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Amaya Hills

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  • About this holiday

    Amaya Hills is highly recommended for those seeking a good value hotel with a wide range of activities. Located just outside of Kandy the hotel grants easy access to the city, neighbouring tea plantations and the elephant orphanage in Pinnewala, just an hour away. Return to the hotel and relax by the pool whilst taking in the outstanding views over the valleys and hills beyond. An excellent choice for a stay to explore Kandy and the region as part of one of our touring itineraries of Sri Lanka.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room 
    £1,250 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


    Our opinion

    Amaya Hills is a good quality 4* hotel, well-run and with spectacular views. Excellent value for the more budget-conscious traveller who is looking for a larger hotel with resort style facilities. Quieter than being in the centre of Kandy but near enough for visits.

    Hotel description

    The impressive four star Amaya Hills hotel is perched on the edge of Mount Hantana in the hills that surround Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital. One of the highlights of a stay here is taking breakfast on the terrace of Rasawala restaurant, enjoying the magnificent views over the pool to the valley and hills beyond. The designs at Amaya Hills embody the spirit and architectural riches of the ancient kingdom of Kandy, combining bold lines and rich colours with whitewashed walls and intricate wooden carvings. Belonging to the Amaya Resorts and Spas hotel group, Amaya Hills offers a range of resort facilities that both adults and children can enjoy, including table tennis, board games and DVDs. The hotel has an organised children’s programme whilst adults can indulge in relaxing ayurvedic spa treatments and put in a few early morning laps in the swimming pool. You can enjoy a cup of Ceylon tea in the Tea Room, sip cocktails in the Dumbara Bar or live it up in the underground nightclub, Le Garage. Arranged in three buildings and on three levels, the Amaya Hills bedrooms offer magnificent vistas towards mountains and valleys, the junior suites and suites providing a more spacious and luxurious option.


    Kandy Hills

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 3 to 4 hours by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Number of rooms - 100 bedrooms (including 4 suites)
    Superior Room. Air-conditioning and ceiling fan, Telephone, Satellite TV,Mini-bar, En-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
    Deluxe Room. Air-conditioning and ceiling fan, Telephone, Satellite TV,Mini-bar, En-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
    Junior Suite. Spacious bedroom, lounge area and a private sunset balcony.Air-conditioning and ceiling fan, Telephone, Satellite TV,Mini-bar, En-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
    Suite. Seperate wing of hotel, Individual, spacious rooms, Antique furniture, Air-conditioning and ceiling fan, Telephone, Satellite TV,Mini-bar, En-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Amaya Hills include: Restaurant, Terrace with bar and restaurant service, Le Garage Night Club, Bar, Swimming pool, Visiting Palm reader and Fortune teller, Ayurvedic Spa with 7 treatment rooms, Special long-stay Ayurveda treatment packages available, Lounge area with TV, Library with books, games and DVDs, Garden, Laundry service, Gift shop, Weddings arranged, Guided nature walks available, Evening entertainment (cultural and musical), Concierge and 24-hour reception.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Gym facilities.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Amaya Hills are Hantana tea museum; tea plantations;Kandy with its Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, Kandy Lake, arts and crafts shops, the market, evening cultural shows, St Paul’s church; Peradeniya Botanical Gardens; Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage (1 hour drive); train journey through hill villages and tea estates; scenic drives across mountain ranges 

    Activities nearby: Guided nature walks and walking trails (fee applies) in the Hantana area and Forest Solitude Park.

    Special Events: Kandy Esala Perahera in July/August.

    Sports nearby

    18-hole golf course at Victoria Golf Club (32 kms, 1 hour drive); White Water rafting (2 hours drive away). 


    Children of all ages are welcome. Organised children’s programmes. Family rooms and interconnecting rooms are available.

    Minimum stays

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