Facing the scenic beauty of Tissa Wewa, with the giant stupas of Jethawanaramaya, Ruwanweliseya and Abayagiriya rising above the landscape, Heritage Hotel in Anuradhapura provides a stay of relaxation and tranquillity…
Words Udeshi Amarasinghe Photographs Indika De Silva
Spread over an area of four acres, Heritage Hotel is easily accessed from the Anuradhapura–Puttalam Road. The well tended garden is picturesque and sets the tone for the hotel. Located in the historic kingdom of Anuradhapura, as its name implies—Heritage—the design of the hotel draws inspiration from the ancient architecture of the kingdom. Pillars and steps of stone, with motifs of the nelum flower on the columns are a few of such features. The lobby is spacious with the reception too highlighting elements of stone. Glass has been used where-ever possible to allow the greenery and the beauty of nature to be felt within.
Heritage Hotel is a 36-key property with single, double and triple categories. All rooms are air conditioned and open onto a balcony or verandah. WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities as well as mini bar and telephone with IDD connection are available in each room. The interior is decorated with bright colours that is cheerful at the same time relaxing too.
Nelum Restaurant, which is the main dining room can accommodate approximately 60 pax including outside seating. Set menu, a la carte and buffet options are available while both Sri Lankan and international cuisine are served at the restaurant. From one side the view is of the garden and on the other a central water feature amidst a rock garden gives a cooling ambience to the setting of the restuarant.
Manel Ballroom has a capacity of 300 covers and is suitable for weddings as well as conferences and business meetings. The Olu Bar is fully equipped and has a oakwood feel to its interior.
The swimming pool and outer garden are beautiful and give a sense of completeness to the hotel. While many guests who arrive at Heritage Hotel prefer to visit the many religious and historic sites of Anuradhapura, the Wilpattu National Park is only a 40min drive from the hotel. Excursions can be organised on request and bicycles are available for rent.
Heritage Hotel is a three star property with all the facilities for a comfortable and idyillic holiday.
Galwala Road, Pothenegma
Tel: (+94 25) 223 7806