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Deer Park Hotel

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  • About this holiday

    Deer park is a charming, characterful hotel which is an ideal base for exploring The Cultural Triangle. This is a tranquil retreat in a jungle setting which allows you to appreciate the lush beauty of the surrounding area. There is an Angsana Spa and a lovely outdoor pool in which to relax after a days sightseeing. This is a comfortable, welcoming property which is especially well placed for exploring the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,200 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH363

    Our opinion

    The Deer Park is a peaceful, comfortable place to rest in between exploring the UNESCO world heritage sites and viewing elephants and wildlife at Minneriya National Park. Good for visiting the ruins of Polonnaruwa in depth.

     

    Hotel description

    Rustic charm awaits guests at the Deer Park Hotel, located amongst Sri Lanka’s tropical jungle on what were once the hunting grounds of Polonnaruwa, seat of Sinhalese kings. The Deer Park Hotel’s setting slightly up from the banks of the Giritale Reservoir creates peaceful and private surroundings where guests can revel in the nature and wildlife that is all around. Accommodation is provided in 40 cottages, which are furnished with a blend of traditional and contemporary Asian styles and designed to work in harmony with the jungle that surrounds. Most of the cottages benefit from an open-air garden bathroom that allows guests to enjoy the sensation of a shower under the stars. The Deer Park cottages have a charming added feature of a viewing gazebo on stilts - sip your morning (Ceylon - what else?) tea here as you watch the monkeys playing around in the trees above.  There are partial views of Giritale Reservoir from some of the bedrooms as well as from the pleasant restaurant and bar. Guests at the Deer Park Hotel can seek out traditional Asian therapies in the Deer Park Spa which has four indoor spa pavilions, to revitalise and pamper. Healthy cuisine is served in the restaurant, reflecting both international and local flavours. Your days can be spent visiting the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa or sighting wild elephants in Minneriya National Park, returning for a cooling dip in the hotel swimming pool and a lazy hour in the shade.  The Deer Park is a comfortable hotel that is ideally placed for exploring Sri Lanka’s fascinating Cultural Triangle, particularly the more eastern UNESCO world heritage sites.

     

    Location

    Sri Lanka

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    About 5 hours drive away

    Closest airport

    Colombo

    Room types

    All 73 cottages have twin beds or a double bed (mostly twin beds positioned together), en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, air conditioning and ceiling fan, sitting area, dressing area, satellite TV.

    Duplex Cottage, double-storey with outdoor bathroom and shower facilities. The upper floor is devoted solely to the bedroom.
    Superior Cottage, in single-unit blocks or four-unit blocks. Ground floor Cottages feature a living area and outdoor bathroom. An upper storey Cottage in a four-unit block has an indoor shower and a shared balcony.
    Deluxe Duplex Cottage with ground floor living area, dressing area and outdoor bathroom. Choose from a variety of pool, pond or forest views.
    Deer Park Cottage, includes private gazebo with views through trees to Giritale reservoir.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Deer Park include: Restaurant, Jungle BBQ, Sandpiper bar, 2 swimming pools, Sun loungers, Deer Park spa, Adventure club, Private dining, Taxi service, Laundry service, WiFi access zone, Adventure Tours by Cervidae Adventure Club.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Wildlife Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park, Elephant back rides, bird-watching, walking and cycling around the ruins at Polonnaruwa.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Deer Park are: Polonnaruwa; Handicrafts made from aloe, rush & reed; Anuradhapura; Mihintale; Ritigala; Sigiriya Rock Fortess and Dambulla Temple.
    Special Events: Elephant gathering around Minneriya September/October.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    A child up to 5 years of age stays free of charge when using existing bedding sharing parents’ room. A child between the age of 6 and 12 years may be accommodated in an extra bed in parents’ room at extra charge and will receive 50% discount on meals.

    Minimum stays

    3 nights from 24 December to 1 January.

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