The Argyle in Hatton commands a fine view of the hill country and Sri Lanka’s famed Adam’s Peak. Situated down a leafy by-road, The Argyle is furnished in a Scottish style but offers all modern amenities. With a beautiful setting and comfortable rooms, the Argyle is ideal for a pleasant getaway and will ensure you leave rested and rejuvenated.
With 38 tastefully designed rooms and ample space to relax, The Argyle is a peaceful Highlands alternative, divorced from the hustle of Nuwara Eliya or Ella. The hotel comes complete with a host of facilities including a heated swimming pool, gymnasium as well as a shisha lounge.
The 38 rooms of the Argyle is categorised under four types: Wallace, Stewart, Bruce and Campbell. All are spacious, have at least partial mountain views and come with tea/coffee making facilities, in-room dining facilities, minibar, safe and flat screen TV. All room floors are covered with earthy timber tones of wooden panelling combined with plush carpets. Each room has an ensuite bathroom with h/w and rain shower, which comes ready with complimentary toiletries, hairdryer and towels. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The rooms have both AC and heating facilities.
Wallace: These eight standard rooms are located on the lower terrace of the hotel. The rooms open up to a small private garden where guests can relax. Accommodated with a queen-sized bed, this room is suitable for a couple or a single traveller. The bathroom is compact and has a shower cubicle.
Stewart: These five charmingly appointed rooms come with a queen-sized bed. The tiny balcony of each Stewart room affords soothing views of the tea hills. The rooms in this category are quite spacious than those of Wallace. One extra bed can be added in if required.
Bruce: This category has 24 deluxe rooms in total. However, 12 rooms are situated on the ground floor and the rest is located on the upper floor. Each room of this category located on the upper floor is furnished with a queen-sized bed and the ones on the ground floor come with a king-sized bed. There are two pairs of interconnecting rooms, which are ideal for families. The Bruce category also offers two thoughtfully designed rooms on the ground floor for differently abled guests. These two rooms have easy to use sliding doors and the ensuite bathrooms cater to the special needs of guests.
Campbell Suite: The spacious honeymoon suite of the Argyle is designed with floor to ceiling windows, offering stunning views from three sides of the room. There is also a private terrace and the airy en suite bathroom comes well-equipped with complementary toiletries and hair dryer.
The Argyle offers laundry services and has a heated swimming pool overlooked by the looming hills, a shisha lounge as well as a karaoke lounge. There is also a well-equipped gym for those needing a hearty workout during their stay.
The main restaurant of the hotel offers a thoughtfully curated a la carte restaurant menu, which consists of a mix of Sri Lankan and Western dishes as well as delicious desserts. Dishes can also be customised on request. Meals are also served on a small deck next to the swimming pool, overlooking stunning views or on your own balcony or terrace.
Resembling a vintage Scottish pub, the Robert Burns lounge serves a full range of alcoholic beverages in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy your favourite flavours at the shisha lounge, surrounded by stunning views of the hills.
The Argyle arranges a range of activities including hikes as well as visits to waterfalls and historic attractions.
Why We Like It
Not every hill country hotel resonates with a bygone age - this is a contemporary option in the heart of the hills.
The Argyle is an appealing mid-range hotel which could not be more convenient for exploring the many pleasures of the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya area. The journey from Colombo will take about four hours.
Location: Hatton, Hill Country
Style: Boutique Hotel
No. of Rooms: 38
Key Features: Modern interiors which contrast to many of the colonial-style options in this area