Tag Archives: Boutique Hotels

Villa 4 U

Villa 4 U is one of the best place to spend your vacation at Aluthgama (near Bentota and Beruwala which are some of the best tourist attractions in Sri Lanka). We are located just about 65km away from Colombo and approximately 100km from Bandaranayake International Air-port. Villla 4 U staff is always welcoming to serve and willing to serve you with all facilities until your departure. If you are looking for a complete relaxing holiday, where it is just for you.

The environment around Villa 4 U makes your mind feel calm, quiet and relaxing. The swimming pool is offering luxury and privacy as guests will not be all crowded together. You enjoy the cool water and you may forget the stress of daily life and just listen to the birds’ sounds and sound of the ocean.

Talaramba Reef

Set on the Southern shore of Sri Lanka, just a few minutes along the coast from spectacular Mirissa Beach, and within easy reach of Galle Fort, Talaramba Reef offers an idyllic holiday experience.

Two and a half acres of lush tropical gardens, the steady sea breeze, and the hypnotic sound of the Indian Ocean rolling onto the reef, make this a very special place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler things in life.

Combining the best of contemporary Sri Lankan design, with traditional materials and craftsmanship, Villa Sulanga and Villa Vatura each has four large en-suite double bedrooms, its own swimming pool, and house staff who will happily attend to your every need.

You can rent each villa individually, or the entire property.

Zylan Luxury Villa

Tsui Yan Ting Jennifer: is a Hongkong Chinese world renowned artist, a graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and famous for her beguiling and luxurious flower paintings on traditional calligraphy paper. She is the only female Chinese artist to be given her own exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters, New York in September & October 2007.

A long held dream of Jennifer’s was to visit Sri Lanka to perform some charitable works. In 1996 she came to this ‘pearl’ of an island for the first time. She focused mainly on the Cultural Triangle and in four weeks was totally besotted with this magical isle. While working on her art back in China, she never forgot Sri Lanka & promised to return one day, which she eventually managed in May 2010, bringing her daughter Helen with her. Her idea was to find a suitable location to be able to paint and display her art while encouraging young local artists by conducting ‘Master classes’ and developing their techniques.

This concept soon changed to an even more challenging proposition when Helen suggested that they incorporate the original idea with running a small luxury hotel in Colombo, where she would oversee the running of it. After several months and visits, an exclusive property in Colombo 7 was decided upon and hence, 19 months after the seeds of an idea were sown, the Zylan Luxury Villa has come into fruition.

The cool, elegant property is decorated in charmingly understated soft hues of coffee and cream which accentuates the vibrancy and colours of Jennifer’s art which adorns the walls of the public rooms as well as the eight Deluxe bedrooms and the two luxuriously appointed Executive rooms.

For guests who visit or are fortunate enough to stay at this new ‘flower’ which opened its doors to the first guests on December 28nd 2011, you will find an establishment which reflects its name, Zylan means ‘blossoming’ or ‘blooming’ and this genteel hotel certainly does that. The creativity of the décor, the delicious ‘a la carte’ international menus, the dedicated friendly service and above all else, the comfort of the beautiful bedrooms make this the obvious choice of discerning travellers, both local and foreign, for business or leisure.

An open-air roof garden can be found on the 2nd floor where you can eat or just relax while those feeling a bit more energetic can take advantage of the well equipped gymnasium, maybe indulge in a dip in the swimming pool on the top floor. If you are really lucky you may even hear Helen playing soft classical music, at which she excels, on her grand piano in the main sitting room.

Cocoon Resort & Villas

65 km away from the capital city of Colombo and far removed from the metropolitan pressures, with a delightful laid back atmosphere surrounding eye soothing greenery yet basked in the touch of modern technology lies the Luxury Boutique Villas of Cocoon. While traces of Cinnamon and chanting of Buddhist monks enrich the floating breeze, you will find the perfect place to mellow out. Relax in our custom designed Grand Villas enjoying a Rose Petal bath or candlelit dinner. Explore the destination in more depth with a tour of the area’s ancient temples and pagodas or a fascinating tour of the whereabouts of the local inhabitants of the area.

 

Discover the pleasure of serenity in exquisite surroundings between tropical forest and lush greenery. Over a hundred years ago, the hill in the midst of the former Cinnamon Plantation was given a name by the local inhabitants. They christened it, “Sumanagiri”– the Silent Mount.

 

Today, this land of Sumanagiri, stretched amongst 8 ½ acres has metamorphosed into Cocoon Resort and Villas, while interweaving the centuries old architecture with modern sophistication embedded in 3 exclusive Grand Villas, 7 Luxury Villas and 16 ‘Silk’ Rooms, adding glory to a place where heaven appears to embrace the earth.

Auraliya Villa

Auraliya is situated in an acre of tropical garden adorned by frangipani trees and coconut palms with breathtaking views over the property.  The villa is located in the middle of the idyllic Palatugaha beach enhanced by a stunning, unspoilt coral lagoon – one of only two villas with direct access to the beach on this exceptional reef-protected stretch of coastline.

 

Since it offers some of the safest year-round swimming and snorkeling on the South coast, Auraliya is also an especially good choice for families with children.

 

The house is designed in a courtyard shape featuring a central deep turquoise swimming pool. The floors and walls are light with polished white terrazzo and high ceilings are used extensively. The result is an airy, cool and fresh feel.

 

Living and accommodation areas are arranged around three large pavilions. The first provides a formal dining area with stunning views over the azure swimming pool in the garden to the glittering Indian Ocean beyond. Seating is flexible – either one large table for everyone or two separate configurations for adults and children. The choice is yours and the staff are more than happy to accommodate your changing requirements.

 

The middle pavilion provides a central chill-out area which is an ideal location for both socialising and serenity. Invisible by day, at night the fibre optics embedded in the pool mean that the stars twinkle both above and below you

Amangalla Boutique Hotel

In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle, the resort reveals the Fort’s daily activities and its rich legacy, the narrow streets lined with buildings from the Dutch and British colonial eras. Offering views of the resort’s 200-year-old gardens and of the Fort and harbour beyond, Amangalla provides for the leisurely exploration of this historic trading port and the surrounding countryside.

 

Amangalla provides a tranquil and period styled base from which to explore the fascinating culture and tumultuous history of Galle Fort and Galle, the capital of the Southern Province. Galle is acclaimed for its Dutch Fort, intricate Galle lace, ebony, woodcarvings and polished gems. Persians, Arabs, Chinese, Malays, South Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and English appear to have stamped their mark on Galle, deeming this historical and multi-cultured melting pot one of the world’s remaining historical treasures.

 

Amangalla’s history is born out of the early Dutch colonial period, and is located right in the heart of the preserved Dutch fort, offering guests a memorable and appropriately stylish stay in architectural splendour. It is surrounded by antiques, old prints, polished aged-floors, crisp white linen, pristine walls, rich mahogany, wood and rattan planters together with a gracious, welcoming and warm staff.

 

Gentle strolls directly from the hotel unravel the unique history of this magnificent 36-hectare hexagonal stone fort, revealing colonial buildings still in use today, bustling narrow streets proffering the crafts of many generations, and the ramparts and seawall, where locals and visitors gather alike to fly kites, play cricket or simply inhale the wonders of its maritime legacy.

41 Lighthouse Street

‘Sri Lanka’s sexiest villa’ – Tatler. Staying at ‘Forty One’ will change the way you see Sri Lanka. Whilst you may never want to leave the oasis within, ‘Forty One’ is the perfect place from which to explore southern Sri Lanka, its golden beaches, safari parks and International cricket ground – not to mention Galle Fort itself. The three bedroom boutique villa is a newly renovated Dutch villa within the walls of Galle Fort that is available to rent in its entirety. Featured in Harpers, Tatler, Conde Nast, Sri Lanka Style, to name a few, and complete with all the luxuries you might expect, ‘Forty One’ also retains its heritage with huge open arches, exposed beams and black and white chequered floors. Entertain, hideaway, explore, relax…the choice is yours.

 

41′s elegance will whisk you off your feet. In the heart of a 300 year old Dutch/Portuguese/British Fort lies this hidden gem that has been beautifully renovated in to Galle’s finest villa. “Forty One” lies at the heart of Galle Fort seconds walk from the fort’s award winning boutique hotels, restaurants, shops and bars. Perfectly situated just minutes by tuk tuk to Sri Lanka’s golden and palm fringed beaches and for cricket lovers, a test match ground just 200 yards away – “Forty One” simply persuades you to “stay in”.

 

Three gorgeous double bedrooms complete with air conditioning, soft Egyptian cotton sheets, en suite terrazzo bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the courtyard. The Master Suite is furnished with ‘cuddle up’ sofas, private sun lounging balcony, flat screen TV and iPod compatible surround sound. The Master Suite’s bathroom boasts an enormous copper bath tub. “Forty One” is all about living space, and there is plenty to choose from – a private bar complete with drinks fridge and cocktail bibles for hosting a party; a reading ambalama in the garden looking back over the vast pool that keeps you cool during the heat of the day; the library, fitted with wireless broadband if you need to stay in touch; a sitting room complete with DVD collection and Satellite TV and, of course, the only Pool table in the Fort. “Forty One” kitchen has been designed with food lovers in mind, either get your hands dirty or let our staff do all the work for you. Trust me, even after a week, you won’t be sure where your favourite spot is?

Anilana Craigbank

Journey across our Island, up into the hill country through stunning natural scenery and elegant tea plantations to the town of Nuwara Eliya.

Welcome to Anilana Craig bank Nuwara Eliya, our most intimate retreat. This romantic and secluded four bedroomed villa provides a rare and memorable experience. A throwback to a bygone era, the villa staff look forward to providing you with warm bespoke service and the comforts of home.

Within special gardens, the villa is located close by to the Golf Course and enjoys wonderful view. This private colonial style villa is intimate and special treat to enjoy, we hope to see you here soon.

 

Warm and inviting, a home away from home. Art Deco style, traditional designs, antiques to remind you of a bygone era, lit fires at night. Butler service and special touches all add to this memorable experience.

Ask Cook to prepare your favourite dishes and we will serve you in our traditional Dining Room. Enjoy pre dinner drinks on the verandah or stroll around our large gardens. This retreat will surprise and delight you.

Arika Boutique Villas

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.

Jungle Beach Resort

WELCOME TO JUNGLE BEACH

 

Offering the best of land and sea, this luxury Sri Lanka beach resort simply known as Jungle Beach has artfully incorporated existing trees and natural plant life into the hotel’s design, making you feel like you’re in a luxurious tree house.

Three choices of rooms are available at our truly unique Trincomalee hotel, facing the beach, the lagoon or fully immersed in the jungle, where you can still hear the lapping of the waves mixed with the songs of birds.

Follow teak walkways and stepping stones to find your way to the rustic dining area open to the sea breezes. Cross the bridge over the lotus pond to the bar, and then onto the floating platform for lounge chairs by the pool, where the waterfall heightens the sense that you have escaped into a tropical jungle oasis.

Anantaya Resort and Spa

Step into a world where infinite pleasures await; where the warm azure waters of the ocean lie beside the cool waters of a mangrove fringed lagoon, wrapping you in a sense of serenity. Discover an enchanting getaway where the adventures that await are as limitless as the sea that stretches far into the horizon. Welcome to the world of Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw.

 

Tucked away in the charming coastal town of Chilaw, we offer you a sanctuary that is surreally positioned with a soft sandy beach on one side and a charming lagoon on the other. Cocooned in seductive seclusion, we are believed to be unique among the myriad of Sri Lanka beach resorts.

 

Be welcomed by the unmistakable subtle touch of elegance that lures you invitingly when you step into our luxurious rooms. Anantaya Resort & Spa – Chilaw is ready to treat you to an exciting indulgence where comfort and convenience are paramount. Each retreat is tastefully designed, epitomising a fine use of space and luxury. While affording a host of modern day facilities to savour, one can enjoy scenic views of the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and mangrove vegetation that surround the Chilaw lagoon.

 

Whether it is the deluxe or the more lavish suite room that you decide to unwind in, the pleasures and experiences of Anantaya Resort & Spa which ranks amongst the most sought after of Chilaw hotels will always be available at one’s beck and call.

Thaproban Pavilion Resorts & Spa

The beautifully designed Taproban Pavilion, offering a contemporary blend of the Dutch traditional architecture, where the guests could lounge beneath the cooling green coconut groves with a stunning back drop of the Premier meeting the sky, while sipping an aperitif in Dutch induced verandah or the stylish bar. The restaurant at the Taproban Pavilion in Unawatuna is an experience in itself, all these offer the guests an exclusive environment in which to stay while visiting the beautiful Unwatuna beach in Sri Lanka.

 

The Dutch fort stands sentinel across the Galle bay, appearing harmonious to the surrounding blue waters, a statement of an era gone by, a time of naval warfare, and plundering. Today the sheer loveliness of the breathtaking view & tranquility of the setting is so absorbing, read a book by the tropical garden, heal your body and soul with ancient herbal Ayurvedic treatments from our Spa, awake to Yoga and meditate in calm surroundings and experience the natural beauty of Unawatuna beach.

 

This is another elite project by Thambapanni leisure, the owners of exclusivity …..Retreat to Taproban Pavilions for a memorable holiday, where luxurious comfort is the way of life