Theva Residency – Perfection In Kandy, Sri Lanka

As the bright red three-wheeler slowly made its way up the steep hill, we left the noisy, bustling city of Kandy behind to stay at Theva Residency – a boutique hotel catering for people looking for pure relaxation and an amazing view. We were exhausted after climbing Adam’s Peak the day before, so Theva Residency was exactly what we needed – a place to relax and rejuvenate, leaving all our troubles behind and just enjoy.

Theva Residency – A Haven In Kandy! Overview.

The hotel clings to the hillside, blending in with the surrounding nature, almost as though it was part of it. When stepping through the door to our suite on the top floor, we were in awe: the view from the spacious windows was spectacular; the city, the nature, the surrounding hill tops and a temple with a huge white sitting buddha on top of a hill, could all be seen from our bedroom – it was the kind of view that makes you feel like you own the world.

The Food

The food served in the restaurant was superb, with an interesting choice of dishes – having a big sweet tooth, the desserts on the menu seemed too good to resist, so I decided for a selection of home made ice creams to have as a pre-course. The breakfast was delicious and very filling, with a range of cakes and pastries, home made jams, a variety of egg dishes, and a scrumptious fruit salad – the perfect way to start the next day.


The hotel is situated on Hantana mountain, and while it feels like you’re a world away from Kandy, it’s only about 2 km to the city center, making it a wonderful place to be based.

The Hotel

There are 10 rooms in Theva Residency, and we stayed in the Suite on the top floor – our room was spacious and bright, with large panoramic windows, and its very own jacuzzi hot tub. All the rooms at Theva have high-speed WiFi, TV and DVD player (with loads of movies to watch) and are designed using natural materials like wood, stone, pure cotton and linen. After some time in the hotel’s sauna or sunbathing on the deck,  you can cool off in the infinity pool with the most amazing views. We would definitely recommend this place for your next stay in Kandy – the unbeatable views, and the wonderful hospitality of the staff  made for a memorable visit to Kandy.

(Our stay in Kandy was sponsored by Theva Residency, but as always our opinions are our own.)

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10 Responses to Theva Residency – Perfection In Kandy, Sri Lanka

  1. Sandra May 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    OMG I would love to stay at a place like that, wow it looks amazing!

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog May 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

      Hey Sandra, thanks for the comment – yes it was a wonderful place, really amazing! 🙂

  2. Steph (@ 20 Years Hence) May 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    What a view you had! It looks like your stay in Kandy was fit for a king and queen.

    Also, I fully support your decision to start with dessert! How was the ice cream?

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog May 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      hehe it really was an amazing view! the ice cream was homemade and a perfect way to start the dinner :p

  3. Goodyralph May 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    This Sri Lanka hotel looks amazing and the food so delicious! 

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog May 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      Thanks for the comment – highly recommended hotel in Kandy, and yup the food was perfect!

  4. Ava Apollo May 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    You’ve definitely been opening my eyes to Sri Lanka over the past few weeks!  What a cool-looking place.  

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog May 11, 2012 at 5:46 am #

      Hey Ava, that is great – hope you also get to visit Sri Lanka soon 🙂

  5. Jeremy May 8, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    I could definitely spend a few days lounging around in some white linen clothes at that place!

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog May 11, 2012 at 5:47 am #

      haha – yup, we could have spent weeks there! pure relaxation and enjoyment 🙂