Need to know
Noon; earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $265.40, excluding tax at 20.1 per cent.
Rates usually include Continental breakfast.
At the hotel
Impressive grounds, fitness centre, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, WiFi, air conditioning,minibar, free bottled water, tea and coffee kit, black-out blinds.
Our favourite rooms
They’re all inviting, but the Superior Deluxe Villa with a Plunge Pool is particularly honeymoon-worthy. Request a villa close to the pool and communal areas if you want to be near the thick of things – or one further away, for maximum privacy. It’s an eye-pleasing stroll to the restaurant…
The pool is a tempting slice of dazzling aqua among all the greenery, at the heart of the grounds. Stake out the cushioned wicker sunloungers and prepare to unwind.
There’s an indulgent spa, housed in a quiet building near the bar. Be soothed with a Balinese or four-hands massage, have an Indian head rub, a body scrub or be wrapped in pampering unguents: aromatic mud and honey, perhaps.
Bring multiple changes of swimwear, keen eyes for birdlife and comfy shoes for trekking and temple tours.
Common areas are wheelchair accessible; the hotel has one dedicated disabled-access villa, and all are at ground level.
Little Smiths aged two and above are most welcome. Babysitting can be arranged (US$35 an hour).
Budding explorers and junior swimming champs will love this relaxed getaway in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.
Older children who can appreciate the wildlife and pool.
They’re all spacious and suited to families, but the spacious Duplex Villas have all the room you and your brood could need.
There’s a fleet of bikes – and a stash of helmets – for older ones to wheel around on.
The pool isn’t supervised, so keep a watchful eye on waterbabies.
Little Smiths are welcome in the restaurant, which has a menu tailored to tots. Obliging staff will happily heat up milk or baby food.
This can be arranged with 12 hours’ notice, for US$35 an hour.
No need to pack
The hotel can provide full-size cots or wooden cots and baby bedlinen.