Set in a Colonial mansion built in 1804, this elegant hotel sits amid tropical gardens on a hillside overlooking rice paddies. It’s 6 km from the National Museum of Kandy and 7 km from Mahaiyawa train station. The 9 polished rooms are individually decorated and feature antique furniture and free Wi-Fi. Some have 4-poster beds, claw-foot baths and/or sofas. Upgraded rooms add butler service; some include shared or private balconies. Room service is available. There’s a fine dining restaurant with a terrace, and an outdoor infinity pool with views of the paddies, plus a cricket field. Rental bikes, massages and yoga classes are also offered.