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Langdale by Amaya

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya

Location of Langdale by Amaya
Langdale by Amaya Hotel is located in Nuwara Eliya, the prime hill country sanatorium of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya of salubrious climate (Spring like wholesome climate at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea-level) is located at 180 km away from Colombo.

Reaching Langdale by Amaya at Nuwara Eliya
By motor roads: Nuwara Eliya of Central Highlands is regularly reached by first taking A1 main road (Kandy Road) and then by A5 main road. The alternative route from Colombo is A4 main road first then by A7 road via Avissawella and Kitulgala (a Sri Lanka Holidays attraction famous for Whitewater Rafting) too.
By Railway: though Nuwara Eliya has no railway station in operation, Nanu Oya, the closest railway station is located at of distance of 5km only by motorable road.
By Air: Sri Lankan Airlines Air taxi- though no regular operations are scheduled , sea-planes that departs Colombo lands on Gregory’s Lake close to the city center of Nuwara Eliya within one hour; helicopters of Helitours owned and operated by Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) can be chartered.

Proposed railway track from Nanu Oya to Nuwara Eliya
On 31st July 2012, President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama to begin construction work of the railway track from Nanu-Oya to Ragala, Nuwara Eliya along the route of narrow gauge (2 feet 6 inches) (little train) that was abandoned in the year 1951. The narrow gauge 26km long railway track would suit the sharp curves and bends in the rugged mountainous terrain and would bring the magnificent landscape closer to the beholder. However the proposed railway track is still in its conceptual stage.

Langdale by Amaya, Sri Lanka Holidays

Setting of Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Langdale by Amaya, a small 13-room luxury boutique hotel is set upon the sprawling Somerset Tea Estate in the village of Radalla situated 10km interior of the town of Nuwara Eliya. Surrounding Langdale by Amaya are lush yet well manicured tea plantations, meadows and greenery interspersed by waterfalls and well preserved colonial villas of the British Ceylon (1815-1948).

Langdale. by Amaya

Architecture and interior décor of Langdale by Amaya
Langdale by Amaya is a century old colonial manor house that has been renovated and refurbished while still retaining the old world charm. Blending smoothly in to the old manor house is a new wing. The colonial style of the manor house is enhanced with green roof and picket fencing. Langdale by Amaya is well illuminated by the natural light and warmed by the old fireplaces. Langdale by Amaya is airy yet cosy, a virtue that owes much to the antique style furniture, hardwood floors.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Langdale by Amaya : to be edited.

Langdale by Amaya Star Rating: 4 star

Langdale by Amaya Nuwara Eliya

Langdale by Amaya Nuwara Eliya

Accomodation at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Langdale by Amaya offers 13 ensuite bedrooms in three categories to Sri Lanka Holidays tourists: Superior, Luxury, and Deluxe categories.
Luxury Rooms: the four spacious Luxury Rooms set up on the second floor bring in grand views of surrounding Ceylon Tea plantations. The rooms consist of a living area, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi.
Deluxe Rooms: of the five Deluxe rooms with mountain views, one deluxe room is a triple, furnished with three single beds that suits well for children. En-suite bathroom is equipped with hot water shower.
Superior Rooms: superior Rooms, smaller in size than Luxury and Deluxe rooms, are located on the ground floor bringing in views of the hotel garden.

In room facilities at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
In-room facilities include electric heaters, 30 inch LCD TV with satellite channels, wi-fi internet, tea/coffee facility, room service and laundry service.

In house facilities at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Main restaurant of Langdale by Amaya serves lunch and dinner- Sri Lankan and international cuisine-prepared of garden fresh Sri Lanka Holidays Central Highlands vegetables.
The bar equipped with a snooker table and satellite TV serves an array of alcoholic beverages too.
Set up in lovely surroundings is the temperature controlled swimming pool.

Amaya Langdale, Nuwara Eliya

Lightweight activities at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a stroll in the surroundings and visiting nearby Tea Center to enjoy a bowl of Nuwara Eliya grown garden fresh strawberries with cream and a cup of Nuwara Eliya High Grown Ceylon Tea, the finest Black Tea in the world.

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Excursion off Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Langdale takes pleasure in arranging guided tours in the surroundings. A tour to a Ceylon Tea estate and factory is an opportunity to eye witness the process of Black Tea production of Sri Lanka.
A walk to the town of  Nuwara Eliya along the roads sheltered by tall pines bring into view heritage mansions of British Ceylon, cottages, tea estates, home gardens of European vegetables, orchards of upcountry fruits, flower plots that are the regular features of the district.
The highlight of  Sri Lanka Holidays in Nuwara Eliya is trekking through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of  Sri Lanka Holidays Horton Plains National Park rich with birdlife and home to free roaming deer to reach the escarpment that drops nearly a kilometer straight down: World’s End.


Earl’s Regency

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Earl’s Regency, a luxury Sri Lanka Hotel 5km north of the city center of  Kandy (115 km from Cololmbo) is reached just across Tennekumubura Bridge over the River Mahaweli.

Earl's Regency, Kandy

Earl's Regency, Kandy

Earl's Regency across River Mahweli

Earl's Regency across River Mahaweli

The main wing of Earl's Regency

The Main Wing of Earl's Regency

Earl’s Regency Sri Lanka hotel built by the River Mahaweli Ganga, into a cliff, overlooking the Knuckles Mountain Range is the closet luxury Sri Lanka hotel to Victoria Golf Course at Kandy. The hotel that brings in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Mahaweli River is a perfect hideaway from the city. Earl’s Regency with its landscaped gardens spreading over 16 acres of land presents a sense of grandeur from the beginning of paved drive, the approach to its palatial lobby and the architecture of the hotel. Built on a higher elevation, the twin wings of the hotel, designed with pagoda shaped roofs are connected by a long overhead roofed bridge, which looks like a long traditional veranda in the sky. The luxury Sri Lanka hotel is perfectly located to base yourself and to visit The Holy Temple of the Tooth, Explore around the Holy Temple of the Tooth, and go on Temple Excursions around the World Heritage City of Kandy. Furthermore the location of Earl’s Regency, Sri Lanka offers the opportunity to trek in Knuckles Mountain Range (KR) (17,825 ha) encompassing Knuckles Conservation Forest. Knuckles Mountain Range was recommended for tentative listing of UNESCO World Heritage sits by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of  Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Holidays Earl’s Regency’s Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials: to be edited.

Earl’s Regency hotel consists of 104 well appointed and air-conditioned rooms and suits with either river views or mountain views: 89 deluxe rooms; 6 Premium rooms; Mini suite room; Natural Rock Junior suits and Mountbatten Suits.

Restaurants and Bars
Earl’s Regency serves a wide selection of cuisines-Continental, Oriental as well as Sinhalese–round the clock. The restaurants Temptations offers a la carte and a good wine list in a formal setting, Far Pavilions and the Chameleon Café and two bars, Mount Batten and the Pool Bar cater the guests.

Venue for conferences and corporate events
Earl’s Regency with its banquet and cocktail facilities that can accommodate 1,000 people, one of the largest venues in Kandy, is a popular location for conferences and corporate events.


Mahaweli Reach

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel:
To be edited.

Location:  Mahaweli Reach (5 star) is located 115 km away from Colombo in the Royal City of Kandy, gateway to the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

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Mahaweli Reach, Kandy, Sri Lanka Holidays Mahaweli Reach, Kandy, Sri Lanka Holidays Mahaweli Reach, Kandy, Sri Lanka Holidays

Setting: Sri Lanka Holidays Mahaweli Reach Hotel is located on the banks of River Mahaweli that loops around the city of Kandy.

Accommodation: 115 tastefully decorated A/C rooms & 2 suits with breathtaking views of River Mahaweli, the largest river of the island or fine views of hotel garden.

Architecture: Mahaweli Reach is constructed in colonial tradition of architecture.

Ambience: Sri Lanka Holidays Mahaweli Reach is a modern hotel which maintains the old world charm and hospitality. The river, large pool & warm pastel colors of the rooms crease a tranquil ambience.

Restaurant: Set on a terrace, the restaurant overlooking the Mahaweli serves exquisite food.


St. Andrews Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
St. Andrews Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

St. Andrews Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

St. Andrews Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

St. Andrews Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

St. Andres Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

St. Andrews Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

St. Andrews Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

St. Andrews Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: To be edited.

Location:  St. Andrew’s Hotel is located in Nuwara Eliya (6100 ft above the sea level) the prime highland retreat of Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands of salubrious climate.

Setting: you will be arriving from the bustling city of Nuwara Eliya, the prime highland retreat, colonial sanitarium of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka Holidays, winding up the hill & then passing the immaculately maintained golf course & take a turn & all of a sudden, you are at a stately Tudor style colonial mansion. It is Ceylon tea time in the lovely garden amidst the flowers, birds & breeze. What else would you like? Did I hear Wine? You many name it, the hotel would serve you all. The hotel in Nuwara Eliya Little England of Sri Lanka Holidays serves over a hundred wines exclusively imported for it from the northern hemisphere as well as southern hemisphere of the planet.

Ambience:  colonial residence, which is over a hundred years old, retains the pace, class & tradition of the colonial era of Ceylon. Added to the colonial tradition four poster beds & open wood fires are comforts of modern conveniences.

Accommodation: St. Andrews Hotel consists of 40 spacious standard rooms spread over two wings, 7 family attic rooms and 5 suites.

Restaurants and Bars: ‘Old Course’ – a fine dining restaurant, featuring a show kitchen and a walk in wine cellar. ‘Road Hole Bar’ – a typical colonial styled bar over looking the lush gardens.

Experiencing nature: Trekking, guided nature walks with Sri Lanka Holidays St. Andrews Hotel resident naturalist.


Amaya Hills

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Amaya Hills Kandy (formerly Le Kandyan Hotel)

Location of Amaya Hills Kandy
Sri Lanka Holidays Amaya Hills Kandy is located at 116km at Cultural capital Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

Amaya Hills Kandy, Sri Lanka Holidays

The setting Amaya Hills Kandy
Amaya Hills is nestled high on a rocky outcrop in the forested hills of Sri Lanka Holidays  Kandy offers a panoramic view of the all green landscape of Heerassgala hills 7km from the city center of Kandy.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel:to be edited.

Architecture & Interior deco of Amaya Hills Kandy
Amaya Hills Kandy that stands regally upon a hilltop is built in the design of a palace of the Kandyan era [1469-1815 AD] of Sri Lanka. Interior décor of medieval Kandyan tradition of the royal city of Kandy that feature fine carvings on heavy wooden interior is blended to the modern concepts of luxury.

Type of the Hotel and Star rating of Amaya Hills Kandy: 4 star; hill country luxury hotel

Accommodation at Amaya Hills Kandy
Sri Lanka Holidays Amaya Hills Kandy consists of 100 rooms with interior décor of medieval Kandyan tradition of the royal city of Kandy. All rooms, i.e. standard rooms, deluxe rooms & suits feature balconies where you would enjoy the panoramic views of valley or mountains.

In-Room facilities at Amaya Hills Kandy
attached bathroom with bath, hot water & cold water shower, wash basin, and w/c.
24-hour room service, IDD phone, radio, TV on request
Available on request: Crib bed and/or high chair; Extra full-sized bed

Amaya-Hills-Resort, Kandy, Sri Lanka Holidays

Restaurants & bars at Amaya Hills Kandy
Rasawasala Restaurant
At indoor or terrace seating you may enjoy traditional Sinhalese cuisine & international cuisine.
Tea Room
It’s time to enjoy the finest tea in the world, Ceylon tea at the warm & inviting Tea Room restaurant.
Le Garage
The resort steeped in the medieval traditions of Sri Lanka is home to a fine underground nightclub.

Amaya Hills

Ayurvedic Spa at Amaya Hills Kandy
Treatments tailored to the individual, with techniques & herbal ingredients specifically chosen to match each person’s body & lifestyle.
Amaya Sri Lanka Holidays

Excursions off Amaya Hills Kandy
Amaya Hills Kandy arranges cycling, hiking and bird watching trips for its guests.
Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the southernmost point of the UNESCO sponsored Sri Lanka Holidays Cultural triangle: it is studded with numerous cultural attractions. The prime cultural attraction of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha located in the city center is only a 5 minutes drive away from Amaya Hills Kandy.
Located just south of the city over the River Mahaweli Ganga is renowned Peradeniya Botanical Gardens of Kandy that has its origin in the Kandyan era and saw development in the British colonial era [1815-1948] of Sri Lanka.



Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
The Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Holidays

The Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Holidays

The Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Holidays

The Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Holidays

Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: to  be edited

The Tea Factory is located 160 km from Colombo 2200 m above sea level at Kandapola in close proximity to Nuwara Eliya.

Riolta Remarks
The Tea Factory is a one of a kind hotel. Tea Factory, a unique theme hotel is the ultimate hotel if your destination is Nuwara Eliya of Sri Lanka Holidays.

The hotel nestles among the hills with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding tea plantations.

Architectural innovation
The hotel wouldn’t be better named; it’s a genuine tea factory of colonial era converted into a 4 star hotel. The abandoned large building is ingeniously made use to design a hotel of international standing. The architectural innovation not only maintained the entire facade of the original building but also retained numerous other features such as old machinery, driving shafts and pulleys. The original section of boiler of the colonial era factory was converted into a modern kitchen. The 70 feet masonry chimney of boiler room of then factory turned into the chimney of modern kitchen. In the same line of innovation the sprinkler tank of the dilapidated factory was converted into the tank for the sprinkler system of the modern hotel, “The Tea Factory” of Sri Lanka Holidays.

Residing at the hotel of colonial era ambience itself is a unique experience over & above the salubrious climate with colonial era environment of Ceylon still persisting in the Sri Lanka Holidays prime hill resort of Nuwara Eliya.

The hotel has 57 luxurious colonial style rooms with breathtaking views of the surrounding tea plantations. The rooms are fully provided with heating, TVs with satellite and local channels, a comprehensive mini bar, and coffee and tea making equipment. Each room is supplied with coffee, tea and a gift basket of fruit, biscuits, chocolates, mint and cashew nuts on a daily basis. Rooms are wheel chair accessible.
All the rooms come with rain showers and bathtubs with hot water. The view from the bathrooms make you feel as if you are a part of the picturesque natural landscape outside your windows. Each bathroom is tastefully supplied with a full range of custom made Tea Factory toiletries.

South Asian Architecture Award
Year 1996: South Asian architecture awards were initiated in 1995 to recognize the world of architectural excellence in the whole of South Asia.
Most Innovative Product
Year 1998: at the TTF fair Ahmadabad, India, The Tea Factory of Sri Lanka Holidays was awarded as the “Most Innovative Product”
The Tea Factory Wins RICS Award
Year 2000: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London The Tea Factory of Sri Lanka Holidays was awarded the prestigious RICS award
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Merit Award
Year 2001: the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific awarded The Tea Factory of Sri Lanka Holidays, a merit award for the architectural innovation in conversion of a dilapidated tea factory into a luxury hotel complex.


Hunas Falls

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Hunas Falls Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Hunas Falls Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka


Hunas Falls Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Hunas Falls Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka


Hunas Falls, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Holidays Hunas Falls Hotel is located 143 Km from CMB Bandaranaike International Airport. It is 26 km away from the Medieval Royal City of Kandy, the gateway to Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

Jetwing Hunas Falls Hotel at Elkaduwa, Wattegama, 26 kilometers north-west of Kandy is set in a spectacular mountainous landscape, high in the hills overlooking the famous wooded hill of Hunnasgiriya mountain peak. The hotel being off the main motor road to Kandy, home to the Holy Temple of the Tooth and numerous Buddhist temples of medieval era, the drive is along a rugged minor road that takes at least 20 minutes. To compensate the disadvantage to the honeymooning couples in a rush, the hotel has set up a helipad. The remote location is at once a put off and a draw, but then once there, you are overtaken by the glory of nature. The secluded hotel amidst unspoilt nature of the Central highlands is a main draw in Sri Lanka for the couples on honeymoon as well as for foreign tourists with a bent towards nature.
A waterfall cascading from Hunnasgiriya Mountain range flows through the steep banks of tea plantations and spice plantations to join its waters with that of the lake located on the fringes of the hotel gardens. Every room looks out to the panoramic view and it is like a stage set with the hotel landscaped well and immaculately tended lawns and borders bursting with flowers and blending with the natural surroundings of the hotel.
The restaurant nicely set up on the side of the hotel and overlooking the lake affords stunning views of the surroundings and the lake teeming with a huge variety of wildlife: otters, eagles, monkeys, parakeets & mongoose.
The nature lovers who are in search of seclusion find it all herein at immediate vicinity: sprawling gardens with walkways, flowers and the lake with a bridge to cross it and a waterfall and equally well, the surrounding hills. The views from the windows bring in a stunning landscape to the all round serene ambience of your room.

Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: to be edited

Sri Lanka holidays Hunas Falls provides magnificent views from the private balconies of 09 superior rooms, 19 deluxe rooms, 01 Royal Suite and 02 luxurious theme suites. The Katsura theme suite is set in Japanese Style while the Highlander theme suit is set in Scottish Style. All rooms consists of mini bar or tea and coffee making facilities, cable TV, central air conditioning. The two theme suites also consist of a lounge and dining area, an a pantry with a fridge and cooker, butler service, 02 toilets, a Jacuzzi bath tub and a CD player.

Dine, wine in or outside the hotel
You can have a Gentle Awakening with a romantic breakfast on the sprawling lawns, Raja Bojun meaning royal dining in Sinhalese by the lake, a traditional Sri Lankan fare. Then again you can have a private dinner at a location of your choice. Where would you like it? On the bridge or at the Golf Pavilion or by the lake or by the waterfall. The hotel serves an amazing wine list featuring over a hundred wines.

Outdoor activities
A visit to a tea factory, the Simpson trail and the Shaheen trail with the resident naturalist, a visit to a traditional Sri Lankan Village, Mountain Biking, mountain trekking, bird watching & nature walks of Sri Lanka Holidays.


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