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Overview

Located high in the Hunus mountains range which protects Kandy city.  Surrounded by lush forestry and landscaped gardens, a lake and a 6 hole par3 golf course, Hunus Falls is a paradise for country lovers.

Travellers wishing to enjoy the mountains, birdlife and Kandy at a slow pace will delight in the nature trails through the woodland guided by bird and nature specialists.

A 40 minute car drive out of Kandy, the cultural and historic centre, but the hotel's facilities more than compensate. Any family's requirements are met with swimming pool, indoor games, tennis court, billiards , and a creche.

The large hotel exterior belies its  total of only 35 rooms, including 4 themed suites. Each overlooks the fun-fishing lake, lily ponds and beyond to the City.

 

 Highs  Lows
 
  • Peaceful surroundings with birds offering the best song for miles
     
  • The sounds and sight of a red woodpecker, green wood pigeon and the grey-tailed monkeys.
  •  Quite a trek from Kandy but also away from the City noise and traffic

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   Child Friendly
   Swimming Pool
   Groups Welcomed
   Bird Watching

Rooms

Hunus Falls spreads across the lush green forest with the facilities of a five star hotel, yet  its peaceful ambience is maintained with only 28 rooms and four suites.

Each has breathtaking views of the forest, mountains or lake, from the panoramic windows and balconies.

9 Superior rooms and 19 Deluxe rooms(mini suites) offering slightly more space, are carpetted throughout and are furnished with  double or twin beds.  The furniture is generic in style with little Sri Lankan flavour but comfortable and with ample storage space.

Air conditioning, music, telephone, mini-bar and TV come as standard plus tea making facilities to revive you after those taxing nature treks. The ensuite shower rooms are spacious and sparkle around the white modern vanity, shower and bath suites.

The themed suites add a touch of the extraordinary.

Luxury apartments - Katsuru and Highlands have all the uniqueness of Japan and Scotland respectively. 

     

Katsuri: Kimono's hang on walls and floor cushions await at the seated dining area. A yen-style bedroom and ensuite jacuzzi bathroom invite all to relax in style. The sitting room is harmonious with open water features and stunning views over the estate.

     

Highlands: Huge open fire, plaid armchairs and an open kitchen and banquet style dining room offer all the grandeur of a Scottish castle. A cottage style bedroom and ensuite jacuzzi bathroom.

Both suites come to life with your personal butler, and the dining rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests.

Two new Royal suites have just been cmpleted, not yet reviewed so the theme is a surprise to all.

 

 

Dining

Dine a la carte in the dining room or within your suite.  A broad menu of international flavours including western , Eastern and Sri lankan dishes are available.  Fish and mutton are not common as they are not fresh in this area, but the vegetables and fruits in this region and climate are full of flavour.  River fish is a pleasant meaty fish and is fresh form the Victoria lake.  The peppered steak was my favourite and beautifully tender.

The chef can cater for vegetarians and offers a wonderful variety of vegetarian curries and nut and dhal dishes.

When ordering a meal from your suite menus can be adapted to a theme, for example a roast banquest or Japanese fried rice.  However, we would question the authenticity of the chef's diversity and the freshness of the fish if guests wanted sushi.  The chefs have first class international training and the ambience will be created by your personal butler.

A wide selection of International wines are avialable.

Things to do & local tips

  • Hunus Falls have a number of naturalists and bird speciaists who know the area and where to find the home of many endemic birds of the mountain forests. Morning, evening and day-long treks can be arranged.
     
  • Knuckles Range shelters Hunus and jungle safaris can be arranged at the hotel reception.
     
  • The 6 hole par 3 golf course is well maintained and the views are spectacular.
     
  • Fishing can be enjoyed at the lake but all  catch must be returned to its home waters.
     
  • Mountain bikes are avilable for guests to hire.
     
  • There is a gravel tennis court and equipement can be hired if you decide to challenge your travel partners to a game.
     
  • Peredenniya Botanical gardens are about 1.5 hours drive away
     
  • Its neighbour is the Pinnewala Elephant Orphange but ensure you arrive for feeding and bath time (three times a day)
     
  • Temple of the Tooth lies in the City centre beside the lake. At morning and evening prayer the drummers will sound for 1-2 hours.
     
  • Various war museums and Kandyan costume museums are close by  the Temple.
     
  • In the evenings Kandyan dancing shows can be seen at the Arts centre at the East side of the lake. The finale is a show stopping firewalk.
     
  • In the hills around the City, you will find various craft centres where you can view and buy or take part in basket weaving and mask painting.
     
  • At the end of  July / begining of August Kandy plays host to Esala Perahera- the largest dancing  and elephant parade in the country, with huge religious significance.  The crowds are enormous.
     
  • Tea plantations and spice gardens surround the hill country of the Kandy district so which ever way you are directed you can view the workings of an active estate.

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