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Clingendael

PricelineUS$490*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$490*
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing, tranquil, beautiful place. The staff were beyond professional. We loved every minute and would go back in a heartbeat. Golf was excellent and the caddies were very professional, knowledgable and polite. Thank you to Ajith and all your staff for an unforgettable "Clingendael Experience". We hope to visit you again.

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and inspiring positive review of our property and services. That is what keeps us motivated to continue to try to excel. We indeed hope you and/ or your friends will visit Clingendael again soon. Warm regards from the Clingendael Team.

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 16 days traveling around Sri Lanka. The Clingendael was the highlight of our accommodations. It is located in a remote area outside of Kandy. When our driver dropped us off, we stood on the steps staring at the beauty and tranquility of the place. I believe there are only 5 rooms. It is an older place with a...

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our facilities and staff services. Dignified Servitude is the guiding light for our Team, who's individual members are all trying to contribute in what Clingendael strives for: To excel in providing a quality service of bygone days: "Colonial Splendour". We hope to be able to welcome you and/or your friends here again at...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Sri Lanka and one of our stops was Kandy. Although the Clingindael is not situated in Kandy and is quite remote - this is also the magic of the resort as well. There is little that you go without at Clingindael. The staff - in particular the host, Ajith, makes everything possible - and spectacular. He goes...

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind, most rewarding for our Team, positive review of our hotel ambiance and services. We also took note of your preference to have a choice of female and male masseurs. Clingendael being a 5 suite room only hotel is indeed currently only having a female masseuse and we regret that we could not, in this respect,...

Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time in Sri Lanka topped by a 2 day stay at this beautiful home. The owner came n had coffee with us and regaled us with fabulous stories of his life in Sri Lanka. He rents out his gorgeous home, and oh! What a fabulous home. Every detail has been seen to with meticulous detail. Gorgeous...

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

Thank you. Thank you. We enjoyed having you as our guests and would love to welcome you again in the near future. Our Team will continue to do their utmost to provide all who visit us with the best of service of bygone days that Sri Lanka has to offer. Colonial Splendour of the 1920's. Safe travels for you. All...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clingendael in the highlands of Sri Lanka is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. Perched atop the hills it offers stunning views across the valley. Built within a golf community it is an ideal spot for those who like to have a round. Each room is unique in design and outfitted with style and attention to every detail. Bath products...

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

We indeed would sincerely hope to be able to welcome you on the next occasion of your next planned visit to Clingendael and then for a week. rest assured we will try to be the best one can be to again pamper you as all of our guests deserve when booking a stay at Clingendael. Bespoke service of bygone days...

Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is first rate hotel in a stunning location with 180 degree views over the hills outside Kandy .Such a peaceful and relaxing spot. A very experienced management with huge attention to detail. Exceptional staff who go to enormous lengths to look after you. Nothing is too much trouble. The public rooms and bedrooms are beautifully and thoughtfully furnished. The...

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

Yes you indeed arrived and departed in style by helicopter and we hope that our service to you was indeed in sync with the glamour of your mode of transport. We would love to welcome you again at Clingendael and thank you for your kind words of review and encouragement for our Team members. That confirms that at least at...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were blown away by the beauty and impeccable service at clingendael. As all the other visitors observed the star quality about this resort is the unmatchable service. Ajeeth, Malinda, and their fellow staff are genuinely caring people. This is due in large part to the generous hospitality displayed by Anne-Marie, who leads by example. The blue room was delightful...

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Thank you for your kind words and praise for our property and especially our Team members. Your enjoyment is our enjoyment, as we strive to provide the best of bespoke service one has the right to expect from us where we aim to be the best amongst the best of Sri Lankan upmarket hospitality. We are thrilled that you stayed...

United States
Reviewed 21 January 2017

4 Stars Positives: Unreal staff Beautiful view Great food Negatives: Very far from Kandy Not much to do Rooms need upgrades Wine was rough some nights It's pretty surreal as you pull up to the hotel! It's very remote and looks over a valley that is quite beautiful. What makes the hotel is the staff who are incredibly hardworking and...

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and your personal critique. We are glad that despite your critique you did enjoy your stay at Clingendael. Our service is the realisation of our motto "Dignified Servitude", where our butlers and other staff members are all aware and enjoy that they are part of a professional "cast" to create for our guests the...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My new wife and I stayed at this luxurious hotel for 3 nights at the beginning of our honeymoon and we loved every minute of our stay. The key features that really stood out for us were the excellent, attentive staff alongside the exceptional high-quality of the meals on offer. We chose Clingendael for a relaxing start to our honeymoon...

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Congratulations on the happy occasion of your recent marriage. Our Team so much enjoyed to make also your stay, for your honeymoon, a special occasion for you. We thank you for your kind and detailed praise for our property, the variety of "Clingendael Experiences" on offer, but of course also in particular your compliments for the service of our outstanding...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 18 August 2016

beautiful, relaxing and stylish. Our family of 4 stayed at the Brown room for 3 nights. I highly recommend Brown room as it is on the ground floor and facing south with private dining area on the veranda. The grounds are beautiful and you can enjoy outdoor activities easily. There is no mosquito. The waiters are very friendly and highly...

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rkokshoorn, Director of Sales at Clingendael, responded to this review

Ayobowan. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation that you expressed for the service of our staff and the quality of Clingendael facilities. Our team, including our resident manager, Anne Marie Laspeyres, always try their utmost to make the Clingendael Experience live up to the high expectation from clients, that we ourselves create for our clients prior to their...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Clingendael" is located in the Kandian Hills on the premises of the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, some 20 minutes from Kandy the ancient and historic hill capital of Sri Lanka.This large stately home, built in Dutch Sri Lankan style with materials dating back to 1782, with its spacious "wrap around verandahs and colonnades", allows one to relive the colonial atmosphere of comfort and service of glorious days gone by .The Clingendael Resident Manager, the in-house chef and permanent staff of 8, will be there to cater for your exclusive needs.Situated on a hill at an elevation of some 80 meters, the visitor to Clingendael will enjoy a 230 degree, breathtaking view, over the reservoir of the Victoria Dam, as well as the 18 hole international championship golf course, with in the background the “Knuckels” mountain range.The property provides 7 different locations for intimate and private dining, whether on one of its cool verandahs, in one of its garden pergolas, overlooking the pond, the pool or the golf course or in the vacinity of one of the water features of the gardens situated on the hill at the back of "Clingendael". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clingendael

Address: Coconut Hill, Digana 20180, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Digana
Price Range: RM2,736 - RM3,407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clingendael 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“I like the upstairs rooms better. They have better light.”
Cassidy266, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Each room is unique”
pasupathys, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are only 5 rooms, so i am sure they are all just as fantastic as the one we stayed in!!”
SeanTayl0r, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had the master suite which was perfect for us and our two daughters, 12 and 6.”
SingaporeKiwi72, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Not a bad room in the house.”
jdcstl, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
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