Mountbatten Bungalow, in Kandy's suburbs, has a rich history. Originally the private residence of Lord Mountbatten, this century-old bungalow has been fully refurbished as a six-bedroom boutique villa that offers a relaxing hill country holiday experience just 15 minutes from Kandy town. The original features including fire places, gabled roofs, and large living spaces with high ceilings have all been retained giving it an old-world feel. Interiors are decorated with antique-style furniture and photos of old Ceylon. The surrounding tea gardens are still maintained and give an interesting insight into Ceylon Tea. Mountbatten Bungalow is the sister property of Aliya Resort in the Cultural Triangle and Maalu Maalu Resort on the North-East Coast.
Rooms are furnished with with four-poster beds dressed in hand embroidered linen, wardrobe, writing desk and lounge chairs. In-room facilities include A/C, overhead fans, mini-bar, tea/coffee facilities, satellite TV and in-house movie library, Wi-Fi and an electronic safe.
Bungalow Rooms (42 sq. metres): The four Bungalow Rooms are furnished with queen-sized beds. Ensuite bathrooms have a bath tub and h/w rain shower.
Suites (64 sq. metres): There are two spacious suites that can easily accommodate an additional guest. Each suite consists of an open-plan sleeping and living area and an ensuite bathroom with twin vanities, bath tub with Jacuzzi, and h/w rain shower.
Dine on traditional Sri Lankan and western cuisine in the main dining room and enjoy high tea and snacks served in the gardens. The chef at Mountbatten Bungalow is ever willing to share his traditional Sri Lankan recipes with guests. Take a dip in the infinity-edge swimming pool or visit the in-house spa, which offers a range of treatments based on the therapeutic properties of tea. Essential oils are infused with tea from their own tea gardens and used for massages and other treatments.
Why We Like It
Commitment to a classical style makes this a treat - you might imagine Mountbatten will walk in at any minute.
Theme Resorts & Spas do much to conserve the environment in Sri Lanka, and were previously awarded the title of ‘Sustainability Rising Star’ at ACES (Asia’s Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards). Their latest project is the Biodiversity Education Research Initiative which aims to address longstanding environmental concerns in Sri Lanka i.e. the conservation of the island’s extraordinary biodiversity.
Mountbatten Bungalow is a colonial-period bungalow set on a six-acre tea plantation in the suburbs of Kandy, just 15 minutes from the sacred Temple of the Tooth and Kandy town centre.