The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Mas Villa is a fully refurbished century-old Kandyan Wallawwa (manor house) that dates back to the early 1800s. In more recent times, it was the home of the late Gamini Dissanayake, a political leader who was responsible for the creation of the nearby Kotmale Hydro power plant in the 1980s. The Dissanayake family continues to own the property. The original design features of this Kandyan Wallawwa – including courtyards, verandas and even the `atuwa’ (granary) that is so typical in these manor houses – has been retained and updated with all modern conveniences. The interiors are tastefully decorated with Dutch period antiques. Mas Villa is set on 11 acres of lush tropical gardens that attracts numerous species of birds.
There are seven well-appointed bedrooms all named after foliage in the garden. Six bedrooms are situated on the ground floor whilst the spacious master bedroom occupies the entire first floor and has magnificent views across the Kotmale reservoir and the surrounding mountains. Each room is uniquely decorated and standard facilities include overhead fans, tea/coffee facilities and Wi-Fi. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom with h/w shower.
Twin Deluxe room: 'Jasmine' has garden views and opens on to the courtyard. This room is adjoining with the ‘Oleander’, ideal for a family if booked together.
Deluxe Rooms: The three rooms have gardens views and open out to the central courtyard at one end. 'Sanderiana' and 'Calathea' are two adjoining rooms, both furnished with king-sized beds, whereas the ‘Heliconia’ has a queen-sized bed and looks out on to paddy field and mountain views.
Superior room: 'Dracaena' and 'Oleander' are two spacious superior rooms furnished with king-sized beds. In addition to the standard facilities, these rooms have LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player, mini-bar, safe and pillow menu. Ensuite bathrooms have bathtubs and h/w showers. 'Dracaena' has views of the swimming pool and terraced paddy fields. 'Oleander' is sandwiched between the central courtyard and a private garden.
Master Suite: 'Cordyline' occupies the entire first floor. It has 20ft-high ceilings, wooden floors and surrounding glass windows which offer scenic lake and mountain views. Furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed and ensuite bathroom with bath tub and h/w shower. In-room facilities include LCD TV, DVD player, iPod doc, mini-bar, tea/coffee facility and safe. Also comes with butler service.
The ground floor consists of a spacious living room with a veranda where guests dine, looking out at the magnificent views of the reservoir and the surrounding Kandyan hills. Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, western dishes, BBQs, snacks, home-baked breads and cakes are on offer. Other villa facilities include: a lounge equipped with cable TV, pool table and indoor games; library; badminton court; swimming pool; spa, and Wi-Fi in the lobby area.
Mas Villa is a seven-bedroom boutique hotel overlooking the picturesque Kotmale reservoir in Kandy, about 1.5 hours from Kandy town.
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