Amaya Hills is one of Kandy's best-appointed traditional hotels, rivalling the likes of Earls Regency, Mahaweli Reach and The Citadel for your attention. It has the finest views, standing amid steep, wooded hills about 15 minutes above the town, a peaceful land of beautiful sunsets and wispy morning mists. It has an authentic Sri Lankan feel, rising from the foothills of the hill country in traditional Kandyan colours of red, yellow and black, while murals, flags and massive carved columns emphasise a rich historical past. Every effort is made to provide a special Sri Lankan experience.
Accommodation consists of 100 a/c rooms that are categorised into Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites. In-room facilities include cable TV, minibar and coffee/tea facilities, safe and attached bathroom with h/w. All rooms can be tripled on request.
Deluxe Rooms: Influenced by Kandyan architecture, these rooms are scattered across the ground, first and second floors. Well-appointed with queen-sized beds, the rooms open out to a balcony or terrace with views of the swimming pool and the distant lush green valleys. Ensuite bathroom has a bath and shower.
Superior Rooms: Incorporating wooden accents with rich colours and Kandyan architecture, these rooms are found in the first and second floors. Aptly spacious, the room features a queen-sized bed and is large enough for families. The balcony opens out to views of the well-maintained garden and the attached bathroom comes with a bathtub and shower.
Junior Suite: Located on the ground, first and second floors, these suites consist of a separate living area and a large master bedroom. Affording views of the surrounding hill country, these suites feature a queen-sized bed and are ideal for families. Ensuite bathroom has the same facilities as above.
Suite: Occupying the second floor, the suites consist of a sitting area and two large bedrooms – a master bedroom and a loft bedroom, both featuring king-sized beds. Each Suite has two bathrooms with bathtubs and showers. Tastefully designed to reflect 18th century Kandyan décor, the room offers stunning views of the scenic surroundings.
The main restaurant serves Sri Lankan and international cuisine. Three bars, one with terrace, Le Garage nightclub at weekends, tea lounge with a huge selection of specialist Sri Lankan teas, karaoke and jazz lounge in a cave setting, well-equipped conference rooms, shopping arcade, health and fitness centre, laundry, foreign-currency cashed. Sports include: squash, table tennis, snooker, water polo, large swimming pool, indoor games. An in-house Ayurvedic health centre offers traditional treatments intended to promote positive health, nourishment and inward balance. This "science of life,'' centuries old, is based entirely on natural treatments and aims to promote self-healing and well-being of mind and body. Consultation and tailor-made treatment available on request. Pre-booking advised.
Why We Like It
Stunning views above Kandy as the wispy morning mist rises from steep wooded hills
Amaya Hills lies on a rocky outcrop, 15 minutes drive above the hill-country capital of Kandy, in tranquil, wooded surroundings and blessed with panoramic views of the city and the Kandyan hills.
Location: Heerassagala, Kandy
Style: Mid-Range Hotel
No. of Rooms: 100
Key Features: Stirring views over Kandy; swimming pool; gym; bar; spa; restaurant