The Hermitage

Set amidst 6 acres of natural forest, The Hermitage is a property which is difficult to Match. Magically poised on the edge of the Victoria Reservoir, the property is populated by 41 species of Birds including the near extinct Grey Parrot, numerous monkey’s, wild boar, deer and a variety of lizards.

Located along the edge of the Victoria Reservoir with a water frontage of more than one kilo meter and spread over an area of Six acres of Virgin forest, The Hermitage is positioned 2103 feet above sea level with an average temperature of 25 C. The site of an ancient Hermitage, the monks used to grow many medicinal Herbs and plants which are still used in the kitchen to turn out healthy dishes for the body and soul or make massage oils according to centuries old recipes. The building is not air conditioned and open to the environment around and the healthy mountain air blowing from the Hunnasgiriya Range.

  • VIEW: Lake

Villa Rooms and Suites


Named after the famous Kundalini Yoga designed to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human, kundalini is located on the second floor of the building offering, a clear view of the lake, and the tree tops of the forest surrounding the Building. more info

  • BEDS: King Bed
  • FROM: USD 370 (Summer)

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This room is located on the First floor of the building on the same level as the Infinity pool and one level on top of the spa. Named after the Samatha yoga designed to calm the Mind, Samatha is a small Peaceful and Cosy room set slightly away...more info

  • BEDS: King Bed
  • FROM: USD 310 (Summer)

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Vipassana meaning an insight into the true nature of reality, is a beautiful suite which transports guests into a world of unreality. Vipassana’s immediate neighbours are a family of wild parrots that live in a tree just outside the room. It has a large bedroom, a Dressing room...more info

  • BEDS: King
  • FROM: USD 440 (Summer)

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  • The Hermitage Swimming Pool

    Days at The Hermitage are filled with bird songs and sounds of animals, setting the background for the never ending spectacle of seabirds over the blue turquoise reservoir. Nights are serene and quiet with the moon reflected in the water and hundreds of oil lamps complimenting the peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy the lifestyle of an Era gone by, and experience the peace and serenity only The Hermitage can offer.

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  • Steeped in History, Culture and religion the Property has been decorated in the Typical Kandyan fashion with One Hundred Percent Antique furniture and fixtures. Completely surrounded by Nature, Bo Trees, and Water, experience Kandyan Culture, Buddhism, Yoga, and Meditation in unfettered Peace and Silence. The settings are just right to meet someone very special- your own self.

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Built by world renowned architect Channa Daswatte and Interiors ably designed by Thanuj Guanawardene, the property has been designed in a manner that every room and living space has breath-taking views of the Reservoir and the Misty mountains beyond. Every one of the three rooms in the property has been specially designed and equipped with all modern Amenities to ensure maximum Luxury. All bedrooms are furnished with supersized king beds luxury. The property also has a spa and an Infinity pool which seemingly spills into the abundant forest.

Villa's Location

The property is located only eleven kilometers from the historic and cultural city of Kandy, and it’s only a 15-minute drive from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

  • Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

    Among the top attractions in the area is the Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, which is just under 8 kilometers away.

  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth

    Other attractions in close proximity include the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.

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