Set amid tropical forest, this upscale hotel is 9 km from Minneriya National Park and 16 km from Sigiriya, an ancient city and fortress. The polished, warmly decorated rooms feature cable TV, free Wi-Fi and minifridges, along with tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add butler service and verandas. Chic 2-bedroom suites include dining areas and whirlpool baths. The hotel has a bar, a teahouse and 2 restaurants, which offer organic dishes and open-air dining. Other amenities include a spa, tennis courts and an outdoor pool, as well as a kids’ playground, an environmental centre, and a treehouse with chess and backgammon.