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Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila

5-star5 stars
Aratenna EstateWerapitiya, Teldeniya, PanwilaSri Lanka

Mountain hotel in Panwila with spa, outdoor pool
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • We stayed for two nights at this lovely retreat and had an amazing time. Service was top…Apr 16, 2018
  • Had we died and gone to heaven? I had to question my senses from the moment we arrived to…Dec 8, 2017
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Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila

from $297
  • Luxury Room, Mountain View
  • Garden View Chalet

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 18
  • Year Built 2016
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Santani Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • Santani Wellness Resort & Spa is listed in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.

Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila’s small print

Also known as

  • Santani Wellness Resort Panwila
  • Santani Wellness Resort
  • Santani Wellness Panwila
  • Santani Wellness
  • Santani Wellness Resort Spa


  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 6 PM.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 65.00
    • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 65.00

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila


    • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
    • Royal Botanical Garden - 24.1 mi / 38.8 km
    • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 17.3 mi / 27.9 km
    • Asgiri Maha Viharaya - 19.4 mi / 31.2 km
    • Sri Dalada Maligawa - 19.5 mi / 31.4 km
    • Natha Devale - 19.5 mi / 31.4 km
    • International Buddhist Museum - 19.6 mi / 31.5 km
    • National Museum - 19.6 mi / 31.5 km

    Getting around

    • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 60 miles/96.5 km
    • Kandy Railway Station - 78 min drive
    • Free self parking

    Recent reviews

    Exceptional 9.4 From 14 reviews

    Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila
    Incredible Stay at the Santani
    Our stay at the Santani was a delight in every sense. Everything was done to perfection from the architectural design of the rooms and facilities (minimalist Buddhist aesthetic) to the stunning views to the delicious and healthy meals designed for us by the chef. The service was impeccable across the board. We especially enjoyed the nature walks with the Santani’s naturalist, lovely yoga classes each morning and afternoon, rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa treatments, and an unforgettable dining experience at each meal.
    Anne, us3 night romance trip
    Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila
    Oh man, this place is SO great. Go ahead a book it now before everyone else discovers it: I am sure the rates will double. Gorgeous sighting of the building next to a working tea plantation, amazing views of the valley and river below. Nice, minimal Scandi architecture. Lovely landscaping, great spa and yoga classes. What blew me away, above all of this, was the food! I really wasn't expecting much, and didn't even realize the meals were included, but they were all excellent. Just tell the chef what you like, and what you can't eat, and he'll go to town. Really really excellent. One note: this is prob not your best bet as a base of operations if you want to explore the temples in the North, or Galle to the West. Getting up and down the mountain takes an hour at least, mostly on windy one lane roads with half-crazed Sri Lankan drivers and tuk tuk traffic :) Rather, this is the perfect place to go and unplug for a few days, a week, or even a month: especially if you're into yoga and want to detox. I expect to see this place on many 'Best of 2017' lists at the end of the year.
    Nathan, us2 night romance trip
    Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila
    Heaven on earth, to be repeated
    Wonderful property, a contemporary heaven for full relaxation in the nature. Great service, amazing chef who put the magic together for some extraordinary meals. Excellent spa, great feel of being so close to the nature in such an amazing setting
    Snezana, us1 night family trip
    Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila
    Get away from all the hustle and bustle and relax
    Hard to think of words to sum up Santani... the pictures certainly paint a picture for what to expect and the views are the key reason why most people would flock to this fantastic resort but the photos do not tell the full story. The staff, the spa and the amazing food are the other stand out features. While I wouldn't recommend this resort if you're looking for an action packed stay it's the perfect location to escape the crowds. Wake up to yoga, followed by breakfast and then take a stroll down to the river for a quick dip. We were lucky enough to see a pack of monkeys on one of our visits to the river who took it in turns to jump in and cross to the other side. After the your stroll it's time for lunch... you'll certainly be well fed during your stay. The unique spa is a wonderful (but expensive) place to spend the afternoon. Watch the sun go down over the mountains and prepare for a wonderful dinner. All in all a fantastic, memorable and relaxing hotel which I'd thoroughly recommend.
    A Traveler, gb3 night trip
    Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Panwila
    Fantastic place to unwind and relax. Excellent food and beautiful spa.
    Melissa, au2 night trip

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