ABOUT Amaya Hills

Amaya Hills is found nestled in one of the most historically significant locations in Sri Lanka - Kandy. The clear visibility of our Sinhalese heritage makes the locals proud to have settled in the Kingdom of Kandy which was the last kingdom fighting against colonialism. Guests are offered a truly remarkable experience that embodies the spirit of this ancient city. From modern amenities to ancient Ayurvedic treatments, Amaya Hills is certainly a haven away from the busy city life.


Arriving in Kandy which is the hill capital of Sri Lanka, you will find Amaya Hills about 7km away from the city centre. Offering the majesty of the Kanydan Kingdom and the experience of ancient surroundings you can enjoy a memorable holiday in the hills. From ancient Ayurvedic treatments to offer you total relaxation and modern amenities to keep you comfortable, Amaya Hills offers a range of exclusive services and facilities for you to make use of. You can enjoy meals in comfort while wake up and sip in the wonderful views that your private balcony offers.


Perched high above the majestic and ancient city of Kandy and overlooking the lush green hills of Heerassagala, Amaya Hills offers you the ambience of the hill capital. Located approximately 7km away from the heart of the Kandy city, it's about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Trains run from Colombo Fort to Kandy and vice versa daily with the Intercity Express taking only 2 1/ hours to reach the city. Bus services are widely available to all parts of the country.


Amaya Hills in Kandy consists of 91 Deluxe and Superior rooms with interiors depicting the historic architecture which has been borrowed by temples and ancient buildings. All of the rooms feature balconies offering guests scenic views of the mountains and valleys beyond. Other in-room amenities include a minibar, cable television, air-conditioning, and tea/coffee making facilities. Plasma screen television sets are available in Deluxe Rooms. Amaya Hills also feature 5 junior suites that consist of a lounge area with a traditional Kandyan sofa bed for you to relax, a private balcony where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset as well as a spacious bedroom area. The 4 Suites are a resemblance of the local Kandyan arts and culture. Each suite is made up of a sitting area, a master bedroom and a bathroom downstairs while there is a loft bedroom and a second bathroom above. A special feature of the suites wing is that guests can reach it from the lobby area or from the pool side through a stone stair case which has been lined using natural rocks. More unique features include woodcarving and painted wood panels as well as an antique noble costume which has been encased in glass.


For total relaxation, Amaya Hills has the perfect solution which is its Ayurvedic Spa. There are a number of treatments that are tailor made to suit the individual. The herbal ingredients and professional techniques used will leave you fully energized and feeling anew. Also for relaxation there is a stunning outdoor swimming pool with beautiful views of the surroundings, a billiards lounge, squash court, a gymnasium and a shopping arcade. Guests can enjoy Sri Lankan and International cuisine in an indoor as well as terrace setting at the Rasawasala Restaurant. For evening drinks, you can head towards the Dumbara Bar or simply head towards the Tea Room and enjoy a warm cup of Ceylon Tea. With a more modern touch you can enjoy and dance the night away at the underground Le Garage nightclub at Amaya Hills. The hotel is also a popular destination for weddings and conferences. Other services include 24 hour room service, foreign currency exchange, same day laundry services, IDD facilities, safety lockers and left luggage services.


While enjoying your stay at Amaya Hills you can also busy yourself with exploring jungle treks, hiking, river fishing, cycling, night safaris, bird watching and also tour various tea estates in the surrounding hills. For a more sacred and ancient experience you can visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Museum to understand the real history behind it. A walk around the lake in the evening will be heavenly and you can also enjoy a boat ride in fine weather. For more sightseeing you can head towards the Botanical Gardens or the Udawaththakele Forest Reserve.

Our Facilities

Overlooking lush forested hills, the resort's spacious poolside presents a cool retreat in a charming setting. Discover a layer of luxury at this breathraking resort as our gracious staff tend to your every need - be it a refreshing glass of chilled tropical juice or a simple mouth-watering delight.Take a break from your adventures and languish your afternoon by the side of the pool. Plush chaises lounges create a comfortable oasis for those who wish to lay under the island sun and work on their suntan. Swim some invigorating laps or just float along pleasant waters - all while enjoying spectacular views at a vantage point.The perfect reprieve for fitness or relaxation, the pool is stunningly positioned at the meeting point of the resort’s three wings and affords enthralling views of tropical sceneries. Savour the sublime sensation of cool waters, enveloping you in a pleasant embrace.


Maintain your fitness routine or start a new one at Amaya Hills. The fitness centre features a range of state-of-the-art equipment for weight and cardio training.Reflecting an understated philosophy of quiet comfort in a unique, culture-rich location, this inland retreat is dedicated to activity and adventure. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, the Fitness Centre at Amaya Hills offers floor-to-ceiling mirrors at the back of the room, while the entrance to the gym is graced with glass doors providing natural lighting to enhance one’s work out. The gym with its hardwood floor, offers an onsite instructor to oversee exercise routines and help guests in customizing specific workouts.


Indulge, relax and bask in the restorative therapy of nature as you revitalize your senses and renew your spirit at Amaya Hills’ exclusive Ayurvedic spa – Pancha Karma. Nestled amidst the cool climes of this beautiful hill country, Pancha Karma offers a nurturing and traditional experience, replete with treatments that have been passed down through generations.