Kandy House, Kandy
This modernised 18th-century colonial manor is one of the most romantic boutique hotels in Kandy. Each of the nine bedrooms features a carved wooden four-poster bed, vibrant silks and unusual antiques. The place is popular with honeymooners, who frolic in the jungle-fringed pool or bliss out with Ayurvedic massages on the open-air platform overlooking neighbouring paddy fields. The must-see Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a 20-minute drive away – borrow a bike if you’re happy to brave the traffic.