Reviews

An Indian Woodcut of Snakes: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 120

This hotel is the best place we have stayed in Sri Lanka, we could not recommend it enough. The staff are so friendly and kind, and the owners were extremely lovely also. The hotel is truly a magical place, surrounded by mountains with nothing but the noise of the birds. The food is phenomenal, (some of the best we have had, ever). We honestly cannot recommend this place enough. Lucy, April 2022

A mid 20C Swedish Abstract Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 117

A superb place. The property is decorated beautifully and the staff are all lovely. A stay where you can feel very comfortable and relaxed. Lovely owners too. Harry, April 2022

A Tribal Indian Woodcarving of Tree Climbers: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 116

I want to live in this property! Paul & Tiff, April 2022

Detail of an Peacock Fabric: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 1

Better than I could have ever imagined. Williamson, April 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 2

A stunningly renovated property 40 minutes outside of Kandy. Peacefully located - the staff, breakfast and room all surpassed our expectations. The owners and their troop of pooches were also a delight. Would recommended to anyone wanting to stay within touching distance of Kandy or other tourist attractions, including Sigiriya and Dambulla caves. Sam, April 2022

Detail of an Engeström Geneva Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 3

If you have not found paradise yet, this is the place for you. Natascha, April 2022

Detail of an Indian Woodcut: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 4

Hard to describe how wonderful this place is. Can’t wait to come back one day. Jack, April 2022

Kasun Wickramasinghe Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 5

Tranquility. Charm. Staff. Food. Pool. Artwork and antiquities in the house. Nature walk around the property. So many nice little touches such as being brought watermelons hearts while sunbathing by pool, a plate of biscuits alongside the afternoon tea I ordered, amuse-bouchées and palate cleansers during the evening meals, a fruit drink on arrival. Oh and the incredible library. Jonathan, March 2022

Detail of an 18C French Map of the Indian Ocean: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 6

Absolutely fabulous...I want to go back! Julia, March 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 7

Everyone here is very friendly, the house is superb, rooms are very comfortable and clean, yoga was arranged for us at very short notice, the food has only 2 options for the main each night but this means they can focus on the quality (and it's exceptional). The owner also has 3 small sweet dogs that may bark a little but soon quiet down with belly rubs! The pool is also great. James, March 2022

A South Indian Buffalo Head in Wood: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 8

The location, all the staff, the food, everything about the property was outstanding. I have traveled the world for over 50 years and this property is now in my top 5 . I can fault no part of my stay. John, March 2022

Detail of a 19C Swedish Cabinet: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 9

It was literally heaven. I just loved it and I will be visiting again! Fumiko, March 2022

Detail of a Chagall Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 10

I am honoured and delighted to have been a guest at this beautiful heritage hotel. I am also in the tourism industry and run my own little hotel and I came to see why this hotel has such high ratings. I had something to see! I’ve learned so much about things I’m going to change in my hotel because these people really know how to make you feel like in paradise. Mirna, March 2022

An Early 20C Tamil Horse Sculpture from Jaffna: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 11

Excellent hotel and great hosts. Should definitely be included in your Sri Lanka holiday if possible. Detlef, March 2022

Detail of a Bahraini Watercolour: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 12

Beautiful - the magnificent view, the quality of the decoration of the establishment, the calm; and the attentive staff... Ouissem, March 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 13

Unique beauty, silence and atmosphere! Kagdomy, March 2022

An Indian Woodcut of A Tree with Animal: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 119

The most fabulous hotel. Jane, March 2022

A Punjabi Child's Cow: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 14

Absolutely fantastic. This boutique hotel does not feel like a hotel, but rather a friend’s private estate you have the luck to be invited to. Behrouz March 2022

Detail of an English Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 15

Would you like to travel through time? Here you will find what you are looking for. We had two wonderful nights here. Truly a gem that is second to none. Anyone looking for and appreciating this mindful, level-headed English style has come to the right place. Aurora Bachmann, Feb 2022

An Indian Woodcut of a Formlized Tree: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 118

Beautiful colonial estate in the hills around Kandy. Michael, March 2022

A Tribal Indian Wood Carving of Fruit Pickers: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 117

Beautifully restored heritage building in tranquil setting. Well set out spacious rooms in the main building and grounds, beautifully decorated with enormous bathrooms. Food excellent with staff able to tailor meals to individual tastes. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Raymond, Feb 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 16

This place is simply amazing. With it's stylish living room, collection of paintings, library and garden, it is more like visiting a friend in their private villa: you feel at home immediately and don't want to leave to explore the area, but rather stay at the veranda or the pool to watch the sun set in the mountains, or to read a book. The staff are very professional and rooms are just perfect, with an eye for detail and comfortable beds. Freek, Feb 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 17

Coming back as soon as we can. Ian, Feb 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 18

A beautiful colonial estate with 150 years of history, in the middle of a 20-acre garden. Tastefully decorated interiors, great music with the sound of a fountain will make you relax and feel the atmosphere of colonial times. Exquisite food and impeccable service will make you feel like an English Lord. The interior of our room was filled with antiques and Andy Warhol's art. It is one of those places that cannot be missed and that you will remember for the rest of your life! Lukasz, Feb

Detail of a Sri Lankan Beach Scene Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 19

The Hotel is beautifully located and has a really great view - the food and breakfast was great and the staff very very accommodating we loved it there and we would book it again. Konig, Feb 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 20

This small hotel is reminiscent about the aristocratic-colonial life in the beginning of the 20th century! Lovingly renovated and furnished with art from this time. Everything is right from the smell of soaps, towels etc to the excellent dinner and breakfast! Ralf, Feb, 2022

Detail of a Bengali Pat Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 21

Truly the best hotel in Sri Lanka! Such places are difficult to find not only in Sri Lanka but also in the world. The rooms are luxurious, new, the interior is filled with designer furniture, the perfect cleanliness of the room, the 4 poster bed. The hotel service is at a very high level, corresponds to a luxurious 5 *. Breakfasts and food are gastronomic, serving from porcelain and expensive silver, all silver appliances. Mikhail, Feb 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 22

An amazing property with wonderful staff - that absolutely exceeded our expectations! Pictures do not do it justice The food was amazing, the sunsets by the pool are stunning. It was such a pity we didn't book it for a longer period but we are definitely looking forward to being back! I would absolutely recommend everyone to plan some time to just stay at the estate - perfect way to relax and disconnect! Maria, Feb 2022

Detail of a Jagath Ravindra Painting; The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 23

Best hotel Sri Lanka! Lut, Feb 2022

Detail of an Indian Woodcut: : The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 24

Gorgeous!!! Josh, Feb 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 25

Beautiful estate, very tasteful interior in both the guestrooms as well as the common living room area. Spacious and comfortable rooms with a lot of character. Felt very much like a home for a couple of days thanks to both the owners and staff. We ended up staying three nights and hardly leaving the property, except for some walks around the area. Roger, Feb 2022

A 19C Sri Lankan Carved Wooden Deer Head: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 26

A beautiful place: magnificence suitable for relaxing in for two days or a honeymoon. Zaid, Feb 2022

Detail of a Bengali Pat Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 27

We liked everything about this gorgeous boutique hotel. You feel as if you are privileged guests in a wonderful private home. Set in a glorious jungle estate, the beautiful old buildings have been lovingly renovated and are decorated, and filled with fascinating art and artefacts. There are so many rooms and outdoor spaces where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. The pool is quite divine. Meals were generous, imaginative and delicious; the staff kind and attentive. Caroline, Feb 2022

Sri Lankan Lithograph: : The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 28

Flame Tree Estate is simply stunning. It’s not really like being at a hotel at all, but more like staying at a relative’s house with exceptional taste in interior design and gardening. All the finishings in the rooms were of very high quality, comfortable beds/pillows, nice smelling body products etc. Staff were wonderfully kind and attentive, no request ever seemed like a bother. I also can’t speak highly enough of the chefs, all the food was fresh and flavourful. Hannah, Feb 2022

Detail of a 20C Sri Lankan Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 29

This is a magnificent villa, the owner has completely restored it, there is an enchanting atmosphere of calmness and relaxation around. The interior is stunning, the service is top notch, you feel at home. Very beautiful area, delicious breakfast and dinner. We were delighted, this is the best place in which I managed to live. I will definitely come back here again. Elizaveta, Feb 2022

Ceramic of an Artichoke Leaf: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 121

A beautiful colonial house, very tastefully renovated and decorated by the owner; it is stylish and refined, yet very warm and comfortable. There’s art everywhere, a huge library, but also plenty of space to relax by the gorgeous pool. Breakfast is delicious, and staff very attentive. We were there for one night and changed all our schedule to stay a second one. It’s a bit secluded from Kandy but definitely worth the detour as it is the perfect pause during your trip. Bruna, Feb 2022

Sri Lankan Lithograph: : The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 31

We travelled Sri Lanka for 14 days and Flame Tree was easily our favourite hotel. It is a beautifully restored colonial estate in the middle of the jungle surrounding Kandy. It is completely serene and the whole estate feels of another time. Breakfast was delicious - so much choice - and the service was impeccable. However the real highlight of this stay is the view from the pool and dining area. Monkeys, peacocks, all living close by. Nina, Feb 2022

Sri Lankan Carving of the Kandy Lion: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 32

I liked everything. Creative people will especially appreciate the fullness of the hotel, very cozy recreation areas, beautiful flowers ... The territory is very quiet ... perfect for those who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis Ivan, Feb 2022

Early 20C Sri Lankan Photograph: : The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 33

The place is extraordinary... jungle around... atmosphere and deco from 30/40's everything is incredibly refined ... the pool the side of art deco everything is perfect and the view of the mountains. is... wouah... we went to much more expensive hotels during our stay (sometimes three times the price of this one but they were not worth this place) Nathalie, Feb 2022

Calcutta Night, A mid 20C Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 34

Exceptional Rene, Jan 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 35

Amazing property; one of my best stays ever; super friendly owner and staff. Everything was just perfect. Ilya, Jan 2022

Leopard Print: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 36

Absolutely everything about this property is perfect, The estate is stunning and attention to details answers the greatest standards. Management and staff made us feel very special from the moment we arrived until the last instant spent there. A must stopby if ever in Kandy. Nathan, Dec 2021

Detail of a Leh Monastic Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 37

The Flame Tree is a fantastic boutique hotel offering world class service, luxurious surroundings, and amazing food. We stayed for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon and would very happily have stayed another week! Benjamin, Jan 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 38

A hidden gem, this hotel in a beautiful hillside estate offers lush gardens, a pristine pool, beautiful and spacious rooms, mouthwatering food and - above all - unmatched hospitality by the amazing staff. Definitely recommended to come here and kick back for a couple of days. (Also the wifi speed is high so ideal for those who are working remotely) Reinout de Roos, Jan 2022

Channa Deswatte's Original Plan: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 39

I can’t recommend this place enough. The house is impeccably decorated, the rooms beautiful and spacious. The true gem however are the staff. Truly a great place! Agnes Scheltema, Jan 2022

A Tribal Indian Wood Carving of Village Life: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 117

Like the Raffles Hotel - with a better view! Awesome place! Extraordinary and perfect stay. TroberTW Jan 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 40

Paradise Found. The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel is a rare find. Somewhere that offers five star luxury, but also the warmth and personal touch that makes you feel instantly at home. David and his team were wonderful hosts - welcoming, thoughtful, entertaining, and with the perfect balance of attentive service, and an intuitive regard for quiet, undisturbed relaxation. We would have happily stayed much longer and certainly intend to return. West Wander, Jan 2022

Ceramic: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 41

Beautifully restored heritage building in tranquil setting. Well set out spacious rooms in the main building and grounds, beautifully decorated with enormous bathrooms. Food excellent with staff able to tailor meals to individual tastes. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Just a really lovely place to relax for a few days. Raymond, Jan 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 42

The best hotel in Sri-Lanka. Amazing interior and hotel territory, super-friendly stuff, delicious breakfast. Our only regrets that we couldn’t stay longer. Дарья Несмеянова, Jan 2022

David by Rajni Perera: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 43

Take your time, a great place to enjoy the moment in comfort... Petr, Jan 2022

Swedish Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 44

One of the best experiences. Irina, Jan 2022

Wood Carving of a Kandy Lion: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 45

Exceptional. Marco, Jan 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 46

This hotel is paradise. Abdalrhman Al Haj Eid, Jan 2022

19C Sri Lankan Photograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 47

We stayed for three nights and left completely relaxed and rejuvenated. This is without doubt the best boutique hotel we have ever stayed in. The Sawyers, Dec 2021

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Flower Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 48

This is one of the most amazing hotels and experiences that I have ever tried! I have been to the most exquisite and luxurious hotels and I must say, that the Flame Tree Estate has surprised me in the most positive way! It’s aesthetically perfect. Each room is different… Staff super friendly. You can have an amazing walk in the jungle and enjoy the beautiful garden with home grown plants. We would return here 100% and stay for much longer! Stella, Jan 2022

Moon Rising by Ena de Silva: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 49

This place is everything. It is so amazing and so quiet. I definitely recommend it. The staff are very nice and food very good. We should have stayed longer! Olivia, Jan 2022

North Vietnamese Tribal Tapestry: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 50

What a tranquil place. The Staff meets all wishes...Want to go back anytime. Roger, Dec 2021

Swedish Plate: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 51

Exceptional Amir, Dec 2021

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Butterfly Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 52

Really exceptional! Hosts, all service, accommodation, culinary all outstanding! Dennis, Jan 2022

A Japanese Woodcut: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 53

The most wonderful stay - if you’re looking for a place near Kandy then I couldn’t recommend this more. It’s beautiful, peaceful, the staff are wonderful. The breakfast & evening meals were out of this world. Clare, Jan 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 54

Perfection! If you want a relaxed stay, in beautiful surroundings with attentive staff and beautiful food then this is the place for you. Dominic, Dec 2021

Persian Ceramic: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 55

Very nicely decorated and kept estate. Great view from patio and pool area. Spacious room and comfy bed. And the best advantage - Angelo and the rest of the personel. Super helpful. They made our stay really wonderful! Joanna, Dec 2021

A Swedish Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 56

Beautifully renovated colonial building in a beautiful serene setting. Infinity pool is ideal for relaxing. Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Johan, Jan 2022

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 57

Exceptional Donal, Dec 2021

English Stained Glass: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 58

Very nice house tastefully decorated, the staff are very attentive, the meals are excellent. The place is a haven of peace to relax. Laurent, Dec 2021

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 59

Exceptional...the plans were to stop for one day, but we liked it so much that we even tried to redraw the route to stay longer. Kristina, Jan 2022

A Thank You Letter

Jan 2022

An Indian Woodcut: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 61

...one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The property itself is outstanding, full of art works and antiques, batiks, old photos, furniture and with library that has shelves and shelves of books. The outside terrace faces west with views across a valley to a small hill and forest. The outlook is framed by palm trees. There is a superb swimming pool to cool off. There is constant bird song and sometimes monkeys will be seen in the palm trees. Jerry

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 62

It’s a paradise on Earth. Strongly recommended for everyone! Konstantin

The Dancing Elephant Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 63

Superb. Like being back in 1920 complete with decor and big band music. Spot on. I now wish to retire to a similar building :) Giles

Tamil Statue of a Dog: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 64

Awesome landscape, great facilities and amazing stuff! 15 km to Kandy and a great dog-family of Schnauzers :) try to book more nights, one wasn't enough! Great place! 10 out of 10 Claudiu

Watercolour by GM Henry 1955: :he Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 65

It was a unique experience. The place, the staff, the owner, the doggies, the walk around the beautiful land through peppercorns, cinnamon trees, pomelo trees, deers... The room was gorgeous. The bathroom and gels to experience the Sri Lankan smells... Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful local food. We felt very privileged. Thank you so much for having us!!! Ana, James, Sofia and Luis

Sri Lankan Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 66

The atmosphere is unique, we are traveling a lot but this place is absolutely amazing. Hidden in the Hills, you feel like the only people on the planet with amazing sounds of nature, super comfortable conditions and amazing hosts. Aggy

An Indian Woodcut: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 67

Stunning hotel & amazing staff. Arriving in Kandy after the long train trip was hectic & hot, but then; arriving in Flame tree estate after that was fantastic: a dream! Beautiful and rustique location A warm welcome by the friendly staff A beautiful pool with stunning views Great service Lovely food And: the most stylish room we’ve ever seen Jouke

19C Indian Photograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 68

Excellent start to a wonderful trip. Beautiful property set in the hills above the rainforest with magnificent views and a fantastic infinity pool. Great service and food. Oliver

An Indian Woodcut of Marine Life: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 69

Perfect location, food was amazing and the staff were so helpful. Elodie

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 79

The room was amazing - very spacious with fantastic views over the hillside. One of the biggest bathrooms we’ve ever seen! The staff and owners were extremely attentive and helpful. Ask for a tour of the estate to see their rubber and spice plantation, kitchen garden and orchid house. They serve great food in enormous portions! The beetroot curry was a favourite. Mimi

Kandyan Wedding Costume: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 71

A superb hotel, beautifully furnished and very well maintained. The quality of the food was excellent. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. The room was amazing. If you are looking to relax in comfort and peace (and luxury!) stay here. Colm

Detail of Gathika Wickramarathne Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 72

... it is truly amazing experience! The staff are so welcome; the owner is friendly. swimming pool is nice. and having breakfast with monkey eating coconut is like in the dream. Dongqing

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 73

Beautiful, tranquil setting. Glorious infinity pool set against a scenic backdrop makes for stunning sunsets…Delightful, clean and spacious rooms … Fantastic food (including Western-style dishes), probably the best we’ve had in Sri Lanka. … 3 very cute Miniature Schnauzer dogs (Archie, Bianca and Coco); …Staff extremely polite and helpful throughout. They were clearly passionate about the hotel and helped foster a great atmosphere Callum

Detail of a Chammika Jayawardena Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 74

This is an amazing place with outstanding facilities and service. The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel hotel is a heaven in the midst of nature. We had the most amazing stay at this place owned by two exceptional persons. The refined decoration, the warmth and the quietness make you feel home. I would strongly recommend it for any journey in Sri Lanka. Ourabah

Lithograph of Edward VII: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 75

Exceptional Just amazing! Incredible view, comfortable rooms, outstanding service, delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere. Hospitality done right! Oliver

Detail of a Dilini Paragahawaththage Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 76

From the moment you are greeted you feel at home. The staff are so welcoming and friendly and go out of their way to make you feel truly welcomed. The Chef makes the most delicious mouth-watering food.The rooms are very elegantly decorated with a luxurious feel and very comfortable indeed , not to mention the delightful bathroom with it’s fantastic indoor/outdoor showers. I initially booked for one night and ended up staying a full week. Caroline

Sri Lankan Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 77

Amazing property and staff. Just the right place for people visiting Sri Lanka to Relax. Comfort foods and spacious rooms too. The staff is very friendly and never miss any opportunity to pamper you. Akshita

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 79

AMAZING, RELAXING BEYOND BELIEF! Flame Tree Estate Hotel is THE BEST hotel we have ever stayed at!! The environment, food (in particular the coconut pasta!!) and staff were all AMAZING (Herath especially!)! David, the owner was the most welcoming host, we loved Bianca, Archie and Coco who made it feel like a home from home. The grounds in which the hotel is set are beautiful, it is so peaceful and the decor was gorgeous. We will DEFINITELY be back! Lauren

19C Indian Photograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 79

Staff is very friendly! They take care of everything. Even our little baby son got lots of attention. We also met the owner, friendly British guy. Breakfast was also amazing! The best in Sri Lanka! Great place, feels like home. Anthony

Detail of a Chammika Jayawardena Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 80

Excellent gourmet dinner. Impeccable service. An unmissable place to discover if you like to think outside the box. Stephane

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 81

Amazing hotel in the middle of the jungle, I liked everything, and the service, and the design of the hotel, and the room (a panoramic window into the jungle on the whole wall). A hotel for complete relaxation, very quiet: only the sounds of the jungle and unity with nature. Liliya

Picasso Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 82

Magnificent house, surrounded by nature. A heaven on earth with very kind hosts and a real holiday feeling Annelouise

18C French Engraving: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 83

Amazing David and his staff offer their guests the opportunity to break free from everyday routine. Their approach allows that all-important 'me/us' time, which in this day and age is so difficult to capture. EssexQueen

An Indonesian Puppet in Blue Dress: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 84

Flame Tree Estate has stolen my heart! It was the perfect stay for my last two nights in Sri Lanka. Kathryn

19C Sri Lankan Photograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 93

We saved the best to last and were rewarded with more than the best Adna, Polly, Izzy, Eddie & Tours

Sri Lankan Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 86

In simple words, the best memory a person can get; a five star experience so scenic and natural; best hospitality, sympathy and love ever visited Neelina & Family

Detail of a Batik Painting by Ena de Silva: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 87

Our favorite things about The Flame Tree Estate (in no particular order) are: chocmilk and cookies before bed, coconut fettucine (actually all the food), the fabulously decorated bathrooms and bedrooms, Archie, Bianca and Cocoa who made it feel like a home form home, and the insane views that never got tiring... Lauren and Jen

Indonesian Puppets: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 92

One of the most beautiful places I have ever been too Christoffer "Toffee"

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 88

What sheer and utter joy to see each morning such lovely smiling faces - and then be faced with such wonderful breakfasts - to the sound of birds and creatures unknown to me. The whole experience of being in this time warp has been unbelievable. Lizzie

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 89

A very special place. Peter, Viv and Bill

Indonesian Puppets: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 90

I am overwhelmed. Simon

19C Sri Lankan Photograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 91

What a magical place and surroundings. Alexander & Leila

1960s Propaganda Poster of Ho Chi Min: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 92

I had the most glorious week here. Everything about it has been memorable - the setting, the house, the gorgeous interior, the food, the views. Kate

19C Indian Princes: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 94

A beautiful, enchanting stay. Sarah & Des

Statue of Egyptian Ibis: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 95

It's far too hard to leave. Adam

An Indonesian Puppet in Dress: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 96

I will never leave. Gabi Kennedy

An Indonesian Puppet in Red Dress: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 97

The place is amazing. Simon & Adel

Bengali Watercolour: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 98

10 things we loved: 1) Kasun smiling. 2) Snowey dancing 3) Monkeys swinging 4) DVD watching 5) Book reading 6) Parrots calling 7) Gin & Tonic at Twilight 8) Lightening storms 9) the art 10) French fries 11) Curry eating. (Whoops that's 11!) Janice, Katherine & Olive

Watercolour by GM Henry: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 99

Never had this feeling before of being lost in such a peaceful and wild retreat. Julien & Julie

South Indian Sculpture: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 100

Wonderful, tranquil & delightful place. Rosyln

Still Life with Tomatoes: Painting by Inken Engeström Zoghbi: : The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Co

What a beautiful house and estate. Edward

Dove: A Painting by Inken Engeström Zoghbi: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 102:

A haven filled with light. Belinda Hacking

Detail of a Sri Lankan Early 20C Painting on Wood: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 103

If you’re looking for a luxurious holiday location, far from the madding crowd, The Flame Tree Estate is the place. It is paradise. We were pampered from day one, everything from yoga and massage on tap through to the friendly staff quickly learning your favourite drinks. Life is easy and peaceful. You are made to feel as if the estate is your own and can wander freely around the house and grounds or relax in the swimming pool. Seph Ward

Detail of an Ena de Silva Batik Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 104

Thanks so much for a magical stay at The Flame Tree Hotel. It has been a really special part of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka. Olivia & Alex

Detail of an Bahraini Lithograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 105

What an amazing experience it was to stay at this beautiful, original and welcoming hotel hidden in the jungle of Sri Lanka. Each morning we were woken up to the sound of exotic birds and in the evenings we would catch sight of monkeys swinging from tree to tree. The staff were kind and attentive delivering cocktails and canapes early evening prior to a delicious dinner. Felicia Mockett

Detail of an 18C French Map of Ceylon: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 106

Where does one start? The breathtaking views perhaps or The World of Interiors Photoshoot waiting to happen? Polly & Vaughan

Detail of a 19C Indian Raj Print: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 107

I think to really experience this place, one needs to stay for weeks. There is so much to see and experience. Sarah & Bryan

A 19th Sri Lankan Photograph: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 108

What a magical place and surroundings. Alexander & Leila

A 1950s Fruit Jug: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 109

The photos are a real reflection of the beauty of this place - stylish and comfortable rooms, idyllic location near Kandy, an infinity pool that makes you feel like you're in a tropical paradise, exquisite personal service, great food tailored to your tastes. Nick Shah

Detail of a 17C Sri Lankan Dutch Coat of Arms: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 110

Life at The Flame Tree Estate is of ultimate spoilation, relaxation and well being. A time to be remembered forever. Beata Reynolds

Detail of an French 18C Engraving: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 111

After a busy few days it was wonderful to relax with a massage, a cucumber martini and cuddles with the dogs. Incredible views and art work. Oliver, Alice, Camilla & Lindsay

Detail of an Sri Lankan Village Painting: The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel Art Collection 112

What a magical place. Shirley

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During my stay at The Flame Tree & Estate, everything from the stunning location of the hotel to the professionalism and hospitality of the team, added to the overall amazing experience I had. The food is prepared by an amazing team of chefs that prepare a selection of dishes, both locally and globally inspired. I stayed in one of the signature rooms, which was beautifully decorated and fully equipped. Farah Zoghbi

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It really is a very special place in a beautiful setting. We loved the fantastic hospitality, delicious food and cocktails and the breathtaking views from the pool. Mark & Jess

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Such a beautiful hotel! Lovely friendly staff, a home from home. The perfect base from which to explore Sri Lanka. Mark, Clare & Esta de la Torre