Mountbatten 
Bungalow brings 
colonial touch to Kandy


May 2014| 411 views

The interior of the Bungalow

The interior of the Bungalow

Situated about 15 minutes from Kandy town on almost six acres of carefully tendered lawn and tea gardens, Mountbatten Bungalow has been restored to reflect life in the bygone Victorian Era. The bungalow’s exclusive accommodation consists of six rooms equipped with all modern amenities and superior comforts.

This century-old residence derived its name by allegedly functioning as a war office during World War II and is said to have doubled up as one of the private residences of Lord Louis Mountbatten, First Earl Mountbatten of Burma who was a close relative of the British Royal Family.

Chandra Wickramasinghe, Chairman/Managing Director – Theme Resorts and Spas, the Management Company of Mountbatten Bungalows said, “the restoration of this bungalow was like bringing an era back to life. At Theme Resorts and Spas our aim is not to sell you a hotel room, but to generate wonderful experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.”

The exterior façade remains virtually untouched, whereas the interior is an artful blend of contemporary luxury and the Victorian love of fripperies and fobs. Vintage style furnishings and prints add fantastic authenticity to the bungalow. This boutique bungalow has two tea gardens that are carefully tended year around and with a lush backdrop of assorted trees.