Clingendael is a luxurious five-bedroom villa situated in the Victoria Golf & Country Resort in Kandy, with magnificent views of the Victoria Reservoir and the golf course. Designed along the lines of a colonial-period Kandyan Wallauwa (ancestral house),this magnificent boutique hotel and villa exudes a stately grandeur yet is infused with cutting-edge technology. The creation of Clilngendael took five years with its Dutch owner painstakingly putting together original doors, windows, staircases, floorboards and furniture collected from old colonial houses. The old-world charm is blended tastefully with a touch of colour, contemporary art on the walls and modern conveniences. You don't need to be a golfer to relish Clingendael's terraced gardens, cascading waterways, verandas and tranquil setting.
Named after five old Dutch estate houses, each of the spacious a/c suites at Clingendael has individual character. Each suite opens out onto a private veranda overlooking the gardens. They have LCD Television with satellite channels, an IPod with a selection of music, IDD facilities, a work space and dressing area. All rooms also have Wi-Fi and an ensuite bathroom equipped with double overhead showers, bathtub, vanities, and w/c. Some suites possess an antique wooden staircase leading to a quiet loft area with views of the gardens.
Welt e Vree (Green Room) - has twin beds and an antique staircase leading to the loft which looks down on the gardens. Ideal for work or relaxation.
Vreugd en Rust (Brown Room) - has a queen-sized hardwood four-poster bed, dressing area, private veranda and loft space. There is also an ensuite bathroom with a `Japanese Bath' which has a large overhead-shower.
Harmonie (Red Room) - has a king-sized bed on a cement platform, dressing area, private veranda and loft space.
Meer en Duyn (Blue Room) - has king-sized bed on a cement platform, dressing area and private veranda.
Uytvlught (Master Suite) - spacious suite with living and dining area, dressing room and king-sized canopied four-poster bed.
Clingendael's dramatic entrance leads you downhill through landscaped gardens past an infinity pool overlooking the Victoria reservoir and a cascading pond. At the main entrance of the house is a veranda which serves as a living and dining space. Through the more formal living area is a tranquil living space at the rear that opens out to a manicured garden, the reservoir and mountains beyond. The property has numerous locations for dining including a main dining room which seats 14, your private veranda or in the gardens. Sri Lankan and Western cuisine is served using fresh local produce: discuss your preferences with the chef. Drinks are served from the bar in the front veranda.
Why We Like It
A villa of colonial-style grandeur in immaculate grounds with lush mountain views.
Clingendael is about 40 minutes to the east of Kandy in the Victoria Golf & Country Resort which is also convenient for the cricket at Pallakele. About four hours from Colombo.
Location: Victoria, Kandy
Style: Luxury Hotel
No. of Rooms: 5
Key Features: Terraced gardens with cascading waterways and tranquil verandas