Clingendael is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Secret Gems.
Located on the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, around 40-minutes from Kandy town, The Clingendael is situated on a hill at an elevation of 80 meters, offering sweeping vistas of the surrounding lush landscapes. A large home built in a Dutch Sri Lankan style, the materials date back to 1782 and embrace the timeless elements of old-world decor whilst effortlessly combining modern day amenities and luxury. The five large and well-appointed guest rooms are individually designed using fine artwork, antiques and furnishings in a charming manner.
Outside, there are spacious wrap around verandahs and colonnades offering visitors a stunning 230 degree breathtaking view over the Victoria reservoir and dam. The Clingendael’s gardens are a tropical paradise which leads down to a quaint and private infinity pool, perfect for whiling the day away whilst enjoying the stunning views. Meals at The Clingendael are served when you want, where you want and consist of Sri Lankan, Oriental and Western favourites which the chef will discuss with you. Whilst staying here it is hard to feel anything but pampered!
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Robert Louis Stevenson
- Anonymous, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka