Sri Lanka, Cultural Triangle
Info : Chaaya Village
Located centrally within the 'Cultural Triangle', Chaaya Village is the sister hotel of The Lodge. Sharing the large forest grounds and facilities make it one of the best value options in the region. Formerly known as 'The Village', it was recently refurbished and has been re-launched under its new name.
The hotel has 106 well-appointed rooms split into three categories - superior, deluxe and suite. All the facilities you would expect from a hotel like this are provided and the suite rooms have large living spaces and private swimming pools. In the centre of the grounds is a large swimming pool which receives a lot of shade from the trees which line the edge. A central restaurant and bar area is located between the pool and the entrance.
The activities on offer at the hotel are wide and varied: swimming, cycling, tennis, badminton, cricket and volleyball are all available. There are a number of guided treks and bird watching tours on offer.
The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed and the large open spaces contribute much to the overall sense of space and privacy. A central restaurant and bar area located between the pool and the entrance. Chaaya Village would be particularly good for families and small groups. The rates are very reasonable for the standard of accommodation provided and the location is superb for exploring the great depth of historical and wildlife sights in this area.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
- Bicycles available
- Laundry Service
- Outdoor Pool
- Tennis Court
Most of them were superb and we had requested quiet rooms with sea/lake views where possible. Harriet had arranged this for us and her hard work paid of as they were all granted.