The Resthouse is popular with both the locals and the tourists. Live music is also on hand to serenade you. Food is reasonable and portions are large, offering you good value for your money
The colonial type building on which Peradeniya Resthouse stands began 110 years ago as the residence of British Governor Mr. Anderson. In 1948, the building was taken over by the Kandy Municipality and converted to a resthouse.
In 1996, Peradeniya Resthouse saw a new lease of life when the versatile hotelier, Upul Jayaratne took over the resthouse, which saw a marked improvement in service and food. Peradeniya Resthouse has 12 guest rooms, including four A/C rooms.
The present Manager of the Peradeniya Resthouse, Suraj Deen, who counts over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry, treats all guests with a personal touch and ensures that all visitors spend a memorable holiday during their stay.
Peradeniya Resthouse stands at a scenic location, overlooking Sri Lanka's most popular Peradeniya Botanical gardens. Therefore it has become an ideal spot for family outings and company picnics, due to its romantic setting and cool climate.
The restaurant at the resthouse, with beautiful interior decor, can accommodate over 100 guests. It offers delicious Western, Eastern, Chinese and spicy Sri Lanka cuisine prepared by the experienced Chef Rasika Kumara and his team.
The Sri Lankan rice and curry is popular, not only among locals, but foreign guests.
The Avanhala at the entrance to the Resthouse, also run by the Peradeniya Resthouse, is very popular among visitors to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. The Avanhala has a catering service and provides delicious take-aways.
Peradeniya Resthouse is managed by Royal Holiday Resort (Pvt) which also owns Hotel Royal Park, Kiribathgoda.