Deer Park Hotel in Sri Lanka is your window to the magnificent past of Sri Lanka’s ancient civilizations and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Brace yourself for the legendary tales of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Kandy, as you travel some 2,500 years back in time and unravel the historical tapestry of the Cultural Triangle. It’s as much a spiritual journey as a cultural one. It’s a story of Buddhism, royalty, kinship, war and power – a story of dreams, visions and intrigues.
Amongst the many discoveries you’ll make in the Cultural Triangle is Deer Park Hotel, which emerges in rustic splendor from the lush tropical jungle bordering Minneriya-Giritale National Park. Wild elephants, leopards, sloth bears and crocodiles are just some of the majestic animals you might encounter on a jeep safari, or some of the 160 species of birds making the park a veritable birdwatcher’s paradise.
Wildlife enthusiasts don’t need to venture far though for a taste of nature. Known as the ancient hunting ground of Sri Lankan royalty, the jungle surrounding Deer Park Hotel itself oozes tranquility and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Individual cottages weave intimately around the forest, which echoes cultures past and present. Even the open-air bathrooms embrace the mystique of these grounds.
So, discover the beauty of Sri Lanka. Explore its stunning wildlife, rich cultures and lost civilizations. And rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit at Deer Park Hotel’s Angsana Spa. The royalty of ancient Ceylon never had it so good!
Let the cottages in Deer Park Hotel bring you right into the midst of nature. Set within peaceful jungle scenery and next door to the calm beauty of the Giritale reservoir, this is the perfect place to rest after an eventful day of cultural adventure or ecological trekking.
All 40 cottages are comfortably furnished with double or twin beds, living area with day bed, dressing area, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and satellite TV. Relax within a stylish blend of vibrant colors and earthly hues while a row of traditional elephant motifs watches over your dreams each night. Most cottages come with unique open-air garden bathrooms with outdoor showers so you can enjoy the sensational experience of a shower under the stars!
Rustic cottages in the woods that are ideal for couples or families who wish to stay in connecting units beside each other. These are available in a single-unit block or a four-unit block for larger groups. The ground floor cottages feature a living area and outdoor bathroom. The four-unit blocks have upper storey units with indoor showers and a common balcony.
These cozy double-storey cottages are perfect for families and groups who prefer more privacy. The Duplex cottage comes with outdoor bathroom and shower facilities. The upper floor is devoted solely to the bedroom, ensuring a quiet and restful night's sleep.
Deluxe Duplex Cottage
Similar to the Duplex Cottage but more spacious. The ground floor consists of a comfortable living area, dressing area and outdoor bathroom. Choose from a variety of pool, pond or forest views. Most ideal for couples and honeymooners.
Surrounded by beautiful landscaping and waterlily ponds, each spacious Angsana Cottage boasts its own private gazebo with views of the serene Giritale reservior. Sip your morning (Ceylon - what else?) tea here as you leisurely contemplate the tranquil grace of your surroundings.
Each cottage has the following facilities
Activities Available in Deer Park Hotel-Giritale
Should you wish, we can arrange for a personalized champagne breakfast, high tea or a private dinner in a breathtakingly exotic setting. Taken there on elephant back or by buggy cart, we are sure the memory of this experience will stay with you forever.
Experience dining outdoors at the Jungle Barbeque. Enjoy a meal in the mystical jungles of Deer Park Hotel to the sounds of the nocturnal creatures. On some nights we have an honoured visit from the Veddas, the indigenous jungle people of Ceylon. This is a once in a lifetime experience, very unique to Deer Park Hotel and one that no guest should miss.
Dining - Ebony
The Ebony brings together the charms of local and international cuisine, featuring oriental music and a service that is unforgettable. Have your meal in air-conditioned comfort, or take your curry al fresco before the serene vista of Giritale reservoir.
Tree Tops takes fine dining to new heights - more specifically up into the trees. The forest canopy sets the perfect backdrop for dining in style. Enjoy the very best in food and wines from around the world while you observe the multitude of jungle inhabitants in their natural tree-top habitat.
City - Polonnaruwa
Category - Hotels in the Cultural Triangle
Distance from Colombo - 216 Km (5.30 hour drive)
Distance from Airport - 186 Km (4.45 hour drive)
Price Guide - Rates On Request
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