Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

It's difficult to keep up with the burgeoning boutique luxury hotel scene in Sri Lanka, but we've selflessly taken it upon ourselves to visit and revisit the country to inspect the best beach properties, tea plantation cottages and luxury hotels in the Cultural Triangle. Here are our favourites:

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Living Heritage Koslanda

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Set in the Eastern Hills of Sri Lanka, Living Heritage Koslanda is a divine four suite getaway for those seeking serenity. Read more

Fort Bazaar

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Opened in January 2016, Fort Bazaar is one of the newest and slickest additions to the booming boutique hotel scene in Sri Lanka. The hotel is set within a sensitively restored 17th century town house right in the heart of Galle Fort, once the home of spice, tea and gem traders, and offers plenty... Read more

The Wallawwa

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Colombo

Sitting pretty within five acres of landscaped tropical gardens, the Wallawwa is a charming, colonial style boutique hotel located conveniently close to the international airport - never before has an airport hotel looked so good. However, The Wallawwa is deserving of much more than an overnight... Read more

Uga Residence

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Colombo

Sitting in the heart of bustling Colombo, the Uga Residence is an oasis of calm nestled between leafy Park Street and the Buddhist shrine of Gangarama. The Residence was built in the 19th century by Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, a wealthy barrister, and throughout the years, the Residence has seen... Read more

Jungle Beach

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > East Coast Beaches

Located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, Jungle Beach is true to its name, surrounded by two of the country’s major draw cards - beaches and jungle. The hotel design incorporates the trees growing around the site, to give a Romantic treehouse style to guestrooms. Read more

Uga Bay

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > East Coast Beaches

Overlooking the sands of what is arguably one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, Uga Bay is a luxurious resort set in the centre of the bay of Passekudah. Read more

Casa Heliconia

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Colombo

Jungle clad Casa Heliconia is an intimate hideaway, set on a three-acre fruit and vegetable estate in the rural village of Kaleliya in Pasyala, Western Sri Lanka. Tucked away within easy reach of the international airport, and the main Colombo – Kandy highway, the hotel makes an ideal first stop... Read more

Amanwella

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Situated in a mature coconut grove above a tropical beach on the southern tip of the country's Indian Ocean coastline, this is coastal luxury at its most chic. Read more

Amangalla

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Step back in time to the site of the famous 19th century New Oriental Hotel and allow yourself to be pampered by exquisite Aman hospitality and style. Read more

Kahanda Kanda

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

On the cultured south coast of Sri Lanka, the exclusive Kahanda Kanda retreat features private villas scattered across a working tea estate. Read more

The Last House

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Last House is an elegant villa situated on the beautiful southern coastline near Tangalle with a lagoon on one side and a beach on the other. Read more

The Fortress

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

The property is situated on Koggala Beach, one of the south coast's most expansive, sandy beaches. Read more

Apa Villa Thalpe

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Just five miles from the UNESCO fortress port of Galle, Apa Thalpe is located right on the beach. Read more

Frangipani Tree

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Frangipani Tree is an oasis of calm on Sri Lanka’s south coast, with the emphasis firmly on R&R. Read more

Why House

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Why Why House? Because this is one of the most relaxing places to stay in all of Sri Lanka, under a mile from renowned Thalpe beach and just a few minutes’ rickshaw ride from the lovely UNESCO city of Galle. Read more

Cape Weligama

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Cape Weligama is the newest member of Sri Lanka’s southern coast’s portfolio of luxury resorts. The property sits in 12 –acres of finely manicured grounds peering over a cliff top into the Indian Ocean. Read more

Tri

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Perched on the shores of tranquil Koggala Lake, just a short drive from historic Galle, Tri is a new hotel opening in Sri Lanka that we’re really quite excited about. It’s a unique offering in Sri Lanka – a contemporary sustainable design hotel, if you will. The resort is built entirely from... Read more

Casa Colombo Collection, Mirissa

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Casa Colombo Collection, Mirissa, is located directly on a peaceful golden sand beach, just two miles from Mirissa Bay. This intimate, six suite boutique hotel offers highly personalised service, including Casa Domos – private butlers – to attend to guests every whim. Read more

Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Galle & the Southern Beaches

Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort is the brands' first foray into Sri Lanka, and they have literally struck gold with the setting, perched on a golden sandy beach on Sri Lanka’s southernmost coast. This luxurious retreat sits within 42 acres of coconut plantation, hidden on a rocky outcrop and... Read more

Kandy House

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

The ancestral home of one of Kandy's most influential aristocratic families, built in 1804, retains the atmosphere of a private country house, while its colonial influence, providing seclusion and serenity in its countryside setting only a short distance from Kandy. Read more

Ceylon Tea Trail Bungalows

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Summerville has the air of a country cottage, Castlereagh has an eclectic style, and they sit opposite each other on the shores of the Castlereagh lake. Read more

Kandalama

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

The hotel is only a short drive - or cycle - from the Dambulla cave temples and Sigiriya lion rock. The ruined cities of Anuradhapura, and Polonnaruwa and the Minneriya wildlife sanctuary are also within an easy drive. Read more

Ulagalla

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

This peaceful retreat near to many of the best sites in the cultural triangle is surrounded by acres of woodland. The ruins of ancient capital Anuradhapura are very close by so this is the perfect base for exploring this fine archaeological site. Read more

Vil Uyana

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

A hotel built in - and above - a man-made nature reserve, and within view of the spectacular rock fortress of Sigiriya. Read more

Stone House

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Tucked away amid tropical Gardens, Stone House sits on a secluded plateau in the hills of Kandy, enjoying views of rolling green hills and valleys. The hotel is just a short hop from the historical heart of Kandy, and the sacred Temple of the Tooth. Read more

Taylors Hill

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Taylors Hill began life as a British planter’s house, over a century ago. Today, this boutique hotel is a stylish, modern property, in the heart of tea country in Sri Lanka. The hotel even takes its name from Brit James Taylor, who introduced tea production to the country at the neighbouring... Read more

Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris Wilpattu Camp

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks

The lakeside location of the Leopard Safaris camp, just a stones throw from Wilpattu National Park, was chosen with isolation in mind, so that guests can fully appreciate the beautiful wilderness and wildlife in this, Sri Lanka’s largest park. Read more

Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris Yala Camp

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks

Leopard Safaris camp sits is blissful isolation in the buffer zone at Yala (read: as close as you can get), bordering the elephant fence. The camp is set up under the shade of a canopy of trees, and is the perfect base from which to explore Yala. Read more

Leopard Trails Wilpattu

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks

The younger sister camp to Leopard Trails Yala, Leopard Trails Wilpattu was established in order to take advantage of the wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities in this often overlooked national park. Home to leopard and sloth bears, Asian elephants and Water Buffalo, the wildlife spotting in... Read more

Leopard Trails Yala

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks

Yala National Park consists of scrub jungle, lakes, and riverine habitats, and it has gained international notoriety as one of the best places on the planet to view leopards. The Leopard Trails camp in Yala National Park offers travellers the chance to stay close to the action, bordering the... Read more

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