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‘Randholee’: Jewel in Kandyan hospitality

By Sanath Weerasuriya, Pix by Nilan Maligaspe

The scenic outlook from Heerassagala seems more Nuwara Eliya than Kandy. Breathtaking mountain view, the picturesque bird’s eye view and mist covered mountain range with beautiful valleys keep guests guessing always about the location.

‘Randholee’, boutique hotel nested in the Heerassalaga range, has a panoramic view from the top.
‘Randholee is about the best that one could experience in Kandy. I think we have the best view in Kandy. It is really beautiful in the morning’ said Manager Sudath Rajapakse Seclusion, Space and Privacy the hotel offers the ideal choice for the visitor when in Kandy.

Biult in 2007, hotel, artfully designed with its clean, unpolluted air, cool breeze and quiet environment spread out on two and a half acres of green land and with perfectly landscaped garden bursting with colour, makes it the ultimate place to unwind, relax and enjoy, away from the din and bustle of everyday life.

The hotel has well appointed 25rooms in keeping with traditional Kandyan décor having its own private balcony and the unusually large bathrooms are equipped to provide the luxury comforts to the visitors.

Out of 25 elegantly designed bedrooms,18 of which have a panoramic view of the surrounding area. Each room boasts of double Queen Beds with Kandyan style paintings on the bed heads carrying the ‘Palanquin’ theme. The room includes all the regular amenities which include Cable TV, telephone, air conditioning and coffee maker.

‘Randholee means the head Queen of the king’s many wives. So this is the head of resorts’ Rajapakse said.

The private balcony with its wrought iron furniture, panoramic view and cool breeze is the perfect sit-out.
Almost every area of the hotel; be it the central reception area with its impressive furniture. cozy bedrooms or even the dramatic restaurant-bar are designed to capture the stunning view, which the hotel is richly blessed with.

Manager Sudath Rajapakse

A walk over the wooden bridge will take to the well laid out spacious dining area. Here is served some of the finest cuisine ranging from Sri Lankan, Eastern and Western dishes.

‘Most of the vegetables served in the restaurant are grown in the hotel gardens and every effort is made to serve natural and fresh ingredients in each and every meal’ said Chef Neil Ranasinghe. ‘Explore the rich flavors and creative healthy cuisines prepared by the executive chef of the hotel’ he added.

Placed at a higher elevation is the well stocked bar with its simple yet cozy atmosphere. There is also 42’ Plasma TV for those who prefer some entertainment. Fully equipped conference room which can accommodate 50 persons is suited for residential workshops, seminars and the like, you can rest assured that the participants will love the unexpected natural beauty and unmatched setting.

The proposed business centre and library will play host to a picture gallery of leading Sri Lankan personalities of the past. Guests will also have the opportunity to traverse through time discovering interesting information, facts and figures.

The business centre will be opening soon and will equipped with everything you may need to stay connected will have computers and internet access, books, magazines and newspapers’ Manager Sudath said. There is a fully equipped gymnasium or if you are overworked and stressed out and need a break.

Chef Neil Ranasinghe and his team

The Ayurveda Health Centre is all set up and ready to open in mid November, that practices the ancient Kerala Ayurvedic system. ‘Practiced here is Ayurveda based on the ancient wisdom of good living where one can achieve internal harmony of both the body and mind. You will be delighted and rejuvenated beyond your expectations. After all you do deserve it’ he said.

The infinity edge swimming pool with its visual effect of water extending way to the mountains is a spectacular sight especially at night when the lights reflecting on pool’s surface gives it a visual appearance of a lake.

‘Randholee is a honeymooners paradise and people do visit here to take their wedding photographs. Since we do not encourage wedding ceremonies here, it offers special packages to honeymooners’ Rajapakse said.

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