From quiet beach side bungalows to stunning lake views, or even secluded lodges set high in the mountains, the best hotels in Sri Lanka have much to offer when it comes to living it up in beautiful and natural surroundings.
In the peaceful surroundings of Koggala Lake lies the first truly contemporary, sustainable luxury design hotel in Sri Lanka. Just 20km southeast of Galle, Tri offers a captivating design guided by nature with all materials sourced locally. Catered for your super relaxing and stress-free vacation, Tri also puts an emphasis on creative experiences showing you the best of Sri Lankan culture which makes it one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka.
Relax by the pool, join a yoga class, or venture out to a nearby beach, Tri will leave you feeling oh-so-rejuvenated!
✓ Non-smoking hotel
✓ Private pools
✓ Spectacular lake view
✓ Yoga and holistic treatments
- Prices for Sri – Koggala Lake, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $215 per night.
Our favourite room: Lake Suite
Address: Habaraduwa Dikkumbura Rd, Sri Lanka (Location Map)
A stylish boutique hotel is hidden high above a tea estate, Kahanda Kanda is made up of 10 individual suites with panoramic views that will make you feel like you’re in your own little world. The Kahanda Kanda cuisine is nothing but spectacular, using the freshest local produce to create a simple fusion of Sri Lankan dishes. Easily accessible to nearby attractions with a tuk-tuk, Kahanda Kanda is ideal for the stylish luxury adventure traveller or newly-wed couple seeking for the most romantic honeymoon experience.
✓ Private suites
✓ Spa & wellness centre
✓ Panoramic jungle & lake views
✓ Infinity pool
- Prices for Khanda Kandu, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $335 per night.
Our favourite room: Garden & Tea Suites
Address: Madamawatte, Kamburugamuwa, Mirissa (Location Map)
Escape the wilderness and head to the pristine beach in the southern most point of the island at Casa Colombo Mirissa. Away from the busy main Mirissa beach, Casa Colombo Mirissa will instantly make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. With rooms that step right onto the beach, you can even spot turtles from your sunbed! One of the best boutique hotels in Mirissa is also minutes away from snorkeling trips, surfing and whale watching. For a cultural experience, a visit to Galle Fort and many more can be organised from the hotel.
✓ Beachfront view
✓ Outdoor pool and restaurant
✓ Tropical vibe
✓ Pet friendly
- Prices for Casa Colombo Mirissa, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $150 per night.
Our favourite room: Palm Suite
Bask in the glory of nature with luxury service and amenities at Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge. Why not consider glamping in Sri Lanka as your next adventure! Madukelle offers 18 secluded lodges with spectacular views of Knuckles Mountain Range. Imagine opening your balcony doors to lush green valleys and the sound of chirping birds in the morning! Spend your day exploring the Campbell Waterfalls just 15 minutes away, taking a dip in their outdoor pool or sitting by the cozy campfire with a cup of tea.
✓ Infinity pool
✓ Breathtaking views
✓ Private tents with treehouse vibes
✓ Organic vegetable and herb garden
- Prices for Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $215 per night.
Our favourite room: Honeymoon Suite
Nestled among dunes and trees at the ocean’s edge you’ll find Chena Huts, an impressive 7 acre property offering 14 private guest cabins. Each hut features a rustic safari designed to harmonize with the surrounding colours of nature, complete with a private pool. A stone’s throw away from the ocean and Yala National Park Sri Lanka, paired with friendly staff with uncanny attention to detail, we promise there will be no need for you to travel any further from Chena Huts – one of the best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka!
✓ Outdoor pool
✓ Electric buggies for transport
✓ 5 mins from Yala National Park
✓ Spa centre
- Prices for Chena Huts, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $140 per night.
Our favourite room: Pavilion 1
Transport back to the good ol’ colonial days at Ceylon Tea Trails, a string of elegant bungalows built in the 1880s in lakeside Bogawantalawa Valley. Think grand verandas, plush beds, cozy cottages, and English gardens that make the best backdrop for a leisurely afternoon paired with a scone or two. Not your cup of tea? There’s also plenty of things to do in Sri Lanka – such as white water rafting and scenic hikes available for the adventurers.
✓ Outdoor infinity pool
✓ Complimentary tour of tea factory and fields
✓ Butler service
✓ Lake and mountain views
- Prices for Ceylon Tea Trials, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $472 per night.
Our favourite room: Owner’s Cottage
Ulagalla Retreat located in Thirappane is a huge hideaway with stylish chalets and abundant animal life – including peacocks, monkeys, elephants and resident horses galloping the grounds. This means it is the perfect place for adventurous souls who love to be at one with nature while having luxury amenities. Spending your honeymoon in Sri Lanka at Ulagalla Retreat is definitely worth considering! Cycle along paddy fields or spy on the animals with binoculars, either way, Ulagalla promises all guests a heavenly time!
✓ Glass-walled panoramic views
✓ Open-air spa
✓ Secluded private plunge pool
✓ Located close to the Cultural Triangle
- Prices for Ulagalla Retreat, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $238 per night.
Our favourite room: Villa 21
Address: Amunugama Waluwa, Gunnepana, Kandy (Location Maps)
With only 9 bedrooms available, The Kandy House is a charming place you’ll want to go for romantic seclusion and complete serenity while being in a tropical paradise close to Kandy. A seductive hotel that seamlessly mixes antique touches and modern style, The Kandy House, the best boutique hotel in Kandy, will make you feel like you’re staying in an elegant private home. But be warned – once you check-in, you might not ever want to leave.
✓ Infinity pool overlooking paddyfields
✓ Complimentary high tea
✓ In-house masseur and yoga by appointment
- Prices for The Kandy House, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $225 per night.
Our favourite room: Indian Admiral
Just 15 minutes from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, The Wallawwa is more than just a place to crash after a long flight. One of the best luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, The Wallow located in a 200 year old manor house is the ideal place to retreat and indulge in spa treatments and leisurely swims with surrounding lush gardens providing the perfect backdrop. Don’t forget to taste their cuisine made with the finest and freshest cuisine to rejuvenate your soul.
✓ Exclusive Z Spa
✓ 16m outdoor pool
✓ Located close to Negombo Beach and downtown Colombo
✓ Complimentary afternoon tea
- Prices for The Wallawwa, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $140 per night.
Our favourite room: The Mountbatten Suite
If you want pristine beach views in the south of Sri Lanka, Number ONE Mirissa is the place to stay. One of the best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, Number ONE Mirissa offers laid back boho vibes set right on the beach, with its infinity pool only a stones through away from the surfers underneath. Be sure to recline (and potentially fall asleep) in their colorful hammocks between the swaying palm trees to melt your worries away. Your doorway to paradise is right here.
✓ Outdoor infinity pool
✓ Panoramic views of the beach
✓ 2 hours from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
✓ Direct access to the beach
- Prices for Number one Mirissa, one of the best boutique hotels Sri Lanka start at US $165 per night.
Our favourite room: Balcony and Sea View
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