Amaya Hills, Kandy
About Amaya Hills, Kandy
Amaya Hills is found nestled in one of the most historically significant locations in Sri Lanka - Kandy. The clear visibility of our Sinhalese heritage makes the locals proud to have settled in the Kingdom of Kandy which was the last kingdom fighting against colonialism. Guests are offered a truly remarkable experience that embodies the spirit of this ancient city. From modern amenities to ancient Ayurvedic treatments, Amaya Hills is certainly a haven away from the busy city life.
Location of Amaya Hills, Kandy
Perched high above the majestic and ancient city of Kandy and overlooking the lush green hills of Heerassagala, Amaya Hills offers you the ambience of the hill capital. Located approximately 7km away from the heart of the Kandy city, it's about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Trains run from Colombo Fort to Kandy and vice versa daily with the Intercity Express taking only 2 1/ hours to reach the city. Bus services are widely available to all parts of the country.
Accommodation at Amaya Hills, Kandy
Amaya Hills in Kandy consists of 91 Deluxe and Superior rooms with interiors depicting the historic architecture which has been borrowed by temples and ancient buildings. All of the rooms feature balconies offering guests scenic views of the mountains and valleys beyond. Other in-room amenities include a minibar, cable television, air-conditioning, and tea/coffee making facilities. Plasma screen television sets are available in Deluxe Rooms. Amaya Hills also feature 5 junior suites that consist of a lounge area with a traditional Kandyan sofa bed for you to relax, a private balcony where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset as well as a spacious bedroom area. The 4 Suites are a resemblance of the local Kandyan arts and culture. Each suite is made up of a sitting area, a master bedroom and a bathroom downstairs while there is a loft bedroom and a second bathroom above. A special feature of the suites wing is that guests can reach it from the lobby area or from the pool side through a stone stair case which has been lined using natural rocks. More unique features include woodcarving and painted wood panels as well as an antique noble costume which has been encased in glass.
Facilities at Amaya Hills, Kandy
For total relaxation, Amaya Hills has the perfect solution which is its Ayurvedic Spa. There are a number of treatments that are tailor made to suit the individual. The herbal ingredients and professional techniques used will leave you fully energized and feeling anew. Also for relaxation there is a stunning outdoor swimming pool with beautiful views of the surroundings, a billiards lounge, squash court, a gymnasium and a shopping arcade. Guests can enjoy Sri Lankan and International cuisine in an indoor as well as terrace setting at the Rasawasala Restaurant. For evening drinks, you can head towards the Dumbara Bar or simply head towards the Tea Room and enjoy a warm cup of Ceylon Tea. With a more modern touch you can enjoy and dance the night away at the underground Le Garage nightclub at Amaya Hills. The hotel is also a popular destination for weddings and conferences. Other services include 24 hour room service, foreign currency exchange, same day laundry services, IDD facilities, safety lockers and left luggage services.
While enjoying your stay at Amaya Hills you can also busy yourself with exploring jungle treks, hiking, river fishing, cycling, night safaris, bird watching and also tour various tea estates in the surrounding hills. For a more sacred and ancient experience you can visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Museum to understand the real history behind it. A walk around the lake in the evening will be heavenly and you can also enjoy a boat ride in fine weather. For more sightseeing you can head towards the Botanical Gardens or the Udawaththakele Forest Reserve.