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Mahaweli Reach

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  • About this holiday

    Mahaweli Reach is a wonderful hotel, perfect for those wishing to explore nearby Kandy but stay in a peaceful location. Occupying a picturesque riverside location, the hotel boasts spacious rooms that have a contemporary, Sri Lankan design. Explore the markets and cultural shows of Kandy before returning to the hotel to relax by the swimming pool or in the Ayurvedic health centre. An excellent choice for a short stay near Kandy 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 Deluxe room.
    From £1,400 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

    Mahaweli Reach is a good option for Kandy, near to the city yet in a quieter riverside location. A touch of modern Sri Lankan middle-class lifestyle.

    Hotel description

    On the banks of the mighty Mahaweli River some five kilometres from the centre of Kandy, lies the Mahaweli Reach, the first hotel in the Hill capital to obtain a five star rating from the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. This well-established tourist and business hotel is popular with tour groups and Sri Lankans splashing out on family and business gatherings, weddings and honeymoons. The landscaped gardens are bursting with tropical colour, centred around an enticing swimming pool. The restaurant serves international dishes and Sri Lankan specialities such as breadfruit, jackfruit and spinach curries. For special occasions, private BBQs by the river can be arranged. After a day’s sightseeing around Kandy, relax with a soothing Ayurvedic massage or a drink at the pool bar, ready for the live bands and cultural shows that are regular evening features at the hotel. The 108 deluxe rooms are spacious and very good value, the four suites providing additional luxury.



    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 bedrooms – 112 (108 Deluxe rooms, 3 Executive suites and 1 Presidential Suite), arranged on 5 floors.Most of the rooms are twin-bedded, a few rooms have a king-size double bed.
    Deluxe Room. A/C and fan, Telephone TV, Private balcony, En-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower, Internet access.
    Executive Suite. Sitting/dining area, guest toilet, A/C and fan, Telephone TV, Private balcony, En-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower, Internet access.
    Presidential Suite. Two bedrooms, Jacuzzi in the master bedroom, sitting/dining area, kitchenette, guest toilet, A/C and fan, Telephone TV, Private balcony, En-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower, Internet access.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Mahaweli Reach include: Restaurant, Lounge bar, Swimming pool with Kiddies pool, Sweda Karma Ayurvedic Health Centre, Evening entertainment, Business Centre, Jewellery shop, Weddings arranged, Lift

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Gym, Indoor games including table tennis and a billiards room.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Mahaweli Reach are Kandy, Kandy Lake, Archaeological museum, arts and crafts shops, the market, evening cultural shows, St Paul’s church; Peradeniya Botanical Gardens; Udawatte Kalle Nature Reserve; Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage (1-hour drive); Loolecondera Tea plantation and Hantana Tea Museum; train journey through hill villages and tea estates; ancient Buddhist temples; scenic drives across mountain ranges and tea plantations.
    Special Events Buddhist Festivals - Kandy Esala Perahera, Vesak, Poson.

    Sports nearby

    18-hole golf course at Victoria Golf Club (32km, 1-hour drive); Mahaweli River trips, Fishing, Cycling, Birdwatching, Nature treks.


    Children of all ages are welcome. There is a kiddies’ pool. The deluxe rooms are large enough to accommodate an extra bed and a cot.

    Minimum stays

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