John Duncan

Credited with the upliftment of the Uva region due to his role in the extension of the railway, Duncan’s insight and tenacity helped reduce the cost, and increase the practicality, of transportation to and from the province.


All aboard

Inspired by Duncan’s passion for the railway, the suite is a thematic masterpiece; echoing, from its sophisticated colour palette to its strong, definite silhouettes, the stations, tracks and lines that move us even today.


Picture It

Travel back in time with the suite’s fascinating collection of classic images of the railway in British Colonial Ceylon; when every journey was an adventure all its own.


Ceiling Fans
Safety Deposit Box
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary bottled water (replenished daily)


Hotel Rack Rates 2018:
All rates are in US dollars, per room (Single or Double occupancy) per night on All Inclusive basis and are inclusive of all taxes and service charge.

John Duncan Junior Suite $ 750

The above rates include;
Breakfast / Lunch, selected from our A La Carte menu / Beer, juices and soft drinks
Afternoon tea or coffee / Pre-dinner cocktails / 3 course gourmet Dinner
A selection of international wines and spirits (excluding premium wine, spirits and champagne)
Laundry (5 pieces per person) (No dry cleaning included) / Phone calls within Sri Lanka
Bungalow amenities including WiFi
Guided tour to Lipton Seat, the Dambetanne Factory and High Tea served in the gardens of the bungalow
which was Sir Thomas Lipton’s residence from 1890 to 1910 (All outdoor activities are weather dependent, including the High Tea)
All taxes and service charge

- Child Policy - No children under 6 years of age allowed
- Cancellation Policy - Cancellation less than 30 days before arrival will result in a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellation less than 60 days before arrival during peak period will result in a 100% cancellation fee.
- Minimum Stay Policy - A minimum stay of 2 nights is required during the peak period
- Peak Period - 19th December to 10th January (Christmas & New Year)
- Peak Supplement - 10% supplement of the room rate

- All bedrooms are with king size beds
- Extra beds are pull out beds which are available only in Rev. Walter Senior,James Taylor and Sir Thomas Lipton suites

- We are unable to provide drivers accommodation