I don't know if it'll help you, but there is a nice, well-kept little hotel ideal for a family in Dikoya, close to Hatton.
It is called RIVENDELL and overlooks the Castlereagh reservoir.
As you can guess from the location, the view is BREATHTAKING!!
We arrived on a rainy evening, but even the glimpses gifted by lightening were amazing!
We couldn't wait till dawn!
I will attach a few pictures of the view from the balcony.
Sadly I donít have any pictures of the hotel, but the facilities are excellent.
There are two floors with rooms: each with three double bedrooms, one sitting room, and a large verandah overlooking reservoir.
Six of us were there, so we had the whole floor to ourselves, which felt very homely and totally relaxing.
The rooms are nicely decorated with homely touches.
The couple who now run the hotel had come there on a short holiday, had fallen in love with the place, and had sold all they had in Colombo and bought it when the hotel went on sale. It is such a romantic place.
Charges in May were: Rs. 2500 per double room
, plus Rs. 1000 per person for two meals or plus Rs. 1500 per person for all three meals.
Food was very good and the service was excellent. Lots of flowers were blooming in the garden.
You can go on a nice, leisurely boat-ride on the reservoir. Some boat operators don't provide life-jackets, but the hotel has, so no problem.
You can also go walking in the small garden and around the banks (go leech-prepared, just in case
..we were "lucky" to meet one
Address: No. 14, Carfax Norton Rd, Dickoya
Have a nice holiday!