Theva Residency Kandy Sri Lanka – Spectacular Mountain Views

Theva Residency Kandy Sri Lanka – Spectacular Mountain Views

Tucked away high in the mountains around Kandy at an altitude above 3,000 ft is the gorgeous boutique getaway called Theva Residency. Only four kilometers from Kandy city town centre the slow drive up in a trishaw to this exclusive luxury residency gave me a teaser of what was to greet me. Whether I was travelling for business or pleasure, I was honoured to be part of this unique hideaway. Theva residency is small with only 15 rooms and suites available, it also has a high quality restaurant called Theva Cuisine that I was keen to try. Theva Residency provides guests with a unique and personalized level of service. With lavish living and spectacular unobtrusive views overlooking the mountains. The personalised service here is what completed my stay and made it very special.

The following images are of Kandy City Centre, which can be reached with a trishaw in 10 minutes form the hotel.

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Swimming Pool Views

The infinity pool at Theva residency was the perfect size to chill out and enjoy the amazing views that dominate Theva Residency. It was the perfect area to chill, work and soak up one of Sri Lanka’s perfect holiday destinations. It is full of unique flora and forna trees and plants. What was also special was that nature was right at my doorstep and I adored waking up to sounds the birds.

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Room With A View

I stayed at a room with the same view as the swimming pool. This room came with a private balcony which was a wonderful area to work form, read and soak up the divine pieces of nature surrounding Theva Residency. The town of Kandy was not as humid or as hot as the rest of Sri Lanka, so it was lovely to have some respite from the monsoon season that was affecting the west coast of Sri Lanka. The room size was large over 30 m2 and the room had a comfortable double bed. The room was very bright with the colour white dominating, I liked the modern art in the room and great choice of colour red, my favourite.

The bathroom was modern and I liked the stone area in the shower before entering, it was very therapeutic on my feet. There were plenty of towels available and I liked the bathroom soaps that were given to me.

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All though a small boutique hotel, Theva Residency has a fully fledged restaurant Theva cuisine which is not only popular with guests but also outsiders. The food was to a very high standard and there was a wide selection to choose by. The food combined with one of the most spectacular views in Kandy make eating here an unforgettable experience. The staff were very accommodating and one of the courses I opted for consisted of 17 different dishes, it was an experience I must say. Breakfast at Theva was well presented and I could chose between Sri Lnakan style breakfast or Western options. I tried both, with the Sri Lankan breakfast make sure to ask the day ahead as it takes a while to prepare. I just loved the selection of fresh produce and chunky spicy chips, I could not ask for more. The eggs were very yummy and I opted for both boiled eggs for the western menu and egg hoppers on my Sri Lankan breakfast.

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Theva Residency Kandy is a unique experience in where you feel very tucked away on top of the mountain. The views are just wonderful, combine this with the lovely staff and this make it all that more special. The hospitality is excellent, the combination of relaxing at Theva and enjoying the hustle and bustle of Kandy is superb. I had been travelling already for two weeks in Sri Lanka and this place was perfect to catch up on some needed sleep. Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Address: Theva Residency Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Phone: +94 81 7 388296

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Gracie Opulanza

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