Columnists,Yasara Abeynayake,Main Slider,TRAVEL & CUISINE l by Yasara Abeynayake l 25 Mar 2021     - 914

A dream come true at the Dream Cliff Mountain Resort

My husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary recently and he surprised me with a family holiday to a place I have been longing to visit. 

I was asked to pack for one night with clothes suitable for a cold climate and was taken to the hills for a pleasant surprise. I was taken to a beautiful resort that really did live up to its name, the 'Dream Cliff Mountain Resort'. This unique hotel experience was something I had been waiting to try out for months.

A family owned resort located in Beragala below the hill of Haputale is one of those places you might mistake for a place in Bali or Thailand. Their unique 'hive' themed rooms are what caught my eye. The moment I saw this uniquely designed resort I was surprised to learn that it was located in Sri Lanka and not too far away from Kandy.

We arrived in time for lunch. Lunch was served in their HoneyComb restaurant which has a stunning view of the gap in the mountains. They offer a range of Sri Lankan and Western dishes and their lunch set menu had a biryani option as well. My husband being a fan of Indian food went with a beef Biryani and I went with the Sri Lankan lunch option. I was given over 7 curries to choose from and everything I was served was bursting with authentic Sri Lankan flavor. Needless to say, our lunch was delicious.

We were then taken to our rooms which was a walk down from their hilltop restaurant, passing their pool. Every corner of this resort, including their infinity pool, had a view which overlooked the mountains. You could take in the breathtaking views while enjoying a swim in their pool. Sadly, we didn't use the pool during our stay as it was a very windy and cold day.

We reached our uncommon Beehive shaped room which gave us a view of the mountains all the way from our bed. These rooms were designed to relax and unwind with the necessities from panoramic views to premium soft cotton linen, chandelier lighting, complimentary tea coffee and mini bar.

This hotel was not the most child friendly with their open balconies overlooking the view but the staff tried their very best to keep us and our kids comfortable during our stay. We were provided with a cot for our baby and they even offered to set up a cosy dinner for us in our room's private balcony, so that the kids could sleep while we dined and enjoyed our anniversary dinner in private.

The best part about the room was the bathroom. Their bathrooms were tastefully designed and unique, just like everything else in this hotel. They had a large brass saucepan as a sink and their amenities were in handmade pottery dispensers. The shower cubical consisted of a walk in rain shower with superb water pressure and a pebble stone floor. 

The next day we woke up to clear views of the mountains and clean air. Our breakfast was served on their rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the mountains. The breakfast was served to the table, and I must say that it was one of the best breakfast spreads I have ever had in a local hotel. We went with a mix of Sri Lankan and Western options and was served a continental breakfast with string hoppers and curries. Our kids enjoyed the beetroot dyed pink string hoppers they served us, along with other curries and fruits. 

We checked out with our hearts and stomach full from an amazing anniversary getaway and would recommend anyone to try this one of a kind holiday destinations yet to be discovered by many in Sri Lanka.


Yasara Abeynayake

Yasara has a professional background in television production and creative writing. She currently resides in Kandy and works as an administrator. She enjoys traveling locally and internationally and shares informative pictures and write ups on her travels. Being a mother of a toddler she also writes a mother and child blog with child friendly reviews and recommendation from her experiences.


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