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Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa

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In the central hills of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, on the outskirts of Kandy City, overlooking the Knuckles Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sits Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa. Aarunya, meaning first rays of the sun in the ancient language of Sanskrit, is a collection of nine modern luxury private villas set high in the central hills and surrounded by spice and tea gardens. In operation since June 2018, it is our special purpose to provide our guests with a truly bespoke hospitality experience that surpasses the expectations of the most discerning traveler. Boasting spectacular views over the Knuckles Mountain and Conservation Forest as you lounge by the pool, Aarunya, a winner of many international hotel awards, also offers a truly spectacular dining experience at Aahaara Restaurant which serves both traditional and contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine in an authentic village setting. Experience the most memorable sunrise while having an early breakfast in the Central Bungalow, located at the highest point of the estate while listening to the sounds of birds in the morning hours. For those looking to unplug from the rituals of daily life, bespoke wellness and rejuvenation programs are available with yoga, curated meal plans, and meditation. Unwind and relax your mind and body at Aarunya Luxury Spa with both traditional Ayurveda and international therapeutic rituals on offer. For the adventurous, Aarunya is centrally located with convenient access to the Historical Cultural Triangle, Sigiriya Lion Rock, and the cool climes of the Knuckles Mountains. Step into nature and experience the very heartbeat of Sri Lanka with guided mountain trekking, off the beaten path waterfalls, and cloud forests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Game room
Children's television networks
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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English, Indonesian, Sinhala, Tamil
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Jenia belenov wrote a review Feb 2024
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When we arrived the bachelor took our baggage, and then the reception we receive called towel and nice cocktail (they said it’s good for sugar pressure). In the room, they welcome us with a bottle of red wine and homemade chocolate 🤭 In this hotel anything you find in the mini fridge you can take free , I stay in the similar hotels and you always need to pay for the stuff in the room. But not here and it’s a nice gesture. You can order from a restaurant to your room, breakfast, dinner and lunch.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Günel W wrote a review Sept 2023
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Words can't describe how amazing our stay was, absolutely magical! ❤️ The resort itself is a piece of art: The esthetics of the architecture, the astonishing views, the diverse fauna & flora, ... We have also attended the dining & high tea experience and had the spa treatment, which were all top class as well. Last but not least, we want to thank the entire staff for their friendly & exquisite service, attention to detail and their overall hospitality. They didn't just make us feel at home, they made us feel like family! ❤️ we have stayed in 2 different Villas. First one was the Premiumvilla and the second was a Sky Tented Villa. Both of them were just WOW! This has genuinely been the best experience of our lives, I hope we'll be able to come back one day 🙏🏼Thank you for everything.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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sumag wrote a review Feb 2024
Colombo, Sri Lanka162 contributions24 helpful votes
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We had a great time at this luxurious boutique hotel. The rooms have been designed and maintained to a very high standard. The plunge pool and jacuzzi complemented the other amenities. The food was excellent and prepared to perfection. A very private and cosy hotel nestled on top of a hill with amazing views of the knuckles range, Matale and surroundings. Anjana (Front office) and the team took care of us well..
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Date of stay: February 2024
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mmchorna94 wrote a review Feb 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Guys first please know that no words can describe the beautiful views from your hotel room. You really feel part of nature and will get a chance to see a lot of wild animals like deers , monkeys and even rabbits!! Amazing helpful staff that makes you feel like royalty. Clean room and amazing bathroom. Only advise to the hotel is to change the jacuzzi because it’s old and does not work properly and to invest in better pool in the room as the pool inside the room is only 60 cm in depth and one meter in width. The hotel gave us free minibar service that get filled daily free of charge!!! Thank you for the wonderful stay
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ojfowler wrote a review Feb 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom9 contributions
The resort is incredible, probably the nicest location I have ever stayed in. The rooms are the height of luxury and the staff are incredibly attentive. They were able to arrange a cooking class for us on incredibly short notice, the food being the nicest curry I’ve ever had! I also made some requests before arriving at the hotel, to have a surprise left in the room for my girlfriend on arrival and everything was done exactly how I asked. Unfortunately, there were a few technical issues with the room, such as the hot tub not heating up to be hot and the controller for the AC wasn’t working as it should. There was also some building work going on at the resort which was next to our villa so there was some noise in the morning (this may only be applicable to the villa we stayed in). However, the pros far outweighed the cons and we would love to stay again! Thank you to everyone who made our stay so fantastic!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Glen Duckworth wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom9 contributions16 helpful votes
Well I have been lucky to have travelled the world with my job being the owner of an entertainment travel agent, the views that met me in my sky suite (Nutmeg) were absolutely incredible. I might even go as far to say top three views I have witnessed from a room , I could have happily stayed there for a few months . Service was very good , if you require a local breakfast give them a hour warning or tell them the day before . Drinks were well priced , unfortunately the spa could not supply half of the treatments which was disappointing , but obviously did not spoil the experience of being somewhere very special. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dinuth R wrote a review Jan 2024
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Extremely beautiful and absolutely serene . Picturesque view. Highly recommended. If someone visit Sri Lanka from overseas, you should never miss this beautiful place. Staff and management is very supportive. Amenities are up to luxury standard.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Shermal F wrote a review Jan 2024
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My two-day retreat at Aarunya Nature Resort and Spa's Cinnamon Villa was an absolute delight. The service surpassed expectations with a staff that was not only efficient but also exceptionally friendly. The culinary experience was a highlight, with each meal a burst of delicious flavours that tantalized the taste buds. The serene ambience of the resort makes it a haven for nature lovers seeking tranquillity. The Cinnamon Villa provided a cozy and comfortable retreat, allowing us to unwind amidst the lush surroundings. The staff's warm hospitality created a welcoming atmosphere from the moment we arrived, making our stay truly memorable. For those yearning for a break from the hustle and bustle, Aarunya Nature Resort and Spa is a highly recommended escape. It's a haven for anyone who appreciates nature and craves peaceful downtime.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Charith Buddhika wrote a review Jan 2024
Galle, Sri Lanka16 contributions3 helpful votes
Words can barely capture the magic of our recent family getaway at Aarunya Nature Resort in December. Nestled amidst breathtaking Sri Lankan hills, this intimate haven surpassed every expectation, offering a symphony of breathtaking scenery, luxurious comfort, and impeccable service. From the moment we arrived, we were captivated by the resort's breathtaking setting. Lush greenery hugged our private villa, with the majestic Mountains painting a dramatic backdrop (we even could see Hunnas Falls from our room). Our villa was a haven of tranquillity. Stepping inside was like entering a luxurious cocoon, with minimalist elegance blending seamlessly with warm Sri Lankan touches. My sun loved having his own bed in the spacious room, while we had the king-sized bed and private pool and jacuzzi on the balcony – the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of wine under the starlit sky. Every detail, from the plush towels to the locally sourced toiletries, exuded quality and thoughtfulness. The staff at Aarunya truly made our stay unforgettable. Their genuine warmth and attentiveness were unparalleled. Every request was met with a smile and a can-do attitude. We had almost all our meals at our private villa and only had breakfast at the main dining area with stunning views. Aarunya offered everything we needed on a holiday and leaving it was bittersweet, but we carried with us a deep sense of gratitude for the experience. It wasn't just a vacation; it was a complete immersion into nature's splendour, luxurious comfort, and genuine Sri Lankan hospitality. Aarunya is more than just a resort; it's a piece of paradise, a sanctuary for the soul, and a place we will undoubtedly return to for years to come. 5 stars – highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Shyara B wrote a review Jan 2024
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Fantastic place to visit. Staff are extremely helpful, friendly and courteous. The views are breathtaking and the ambiance is so peaceful. The food is amazing. This is by far one of the best experiences I've had. Well done to Keith and his team for running a very smooth operation. Truly high class service. An absolute must visit.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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AU$783 - AU$1,038 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictKandy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Sri Muthumariamman Temple (7.7 km), Riverstone Gap (6.6 km), and Sembuwatta Reach (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Paramount Restaurant (pvt) ltd, Gedarawage, and Cafe Yc.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Indonesian, Tamil, and Sinhala.