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. It’s up to you whether to choose a tranquil and private relaxing stay in Amaya Bungalow or to treat yourself in fancy Amaya Hills with its famous Ayurvedic spa, entertainment and gourmet experience. Both are a great choice and one of the best hotels in Kandy.
Amaya Hills – Kandy
Amaya Hills is located in the historic & cultural capital city of Kandy. From the city it is only a 20-minute scenic drive through the Heerassagla Road to the resort that’s famed as the Palace in the Hills. Amaya Hills offers the best of comforts, great cuisine, captivating entertainment and much more, making it one of the best hotels in Kandy.
Taking in the heritage and royal feel of the Kandyan era, the resort is built in a manner incorporating the traditional decorations of the olden days. At Amaya Hills, from the moment you enter, you are drawn like a magnet to the breathtaking views of mountains that surround you. From the lobby terrace you see part of the Kandy city in a distance and the famous Knuckles Mountain range.
The welcome party greets you with their biggest smiles, which instantly assures you, that you will be taken care of and given a wonderful holiday to remember. The modern amenities, a balcony that opens to mountains stretching out for miles away, a cozy bathtub and a perfect weather to go with it is all that you need for your perfect holiday.
The extensive buffet ranges from delightful Sri Lankan specialties to Asian fusion, Indian, Italian and other European dishes at the Rasawasala Restaurant which is the main dining area. The restaurant also opens out to the terrace which is just amazing to dine at during the day as well as the night. The High Tea during the late evening hours is something you should definitely try. With the mesmerizing sunset as your backdrop, your evening tea will feel even more special. You can also enjoy this sunset along with a Signature Cocktails prepared at the Dumbara Bar by their very talented mixologists.
And if the night is too young for you, then you just need to check out the hotel’s very own nightclub, Le Garage. Dance the night away with tunes mixed by the in-house DJs and order your favourite dishes and drinks from the bar.
Apart from its views and comfortable rooms, there is so much you can do in and around the resort. You can take a peaceful stroll around their garden, or to the footsteps of the Hanthana Mountains, visit a Tea Factory that is located just an hour away from the garden path or get some palm reading done at the lobby. There is a dainty little souvenir shop that is located on their rooftop and you can buy some amazing crafts and souvenirs to take back with you. If you want to explore the historic city or visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, you just need to speak with the front office team, who will organize a guide and a vehicle to spend a day in the city.
After a day out in the town, the best way to unwind and get rid of a sore body, is with a full body treatment or foot reflexology therapy. A visit to the Pancha Karma Ayurveda Center with its well trained and professional therapists who work miracles with all your stress points is a must if you are at the hotel. Whatever the treatment you choose or the Ayurveda Doctor chooses for you after a full consultation, leaves you feeling brand new. An amazing Ayurvedic treatment at the spa is the perfect ending to your eventful day at Amaya Hills.
Amaya Bungalow – Kandy
This superb-value boutique hotel in the Kandy hills is extremely welcoming. Built in a colonial-era style bungalow, and surrounded by manicured gardens, spices, fruit trees and tea, there’s terrific potential for nature-filled hikes or bike rides, or simply blissing out poolside. Cuddle up in nature’s warm embrace while attentive staff pamper you with riches from the ancient kingdom. Offering magnificent views of the hills, it is proudly one of the most scenic bungalows in Sri Lanka.
Regarded as one of the most stunning bungalows in Kandy, this haven of bliss offers you the facilities of a large pool and a sun bathing terrace with valley views, a fully-equipped fitness centre, spa and a gorgeous rooftop terrace. Let warm Sri Lankan hospitality engulf you and exclusive comforts delight your discerning heart throughout your enchanting stay amidst the gorgeous hills of Kandy.
Service is personalized and staff respond quickly but leave guests to their own devices. The Main House has a living room with squashy sofas and coffee tables stacked with lifestyle and travel tomes. There’s also a communal television and a cosy library.
Residing on a hill wrapped in a blanket of trees, The Bungalow’s luxury rooms blend in perfect harmony with its undisturbed environment. The chaos and noise of the rest of the world doesn’t reach you here in this blissful hillside sanctuary. The only sounds you hear are from leaves rustling in reply to the wind’s whispered secrets and birds singing to each other about the day’s adventures. The Kandy bungalows are the quintessence of freedom and tranquil country living; in short, utopia.