...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lizzie 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.

Peter, Viv and Bill A very special place.

Simon I am overwhelmed.

Alexander & Leila What a magical place and surroundings.

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

Sarah & Des A beautiful, enchanting stay.

Adam It's far too hard to leave.

Gabi Kennedy I will never leave.

Simon & Adel The place is amazing.

Janice, Katherine & Olive 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!)

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

Rosyln Wonderful, tranquil & delightful place.

Edward What a beautiful house and estate.

Belinda Hacking A haven filled with light.

Seph Ward 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.

Olivia & Alex 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.

Felicia Mockett 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.

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

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

Alexander & Leila What a magical place and surroundings.

Nick Shah 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.

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

Oliver, Alice, Camilla & Lindsay 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.

Shirley What a magical place.

Farah Zoghbi 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.

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

Mathew & Khalid Nothing prepared us for the peace and beauty of the place.

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Olivia & Alex 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.