The hotel is one of the oldest establishments with the Ceylon Hotels Corporation collect of properties. Built during the era of the British Colonialists, it still stands in its original state without much transformation. Complete with spacious rooms and a beautifully constructed banquet hall, the hotel also boasts of its way side snack bar, which is a popular place among all the travelers.
The hotel is 65 km away from Colombo and 65 km (around 2 hours' drive) from the airport.
The majestic shady trees and palms planted more than a hundred and fifty years ago still stands today provide a tropical backdrop. Amongst, the famed visitors to the House were the Royal Families of Japan, Thailand and several Dukes and Heads of state.