Albatross is a eight-bedroom Boutique Villa located amidst the central highlands within the 500 acres estate of the beautiful Victoria Golf and Country Resort, one of Asia's most beautiful courses. The estate rests within the Knuckles Range, approximately 20km east of Kandy, Sri Lanka's hill-country capital. The journey from Colombo's International Airport takes between 3.5 To 4 hours depending on traffic. To avoid the hassles of road travel, hop on board the Air taxi service from the International Airport directly to the Victoria Lake.
Perched on top of "The Coconut Hill", nestling amongst a range of Kandyan mountains, with Pidurutalagala Peak as a backdrop, The Albatross Villa offers a spectacular and an unparalleled panoramic visive. The splendour of the Victoria waterways and its dam, The Victoria Golf Course that meanders at the base of the hill makes The Albatross a truly enchanting Holiday location.
The Villa consist of 8 elegantly furnished en suite rooms and in keeping with the predominantly Golfing Theme, the rooms are appropriately named, Hole in One, Eagle 2, Birdie 3, Par 4 and Bogey 5. The newest additions are "The Tee Off Suite", "The Royal Albatross Suite" and "The Double Bogey". All rooms are air-conditioned and are fitted with satellite TV, etc. Tea and coffee service is available in the rooms along with a personalised butler service makes the stay-on most comfortable.
The Villa is immensely popular amongst visitors of diverse interests as it provides an amazing range of facilities that will keep all visitors and members of the family enjoyably engrossed in occupation. An appropriately designed Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam and a Hot water Jacuzzi as well, with the provisions of on-call masseur is a hot-spot for all visitors. The massage facilities offered are especially enticing. A wide range of indoor games are available with a DVD lounge. Telephone & Wi-fi facilities is also available at the Villa. The property has ample communal space, whether sitting in the lounge, on the lawned terrace or in the garden.
The Hawk-Eye is a tastefully designed "Pub" having a Theme Decor consisting of interesting collection of golfing memorabilia combined with artefacts of yesteryear liquors and wines. The Liquor Bar has an Irish Pub atmosphere with a Pool Table and lively music.
The outdoor facilities are wide range and include golfing, tennis, horse riding, nature walks, bird watching, bike rides, etc.The Victoria Dam, the historical city of Kandy, the ancient rock temple at Bambaragala and a meditation centre are all within the distance of a 45 min drive. For those of you who want to venture out a little more, the Wasgamuwa National Park and the Knuckles Range Wilderness are within two hours of Digana.
Amongst the varied features of The Albatross, the one that stands out and acknowledged by many visitors is the Fine Dining Restaurant. No holiday or 'get away' is complete without sumptuous meals that would cater to varied gastronomical desires. The A-la-carte and the set menus designed and prepared by the Head Chef, Benedict and his enthusiastic team will surprise you. The cuisine caters to wide range of identities that includes Western, Sri Lankan, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Indian, etc. The table side action cooking and the range of Sizzler dishes are a feature. The Albatross Fillet Steak and Lamb Chops together with the Sri Lankan "Game Kama" luncheon forms part of their signature meals. The Baked Alaska as a dessert sums up an exciting and mouth watering range of chefs dessert specialties.
The Albatross Bakery provides a wide range of hot bread specialty products that include, French Bread, Italian Herb Bread, Cheese & Onion Bread, Raisin Bread, Hot Cross Buns, Ginger Bread, Doughnuts, Danish Pastries, Muffins, Croissants and many more
You can choose to dine on the diner's deck or enjoy a BBQ out on the open air lounge under the star lit Kandyan sky. The evening will fade out with specialized "Ranfer" flavoured teas, coffees and a wide selection of liqueurs.
The Albatross holiday experience is truly unparallel and will remain an experience of a lifetime
The view is breathtaking. The food is simple yet delicious. The hospitality is 5 star. The Albatross is definitely a boutique villa with luxury. located amidst the golf links in the hill capital Kandy (Digana), it is a picture postcard setting.
Albatross Boutique Villa is located on a hill overlooking the Victoria Golf Links and the Victoria Dam and gives lush greenery and breath taking views of the mountain range. It is owned by one of the leading tea export firms in Sri Lanka - Ranfer Group. Even though the Villa is solidly built about 15 years ago, it is maintained absolutely in mint condition with a good collection of antiques -very rare photographs,furniture,cutlery etc, which we really loved to see.They also have a superb collection of Books and Film DVDs for those who love reading and watching films. We stayed in the Royal Albatross Suite which is spacious and equipped with an outdoor Jacuzzi and all necessary amenities are available in the room. By relaxing in the balcony we could enjoy beautiful scenery of night lights of the Dam in the night and sun rise in the morning. This is very quiet and calm place to relax and rejuvenate after busy life in the city-Ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Staff is very friendly and always willing to help.Hotel is strictly following Covid-19 guidelines by checking body temperature,sanitisation and wearing of face masks. Food is super delicious and a very good customer service at this difficult period. Our thanks to Thilak,Prabath ,Nishan and all others in the team for their excellent support in all aspects which we really appreciate and commend them. We want to visit again definitely in near future to this small paradise to enjoy another memorable holiday.…
We couldn't stay at this lovely place, but went thier to play a game pool.. From hotel hotel you can see the vicotia dam very clearly and the surrounding mountains.. Hotel has heated pool as well.....
We had a great time at this place.One of the best views in Digana.Its a pleasure to sit and look at this beautiful view in the morning .Excellent food and service.Must thank chef Anura.I would recommend this place to anybody.
One of the best views in Digana. Old place and need upgrade (too many old furniture) .stayed at Royal suite. Very peaceful and clean. Amazing food and service. Excellent weather. Don't hesitate to recommend any one.