Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Offering a private and luxurious home-away-from-home just outside Kandy Town, Theva Residency is a cool and contemporary 15-bedroom boutique hotel. With a focus on personal service and boasting breathtaking views over the mountains - this family-run Chic Retreat is the perfect spot from which to explore the buzzing and historical city nearby.
The striking, exterior (complete with sparkling pool) gives way to a sleek and modern design within, though nods to the local culture keep things firmly in line with the locale. Wall hangings, table centres and the avant-garde firewall bar are reminiscent of elements from the glorious and flamboyant Kandy Perahera festival (which takes place in August each year), whilst traditional woods sit neatly alongside glass walls and polished light fittings.
A whisper of a snack or a feast of a meal can be served throughout the day by the resident chef and his team, who have worked to create a menu that offers a fusion of both east and west and new and old. The open-air seating outside the dining hall is the perfect spot for an early drink, as the sun disappears behind the hills.
The fifteen rooms are sleek and contemporary in design with cool tile floors, whitewashed walls and the odd bright pop of colour. There is a range of room types available with the pricier offering better views and the best amongst them, a Jacuzzi to boot.
Kick back with a book and a glass of something chilled by the hotel’s inviting pool or head to the sauna to sweat it out after a hard day’s exploring.
Set a short drive from the centre of Kandy, you can enjoy a bit of peace and quiet before venturing into town to visit sights such as The Temple of the Tooth Relic (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Dalada Maligawa Museum, where you can learn more about Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage. Further afield, the Dambulla Cave Temple is a 2-hour drive north and Sigiriya a half an hour more. You are also spoilt for choice on wonderful tea plantations to visit nearby including Geragama which is a 30-minute drive from the hotel.