Each of the Junior Suites is uniquely designed. Named after the man that established the Popham Arboretum, the Sam Popham suite is appropriately foliage-themed with olive green highlights, flowery details and classic prints of a variety of flora on the white walls. The John Duncan suite is decorated in rich red tones and warm golds with dark-wood furnishings throughout. Duncan was responsible for extending Sri Lanka’s railways into the Uva region, thus there are black and white images of the railway in British Colonial Ceylon on the walls. Decorated in warm tones of deep red and cream with ornately-carved, dark-wood furnishings, elegant cut-work decanters and twinkling chandeliers, the George Pilkington suite is named after the founder of the famous Pilkington glass manufacturers. Each has an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, Spa Ceylon bath products, plus a ceiling fan, free WiFi, free bottled water and a safe.
Each Suite is individually designed. Decorated in a warm cream colours and sophisticated blues, the Sir Thomas Lipton Suite pays tribute to the luxury of the British Colonial era in which the famous tea merchant lived. The bedroom has an ornately-carved four-poster bed and leads into a living area and a secluded porch overlooking a hotel’s garden. A room for foliage-fans, the James Taylor Suite is elegantly decorated in warm yellow and cream colours, and has floral features throughout. Named after the ‘Bard of Lanka’, Reverend Walter Senior, this suite has a living room with a fireplace and a small, yet well stocked library. The light-filled bedroom has a king-size four-poster bed draped in pristine white linen. A stay in the spacious Major Rogers Suite not only benefits you, but also Sri Lankan elephants – part of your payment goes to the Environmental Foundation Limited which helps protect these endangered animals. This suite has a king-size bed and a seating area centred around a fireplace. These suites have an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath tub; plus Spa Ceylon bath products, a ceiling fan, free WiFi, free bottled water and a safe. Three of the suites have a sofa bed, which can sleep one child aged eight to 11 for US$100 a night.