Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Clingendael is a unique colonial style hotel steeped in the calm and tranquility of the Kandyan Hills. Flanked by the world-class Victoria Golf Course, this cosy boutique stands within its own tropical gardens, offering sweeping valley views from its hilltop location.
Perfect forKeen golfers or those looking for a rural retreat while exploring Kandy.
In the knowTry your hand at croquet, with games held regularly on the hotel’s manicured lawns.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Setting & Views
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview


Set in the hills outside of Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, Kandy.

Rooms at Clingendael

Each of the five suites at Clingendael is teeming with Dutch colonial charm. Every room is complete with antique furnishings, a walk in wardrobe, and terraces with views of the world class Victoria Golf course, the imposing Knuckles mountain range and the blossoming hotel gardens.

Food and Facilities

Could a nature trek or a day lazing by the pool leave you indecisive about what to do for dinner? With Sri Lankan, Oriental and Western dishes available, pick and choose your meal and discuss your culinary preferences with the head chef. Then simply choose your location; larger groups may opt for the grand dining table for a proper banquet, while couples may choose a more secluded setting overlooking the Koi pond.

Activities at Clingendael

Set your own pace in the seclusion and natural beauty of Clingendael.  Brush up on your short game at the Victoria Driving Range, or wander the beautiful grounds on one of many jungle and bird watching trails. Go on a horse trek through the rolling hills, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views reclining by the infinity pool.

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