Located in Middle Street next to the Groote Kerk better known as the Dutch reform church and opposite the esteemed Amangalla hotel sits No 1 Middle Street also known as Landesi. A magnificent house which evokes not only the Dutch architecture but the spirit of the Dutch period.
Landesi is a Sinhalese word meaning of “Dutch origin” The house was designed and re built in the Dutch colonial style in 2012 by renowned architect and colonial expert Ashley De Vos.
Eighteen foot tall wooden columns flank the entrance of the house, leading into a vast dining room with a high timber ceiling hung with elegant chandeliers and a contemporary terrazzo floor. The ground floor also has a homely lounge area which looks out onto a pretty colonnaded garden.
Fortaleza Landesi Rooms
Landesi has three beautiful bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of six guests.
There are two lounge areas furnished with colorful handloom sofas and daybeds a satellite television, wi fi and a well stocked book case will keep you occupied. Throughout the house a diverse collection of Sri Lankan art and period antique furniture decorate and soften the grandness of the house.
Located on the ground floor this bedroom looks out onto the colonnaded garden.
A spacious bedroom which features a four poster queen size bed canopied with a mosquito net. Light polished terrazzo floors, Indian printed fabrics, crisp white bed linen and decorative antique furniture complement the space.
- Sleeps 2
Located on the first floor, this private bedroom is cozy and well appointed and looks out onto the garden and Dutch church. It features a four poster king size bed canopied with a mosquito net, a daybed, a contemporary en suite bathroom with antique vanity and a walk in rain shower. Indian fabrics, crisp white bed linen, antique furniture and a polished hardwood teak floor complete the space.
- Sleeps 2
Located on the first floor is a luxurious bedroom with a high ceiling and hardwood teak floor.
A four poster king size bed draped with a mosquito net with crisp white bed linen and contemporary art work. Textiles from India decorate the space. French doors open onto a private outside balcony and seating area with a view of the Dutch church and the garden. A lounge area with a satellite television, mini bar and an en suite bathroom with a bath tub complete the space.
- Sleeps 2