Located 4000 ft above sea level, Bandarawela is home to a charming boutique hotel - The Dutch House. Perched atop a mountain with beautiful views of the surroundings, the travel time from Colombo is approximately five hours while the journey from Nuwara Eliya is just about one hour. Guests can also take the 'Podi Manike' train which starts from the Fort railway station and takes a scenic journey through the hills for approximately 8-9 hours. The Dutch House is located 2km away from the town centre while a vehicle can be arranged to pick up guests.
With three large comfortable guestrooms, The Dutch House is an exclusive boutique villa that offers exceptional services. Two guestrooms consists of en-suite bathrooms with large walk in shower rooms as well as queen size four poster beds, while the third bedroom consists of two single antique beds . All guestrooms include fresh flowers, towels, his and her fragrances, dim bedside lights, antique furniture, duvet, hair dryer, wardrobe, smoke detector, shaver socket, large walk in shower and Wi-Fi.
The town of Bandarawela is an amazingly beautiful town to spend holidaying any time of the year. You can enjoy long walks since the climate and surroundings are very comfortable. There are many nature trails that you can enjoy through tea estates. Attractions nearby include the Adhisham Bungalow which is a Benedictine Monastery with a small part open for the public, the Dowa Temple, the Bandarawela town itself, churches and many more. You can visit many waterfalls that are famous in Sri Lanka. You can also visit many more beautiful towns close by such as Diyatalawa, Haputale and Nuwara Eliya.
The Dutch House consists of a long open verandah overlooking the beautiful mountains and the garden. The reception room can be used for relaxation as well as dining. There is also a fire place to keep warm during cold nights. Meals are served on a satinwood and ebony table or on the long open verandah or even under the shady trees in the garden. Breakfast includes western cuisine or traditional Sri Lankan cuisine with a selection of exotic fruits. Dinner will include a complimentary bottle of wine for two. The Dutch House also consists of an enclosed swimming pool along with two spa seats. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available. Guests can also make use of the private cinema with a collection of exciting DVD's.