Bandarawela Hotel by Aitken Spence Hotels

Reposing in the idyllic, slow-moving town of Bandarawela is the ‘Bandarawela Hotel’, a hillside retreat by the renowned ‘Aitken Spence Hotels’. The hotel basks in the salutary climate of the quiet backwaters, roughly 200-KM from the sophistication of Colombo.

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Studded onto a bosky background hemmed in by mountains, the ‘Bandarawela Hotel’ has the profile of an old-fashioned residence. Mellow lighting tunes into orchestras of colonial architecture and warm wooden furnishings, taking guests back into the colonial Ceylonese countryside.

The Experience

The rooms at the ‘Bandarawela Hotel’ are styled to resemble a country estate lodge. Well-appointed to keep guests cosy, each room affords views of the smoky mountains. Soak in a lavish bathtub or be mesmerized by the surroundings as you bask in the comfort of a standard or deluxe room. Take a romantic stroll in the private garden as you stay in the suite room, which is the honeymoon room at the ‘Bandarawela Hotel’.

An array of exotic native dishes and global treats are served at the main restaurant of the hotel. Take in the picture-perfect vistas of rolling hills whilst delighting in the quaint colonial architecture of the restaurant. Take your first taste of the heartfelt flavours of Sri Lankan spices, locally grown rice and home-harvested vegetables. Grab a cocktail and chillax at the lounge bar.

Around and About

Nestled in the Badulla District, the placid hamlet of Bandarawela rests amidst vistas of mountains and tea fields. Strawberries and pears grow abundantly in the rich sod, taking in the pristine mountain air. Blessed with a salubrious climate, the quiet town is ideal for those looking to de-stress and take time off.

The charming Dowa Rock Temple features a 38 foot image of the Lord Buddha carved into a rock facet and traditional paintings that depict ancient Buddhist stories. The Adisham Bungalow is a Tudor style country house set in sweeping gardens, featuring antique furniture and rambling flower terraces. 14-KM from Bandarawela is the tranquil, Greenleaf town of Ella. Climb the Little Adam’s Peak, picking your steps between tea plantations and enjoy views of the sweeping valleys and the Southern Coast from the summit. Hike up the more strenuous trails of the Ella Rock that meander the woodlands. The quaint viaduct of the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge featuring 9 sky bridges will have you yearning for the days-gone-by when art was at its prime. The Ravana Ella Falls and Diyaluma Falls are key waterfalls to watch in the area.

Deep fragrance of roses wades through the garden as you sit around the mid-morning tea table. Flavoured tea and home-baked cake, with wind-tousled bloom that set your heart dancing!

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Board Games

Pool Table

Bar and Pub


Amenities and Facilities

Doctor on Call


Telephone with IDD



Tea / Coffee Making Facility on Request




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