Amaya Hills, Kandy, Sri Lanka is an award winning, luxury hotel or resort set on a hilltop with stunning views across the rolling hills and deep valleys outside of Kandy, in Sri Lanka’s cooler inland settings. The 100 room hotel, Amaya Hills is designed along the lines of a Kandyan palace – or ‘Maligawa’ – and carefully blends a taste of local Kandyan culture with contemporary luxury standards in a setting that will take your breath away.
Beautifully designed for couples, families and groups as well as very well equipped for conferences and special events, Amaya Hills commands a spectacular view over the deep forested hills and valleys for a long way around. The hotel is about 30 minutes climb by road outside of Kandy and 1.5 hours drive from Bandaranayake International Airport. Amaya Hills can arrange a taxi to collect you from and take you to the airport, which is the gateway airport in Sri Lanka for all international flights.
Amaya Hills is a superb spot for exploring the history and culture of Kandy and around, including the Temple of the Tooth – one of Buddhism’s most sacred places, for walking in the forests and hills or for simply relaxing on the private balcony of your room or suite or by the hotel pool.
Each room and suite combines a blend of modern luxury along with a strong flavour of the culture and rich heritage of Kandy. Wooden floors and heavy wooden carvings in each room and suite are typical of the local Kandy culture and style. 4 categories of rooms and suites ensure just the right choice for your stay. All rooms have a private balcony enabling you to step out and enjoy the stunning view whenever you want to do so. Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms are tastefully decorated with furnishings in deep red and black offset by tinges of gold. Very spacious Junior Suites include a private lounge and are only surpassed in space by the four Suites, each named after well- known historical figures.
Amaya Hills will impress you in its generous public areas too. Raswasala Restaurant includes an open terrace with outstanding views across the lush landscape whilst the interior is decorated with traditional motifs and wall-hung Kandyan spears. From Breakfast to Dinner, enjoy a range of classic cuisine incorporating Sri Lanka and international flavours and techniques. In the land of tea, the Tea Shop invites you to sample hand-crafted specialty brews from a choice of over 40 varieties produced in the country. If coffee is your tipple, they have that very well covered too. Dumbara Bar is the elgant place to go for your favourite cocktail, drink as well as some light bites, such as pizza and burger specialities. Dumbara Bar contains woven mat, unique to Kandy’s Dumbara region whilst wall painting depict Sri Lanka Dutch colonial period.
Amaya Hills has a superb open air pool overlooking the lush landscape around whilst state of the art fitness facilities ensure that your fitness regime can be maintained. A Billiards Room, table tennis, squash courts and a superb DVD collection along with the wonderful Pancha Karma Ayurvedic spa with its range of traditional and modern treatments all conspire to keep you within the hotel itself. However, when you prefer to step outside, you will find plenty to keep you occupied, from the heritage and sights of the Kandy area to hotel-arranged jungle treks, cycling, river fishing and night safaris.
On a tour of Sri Lanka, Kandy is an essential point to stop to take in the local heritage, culture, and sounds of Sri Lanka’s second city and Amaya Hills is the elegant, luxury hotel from which to enjoy spectacular views of Kandy’s surrounding hills and valleys in lush, modern yet traditional surroundings.
Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Sri Lanka
View Larger Map