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Mas Villa

Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Mas Villa is a 19th-century Kandyan Wallawwa (or 'manor house'), spread over two floors. Recently, it has been converted into a boutique hotel and is in a stunning setting with breathtaking views in the Kotmale Valley.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy incredible views from the hotel across the Kotmale valley

  • The hotel creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxation, with plenty of peace and quiet surrounded by nature

  • Make the most of the informal dining at Mas Villa with options to have your meal on the veranda, garden or in your room

  • Tantalise your taste buds with the cuisine created by the Mas Villa chefs using fruit and vegetables grown in the hotel's garden

  • Mas Villa is set in 11 acres of lush tropical gardens that attracts numerous species of birds.

  • Ask for the staff to organize a delicious picnic for you on the edge of the reservoir. There is no better setting.

Couples, Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Dig out a novel from the cupboard and sit by the pool, where you will be brought tea as you relax.

Clare Monro

Insider's View

One lovely cozy, boutique hotel in depths of Sri-Lanka's Hill Country.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Take the beautiful Suite Room. It has the best view in the house and oodles of space!

Jessica Campbell

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Description

Ideally positioned close to the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya and the city of Kandy, Mas Villa stands majestically looking out over the Kotmale Valley.

Originally a manor house, the building has a history spanning 250 years and has recently been converted into a seven-bedroom boutique hotel. There are three room categories available on the ground level and a Master Suite which occupies the entire first floor. If you are traveling as part of a larger group, it is also possible to reserve the entire villa.

Each room is individually decorated, blending modern luxury with the traditional style of the hotel. All of the rooms have views out over the surrounding countryside and the peace and quiet creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

Dining at Mas Villa is informal and all of the cuisine is made with delicious organic fruit and vegetables grown in the hotel's own gardens. It is possible to enjoy your meals either on the veranda by candlelight, picnic style in the manicured gardens or in the privacy of your own room.

Breakfast consists of Sri Lankan and Continental options and local and Asian dishes are available for lunch. Dinner is a set menu which changes daily, including Asian and Continental flavors made unique by the Mas Villa chefs.

For those looking to unwind, spa treatments are available either in your room or in the spa pavilion. There is also a pool with sun loungers, allowing you to soak up the sun's rays while you gaze out over the lush panorama of trees, paddy fields and distant mountains.

Accommodation

There are six bedrooms on the ground floor, including a twin-room and two interconnecting rooms. The Master Suite occupies the entire first floor. All of the rooms offer fantastic views out onto the surrounding countryside and each is individually decorated in soothing colors to further accentuate the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel.

Please note that Mas Villa does not have air conditioning.

Deluxe Room - Double

There are three double Deluxe Rooms: Calathea, Heliconia and Saderiana, these cosy and intimate rooms are all individually decorated and located on the ground floor of the villa, off the courtyard.

Deluxe Room - Twin

Mas Villa has one twin Deluxe Room, Jasmine, ideal for siblings or two friends to share.

Superior Room

The two Superior Rooms, Dracaena and Oleander, are more spacious than the Deluxe Rooms and have baths.

Master Suite - Cordyline

Occupying the entire first floor of Mas Villa with views out over the Kothmale Reservoir, the Master Suite offers plenty of space and comfort.

Childcare

While children are welcome at Mas Villa, there are no specific childcare facilities available.

Facilities

A number of rejuvenating spa treatments are available either in your room or in the spa pavilion.

There is no formal restaurant, with guests able to choose when and where they have their meals, be it on the veranda by candlelight or on a picnic rug in the manicured gardens. It is also possible to dine within the privacy of your own room. There is a pool and sun loungers with amazing views out over the countryside. For the evenings, or for those wanting to stay indoors during the day, there is a billiards room, including a pool table, a library and lounge with a TV.

Activities

Mas Villa is within easy reach of Nuwara Eliya and Kandy for day trips, and there is also plenty do closer to the hotel. The Kotmale reservoir lies at the bottom of the valley and this can be explored on a scenic boat trip. Fishing either from land or a boat is also possible on the reservoir, as well as taking a refreshing dip in the blue waters.

Enjoy a tour of a local tea estate and learn about the growing and making of tea or visit the Pusulpitiya temple where you can hear about the legend of Prince Dutugemunu, who spent 16 years hiding from his father in the Kotmale valley disguised as a farmhand before eventually going on to be king.

Additional Notes

Air Conditioning

Please note that, as Mas Villa is located in the hill country and enjoys a more refreshing climate than the rest of Sri Lanka, it does not have air conditioning.

Location & Directions

Hill Country, Sri Lanka

When to go

Year round destination. Because the Hill Country it so high up it rarely gets unbearably hot. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours. June to September are the driest months here, when there’s almost no rain at all.

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