Chaaya Citadel Kandy


Chaaya Citadel Kandy

Chaaya Citadel Kandy is constructed in the place of the former Dunuvila Wallauwa (The ancestral home of the Dunivila family). Dunuvila, one of the King's Ministers, lived here with his extended family.

And, as the legend goes the King of Kandy would make it a point to break journey at this very location whenever he passed by in his boat. It is said that he did not simply stop to rest, but to bathe in the river and spend some time at the Wallauwa.

An old family photograph of the original Wallauwa still hangs at the entrance to the hotel. The legend doesn't tell us what attracted the King to this very spot again and again. We can only imagine. But the fact that the Sovereign kept coming back is possibly the same reason why guests keep coming back to Chaaya Citadel. For rest and rejuvenation. For romance and adventure. For nature and inspiration.

On the historic road that leads from Colombo to Kandy, 115 Km from Colombo, just before the bustling Kandy town stands the perfect destination for naturalists, culturists and romantics - Chaaya Citadel Kandy. It is a tribute to the natural citadel that was Senkadagala.

Sweeping green hills, the longest river in the country, misty mornings and the fresh outdoors, are just a few things that naturally come together here to make the perfect holiday. Just 2 1/2 hours from the Sri Lanka's Capital City Colombo, Chaaya Citadel Kandy has reinvented itself taking into account the needs of holidaymakers around the world. Replete with a sense of history, serenity and majesty, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the amazing Kandyan history, the culture and the arts that play a big role in the lives of the Sri Lankans. Five Experience Packages are designed to shower guests with a wealth of experience. The Chaaya chain of hotels, setting high standards, has a reputation for operating impressive hotels and resorts in the region and has been singled out for its efforts.

'Chaaya' means 'Reflection' and it is time to reflect on a holiday experience here!

Distance From Colombo : 115 km
  • Deluxe Room - 24 spacious air-conditioned luxury rooms, overlooking the river, feature elements and themes inspired by Kandy's rich cultural heritage adding an ethnic and luxuriant feeling from the moment guests enter the rooms. The doors are painted on both sides with exquisite Kandyan motifs while above the ultra comfortable queen size beds hang a pleasant surprise - hand-woven fabric drapes that adorn the interiors. Each room features a sitting area with a built-in couch and coffee table.


Features include a balcony with outdoor-style seating /A well stocked mini bar /Cable TV /A DVD player /A large bath /Glass shower cubical /Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities /Bathrobes and bathroom slippers /Complimentary toiletries, which include a moisturizer, a shaving kit, toothpaste and toothbrush and shower gel.

  • Superior Rooms - All 97 air-conditioned rooms overlook the river and are elegantly furnished and complete with all four star luxuries. Above the beds hang hand-woven fabric wall hangings, featuring Kandyan motifs.

Features include a balcony with outdoor-style seating /A well stocked mini bar /Cable TV /A glass shower cubical /Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities /A hair drier and complimentary toiletries

Chaaya Citadel Kandy
Positive :
  • Very charming and with typical Kandyan hospitality
  • Good view of the river from every room
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