- Close to central Kandy
- Peaceful location
- Good facilities
Located in northern Kandy right by the shores of the Mahaweli River, Clove Villa is an elegant choice of accommodation for those wanting to explore everything Kandy has to offer. Stylish and modern throughout, this well-priced boutique villa is in a predominantly residential area, yet it’s a mere 10 minute drive from the city centre. The property is handsomely decorated and well-presented throughout, with neatly manicured lawns and trees laden with fruit adding to its character.
The accommodation comprises seven guest rooms set across three floors. All rooms are tastefully decorated with warm, subdued colours and are beautifully appointed. They’re individually decorated and have their own distinctive theming and style. In each bedroom there are one or two mahogany beds with luxurious cotton-rich linen, a television, air conditioning, a ceiling fan and an en-suite bathroom. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a selection of ‘Dilmah’ teas to try out. Two of the rooms are classed as ‘deluxe’ and the remaining five are classed as ‘superior’.
Clove Villa’s chefs serve a delicious array of Sri Lankan and international cuisine, taking care to ensure all food is freshly prepared using local ingredients. Those who want an extra special dining experience can opt for a candlelit dinner for two out on the pool deck, or a customised breakfast or BBQ dinner.
The villa boasts great facilities including an indoor pool table, a library and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by gardens. There’s also a large selection of board games and a well-stocked DVD library; DVD players can be delivered to private rooms on request.
Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second largest city and one of its oldest, and there’s plenty to discover. Perhaps the city’s most well-known attraction is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a majestic temple complex regarded as one of Buddhism’s most important shrines. In fact, it’s a major site of pilgrimage and worship, with Buddhists frequently travelling here from nearby and afar. Another top attraction is the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. These are the country’s largest botanical gardens providing home to over 4,000 plant species, including a large number of orchids. Note also that the city comes alive in July and August when the Kandy ‘Esala Perehera’ (also known as ‘The Festival of the Tooth’) is celebrated. This grand and lively festival is known for its traditional procession and many elaborate costumes.
While there are no child-oriented facilities or designated babysitting services, children of all ages are warmly welcome at Clove Villa, and the on-site facilities and nearby activities will keep family members of all ages well entertained.
- Historic property with colonial feel
- Temple visits in nearby Kandy
- Picturesque train journeys
- Lovely infinity pool
- Tranquil spot near central Kandy
- Immaculate rooms with great views
- Stunning infinity pool
- Spa, sauna
- Peaceful location just outside Kandy
- Superb views of surrounding hills
- Yoga sessions and bike hire
- Family Run Guesthouse
- 15 mins drive from Kandy
- Authentic local food
- 7 Bedrooms
- Fabulous mountain setting
- Set in a 100-acre tea estate
- Waterfall swims, tea picking, cycling, hiking
- Characterful, historic property
- Scenic mountainside setting
- Lovely pool & cuisine
- 45mins drive from Kandy
- Set in elegant golf course grounds
- Peaceful location near Kandy
- Great facilities
14 day Sri Lankan surf and sightseeing family holiday, featuring idyllic beaches, stunning Tea Country, ancient cities, and verdant national parks
Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks
From €2,375 per person
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019