Amaya Hills

Amaya Hills A palace in the hills. Architecture and details that embody the spirit of the ancient Kingdom of Kandy. A cool retreat perched high above a town renowned as the most beautiful in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan curries. International favourites, including Italian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese cuisine. Homemade pasta. Dishes that bring out the flavours of local produce such as mango, avocado, baby jack fruit and rambutan fruit. Dine on the outdoor terrace or indoors below carved wooden ceiling panels and wall hangings of Kandyan spears and copper trays. Distinctive mahogany chairs are woven with rattan in original designs.

The Executive Chef brings thirty years of experience and has shared the delights of Sri Lankan cuisine at cities throughout Europe - Venice, Paris, and Lyon.

Amaya Hills enjoys a location surrounded by nature. The resort naturalist, Susantha, leads guests in discovering the natural beauty and wildlife of the Sri Lankan hill country. Popular activities include Jungle Treks, Hiking, Cycling, River Fishing and Night Safaris. With a vast number of birds, many found nowhere else in the world, the area is a favourite of professional and novice birdwatchers. A one hour expedition allows experienced birdwatchers to see up to 45 species, while beginners will encounter 25-30. Tea Estate tours acquaint guests with the different variety of teas - both on the bush and in the cup.
Distance From Colombo : 115 km
Accommodation includes:
Standard Rooms - Fine details borrowed from the temples and historic architecture of Kandy. Traditional sun and moon motifs. Furnishing in deep red and black with tinges of gold – colours that evoke the murals of the kingdom’s earlier centuries. A private balcony with valley or mountain views.
Junior Suites - A spacious bedroom opens onto your sitting area, complete with a traditional wide Kandyan sofa-bed. A private sunset balcony perfect for enjoying the view evenings or throughout the day. Unique local touches to décor, such as wooden mirror panels depicting the Buddhist story Sutasoma Jathaka with imagery from murals at Degal Doruva Temple.
Suites - Regal details. Each of the four Suites is named for previous governors of Kandy and features an antique noble costume encased in glass. Woodcarvings portray local religious imagery – a dancing Shiva, Kinduriya – celestial musicians, traditional dancers. The Suites allow guests to be surrounded with the local culture. Perfect comfort and Kandyan elegance. The Suites wing (Uththara Prasada) can be reached from the lobby or from the pool area via a stone staircase lined with natural boulders.
Amaya Hills
Positive :
  • Beautiful and scenic location...
Negative :
  • The road leading to the hotel is terrible to say the least... Winding and rutty, but once you get there, all this fades away.
Activities :
Pool with a view. At the meeting point of the resort's three wings, the swimming pool area allows guests to go for an invigorating swim or lounge in the open air with a stunning outlook on the valley and distant hills.

The billiards hall delights fans of both pool and cricket. Autographs from numerous international cricket teams don cricket bats around the room. As Amaya Hills is a favourite spot for visiting cricket teams, you may even have a chance to enjoy a round of billiards with some of the players in person.

Stay connected. Wi-fi access lets you surf the web throughout the resort.

For the full Amaya experience, the Ayurvedic Spa treats guests to traditional Sri Lankan relaxation with one-of-a-kind spa journeys and Ayurvedic massage.
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