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TRI

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  • About this holiday

    TRI in southern Sri Lanka is a refined luxury resort with a keen focus on sustainability. Stay here as part of a longer tour around Sri Lanka to experience the unmissable tropical panoramas, the unique glass-walled treetop rooms, and the lake activities. TRI is a magical touring destination that carries an air of exclusivity, serenity, and elegance from the first moment of your arrival, via boat over Lake Koggala.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Wifi

    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,750 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1885

    Our opinion

    The beauty of this lakeside resort is impossible to overstate; natural materials, a secluded location, and inspired design come together to create an unforgettable Sri Lankan experience. We highly recommend TRI to couples looking for a romantic break, or families with older children.

    Hotel description

    TRI, built around an ancient Banyan tree on a promontory in Lake Koggala, treats its guests to a truly unique experience of both the natural world of Sri Lanka and luxury accommodation. Arriving guests are taken over to the hotel by boat, which immediately creates a lasting impression of exclusivity and peaceful seclusion. TRI is Sri Lanka’s first hotel to seamlessly combine contemporary, cutting-edge design (inspired by the Fibonacci sequence), with total sustainability. Living walls, recycled wood, green roofs, solar-heated water, and locally-sourced materials not only help the ten rooms blend in with their lush lakeside position, but also maintain all aspects of the local natural harmony. Guests can experience full immersion into Sri Lankan culture with yoga classes, the Ayurveda spa, and a range of other holistic treatments. Rooms at TRI are split-level, with the bed raised up, which gives a greater sense of space and enhances the spectacular views that can be appreciated from the beds. Glass walls are combined with opaque dividers to create a balance between essential privacy and stunning tropical panoramas. As a result, the view from your room will appear to be entirely yours. A further three rooms are housed inside the unique central Water Tower, which has cinnamon wood walls and is surrounded by a spiral-shaped pool. In addition to the main 21m infinity swimming pool, the infinity pools on the terraces of the larger rooms become surreally sublime due to their lagoon-side, treetop position; and, the high-altitude yoga Shala is suspended above a bamboo grove, and enhances the feeling of natural wellbeing. Here, guests can enjoy classes taught by one of TRI's owners, a professional yoga teacher. Healthy, delicious food is served in the restaurant, overlooking the treetops below and the banks of the lake. The immersive experience continues in the lake kayaking facilities, temple visit excursions, and private beach club on Kabalana Beach. Those staying for longer may want to embark on a whale-watching trip. Though only opened in December 2015, TRI has quickly become an essential port-of-call when touring Sri Lanka.

    Location

    Less than half an hour from Galle Fort, on the banks of Lake Koggala.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    103 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    10 suites spiral around the promontory, all with a contemporary style and eco-friendly focus. Some of the Lake Suites and Villas come with private plunge pool secluded by plants and trees. Suites and Family Villa are suitable for 4 guests, but all other rooms are only suitable for 2, though additional daybeds can be added to suites and villas.
    Water Tower Room
    Lake Suite
    Family Villa
    Tri Villa
    Lake Villa
    Lake Villa with Pool

    Hotel facilities and services

    21m pool, library, yoga Shala, steam cavern, tailor-made Ayurveda spa treatments, exercise bikes, holistic parkour circuit, and personal trainers.

    Water sports

    Lake kayaking.

    Land sports

    Yoga classes, holistic parkour, and bird-watching.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Aside from enjoying the facilities at TRI and the Kabalana Beach Club and Restaurant, guests may be interested in taking part in the water sports available on the shore or heading west to Galle Fort to explore this historic area. The Yala and Uda Walawe National Parks are within driving distance and offer a further insight into this tropical island and its flora and fauna. Fishing villages and towns line the seafront and lake shores.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Only children above the age of 12 are permitted at the resort.

    Minimum stays

    2 nights in mid season, 3 nights in high season.

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