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One day is not enough at GlenMyu Estate, Sri Lanka

One day is not enough at GlenMyu Estate, Sri Lanka.

One day is not enough at GlenMyu Estate, Sri Lanka.

Actually, you will find you will want to stay longer once you experience it here.

Read our reviews and you will see that this is what our guests say.

It's a great feeling.

We feel great when our guests say that they will be back. 

Now, you could just interpret this as them being polite or trying to make us feel good.

What we have experienced, however, is that several guests have already returned.
Others have given recommendations to friends and family who have stayed with us. Many of our guests plan to come again in the future, and we are confident that they will.

I should have told more than one day

When we receive a booking on Airbnb or for just one night, I don’t feel comfortable saying it’s not enough.

We don’t want to look like we are money grabbing as that is far from what we are. 

For many of our guests, it is their first time in Sri Lanka, and they try to see the whole island in one trip.

The fact is, there is so much to see on this tiny island, that you cannot do anything but touch the surface on your first trip.

Once you come here, you will want to stay longer

There are many reasons why guests want to stay longer when they come to GlenMyu Estate.


Traveling around the island is quite exhausting.

Your senses are hit by all kinds of colours, smells and range of temperature.

Sri Lanka is a fantastic holiday to spend your holiday.

However, it does take longer to get from A to B and it can be quite tiring. 

Activity levels when you spend hours behind a desk

Sri Lanka can be full on when it comes to activity. If you are not ready for this, you can get quite tired.

Lots of the sights to see have lots of steps to climb.

When you are doing these kinds  of activates in the heat and when you are not normally active it can be quite exhausting.

Just think about skiing. You are supposed to do exercises to increase the strength of your legs and things before you go. If you were take part in any physical activity you are advised to warm up and warm down. 

Reasons to Visit Horton Plains

Great experiences like climbing the Lion Rock in Sigiriya or doing the pilgrimage to Adams Peak have lots of steps.

It’s a challenge going uptime and sometimes more painful coping down!

Coping with the heat and humidity

Most of our guests are not used to the temperatures around the island. Anaradhapura and Polunnaruwa are in the dry zone.

A temple in Anaradhapura

Being at the beach is a lovely experience.  However, we regularly see the sigh of relief from guests when they arrive to a more accommodating temperature in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

Wake up early for the Sunrise
Maalu Maalu - swimming at the East Coast of Sri Lanka

A good nights sleep, without the need for air-conditioning

We are fortunate to be in an area where are located as the temperature usually results in a good nights sleep. 

Several guests have arrived at GlenMyu Estate either tired from the noise of an air conditioning unit, or with  the onset of a cold. It takes some time to get used to using air conditioning unit and getting the right temperature for you. 

The good news at GlenMyu Estate is that the temperature in the Hill country means that we don’t use air conditioning. With minimum(night) and maximum temperature (day) range between 16.5 °C (61.7) °F and 26.4 °C (79.5) ° during the year according to Climate Data.

Real Simple state that “For the best possible sleep environment, keep your bedroom between 16 °C /60 °F and 22 °C/ 72 °F, (65 degrees/18 °C is typically ideal)”.

The food, the food, the food! You will want to stay for more than one day.

We are starting to get a reputation for the food the Ru and the team serves to our guests.

Eating at GlenMyu Estate is an experience itself.

Read our reviews and see what our guests say about the food.

Plan your meals. A healthy breakfast at GlenMyu Estate.

More than a stay, an experience

This is a quote from our Polish guest Greg, who wrote this line in his Google review of his stay here.  

We believe that it really reflects what we are all about at GlenMyu Estate and have now taken this quote as our strap line.

So much to see, one day would never be enough

There are so many great experiences and sights within reach of Glenmyu Estate. Staying for one night means that you will not be able to touch the surface here.

Here are some photos of Matt and Millie who experienced Upper Diyaluma Waterfall pools on the way to GlenMyu Estate.

They also saw a spectacular sunrise at Lipton’s Seat.

What they didn’t get to do was a hike at Horton’s Plains and see the view from World’s End. Maybe next time!

So, if they had stayed for one day, they would not have had these superb experiences.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate for more than one night and explore the Hill Country

A stay at GlenMyu Estate as you explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country and see sights like Horton Plains National Park is a unique experience.

We only have three bedrooms and you will need to book early during the peak holiday season.

The estate is usually within an hours drive of the major sightseeing locations such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Town, Upper Diyaluma Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat, Bambarakanda Waterfall and many more,

GlenMyu Estate is listed on and Airbnb.
Contact us by the WhatsApp button on our website for direct booking rates.

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Glenmyu Estate view

Boutique Hotels in Sri Lanka

Boutique Hotels in Sri Lanka

Is GlenMyu Estate a Boutique Hotels in Sri Lanka?

The Cambridge dictionary definition of the word “boutique’ is used to describe a small fashionable business that sells a particular product or service. defines it as “any small, exclusive business offering customised service”.

We consider GlenMyu to fit into this category.

Small but generous

We have three spacious on-suite bedrooms at GlenMyu. 

We are therefore considered small compared to the traditional type of hotels.

All bedrooms come with a comfortable King-Size bed and you can wake up in the morning to spectacular views of the vista looking towards the southern coast of the Island.

The floor to ceiling windows open onto small balconies where you can take in the fresh air and inspect the picturesque surroundings.

The floors are made from titanium cement which provides a clean and luxurious feel.

The bathrooms all have generous showers and modern fittings.

Two of the three rooms come with a concrete bath.

Windows in the bathrooms are tinted for privacy and look out towards the southern aspect.

We are exclusive!

Only three double bedrooms.

With only three rooms available and only open for a limited number of days during the year we also consider that we are exclusive. 

Space to Swim

Our natural spring fed swimming pool is one of the things we most enjoy at the estate. Surrounded by a lush green landscape supplied by mother nature we feel really fortunate to be able to have a refreshing swim either in the early morning or late afternoon. It really feels luxurious having the thirty six feet pool to yourself and knowing that there may be only a few other guests staying at the property to disturb your meditative time.

A customised service Bespoke dining

We provide a sample menu on our website however we discuss the requirements with our guests and make the food fresh on the day. 

We have an organic garden on the estate and a majority of the produce is used seasonally in our menu. We endeavour to source other produce from small local suppliers as much as possible to reduce the food miles and ensure that the food is fresh. 

We are enjoying welcoming guests and we have had great feedback on the stays to date. You can see our reviews on Google, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb.

If you are interested in staying at GlenMyu our rates and on our website and if you want to contact us please follow this link.

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