The Octagon House – One with Nature, High on Comfort
The Octagon House, so named because of its distinctive shape, was designed and built by an American architect, to embody the spirit of Gadadessa. Influenced in part by the "Padirippuwa" at Kandy's famous Temple of the Tooth, and by an overall desire to be in harmony with nature, the Octagon House is made from sustainable, forest grown timber. Its design also takes advantage of natural airflows to keep the house cool at all times, and utilizes renewable energy sources for lighting, hot water and to power appliances.
The Octagon House's airy design with numerous large windows and balconies maximizes the visitor's experience of being one with nature. Breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and the valley below, and the lush greenery all around provide a sense of awe…Here you can wake up to the sounds of birds greeting the day, and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and the gentle breezes blowing through the hills.
Steps away, on the adjoining lawn is Gadadessa's helipad, enabling visitors to travel to/from Bandaranayake International Airport or Ratmalana is 20 to 25 minutes.
While the Octagon House maximizes the feeling of being close to nature, it certainly does not cut back on comforts provided to guests.
- Two deluxe rooms with private balconies sleep four adults. Arrangements may be made for accompanying children
- Bathtubs on private balconies have amazing views
- One standard room sleeps two adults
- WiFi and a laptop enable guests to stay in touch with the outside world
- Game room with pool table. Carrom , table tennis and chess are also available.
- The game room can also be used for small corporate meetings