Located in the hill
country capital of Kandy, Theva residency is boutique hotel that likes to take
an extremely informal and personal approach when it comes to their visitors.
Located on a small plot of land, within the clasp of the edge of the Hantana
mountain range, Theva lies but two kilometers away from Kandy town. The drive
from Colombo will take approximately three and half hours.
Theva is a place of
quiet heritage and reflection. The ambience generally pivots on the core
principles of a uniquely personalized service and the décor serves to
illustrate and stand as a constant reminder to the greatness of Kandy and its
endurance against colonizers. They are light, modern and airy, executed with a
mixture of white walls, cement, wood and glass, while vibrant murals depicting
the Kandy Perahera accost you when you least expect it. No matter where you
stand in the hotel, you will be exposed to overwhelming views of Kandy and its
mountains. Theva offers 5 star cuisine and facilities alongside a legacy of the
last city of the kingdom of Ceylon.
Theva uses its small
space with an intelligent design of its rooms and public areas standing on
split level floors. Though open and airy it must be noted that the stairs will
not suit those with mobility problems or extremely young children. The rooms
are divided into a self catered apartment, suites, superior balcony rooms and
standard rooms. All attempt to draw inspiration from Perehara themes and come
with standard features such as air conditioning, a flat screen with satellite
channels, 24 hour room service, tea/coffee making facility, internet, hair
dryer and a safe.
This self catered
apartment is offered to guests for medium to longer periods of stay. The
expansive apartment comes with its own living and dining area, bar, Jacuzzi,
study and a fully equipped kitchen. It is well suited to writers, journalists,
honeymooners or even corporate travelers wishing to live as if at their own
home, with absolute freedom and privacy.
Theva has its own sauna and infinity pool for recreation.
The deck by the pool and the elegant pool side bar are ideal for sunbathing or
sipping sundowners by the water. The cuisine is of the fusion variety with both
eastern and western gourmet dishes. Meals are a la carte and everyday a new set
menu is also featured. They can be taken at your penthouse apartment or in the
The city of Kandy has much to offer in itself as a place of
culture and heritage. You can explore the UNESCO World Heritage city and take a
tour of the Temple of the Tooth- the primary reason for receipt of this
accolade. Kandy also stands as a gateway of sorts to the hill country and can
whisk you away to other places as well. For a full list of our hill country
activities, visit our destination profile.