The Kandy House is a beautiful example of exquisite restoration of an ancestral 18th century manor house, and is located about 30 minutes drive from the heart of Kandy. It’s the perfect base to explore this ancient land of kings and artisans. In a single day you could take in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, the iconic Temple of the Tooth or explore the workshop of the island’s foremost batik artist Ena de Silva in Matale. Back at The Kandy House enjoy your uniquely designed bedrooms, which overlook a large jungle swimming pool with infinity views of the paddy fields. The sprawling garden is softly lit at evening, creating the perfect ambience for a romantic escape. The restoration of the entire house has blended modernized bathrooms with elegant antique furniture, and bursts of color to contrast against traditional aesthetics. The cuisine at this boutique hotel is probably some of the best you’ll find in Kandy – delicious and innovative European fusion and Sri Lankan.