Clingendael Clingendael, one of Sri Lanka's top luxury (golf) boutique hotels, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka, in the Kandyan hills, on a Golf Course. Distinguished by its beautiful surroundings, its luxury, privacy, spectacular vistas, fine dining and impeccable service, which beckons one to relive the colonial atmosphere of ultimate comfort and service of glorious bygone days.

Clingendael is a heaven for those seeking a golf vacation par excellence, the neighbouring Victoria Golf Course being rated as one of the worlds most scenic golf courses. Clingendael is located in the cooler Kandyan Hills on the premises of the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, in the heart of Sri Lanka. Clingendael is perched majestically on a hill, providing the guests with wide sweeping vistas over its beautiful natural surroundings. Lonely planet called the Island 'a universe in itself' and you will find Clingendael at the very heart of that universe.

Clingendael embraces the elements of an unspoiled location and is known for its old-world decor combined with modern day amenities, its exceptional location of natural beauty, its fine dining and most importantly its outstanding service.

Terms used by past guests in describing their stay at Clingendael include: 'colonial charm at its best', 'a parcel of paradise', 'deliriously private and exclusive', 'sinfully delicious food', and 'greatest round of golf played ever on the best golf course in the world'.

Wake up to the sound of birds. It's a new day! Nature and lush green is all around you and beckoning you to spend your day outdoors. Its spacious and cool verandahs and its lounge rooms are idyllic places to read, write or just to do nothing and enjoy your view!

An ideal heaven for gatherings of family and friends be it as a group golfing holiday par excellence, or to celebrate special occasions in a deliriously private atmosphere of luxury and exclusivity.

The rooms are all individually designed, decorated with a fine collection of artwork, paintings, antiques and furniture, expressing old world charm, but combined with modern-day luxury amenities.

Clingendael comprises of five very spacious air-conditioned suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and sweeping views of the magnificent natural surroundings, providing the tranquil solitude of a truly special place on earth.

Clingendael's lush tropical gardens, with its rich variety of flowering plants and majestic palm trees are ideal for finding a tranquil spot to relax. You set your own pace. Unwind at the infinity pool whilst enjoying a pot of up-country tea or savour the delights of one of our slightly stronger cocktails. There might be time for a round of Croquet. Butlers at your beck and call... The pool area is a heaven of tranquillity. Listen to the soothing sounds of a gentle breeze blowing through the leaves of the tropical palm trees. Enjoy a drink or a lunch, sitting in the water at the pool bar or on at the bar outside the pool itself. Take a plunge in the invitingly cool waters of the pool and thereafter while away at the Jacuzzi Jets corner, soaking in a suntan, whilst sipping on a 'Gin Sling', or two. Life has never been more enjoyable...
Distance From Colombo : 115 km
  • A selection of mouth watering Sri Lankan classics, Oriental favorites, as well as Western gourmet cuisine, are on offer. When you want and where you want. Your resident chef will be there for you to discuss with you on your preferences for any of our culinary delights.
  • Our guests can opt to enjoy their meals at anyone of Clingendael's many alluring locations: its cool verandahs, a garden setting, the pool side, or the lounge area overlooking the Koi pond.
  • For, formal, dining in larger groups, there is the grand dining table which comfortably sits up to fourteen guests.
  • Clingendael caters for Halal and Vegetarian requirements.
Positive :
Probably one of the most scenic locations in Sri Lanka, where you just want to get into the plunge pool, whilst sipping some champagne, and gaze out at the Victoria course and the hills beyond, the beauty is unending, and you feel transported into another world... Clingendael is also very private and VERY exclusive...

Negative :
The road leading to the property can be somewhat tedious.
Activities :
Golf - Clingendael is a "parcel of paradise" for those seeking a golf vacation par excellence and the hotel is ideal for a group up to ten people. The Victoria Golf Course, rated by Golf Digest USA as one the 100 most scenic golf courses in the world, is a par 73 international championship course. Travel in minutes from Clingendael to the Golf Course for almost an instant tee off. Trained caddies and 'ball spotters' are on hand to assist you.

Besides golf, explore at your leisure one of the many bird watching and jungle trails. The "Victoria Stables" provide, lessens in, horse riding. Day trips as well as overnight trips can be organized from Clingendael to Sri Lanka's multitude of interesting and historically significant places.

Play a game of Croquet on the Clingendael front lawn, take a plunge at the pool, or enjoy a massage in the comfort of your room.

Facilities at the Victoria Golf & Country Resort include an infinity pool with adjoining putting and chipping greens, a tennis court and a driving range.

Golf, Swimming, Plunge pool, Horse riding, Bird watching/ nature trails, Croquet on the Clingendael front lawn, "Mini Moke" ride, Bullock car ride, Massage, Library. Shopping for antiques, precious stones and jewellery.
* A parcel of paradise. We were completely awed.

* We have been enchanted by this sublime situation and will think of it with great happiness. To think we might come back again one day is a dream that must come true.

* Stunning location, wonderful staff, great food, could not have enjoyed our stay more. Will certainly be back.

* Everything was really perfect: room service, food, landscape and cheerful atmosphere.

* Thank you for sharing your incredible vision of paradise with me. The moment I stepped through the Clingendael gates, I think I have been in a blissful dream. The most beautiful place on earth.

* With design so benign... And style so beguile, this Clingendael heaven... Gave us smile after smile.

* This will be remembered by me as the best hotel in the world at the best golf course in the world.
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