On your journey to reach Clingendael you’ll enjoy glimpses of the treasure trove of scenery that awaits.
As soon as you set foot on the property, you’ll be wowed by the view down to the house itself, as well as over the Knuckles mountain range in the distance.
The house itself is surrounded by flowers and manicured lawns and offers a lovely infinity-edge pool for relaxing afternoons, as well as a jacuzzi pool for unwinding. The hotel is perfectly positioned in the grounds of the Victoria Gold & Country Resort, world-renowned as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.
The par 73 championship course offers well-priced golf tuition and very reasonable green fees, so seasoned golfers and those keen to try their hand are perfectly placed.
Clingendael is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway; surrounded by tropical foliage, you’ll be able to totally unwind from everyday life here, with 24-hour butler service, comfy sunbeds on the terrace and a lovely library all on offer. Families are welcome here, though parents should be aware that there are several water features and ponds on-site, so children must be supervised.
Clingendael’s boutique accommodation includes a selection of rooms and two spacious suites, with luxe wooden flooring and beautiful local art. Most of the rooms have both an English and a Dutch name, reflecting the colonial theme that permeates the property. Guestrooms offer air-conditioning, cable television, Wifi access and private balcony space.
Restaurants and Bars
Guests at Clingendael can choose to dine whenever they like, in one of seven different locations around the property – perhaps overlooking the golf course, in one of the garden pergolas, or close to one of the wonderful water features that dot the grounds. Throughout your stay, staff will deliver chilled wines and classic cocktails to you wherever you are on the property.
There is also the main dining room, which offers an adjoining bar. The menu here includes a range of Sri Lankan specialities, Western staples and international cuisines. Guests can discuss dietary preferences and requirements with the hotel’s chef.
We do advise guests who wish to dine especially early or late to let staff know in advance.
Activities and Entertainment
Ideally located for exploring Kandy, Clingendael is just 10 km away from the cultural city centre. Victoria Golf & Country Resort, without a doubt one of the world’s most scenic golf courses, is nearby to the property; the hotel offers a special golfer’s package, which includes a bonus 18-hole round and dinner at the hotel – ask our Travel Specialists for more details.
The hotel itself offers guests tennis and badminton courts, a lovely swimming pool, a riding stable and access to mountain bike mapped treks. One of the best ways to explore this picturesque area is on a walk along the golf course’s fairways and along the shores of the sparkling reservoir. Active visitors can take a guided trek up to the Knuckles Mountain Range or on a nature walk through surrounding forest.
1/8 - The swimming pool at Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
2/8 - Evening at Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
3/8 - The lush surrounds of Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
4/8 - Indoor/Outdoor living at Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
5/8 - A suite at Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
6/8 - Views, Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
7/8 - Bathroom with a view at Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
8/8 - Delicious breakfast at Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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