Glenross Living 

Architectural forest hideaway

Whisk away to a remote and verdant sanctuary where a former colonial planter’s bungalow has been reimagined into a tranquil retreat.

Almost hidden in tropical foliage, shrouded by mist, and with a soundtrack of birdsong, Glenross Living is an away-from-it-all haven. Days are spent hiking through rubber plantations, searching out cinnamon and tea plants, and focusing on your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. The manor house at the heart of the estate has been lovingly updated with modern and elegant finishes yet retains its Georgian windows and architectural features. A little away from the manor house, the stand-alone villas are altogether more modern and striking structures rising out of the hillside with private infinity pools jutting out to offer lucky residents a 180-degree panorama of the forested hills from the cool water.

Why we love Glenross Living

  • There’s a peacefulness to this pocket of Sri Lanka that effortlessly eases us into a tranquil mindset, with plenty on offer at the hotel to further foster a sense of relaxation

  • The heritage-meets-modern architecture is impressive, bringing the best of both worlds to create a stylish hideaway

  • There’s the opportunity to take part in a mindfulness programme to help manage stress and improve wellbeing

  • Angampora classes are offered, giving guests a glimpse into this ancient martial art that enhances strength, agility, and self-awareness

4 stars
Dec - Mar
Colombo 10½ hours
On an old plantation in the hills above Kalutara
Approx. 1½ hours’ transfer from the airport
Honeymoon, Boutique

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness

In-house nutritionists create menus of fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients. Choose to enjoy your meals in the small dining area, on the al fresco patio, or in the privacy and tranquillity of your villa.

What's included

Breakfast at the restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the restaurant Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurat

The small spa offers a menu of massages and body treatments designed to promote relaxation and release tension — all part of the hotel’s objective to improve overall wellbeing. There’s a choice of fitness activities, from yoga and meditation sessions to strength training and cardio, offered by experienced trainers. There is also guided hiking to maximise your time in the glorious surroundings.

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