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June 18th, 2019
Reef Sri Lanka is set in a coconut grove overlooking the Indian Ocean, a colonial-style hotel, 7 km from both Panadura Beach and the Rankoth Viharaya stupa.
When the British voyaged to exotic and distant lands in the colonial era, they desired all the comforts of home on the high seas as well as in their new residence abroad. This led them to commission the finest craftsmen to make impressive pieces of furniture by equipping themselves with portable desks, chairs, sofas, bedroom suites and punkah fans.
Furniture pieces folded down ready for travel; shining teak and brass desks, mahogany almirahs and magnificently carved four poster beds could all be disassembled, packed up and carried on the backs of elephants.
Today, long after the sun has finally set on the British Empire, the romance and elegance continues and flourishes at Reef where you are transported back, reminiscent of the days of the East India Company and the British Raj, where antique ceiling fans stir lazily in the heat, wicker chairs nestle among palm trees and striped shadows of light made by louvered doors lie gently on shaded verandas.
HotelSwaps is pleased to welcome Reef Villa & Spa as its newest member in Wadduwa, Sri Lanka