The Hermitage

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(New Zealand)

stayed at The Hermitage with a group of friends from 20th January 2020 to 27th January 2020 From 20th January 2020 to 27th January 2020

We spent seven nights here and used it as a base to see the central part of Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful villa overlooking Lake Victoria. The breeze passes through the house making it a very cool place to rest and relax. The rooms are large and comfortable with everything you may need. The staff is very obliging and willing to accommodate most requests. The Sri Lankan and English breakfast are good with excellent fruit platters and freshly squeezed juices. The dinners are not gourmet if you don't choose the local food but are absolutely fine. The Sri Lankan food though is excellent. The pool is beautifully clean and a welcome spot to spend some time. It is not licensed so BYO wine. They provide glasses and a fridge to chill it should you need it. Perfectly feasible to visit the tea plantations, the spice growing area, Kandy itself etc from here and have the luxury of coming back to the same bed. It is run by two delighful men and a chef who do all they can to make you feel at home. Highly recommended.
Distances to:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport: 113km
Beach: 130km

Take a look inside The Hermitage

The Hermitage is a beautiful and luxurious 3-bedroom villa sitting on the edge of Victoria Reservoir near Kandy. The villa features very chic colonial interiors and stunning architecture with a high soaring rooftop and large glass windows overlooking the tropical nature around the villa. Set amidst 6 acres of tropical rainforest, staying at The Hermitage is a magical experience! There are 41 species of birds to be spotted on the property including the nearly extinct Grey Parrot and the temperature is always very pleasant as the property sits up in the highlands with an average of 25 degrees celsius.


The villa sits on the edge of the famous Victoria Reservoir near Kandy. To be more precise, the cultural and historical city of Kandy is just 11 km away should you want to go see the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha (it takes around 15 minutes to get there by car). The majestic Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue is just 8 km away from The Hermitage and the international airport of Sri Lanka in the city of Colombo is 141 km away.

Services & Features

Our Concierge team will be happy to help organize any service not available at the villa. Simply let us know and we'll make it happen.
  • 24H Security
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry (extra cost)
  • Massage (extra cost)
  • Pool maintenance
  • Welcome drinks
  • Additional guest (extra cost)
  • Back-up generator
  • BBQ equipment (extra cost)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hairdryer
  • Household supplies
  • Mosquito nets
  • Pool towels
  • Safety box
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • Wardrobe space
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Airport transfer (extra cost)
  • Car available (extra cost)
  • Driver (extra cost)
  • Baby cot
  • Baby high chair
  • CD music player
  • DVD movies
  • DVD player
  • International channels
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Chef (extra cost) (on staff)
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Dinner (extra cost)
  • Lunch (extra cost)
More information
  • Pers. max.: 6
  • Staff:
Terms and conditions
  • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
  • Check-out: until 12:00 pm
  • Late check-out: until 06:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)
period   Minimum stay 3 bedrooms
16/05/2020 01/08/2020 Low season 3 nights USD $ 765
01/08/2020 01/09/2020 Peak season 3 nights USD $ 941
01/09/2020 01/12/2020 Low season 3 nights USD $ 765
01/12/2020 01/05/2021 Peak season 3 nights USD $ 941

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