The Plains is set amidst a mountain range, synonymous of the Ambewela backdrop; it is contained within the vast expanse of a 30 acre estate. This modern-green bungalow is a place of solitude nestled high up on the mountain tops. While seamlessly blending in with the surrounding picturesque landscape, boasting a rich assortment of lush green flora and fauna, the stage and the atmosphere is delicately set, to enjoy many a relaxing holiday.
The Plains is located in the Nuwara Eliya district, roughly about 6km away from the town of Nuwara Eliya, also referred to as ‘Little England’ locally, due to the contrast in terrain and weather evident here, in comparison to the rest of this scenic island. Perched 6182 ft. above sea level, and 138 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport (168km from Colombo), the bungalow is within close proximity to the UNESCO declared world heritage site, Horton Plains.
The Plains has embraced the green concept wholly, in its manner of operations. Beautiful gardens comprising of flowers, spices, herbs, tropical fruits, vegetables, and tea, abound, and are within the immediate grasp of our guests. Eco-friendly methods were utilized in the construction of The Plains, and it continues to sustain itself by adopting various initiatives; electricity is generated via wind turbine and solar power, and the recycling of both wet and solid waste takes place, while placing the least impact on nature possible. The idyllic setting provides the perfect destination for nature lovers. One can enjoy an unrestrained stroll through the strawberry orchards, or the fresh vegetable beds, while taking in the breathtaking beauty afforded by the wonders of nature that simply thrive here.
A guest may savour the scrumptious and appetizing range of hearty meals prepared in a homely manner, along with a variety of chutney, pickles, and other condiments using only the freshest fruits and vegetables found in the nursery; or taste the purity of a fresh glass of milk. Our chef is well versed in the art of our island’s cuisine and the inherent mix of traditional spices that most associate local food with. They are just as adept in preparing Western based dishes of your choice.
Excellent in every regard, can not fault it or praise the The Plains more highly. A very relaxing environment well away from busy streets and the noise of a town/city. Their home grown strawberries were delicious as was the food. I will be back, thank you.
glensurfer - United Kingdom
The amazing scenery. The best view at any place we stayed in Sri Lanka. On a good day you can see both Adam's Peak and the sun going down close to it. The meals. Absolutely worth the price since it's like a three course every time.
Omar - Sweden
Our family travelled to Nuwara Eliya and had the pleasure of staying at The Plains for a couple of days. It's perfect for groups or family holidays - we were lucky enough to have a large amount of family staying so we had the whole house to ourselves and it was a perfect home away from home.
MadamMelbourne - Australia
My wife and I stayed at The Plains for one night and stayed in the beautiful chalet. The Plains provides absolutely breathtaking views in the gorgeous lodge and chalet. I would definitely give it a five star rating as the lodge and chalet were very clean and modern, yet rustic and fitting with the scenery.
Nesh-Ruth - Sheffield, United Kingdom
It was such an amazing experience we had at Plains. Large rooms with cosy beds huge glass walls facing the woods .its pure green almost every where. Fresh air . Great team will work for you with delicious for freshly picked from their own garden where you could go and have a visit.
justinreineck22 - Berlin, Germany
I stayed in this hotel last week with some friends.I stayed at the small chalet and it was really really nice. The personnel where really friendly. THe houses eventhough they are in the middle of the forest/ jungle they where extremely clean.
644alejandroe - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I have been working in Colombo for the past three months in cramped quarters so this hotel with its amazing views, delicious fresh food and luxurious bed with duvet was unlike anything I've experienced in awhile. Completely untouristy in an isolated setting with greenery that reminded me of Ireland and mountains that reminded me of Norway. Very nice staff.
Jennifer p - New York City, New York
I am not sure where to start. The Plains bungalow had everything in absolute perfection. From rustic, environmental architectural design to perfect location nestles amongst the mountains and valleys and meadows of highlands of serendipity and resplendence of the island nation Sri Lanka.
Warna H - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We stayed here only one night during our Sri Lanka trip traveling from Kandy. It's the most surprising well hidden place with lovely interior design, eco friendly approach, great stuff and service. The place has 4 rooms and a chalet, where we stayed and it's the most perfect intimate surrounding you can wish for.
travellerdolcevita - Geneva, Switzerland