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  • About this holiday

    Clingendael is perfect for those seeking a secluded residence or for golf lovers, as it is located close to the Victoria Golf Course. Enjoy the blend of colonial grandeur and contemporary elegance and the breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. The hotel is in a good location, close to Kandy and offering excellent access to the surrounding mountains, tropical forests and tea plantations. Expressions Holidays recommends the hotel as a stop on 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.
    From £2,720 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.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Golf enthusiasts will love Clingendael - a secluded and private, luxury residence just minutes away from the club house of the Victoria Golf Course, amidst spectacular mountain scenery.

    Hotel description

    Clingendael is located in the Kandyan Hills at 500 metres above sea level on the premises of Victoria Golf & Country Resort, around one hour’s drive to the east of Kandy. Set on a hill in lush tropical gardens, Clingendael offers five luxurious suites, spacious living areas, a small swimming pool and pavilion, as well as quite breathtaking mountain and reservoir views. This large stately home is built in Dutch Sri Lankan style with materials dating back to 1782 and spacious wrap around verandas and colonnades. The interiors delight in a sumptuous blend of colonial splendour and contemporary chic. There are four double-bedded and one twin-bedded suites, all air-conditioned and with en-suite shower rooms. Clingendael’s resident manager, in-house chef and a permanent staff of eight are at hand to provide seamless, informal service and generally cater for guests’ needs. The main reason for staying at Clingendael is to play golf at the Victoria Golf Course, an 18-hole par 73 championship course which is just minutes away, considered to be one of the most scenic golf courses in the world. There are plenty of other activities close by, such as horse-riding, tennis, bird-watching and walking. Moreover, Clingendael is well situated for touring around this stunningly beautiful mountain region with its lush tropical forests, plantations, wilderness sanctuaries and the Victoria reservoir and Dam.

    You can either book individual suites at Clingendael or hire the entire villa with all five suites for your party’s exclusive use. Golfers’ packages including green fees are also available.


    Rajawela (Victoria Golf Resort near Kandy)

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    4 to 5 hours

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Number of rooms – 5 suites
    All rooms have; Air-conditioning, En suite shower room (the Brown room includes a ‘Japanese bath’), iPod station and WiFi connection.
    Green Room (Twin-bedded).
    Red Room or Brown Room (Double).
    Blue Room (Double).
    Master Suite (Double). A living room and a bedroom area, door to the bathroom. Two doors lead down antique staircases to two of the bedrooms downstairs (Red Room and Brown Room).

    Hotel facilities and services

    Food and beverage service, Dining Room (table seats 14), Bar area, Tropical garden, Small swimming pool and loungers, 2 lounge rooms, Verandas and terraces

    Water sports

    Land sports


    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Clingendael are Victoria Dam and Reservoir, mountain scenery; waterfalls, plantations Knuckles Mountain range, Kandy.
    Special Events Kandy Perahera Festival (July/August).

    Sports nearby

    Golf and Tennis at the Victoria Golf & Country resort – 18-hole championship par 73 golf course, driving range and putting green, rated by Golf Digest USA as one of the 100 most scenic golf courses in the world; bird-watching, horse-riding at the Victoria Saddle Club, hiking.


    Extra beds for a child are available.

    Minimum stays

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