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‘Monty Hotel’: Luxury and adventure in Digamadulla

By Sanath Weerasuriya, Pix by Shan Bandu Weerasinghe

Ampara is one of the ancient cities in the Eastern Province with much historic importance. But when it comes to tourism, Ampara is given a cold shoulder. With many tourists’ attractions and beautiful locations, Ampara stands out in the Eastern part of Sri Lanka.

With all this importance, ‘Ampara’ is still dragging its leg, when it comes to accommodations.
Out of few hotels and guests houses, Monty Hotel stands tall in Ampara. The newest luxury Monty Hotel is located in the city limits and is only 225 km drive from capital city of Colombo.

‘Monty’ started its business way back in 1985 as a small five room guest’s house. But present it has grown into a big operation with 50 luxury rooms to its credit. ‘It was my father who worked at the Gal Oya Development Project, who started it to give an accommodation to its officials. But slowly we managed to build this venture. Today it is the best hotel in this part of the country’ said Julian Prince Karunaratne, the proprietor of the hotel.

The guests will experience the most picturesque drives in Sri Lanka with historical places of interest on their way to Monty Hotel from the Capital city. From the warm greetings and traditional drink presented on arrival, Monty Hotel offers an exclusive hospitality experience of a life time.

‘Our courteous, experienced and qualified staff will extend their assistance and pamper you from the time you arrive, till your departure. It is unique in this area, not like city hotels. Hospitality is something that is a part of our life here’ he added

Monty Hotel is acclaimed for its comfortable stay and intense security of the guests during their lodgings. As soon as you go through the entrance the mood of the place begins to manifest. It is your own haven providing you with tranquility away from hustle and bustle.

All rooms are equipped with AC, fully stocked Mini Bar, TV with satellite channels, intercom, personal grooming equipment, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and other basic facilities.
Monty Hotel is popular for its authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Its Executive Chef Duminda Abeysiriwardena is a specialist in traditional Sinhala and ethnic cooking.

‘We are capable of catering to any requirement. But I always recommend the authentic Sri Lankan preparations. Digamadulla is one of the ancient civilizations in Sri Lanka and has loads of culinary differences to enjoy. I make dishes, what you won’t be able to find else where in the country’ Chef Duminda expressed.

The Restaurant /Bar, Banquet and Conference Hall are some of the added facilities at the Hotel.
Monty Hotel is centrally located in the Digamadulla to explore and easy access to archaeological sites, tourist attractions, Eastern coast and national parks. Gal Oya National park, Yala, Lahu Gala, Kumana are located within one to two hours drive from the hotel.

Gal Oya safari, Inginiyagala, Buddhangala, Saamagala, Rajagala, Deeghavapi, Arugam Bay, Passikudha and beautiful Senanayake Samudraya are some of the top attractions of the area.
‘We can arrange safari tours, fishing and boat rides, Heritage tours and adventure excursions with guides on requests. Monty is centrally located to all these places and could be reached with in one to two hours’ Prince explained.

Monty is located at C 32, First Avenue, Ampara. Call 0632222169, 0632224859 or 0777755057 for more details or log on to

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