Mahaweli Reach Hotel


Mahaweli Reach Hotel Tucked away in Kandy, the lush green hill capital of the island, the Mahaweli Reach Hotel will captivate your imagination no sooner you enter its elegant setting. The smiles of our people will not only complement the warmth of our hotel, but will also add to the personal level of luxurious service that each and every one of our guests is given.

Mahaweli Reach Hotel is situated in the city of Kandy, which is located a little over two hour's journey from Colombo. The trip will take one through some breathtaking mountain scenery.

The Hotel acquires its name due to its unique location along Sri Lanka's longest river, the great Mahaweli. It is located only a few minute's away from the city of Kandy and is the perfect location as it gives access to the city.

The story of the Mahaweli Reach is one woven with determination, courage and a sense of adventure. When its founder, Atul Panabokke, a tea planter by profession, embarked on this project in the early seventies, few would have believed that this venture could become a fledgling industry and would progress so far. His vision and commitment together with the able assistance of his wife and family laid the foundations for these remarkable achievements.

Commencing as a four roomed guest house where guests were welcomed and looked after by the owner, his gracious wife and sons, this enterprise has developed steadily. Firstly it was upgraded to a twenty three roomed hotel and later to fifty rooms and finally renovated and repositioned as a one hundred and fourteen roomed hotel.

Still managed by the Panabokke family, Atul Panabokke's vision of a modern hotel which maintains the old world charm and hospitality seems to have become a reality. His sons, Jayantha, the Managing Director, and Mohan, the Director General Manager of the hotel have managed to combine the traditional and modern and guided by their mother the current Chairperson of the Company, have developed a unique style of management.

In the recent years the story of the Mahaweli Reach has taken yet another twist. The majority shareholding in the hotel today is held by the Universal Group of the Maldives, which is yet another family owned and managed company. The synergies created by this strategic alliance is considered especially beneficial, as the Universal Group is one of the largest hotel operators in the Maldives.

Today, the Mahaweli Reach Hotel remains a market leader in Kandy enjoying a reputation for quality and excellence, unobtrusive charm and a warm hospitality which comes from the heart.
Distance From Colombo : 115 km
112 tastefully decorated rooms await you, complete with breathtaking views of the grand Mahaweli River or the tropical garden of the hotel. All rooms provide you with the following simple luxuries. The hotel gives you the choice of 04 magnificent suites in addition to the Deluxe Rooms. The 2 suites, The Presidential Suite and The Executive Suite, are designed for distinctive extravagance.
Mahaweli Reach Hotel
Positive :
A considerably large yet rather homely place where you can just sit out by the pool bar at night and listen to the sound of the Mahaweli River passing you by with crickets chirping in the background...
Negative :
Not all rooms afford a view of the garden and river and pool, some actually face the car park.
Activities :
  • Swimming pool with kiddies pool
  • Boating trips
  • Gym
  • Billiards room
  • Ayurvedic Spa
Mahaweli Reach Hotel
"Our first visit to Sri Lanka, Kandy & Mahaweli Reach Hotel has left us spell bound with the scenic beauty and excellent hospitality by the hotel staff. We were very impressed with the rich traditions set by the hotel management and we really look forward to visiting & staying in this hotel in the near future & always."

"At night the place is magical and serene."

"Fantastic hotel and a great river trip organized for us by the staff. Thank You."

"A wonderful stay again! Staff extremely helpful and hotel again fantastic."

"As always a wonderful stay made possible by wonderful people here."

"We don't want to leave. Wonderful staff & hotel. We will be back!"

"Excellent service, true display of hospitality. Well trained staff who are quick to respond to customer needs, and your flexibility made our stay really meaningful. A big thank you to all for their invaluable support."
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