Conjuring up a vision of a glorious bygone era, the Avasta Resort & Spa is located in the historical city of Anuradhapura which was once a prosperous capital of Sri Lanka. The hotel offers luxurious chalets, deluxe and standard rooms for you to choose from while there is always time for you to wander among the city exploring all of its magnificent ancient ruins and religious sites. The hotel also boasts of a 2 restaurants offering guests the chance to experience a range of culinary delights. The Avasta Spa is the perfect venue if you are looking for total serenity and rejuvenation.
The Avasta Resort & Spa is located in Anuradhapura which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the island's thriving ancient capitals. The city of Anuradhapura is located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka while the distance from Colombo is about 206km. The city can be reached via the Colombo-Anuradhapura railway line and the Colombo-Kurunegala-Anuradhapura main motor road. Vehicles and taxis are available for hire from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake.
Accommodation at Avasta Resort & Spa consists of standard rooms, deluxe rooms and luxurious chalets that you can choose from. Standard room facilities consists of luxury beds with clean and white linen, air-conditioning, refrigerator facilities, en-suite bathroom and amenities, laundry services, free Wi-Fi, 24 hour room service and housekeeping and telephone connectivity. Deluxe rooms and luxury chalets consists of additional modern amenities depending on your selection. Chalets consist of a seating area with sofa, satellite television, safe deposits and a balcony to name a few.
For a spicy and Eastern range of delicious cuisine, the 'Ambula' is one of Avasta Resort & Spa's restaurants. Here you can taste traditional spicy cuisines which are prepared by using many native herbs and spices. The 'Big Bite' which is the main restaurant of the hotel can accommodate up to 50 guests at one sitting. Surrounded by beautiful views of paddy fields guests are offered the choice of dining indoors or out on the terrace. The menus are a fusion of authentic Sri Lankan, Italian, Chinese and Lebanese cuisine. You can also enjoy a warm cup of pure Italian coffee which is always a treat at Avasta Resort & Spa. The hotel also boasts of a banquet hall.
The Avasta Wellness Centre is a modern western style spa area that consists of a range of spa facilities so that guests can enjoy total rejuvenation. Facilities include a Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna and a cooling pool. Treatment packages include Sri Lankan and western style treatments while you can experience relaxation at its best. The Avasta wellness centre is the perfect place for guests to keep fit and healthy. From a serious work out to a light one, the gym offers services of qualified instructors along with state of the art equipment. Other hotel facilities include a children's pool, baby sitting services, pub, transport facilities, meeting and banquet facilities, business centre, parking and a kids play area.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Anuradhapura is home to a large number of ancient monuments of religious importance. The famous Atamasthana (the 8 places of worship) and the massive irrigation reservoirs are always a breathtaking experience. Places of worship include the 'Sri Maha Bodiya', 'the Brazen Palace', 'the Thuparama Dagoba', 'the Ruwanwali Maha Stupa', 'the Isurumuni Viharaya' as well as the Archaeological museum. If you are in for a safari adventure, then you can head towards the Minneriya or Kaudulla National Parks where you can witness many elephants in their natural habitat.