Clingendael is the perfect getaway from the realities of life. Ensconced majestically in the Kandyan hills, the property exudes elegant colonial style while taking full advantage of this unspoiled natural location. With verdant environment on all sides, The Clingendael impresses with a good range of outdoor activities on hand as well as organised adventures further afield. Besides golf, explore at your leisure one of the many bird watching and jungle trails in Knuckles mountain range. The “Victoria Stables” provide, lessens in horse riding. Day trips as well as overnight trips can be organised from Clingendael to Sri Lanka ’s multitude of interesting and historically significant places. Excursions that can be arranged and booked for you. Guests may enjoy a trip to Kandy Lake to visit the famed Temple of the Tooth, or venture a little further to a tea estate or the Sigiriya rock palace. Guests can raise a mallet on Clingendael’s front lawn, enjoying a fun game of Croquet followed by an almost mandatory Gin and Tonic – the colonial drink of choice all over the world, enjoy a ride in the hotel’s mini-moke, take a plunge at the pool or enjoy a massage at the Clingendael Spa. Its gardens, spacious and cool verandahs or the central lounge room are idyllic places to read or write or just do nothing. The Clingendael sundowner experience is a favourite of many of our guests, a sunset wine or champagne experience above the Victoria water reservoir with views of the Kandyan hills. Facilities at the nearby located Victoria Golf & Country Resort include an infinity pool with adjoining putting and chipping greens, a tennis court and a driving range. Keen golfers will delight to play on the Victoria Golf and Country Resort’s international Par 73 championship course, rated as one of the 100 most scenic courses by Golf Digest USA. Caddies and ball spotters are on hand to assist players, while those wanting to improve their skills can book a lesson with the VGCR resident professional.
(The Yumlist - KL - Malaysia)