The Theva Residency
Hill Country, Sri Lanka
At a Glance
Contemporary-designed boutique hotel
Extensive views over Kandy City and to the Hill Country beyond
With just 15 rooms & suites, this is a true boutique hotel
The three suites have jacuzzi baths
Huge windows give the hotel lots of light and spectacular views
The Sri Lankan curry here is amazing - I had 18 little bowls. Save room for it!Scott Dunn team
The Superior Rooms aren't that spacious - go for a Suite for more comfortScott Dunn team
Enjoy dinner at Theva's award winning restaurant that boasts panoramic views of the Kandyan hills.Scarlett Richard
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Theva Residency or take a look at our itineraries to Hill Country
Perched on a hill above Kandy in the Hill Country, with just fifteen rooms and suites, this boutique hotel is a fabulous option for those with modern taste. Decorated with clean lines and a mixture of muted tones and bright colors, Theva offers a peaceful retreat above the hustle and bustle of Kandy. The decor draws on Kandy Perahera, the festival of the tooth, held in Kandy every year in July or August.
Theva's contemporary style extends to the food, with traditional Sri Lankan curries and fusion cuisine all being served with a twist. The restaurant itself has huge floor-to-ceiling windows in order to make the most of the views, and there is an outdoor area where guests can dine as well.
As a boutique hotel, and due to its location with plenty on offer surrounding it, Theva Residency has limited facilities. It plays home to an in-house sauna and an infinity pool.
Kandy itself offers visits to the beautiful Temple of the Tooth, supposed home to the Lord Buddha's left canine tooth; the Royal Botanical Garden which is renowned for its wide collection of orchids. As the capital of the Hill Country, it is the gateway to the tea plantations, and an excellent spot from which to learn all about Sri Lanka's biggest export - 'green gold', or Ceylon tea, drunk the world over.
Theva's 15 rooms are split into four types: Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, Suites and the Penthouse. Deluxe Rooms are the least spacious, with Superior Rooms being slightly more spacious and with the added bonus of a balcony. The Suites have their own jacuzzi baths next to the panoramic windows, and the huge penthouse has a spacious sitting and dining room as well as a jacuzzi bath in the bathroom.
Only the Superior Rooms and the Penthouse are able to have extra beds for children.
Location & Directions
Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Theva Residency is located on a hill just above the town of Kandy in the Hill Country.
When to go
The Maha monsoon blows from October to January, bringing rain to the North and East, while the dry season is from May to September. The North and East are comparatively dry, with around 1000mm of rain annually. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Out-of-season travel has its advantages – not only do the crowds go away but many airfares and accommodation prices drop right down. Nor does it rain all the time during the low season.