Rock Chalet which is located in Kaduwela is hidden amidst a rubber estate within beautifully manicured gardens. Guests will find all accommodation units duly furnished and radiating an elegant ambience making your holiday more memorable. Dining at Rock Chalet is also a memorable experience with the space being airy and open while the chefs are always geared to offer you delicious meals. There is also a barbecue grill where you can enjoy private barbecues with your family in the nights. The outdoor swimming pool is quite a relaxing site while the Ayurvedic treatments add to your perfect vacation.
Rock Chalet Location
Found along the Hanwella - Avissawella road Rock Chaletis located in Kaduwela amidst the natural habitat of the Koratota Estate. The drive time from Colombo to the chalet is approximately 45 minutes while you will pass coconut and rubber plantations as well as paddy fields and old buildings en-route to this impressive hideout. With beautifully landscaped gardens, the property's driveway is highlighted by a landscape of straight and stately rubber trees. You can always rent a vehicle or drive on your own or simply hop into a bus to get to the Kaduwela town.
Rock Chalet Accommodation
All guestrooms at Rock Chalet, namely the Dolomite, Termaleen, Jespa, Momosa and Arora all represent an ambience of luxury and comfort. You can wake up to the sounds of the chirping birds in the expanse of the Koratota Rubber Estate that indeed hides the fact that you so close to the city. There is a large king sized four poster canopy bed with its complementary accessories that gives each room an elegant charm and style enhancing the atmosphere of a truly relaxing holiday.
Away from the main buildings is the room that sheltered Braise Girdle who was an Englishman that was wanted by the law enforcement unit in Ceylon, with an island wide manhunt to arrest him. This room which has now been refurbished and modernized offers guests maximum privacy and seclusion. Elegantly equipped with antique furniture and a spacious bathroom, the room opens out into a private veranda from where you can enjoy a magnificent overview of the surroundings. There is a little bridge that runs over clear water that flows through the estate. Private dining and room service is available.
Rock Chalet Facilities
The dining area of Rock Chalet is open and airy and has been designed to blend with the entire property. The kitchen is well equipped with modern stainless steel cooking equipment handled by an experienced chef and his team of assistants. They are always geared up to prepare meals to suit every palate and also guest’s favourites and custom made dishes upon request. For guests who prefer barbecue the grill is located slightly below the level of the garden, ensuring the right atmosphere to enjoy a feast complete with meats and sauces.
Guests are sure to enjoy a shower under the "Peella" where fresh clear running water comes cascading over king sized foliage winding its way through a bedrock of ferns to wet you and prepare you for a dip in the pool. There are deck chairs available by the pool for relaxing while guests can also enjoy snacks and drinks. There is also a veranda running outside The Rock Chalet offering guests a chance to relax and converse for hours.
At one end of Rock Chalet's garden, between the lush foliage there is a flight of steps leading to the spa and steam baths. Handled by skilled professionals you will experience pampering sessions, therapies and massages inspired by Ayurveda. For guests, young and old, there is an open-air sit-out for fun and games. There is a wide range of indoor games from scrabble, monopoly, draughts and Chinese checkers to carom and card games.
Rock Chalet Excursions
The Rock Chalets unique location within the rubber estate allows guests to witness the traditional manufacture of smoked sheet rubber, demonstrated by the simple villagers of Koratota. Guests can always enjoy long walks around the estate or simply walk around the town witnessing the day to day lifestyles of the locals.
Due to the proximity of Colombo, guests can drive along and visit a range of entertainment venues in the area. From nightclubs to bars and pubs and hundreds of restaurants, Colombo is filled with vibrant nightlife. Hanwella which is also within easy reach carries a number of Churches and two reservoirs. With time in hand you can head towards Ratnapura which is famed as the city of gems.