Deviating on a scenic route of 75 meters away from the A9 road that connects Matale to Dambulla, comes a path surrounded by a wild lush forest leading to one of the most unique and secluded getaway spots in the serenity of Sri Lanka. The Arika Boutique Villa; suitably named after the intricate water lily; is located on a heavily landscaped area marking the confluence of a local river and stream. With a portion of the hotel openly facing the stream and merging with the tranquility of its natural surroundings, its harness of this remarkable location undoubtedly highlight its environmentally friendly foundation and deem it as the perfect private hideaway.
The alluring aura subtly brings you to an inviting stairway that ends up at an age old door brought down from the culturally rich city of Jaffna; embedded on the seemingly raw but environmentally fitting brick wall that encompasses the luxurious stay within. Following the concept of the water lily; after which the hotel is named after; Arika is a complex two floored architectural marvel that is built around an indoor swimming pool overlooking the passing stream beyond the open deck.
The hotel boasts facilities such as a glass walled multi-cuisine restaurant to enhance a welcoming feel, a steam room for relaxation and TV karaoke lounge for entertainment. Having avoided damage to the surrounding environment as much as possible, the hotel also has a local Karandhatree indoors emerging from the courtyard. Most of the furniture is purely cement based and inbuilt to give it a natural perspective. Going along the lines of a green concept; using solar panels for water heating and recyclable materials for other aspects, to be eco-friendly; Arika prides its self to be the perfect secret escape for those who seek out pure tranquility.