During our last vacation in Sri Lanka we decided to go to Kandy and worship Sri Dalada Maligawa (The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic). So we were looking for a near by hotel to stay. Amaya hills -Kandy is set high above Kandy with an expansive and striking views. So we booked the hotel for 2 days during our stay.
The hotel is located in Heerassagala road which is near to Peradeniya – Colombo main road. From the main road you can reach the hotel after a 10 to 15 minutes drive. It is very easy to find the hotel as there are many bill boards beside the road which shows the correct way. If you don’t have a vehicle you can use the hotel shuttle service. The hotel is located on the top of Heeressgala mountain. There are breath taking views around the hotel and the beautiful range of knuckles mountains adds more beauty.
After arrival , they welcomed us with a delicious Sri Lankan unique Beli mal cup with jaggery. It was one of the best refreshing drinks which I had because of the chilling climate. It was great for the moment. Then we checked into the hotel and went straight to our room. Because we were tired and needed some relaxing.
Ancient Design rooms in Amaya Hills
It was a pleasant two night stay. Our room was located on the 2nd floor facing the Kandy City. Amaya hills hotel designed with a unique ancient design and furnished mostly with wooden furniture. The room design is similar to Kandyan architecture and there were some loving couple pictures on the walls.
The room had good space for two people with a television set and a sofa. Strong Wifi connection was not disturb throughout our stay in there.
Buffet at Thawalama Restaurant
Do not miss out the hotel buffet. Full board meal is well worth the price. There were large varieties of food with local and international meals. We were looking forward to have a nice meal before hitting the sack. The restaurant name is Thawalama. The Thawalama is a classy restaurant and have enough options of Asian and western meals . After taking our dinner we strolled back to our room with our tummies well satisfied.
In the morning walked around the hotel area. The hotel guide came and asked us to join with him. It was a cold morning in Kandy and we were hiking with him to the hill side. Once we climbed on the hill, and happy that we made it. My hubby always like the peaceful atmosphere. I saw he enjoy this more than me . It felt great to stand on the top of the hill and we enjoyed the wind came from forest. Most important things I want to say is, the hill top view was really picturesque. We were able to see the whole Kandy city. The hotel guide showed us the whole area to us. Yes, we were impressed. I really wanted to take photos as usual. So, after plenty of tries my hubby did manage to take some beautiful selfies. After the hike we came back to the hotel and thanked the hotel guide for helping us.
Amaya hills is a very good for people who loves the nature and cool climate. As a Sri Lankan, we always like to feel the cool weather. Amaya hills is an absolutely great place to have this. We were very well satisfied with a nice hotel, friendly staff, wonderful view from top the mountains and wonderful time over there. I would like to recommend Amaya hills for family visits and couples who love the nature. By the way we will definitely go again when we come back to Sri Lanka again.
Note: PC to featured image Amaya Hills