The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Our Preferred Partner Programme hosts an assortment of hotels and villas with whom Red Dot Tours enjoys a close working relationship. The properties featured as Preferred Partners provide our clients outstanding value and those extra touches to make your stay more memorable. On offer is a range of accommodation from comfortable family hotels and camping outfits to luxury boutique hotels. Explore our expanding collection of Preferred Partner hotels and villas to find something that can help you get the most out of your holiday.
Amangalla is a fabulous boutique hotel in Galle Fort seeking to offer the highest possible luxury in intimate, historic surroundings. The property provides an amalgamation of buildings dating back over 400 years. Amangalla offers excellent old-world luxury.
From US $ 647.40
Galle Face Hotel, originally constructed in the 19th century, incorporates traditional Victorian features with stylish contemporary design. It is an attractive alternative to Colombo’s modern business hotels: the stately wooden panelling and staunchly Victorian rooms are resonant of a bygone age.
From US $ 154.00
Amaya Lake is a simple hotel of four-star standard, which enjoys a peaceful and beautiful setting by the banks of Kandalama lake, in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. An excellent eco hotel, which retains a personal feel and offers low-level cabanas in tranquil woodland.
The Kandy House is a brilliant boutique hotel offering stylish and private accommodation, personal service, and delicious food - all in a stunningly beautiful natural setting. The manor house, has been refurbished to blend the old with the new- light white interiors, polished hardwood floorboards, Jack wood staircase, Dutch style antique furniture and careful injections of colour.
From US $ 293.83
Beaches are beaches anywhere in the world but it is often said that the interior of a country is where the true spirit lies. Sri Lanka is no different and Kahanda Kanda provides the perfect example. Set on a hill amidst a working tea estate which slopes down to the Koggala Lake at one end, this stylish villa was built in 2000 as a private villa and is now an award winning boutique hotel.
From US $ 249.60
Galle Fort Hotel evokes a subtle sense of colonial grandeur. Enter through the unassuming doors, and a dramatic interior unfolds – verandahs and courtmetres, columns and arches, carefully restored to its original grandeur. Interiors are elegantly furnished with a minimalist style, blending old and new.
From US $ 266.50
Frangipani Tree is a stylish boutique hotel set at the edge of a secluded beach in the upmarket settlement of Thalpe, which has benefited from Galle’s renaissance and become Sri Lanka’s stylish mini-Riviera. It has ten luxurious and utterly private suites in four villas.
Kithala Resort, a three star hotel, lies in the deep south, in the town of Tissa. Wildlife enthusiasts will be particularly taken by its restful location close to the Tissmaharama reservoir. From your private balcony, relax on colonial-style cane chairs and watch an array of birds in the nearby rice fields, as well as the timeless rituals of paddy farming.
From US $ 78.00
Leopard Safaris by KK Collection offers a genuine eco-friendly mobile camping experience on the borders of Yala National Park.
From US $ 565.50
The Last House, so called because it was Geoffrey Bawa's architectural swansong, is positioned on an idyllic strip of land - lagoon on one side, beach on the other - on the outskirts of Tangalle. It has long been one of best villas in the south coast and also operates as a small boutique hotel. Few villas have a better beach.
From US $ 230.49
Nestled amongst acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this colonial manor house, or Wallawwa, is now a luxurious boutique hotel. This old and new concept provides guests with unrivalled setting and style just 15 minutes from the airport. 18 bedrooms, Asian fusion cuisine, Z spa and The Wallawwa’s swimming pool – all set amongst one of the finest private gardens in Sri Lanka.
From US $ 337.50
Amanwella is renowned as one of Sri Lanka's most luxurious properties. This chic beach hotel is set in a small coconut grove sloping down to a crescent-shaped beach in Tangalle in Sri Lanka's deep south. This 30-suite hotel is owned by the exclusive Aman Group.
From US $ 880.10
Amaya Hills, one of Kandy’s best-appointed hotels, lies on a rocky outcrop, 15 minutes drive above the hill-country capital. This hotel has a traditional Sri Lankan feel and benefits from stirring views, standing amid steep, wooded hills about 15 minutes above the town, a peaceful land of beautiful sunsets and wispy morning mists.
This guesthouse is a modern, sophisticated accommodation option based in the heart of Colombo. It is within easy reach of restaurants and shops and one of the city’s most popular cultural sites, Gangarama Temple.
From US $ 112.32
Ulagalla Resort is the most luxurious choice close to the ruins of the ancient capital Anuradhapura. Individual villas are set amidst 58 acres of lush woodland, paddy fields and the Ulagalla reservoir in Anuradhapura. Among the many activity options, Ulagalla even has its own riding stables, enabling you to explore the area on horseback.
From US $ 417.30
Taru Villas - Mawella consists of two separate villas located on a secluded stretch of beach in Sri Lanka’s south-coast fishing village of Mahawella near Tangalle. Two self-contained villas, Main House and Pool House, can be rented either separately or as a whole.
From US $ 270.27
Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa lies secluded on a pristine stretch of beach fronting the turquoise waters of Passikudah Bay on the East Coast. Opened in June 2011, this idyllic beach escape became the first to open in Batticaloa after the dawning of peace in Sri Lanka. A blissful resort designed along the lines of a ‘wadiya’ or fishing village.
From US $ 150.00
Coco Tangalla is a six-bedroom, colonial-period villa overlooking the south-coast beaches of Tangalle. The Main House and an adjoining annex lie at the highest point with the infinity swimming pool and gardens at lower levels. Managed by the owner of The Kandy House and The Last House.
From US $ 198.83
A distinctive hill country property of considerable charm half an hour west of the famous hill country town of Nuwara Eliya with even a pool for the warmest days
Jungle Beach is an upmarket eco-retreat set between the ocean and a tranquil lagoon, half-an-hour north of Trincomalee on Sri Lanka's north-east coast. The 48 spacious cabins offer comfortable accommodation and open on to private decks with lagoon or sea views. A sister property of the highly-praised Ulagalla Resort
From US $ 289.90
Uga Bay is a luxury beach resort in the re-energised beach settlement of Pasikudah on Sri Lanka's east coast .The resort is set on a seven-acre property scattered with coconut palms leading to a beautiful bay where the waters are safe for swimming and water-sports for much of the year.
From US $ 261.30
Leopard Trails provides a classic mobile camping experience in the buffer zone bordering Yala National Park. Located just 6 kms from the Katagamuwa entrance to Yala, the camp site is immersed in nature. Camping option also in Wilpattu.
From US $ 604.50
Casa Heliconia is an exquisite holiday retreat on a fruit and vegetable estate only 45 minutes from the airport. It consists of just two chalets, a swimming pool pavilion and a lounge pavilion, all of which are immersed in lush tropical gardens. Sister property of the acclaimed Kandy House.
From US $ 196.56
Amaya Beach has a spectacular 300m beach frontage on the Pasikudah Bay, where seas are ideal for swimming and water-sports between March and September. The hotel is laidback and offers luxurious rooms and suites with sea views and Sri Lankan and international cuisine.
The Sandals is a modern, five-bedroom beach villa set on a hillock overlooking a picturesque stretch of beach in Balapitiya, just south of Bentota, on Sri Lanka's west coast. Large glass windows provide uninterrupted sea views.
Aliya Resort and Spa is a modern, eco-friendly resort which offers a range of good accommodation, including luxury tents. It is perfectly situated for excursions in the Cultural Triangle and has a variety of facilities, including a spa and an infinity pool with stunning views.
From US $ 125.00
Mountbatten Bungalow provides a colonial experience with all the luxuries of modern life. Surrounded by tea gardens, this accommodation has a peaceful atmosphere and stunning views, yet remains within easy distance of Kandy for daily excursions into the city.
From US $ 189.10
Taru Villas - Rock Villa is a stunning beach villa of meticulous design adjacent to a quieter southern stretch of Bentota beach dominated by boutique properties. Concealed from the beach by mangroves and palm trees it offers high levels of privacy. Retreat to its peaceful atmosphere as you relax on your private veranda, or take a dip in the 50 ft. swimming pool.
From US $ 277.20
Leopard Trails provides an expert camping experience within the buffer zone of Wilpattu National Park in the north-west. The campsite is immersed in the wilderness around 20 minutes from the entrance to Sri Lanka's most scenic park. This experienced company also offers a popular camping safari in Yala. The camp can host up to nine people: a minimum of two nights is recommended.
Gal Oya Lodge is a tranquil eco retreat made up of several bungalows and villas spread across a 20-acre forest. The property is edged by Gal Oya National Park and the Senanayake Samudraya, one of Sri Lanka's largest lakes. This is an escapist choice for wildlife lovers.
The Residence by Uga Escapes is a most attractive alternative to Colombo's five-star hotels, a charming manor house built over 200 years ago. Managed by Uga Escapes, owners of Ulagalla, Jungle Beach and Uga Bay.
From US $ 267.93
This luxurious four-bedroom villa has a gorgeous rural setting amidst a flourishing cinnamon plantation close to Koggala Lake and is within easy reach of the Galle Coast beaches.
Signature by Amaya is an upmarket offering located within the premises of Amaya Lake, a sister property. It is made up of six identical villas, each of which has four luxurious, stylishly-designed rooms.
Taru Villas - Lighthouse Street located in Galle Fort is a four-bedroom old villa that has been restored. Stylishly decorated with tasteful interior combined with great food, this is a great place for stays in Galle.
Taru Villas - Rampart Street is an appealing four-bedroom villa with pool and a prime position inside the historic Galle Fort.
From US $ 337.20
Taru Villas - Yala offers much needed private accommodation in an area where villas are scarce. This two-bedroom villa is set in well-kept gardens and is minimalist in design, with interiors of polished cement and light walls and furnished in neutral tones. It offers a range of international cuisine cooked by the in-house chef, an open-plan living and dining space and small swimming pool.
From US $ 834.00
Yala’s first boutique hotel, Chena Huts is comprised of fourteen private cabins sprawled across seven acres of scrubland, edged by the ocean and just five minutes from the entrance to Yala National Park. This luxurious accommodation offers exquisite food, excellent service and a peaceful atmosphere. There is a pool, spa, and each cabins is complete with a private plunge pool.
From US $ 1075.00
KK Beach is a beachfront boutique hotel in Habaraduwa, 2.5 hours from Colombo offering stylish accommodation with a stunning view of the Indian Ocean.
From US $ 228.80
Fort Bazaar is an 18-room luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Galle Fort. Inspired by Portuguese heritage and contemporary design, this is a must-visit place in the Fort.
From US $ 300.00
Maniumpathy is a luxurious eight-bedroom colonial villa located in a residential hub of Colombo surrounded by cafes and shops. Tastefully furnished with antiques and modern amenities, Maniumpathy is a great place to start or even wind down a well-deserved holiday.
From US $ 260.91
Water Garden Sigiriya is a 30-bedroom hotel located in the Cultural Triangle with panoramic views of the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This boutique hotel offers comfortable accommodation in villas, scattered across 35 acres and set amidst a water garden.
From US $ 432.90
Thotalagala is a stylish seven-bedroom boutique hotel in the central highlands of Haputale. This former tea planter’s bungalow pays homage to tea planters that helped shape the history of the tea sector in the Uva province.
From US $ 643.50
Leopard Safaris by KK Collection’s Campsite is located in the buffer zone of the Wilpattu National Park, 10 minutes from the entrance. Accommodation is offered in 4 mobile tents: 3 double tents and a family tent.
From US $ 495.99
Offering 18 rooms in the verdant mountains in Digana, Santani Wellness Resort & Spa specialises in Ayurveda treatments and is a great place to relax and connect with nature.
From US $ 525.00
Surrounded by greenery with views of the Hunnasgiriya and Knuckles mountain range, Kings Pavilion is located 10 minutes from the Kandy town and provides accommodation in 9 stylish rooms that are perfect for couples, families and friends.
Kumu Beach is a 10-bedroom boutique hotel located in Balapitiya, between Bentota and Galle in the west coast. This contemporary styled hotel offers ocean facing rooms and is ideal for couples and friends.
From US $ 231.25
Camellia Hills is a modern interpretation of a tea bungalow. Offering accommodation in five ensuite rooms overlooking the majestic Castlereagh reservoir and surrounding tea plantations, the bungalow is great for relaxation and operate on all-inclusive basis.
From US $ 568.75
Taru Villas – The Muse’ is a charming nine-bedroom boutique hotel located minutes away from the beach stretch in Bentota. Each room is individually designed and tastefully well-appointed with all modern amenities.
The Tangalle Social is a three bedroom boutique hotel owned by the highly-reputable Taru group, resting by a secluded stretch of beach in Mawella just to the west of Tangalle. Offering twin rooms, swimming pool and a restaurant and bar it is ideal for small groups who would like to enjoy some beach time.
From US $ 219.60
Boutique 87 is a two-bedroom boutique hotel tucked away in a 17-acre garden in Bentota. Designed by Sri Lanka’s most iconic architect Geoffrey Bawa, the villa is an ideal getaway for couples who love nature.
From US $ 257.40
Goatfell is an excellent tea bungalow with a progressive outlook in the cool hills of Nuwara Eliya. With a large garden area and comfortable rooms, Goatfell is perfect for an intimate getaway and will ensure you leave rested and rejuvenated.
From US $ 637.50
SinhaGiri is a two-bedroomed mansion well positioned opposite the Nuwara Eliya Race Course. This eclectic property is not for the faint of heart and will undoubtedly be an experience in itself. SinhaGiri is part of the Manor House Concepts collection which includes The Last House in Tangalle and Maniumpathy in Colombo.
From US $ 328.77
Hill Rise is a four-bedroom cottage in the heart of Nuwara Eliya. Perfect for families and couples, this cottage is only given out to a single party at a time and can be booked by room or in its entirety. Hill Rise is part of the Edwards Collection which includes Villa Mayurana in Koggala and The Frangipani Tree in Thalpe.
Nine Skies is an upmarket bungalow, full of warmth and comfort, in the chilly climes of Ella. It is a great option for couples and families alike.
From US $ 600.00
The Long House is a chic boutique hotel overlooking the golden sands of Bentota in the prime upmarket strip just south of the town. Another great offering in the Taru Villas collection.
From US $ 360.00