Venturing to the lesser known island of Sri Lanka for a sensory and adventure seeking escape is likely one of the best decision’s travelers will ever make. Sri Lanka is widely known for its elephant safari’s, wild forests, mountains, and sensational beaches. Edging away from the coastal tropical heat, discover the exclusive W15 Hanthana Estate Kandy, a luxurious bungalow in the central hills overlooking the surrounding tea fields and forests, who are the deserving winners of Luxury Lifestyle Awards for The Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Kandy, Sri Lanka 2020 category.
W15 Hanthana Estate represents the epitome of a by-gone era, of classic English colonial charm, fused with the spirit, culture and lifestyle of authentic Sri Lanka. Impeccable attention to detail has gone into restoring the property to glimmering exclusivity. Each of the 5 Deluxe Suites (there are 10 in total) boast a private garden space - creating a sanctuary of peace. Solid local furnishings adorn the interiors, where romance, rich hues and dappled sunlight come together beautifully. To ensure guests are looked after beyond their wildest expectations, they can look forward to their own butler service, who is only too gracious and happy to serve.
Setting the W15 Hanthana Estate apart, and for which it no-doubt has earned its prestigious winning title, is the plethora of available experiences available to its valued guests. They offer exquisite High Tea, picnic on the lawns, croquet, exploration of the tea plantations, local hiking in the surrounding forests and mountains, bird watching, butterfly spotting, meditation in the local Buddhist temple, their in-house Naturalist who guides and supports your exploration, cooking classes with the head chef as well as accompanying him to source ingredients fresh from the local markets, local tours, shooting range, tennis and golf - all expertly curated by their in-house team. They perfectly understand your needs and translate them into memories that will never leave you.
On the culinary front, W15 Hanthana Estate delivers world-class dining experiences. Breakfast can be served in your bungalow overlooking the vast natural views, High Tea shows off with intricate English delicacies of egg-mayo, cured ham & mustard and cucumber cream cheese sandwiches, alongside perfectly baked Victoria sponge cake and warm jam & cream scones. Lunchtime favors authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, where flavors of coconut, lime, chili and turmeric are a gastronomic delight. Come dinner time, choose between Western or Sri Lankan fare - either of which are extraordinary.
On winning the award, Managing Director Isabel Jamaldeen says “This honorable award couldn’t have come at a better time. Thank you, Luxury Lifestyle Awards, for recognizing us, and to our team and esteemed guests - we couldn’t do it without you”
W15 Hanthana Estate is a dream-come-true for any loyal, discerning traveler who appreciates authenticity, exclusivity, and rarity.