As Sri Lanka wins more and more accolades the message has become abundantly clear: it possesses a thriving luxury sector, most markedly in its high-end villas but also in its hotels. Luxury hotels in Sri Lanka are not about excessive opulence with diamond-studded chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, but have more to do with an understated elegance, an informality which perfectly suits those who wish to travel in style, but who know that these days style takes many enlightened forms. Welcome then to Red Dot's collection of luxury hotels in Sri lanka.
- Luxury Hotels
Sundara by Mosvold
Balapitiya, West Coast
Set on a quiet, beautiful tropical bay in Balapitiya, Sundara by Mosvold is a boutique beach retreat of Bawa-esque design offering a restful haven on Sri Lanka’s west coast.
The Fortress Resort & Spa
Koggala, Galle Coast
The Fortress Resort & Spa is a luxurious boutique hotel with a prime location on the broad sands of Koggala, only a few miles south of the historic city of Galle on the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
The Kandy House
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.
The Last House
Tangalle, South Coast
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.
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.
Haputale, Hill Country
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.
Koggala, Galle Coast
Tri Lanka is an eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel in Koggala set on the edge of beautiful Koggala Lake. This property is ideal for nature lovers and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the world.
Pasikudah, East Coast
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.
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. Among the many activity options, Ulagalla even has its own riding stables, enabling you to explore the area on horseback.