Luxury Accommodation
in the Hill Country Sri Lanka

FLOATING MOUNTAIN VILLA

Set amidst the lush green tea estates of Ramboda, cascaded by picturesque misty mountains, overlooking the expanse of the Kotmale reservoir, Floating Mountain Villa situated 3,700 feet above the ground is a hill-country paradise that guarantees a relaxing tropical holiday amidst verdure and the cool climate of Sri Lanka’s mountainous central province.

This luxurious villa boasts 5 spacious rooms each with its own unique character equipped with modern amenities, ensuite bathrooms and boasting the most stunning views of the misty mountain tops and over-looking the mighty Kotmale Oya which is the longest tributary of the mighty Mahaweli River.

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A TRANQUIL ESCAPE IN THE MISTY HILLS

Looking out through the windows of this splendid abode, gaze in awe at the magnificent floating mountain backdrop and beauty of the scenery which changes with the time of day.

Setting itself apart from other Villas and hotels in the hill-country, Floating Mountain Villa boasts a service excellence like no other. Personalized service of the Manager and team ensure that guests are spoilt with luxury and care with a plethora of activities on offer during their stay at the Resort. From exquisite dining options, cocktails and mocktails, freshly sourced fruits & juices from the surrounding farmlands, short excursions to popular tourist sites, or simply embarking on a nature trek up the floating mountain to the view point, our team will ensure you enjoy a memorable and relaxing stay.

DINING OPTIONS

One could enjoy an array of cuisines from traditional Sri Lankan curries, to Indian, English, Italian, French, Japanese, & Thai cuisines. Using the best freshly sourced produce, embark on a culinary experience courtesy of expert chefs as you sample our selection of mouth-watering dishes that can be enjoyed either in or out of the Villa at one of many dining destinations.

Our Rooms
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Our largest balcony-room boasts breathtaking sunset views over-looking the magnificent Kotmale reservoir. The room can accommodate extra beds and is a popular choice for a relaxing stay amidst the misty mountains of Ramboda.

  • 400 sq. ft
  • King size bed
  • Standard occupancy - 2 guests
  • Extra bed available for a supplement
  • Private balcony
  • Luxury linen
  • TV
  • Intercom
  • Desk
  • Sofa
  • Safe
  • Guest amenities
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A standard ground-floor room with a spectacular mountain views, tastefully designed to make you fall in love all over again befitting of its name “the rose”.

  • 205 sq. ft
  • Queen size bed
  • Standard occupancy - 2 guests
  • Downstairs
  • Luxury linen
  • TV
  • Intercom
  • Desk
  • Seating area
  • Safe
  • Guest amenities
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A Premium ground-floor room with a mountain view, tastefully designed with interior décor to capture the essence of the Lily.

  • 240 sq. ft
  • King size bed
  • Standard occupancy - 2 guests
  • Downstairs
  • Luxury linen
  • TV
  • Intercom
  • Desk
  • Seating area
  • Safe
  • Guest amenities
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A mountain view ground-floor room, which is a favourite choice for honeymooners.

  • 310 sq. ft
  • King size bed
  • Standard occupancy - 2 guests
  • Downstairs
  • Luxury linen
  • TV
  • Intercom
  • Desk
  • Seating area
  • Safe
  • Guest amenities
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A premium room with a forest view of the tea estate. This room is also a popular choice for guests requiring triple sharing option.

  • 340 sq. ft
  • King size bed
  • Standard occupancy - 2 guests
  • Extra bed available for a supplement
  • Luxury linen
  • TV
  • Intercom
  • Desk
  • Sofa
  • Safe
  • Guest amenities
EXCURSIONS
- Places to visit during your stay

An hour and thirty minutes’ drive from the villa, Kandy is Sri Lanka’s largest city after Colombo. Known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, home to the last monarchy of Sri Lanka, Kandy is home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (a sacred tooth of the Buddha) at the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

Kandy is a very popular destination for shopping and day-visits to the city. Visit the stunning Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and marvel at exquisite orchids during your visit.

Situated within an hours’ drive from the Villa, guests could visit the Maha Seya Buddhist temple, dedicated to the submerged temples and villages during the construction of the nearby Kotmale Reservoir in the 1980’s. Opened in 2016, the Mahaweli Maha Seya is an impressive architectural feat that took over 33 years to build. The stupa standing tall at 289 feet is the second-highest in Sri Lanka and quite befitting as a monument to the localities affected by the largest construction project in Sri Lanka post-independence; the “Mahaweli development project” which has subsequently helped shape the region.

Peacock Hill is a mountain view-point which is situated near the Pussellawa town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka just 16 kilometers from the Villa. It stands at a height of approximately 1518 m and provides amazing panoramic views of the surroundingPiduruthalagala, Ambuluwawa, Bible Rock, Gampola Town, Nawalapitiya Town, and mighty Kotmale reservoir.

A traveller would have a wonderful time hiking up the hill especially as the mist sets in and is suitable for short excursionsand picnics while staying at Floating Mountain Villa.

Situated just 15 minutes from the Villa along an easy trekking trail, the most popular attraction in Ramboda derives its significance from the Ramayana, an ancient epic which follows Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches ofKing Ravana of Lanka, with the help of an army of monkeys.

The temple is dedicated to the chief of that army – Lord Hanuman, and is believed to signify his resting spot during his quest for Sita in the surrounding Ramboda jungle. The temple contains the largest Hanuman statue in Sri Lanka and hosts special poojas dedicated to Lord Hanuman on poya (full moon) days.

Witness the art of tea-plucking and tea tasting just 30 minutes’ drive from the villa as you visit the popular Blue-field Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya district.It is one of the most popular tea factories in Sri Lanka and most visited by tourists visiting Ramboda and on route to Nuwara Eliya.

Peering out from your Villa, located 25 kilometers from the Villa, the Kotmale Reservoir is a truly breath-taking sight.It is believed that more than 14 tea estates, 57 villages and 54 ancient temples were submerged by the time the reservoir was built in 1985. Some of these ruins can be seen during the dry season as nostalgic reminders of past life in the area.

Nuwara Eliya meaning “city on the plain”, is often referred to as ‘Little England’. It was the favourite destination for the British Colonialists founded by the explorer Samuel Baker in mid-19th century. Located just 30 kilometers a 45-drive from the Villa, it is a popular day excursion for activity seekers.

Nuwara Eliya contains many attractions including the famous Nuwara Eliya Golf Club founded in 1897 and Victoria Park Gardens named in 1889 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee which boasts brightly-coloured flora. Guests could embark on activities including boat trips on the magnificent Lake Gregory and horse-riding at the Nuwara Eliya racecourse. Of particular significance on the Ramayana trail is the Seetha Amman Kovil.

An hour away from the Villa is the AmbuluwawaTower. One of the most contemporary iconic view-points popular amongst tourists visiting the central mountains of Sri Lanka for that unique photo opportunity with its 360-degree views. The tower standing 3,567 meters above sea-level, is located near the 13th century Ambuluwawa Temple paying homage to the uniquely rich biodiversity of the Sri Lankan Island. A major highlight is the spiral structure that is open to brave-hearted travellers seeking those truly Instagram-worthy pictures!

The famous Ramboda Falls, is located just 15 minutes’ drive from Floating Mountain Villa, and is a sight to behold. This two-tier fall is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and a popular excursion for guests staying at Floating Mountain Villa. From swimming in the natural pools, to bird watching, embark on a 2km trek and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding landscape.

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FACILITIES

With plenty of things to do in Ramboda and short hikes up the misty mountains within the beautiful setting of the tea estates around the property, your stay at Floating Mountain Villa is guaranteed never to be a boring one. Coupled with the divine destination, one could also spend lazy days within the comforts of the Villa.

OUR TEAM
Floating Mountain Villa - Ms. Gowri Ganesan
Ms. Gowri Ganesan, a lawyer by profession was practicing in the UK, is the owner of this incredible mountain villa. She was in search of a holiday home when she stumbled upon this villa. When she visited the property, she was spellbound by the amazing location, scenery and the tranquility it provided. The property’s unique location and Scottish architecture was something out of a storybook and Gowri immediately decided to buy the property for her personal use and started renovating it. Although the property was not intended for business, she felt that the property was too serene and scenic that she wanted to share it with travelers both local and foreign and hence how Floating Mountain Villa was born
Floating Mountain Villa - Manager Akila Liyanage
Our Resident Manager Akila Liyanage is our secret sauce when it comes to an exceptional guest experience at the Floating Mountain Villa. With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Akila has a very strong passion for customer service and guest satisfaction is at the forefront of his operations. A passionate people’s person, Akila motivates his team to ensure that all our guests leave with a smile on their face and lasting memories of their stay with us.
Floating Mountain Villa - head chef
Our head chef is a multi-cuisine culinary expert with close to a decade experience with leading hotel chains in Sri Lanka. From authentic Sri Lankan, South-East Asian cuisine, Western to fusion cuisine, our expert chef can whip-up the most mouth-watering dishes to meet the taste preferences of even the finest connoisseur.
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Floating Mountain Villa - What our guests say
What our guests say
  • star rating  Best place to visit - This is the Best place for any one who is looking forward to go outstation and have fun in a Cold climate area .The service is outstanding any time any... read more

    853sharanh
    December 23, 2021

    star rating  Iconic place in Sri Lanka hospitality - Great location, really pleasant and clean rooms. Staff is incredibly helpful and generous and they are going beyond the expectations to satisfy guests. They have mouthwatering food. Highly recommended place... read more

    Danushi G
    January 26, 2022
  • star rating  One of the best and upcoming villas in Sri Lanka (A must visit holiday home) - Such a spacious villa with 5 star facilities. I enjoyed the pool table and swimming pool the most. The food was too explicit. Trust me that you'll get the best... read more

    shaveenh2021
    December 22, 2021

    star rating  Floating mountain villa - We started our journey from Colombo to travel up country for a family holiday . On the way we wanted to have a rest found this amazing villa ..This... read more

    jinos2022
    February 25, 2022
  • star rating  Pros- Great Hospitality(Specially by the Manager Akila), Good view, Extra Activities (Billiards, Hiking, Carom, Badminton), Quality Food
    Cons- Accessibility is difficult if you don't have a 4x4(Resort will arrange... read more

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    June 23, 2022

    star rating  Our Honeymoon - It was a really different experience visiting here. Starting from the shuttle service hiking and friendly environment aswell as the cold climate made our day an extra special. Management is... read more

    kavirangab
    December 20, 2021
  • star rating  We spent two nights in Floating Mountain Villa for our Honeymoon, I have to say it was the best place we have ever been to. The staff was very friendly... read more

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    October 31, 2021

    star rating  Place with a bliss - Wonderful place with the extra nice hospitality.
    Would recommend this place to people who need a proper getaway from the busy schedules.
    Contains all the facilities you require... read more

    chaturajayj
    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  We had a wonderful experience at the 'Floating mountain villa'. Staff was very hospitable and was there for every need of ours. The service was exceptional. Mr Akila, the manager... read more

    avatar thumb Dilini28
    December 12, 2021

    star rating  Best viewpoint at the hills - I’ll start like this. The best hospitality I’ve ever seen in my whole life. Special thanks to Akila who was the manager who also looked after us. We went with... read more

    Tharaka972848
    May 5, 2021
  • star rating  An Amazing Getaway to the Hills - We had a fantastic and relaxing stay at the Floating Mountain Villa. It’s a beautiful, quiet villa that’s nestled in hills, surrounded by tea plantations.The food was absolutely delicious! We... read more

    747harshanaw
    April 12, 2021

    star rating  An amazing stay in the hills surrounded by nature and wildlife..!! - We spent 2 days in this beautiful villa and this is one of our best stays throughout all our travels. The view from Magnolia room was breathtakingly beautiful.
    - Food... read more

    misskemali
    November 11, 2021
  • star rating  Absolute bliss! - This is a fantastic property with the most amazing views. Rooms are clean and luxurious. The service is personalized, thanks to Akila who looks into every detail. Super food and... read more

    jeromebP5505DG
    April 18, 2021

    star rating  An amazing place - We started our day with a rough hike and most of our guys wanted to rest! This amazing villa entirely changed our moods and gave us a good vibe!! ... read more

    PrathapSri
    November 22, 2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - The ambience, food and staff were magnificent and special thanks to Akila for the personnel attentive service provided. Amazing setting and beautiful architecture.... read more

    avatar thumb marinor436
    January 8, 2023

    star rating  Best villa ever - If you want comfort, most friendly service, home like feeling at a place like heaven on earth...THIS IS THE PLACE !! Mr. Akila, the manager is really polite, helping and... read more

    nishadhaj
    November 8, 2021
  • star rating  Gorgeous place! - This really is an exceptional small hotel and Akila goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect.

    My room (Lily) was beautifully decorated and bright with a... read more

    UKbadiabranca
    April 27, 2021

    star rating  A Trip I would never forget - I'd start off by saying I/we had an amazing stay at floating mountain villa (FMV). Im so glad I chose FMV as our holiday destination and I'd do that all... read more

    Vacationer717107
    November 29, 2021
  • star rating  Happy Escape in the misty hills - Me and my wife had a fantastic day of hospitality with modern comforts, good food, Fresh air, beautiful scenery and highly personalised service in a great new Villa. Manager Akila... read more

    kithsiriw2017
    April 10, 2021
CONTACT US
Floating Mountain Villa - Sri Lanka
48, Glenloch Estate, Katukithula, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
+94 773 678 771
info@floatingmountainvilla.com
www.floatingmountainvilla.com
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