Enjoy incredible privacy and truly jaw-dropping views at this beautiful property that redefines boutique luxury.

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On your journey to reach Clingendael you’ll enjoy glimpses of the treasure trove of scenery that awaits.

The boutique hideaway occupies a prestigious position nestled amongst Kandy’s impossibly green hills, and enjoys the kind of tranquil peace that Sri Lankan holidays have become renowned for.

As soon as you set foot on the property, you’ll be wowed by the view down to the house itself, as well as over the Knuckles mountain range in the distance.

The house itself is surrounded by flowers and manicured lawns and offers a lovely infinity-edge pool for relaxing afternoons, as well as a jacuzzi pool for unwinding. The hotel is perfectly positioned in the grounds of the Victoria Gold & Country Resort, world-renowned as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

The par 73 championship course offers well-priced golf tuition and very reasonable green fees, so seasoned golfers and those keen to try their hand are perfectly placed.

Clingendael is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway; surrounded by tropical foliage, you’ll be able to totally unwind from everyday life here, with 24-hour butler service, comfy sunbeds on the terrace and a lovely library all on offer. Families are welcome here, though parents should be aware that there are several water features and ponds on-site, so children must be supervised.

Clingendael’s boutique accommodation includes a selection of rooms and two spacious suites, with luxe wooden flooring and beautiful local art. Most of the rooms have both an English and a Dutch name, reflecting the colonial theme that permeates the property. Guestrooms offer air-conditioning, cable television, Wifi access and private balcony space.

Green Room (Wel Te Vree)

Green Room (Wel Te Vree)

Functioning as either a twin or super-king bedroom, this lovely room offers an upper mezzanine floor for basking in the surrounding views, as well as a walk-in wardrobe and impressive split-level bathroom and private terraced sitting area.
Brown Room (Vreugd En Rust)

Brown Room (Vreugd En Rust)

This king-sized split-level guestroom features a dressing room with walk-in wardrobe as well as private dining and living areas. The open bathroom combines perfect privacy with the chance to enjoy the hotel’s natural setting. 
Red Room (Harmonie)

Red Room (Harmonie)

Similar in size and layout to the Green and Brown Rooms, the Red Room offers a king-size bed and wonderful rolling views of the Kandyan landscape.
Blue Room (Meer En Duyn)

Blue Room (Meer En Duyn)

This king-sized bedroom enjoys incredible views out over the lake, reservoir and nearby golf course.
Master Suite (Uytvlught)

Master Suite (Uytvlught)

As well as a separate lounge area and four-poster king-sized bed, this plush suite enjoys a spacious upstairs verandah which offers views out over the gardens, pond and swimming pool.

Ideally located for exploring Kandy, Clingendael is just 10 km away from the cultural city centre. Victoria Golf & Country Resort, without a doubt one of the world’s most scenic golf courses, is nearby to the property; the hotel offers a special golfer’s package, which includes a bonus 18-hole round and dinner at the hotel – ask our Travel Specialists for more details.

The hotel itself offers guests tennis and badminton courts, a lovely swimming pool, a riding stable and access to mountain bike mapped treks. One of the best ways to explore this picturesque area is on a walk along the golf course’s fairways and along the shores of the sparkling reservoir. Active visitors can take a guided trek up to the Knuckles Mountain Range or on a nature walk through surrounding forest.

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  • Time zone: +5.5 GMT
  • Flight time: 10-13 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Emirates, Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airlines
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Tipping guideline: Discretionary
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is no risk of yellow fever in Sri Lanka, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
  • Population: 21,930,455
  • National languages: Sinhalese, Tamil, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type D, M, G, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Sri Lanka if you have a British passport - apply online

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