the glenrock is a destination itself, where a hotel stay is way beyond good food and comfortable rooms. While the excursions and in and around the resort provide you great many experiential features, the iconic River Belihuloya which is just a few feet below, offers our guests rare nature based luxuries only a few luxury nature resorts can offer to the world traveller. In addition to that, many sporting and leisure activities with the nature are unique Inside Resort features the glenrock offer. We highly recommend at least two nights (ideally four nights) to get the best from your holiday experience.
Rock-lined Natural Pool
Fed by a stream coming from the River Belihuloya Rock- lined Natural Pool sits right by the Peellaside Restaurant and flows out feeding the rice and farm fields to the rice fields. It is free of chlorine and/or any other chemicals (unlike in artificial pools where same water is recycled for around two years).
Take a dip or play with the children or enjoy a swim and see what the difference natural waters can do to your body, mind and soul
Deep end -5.5 feet (1.6764 meters)
Shallow end -2.5 feet (0.762meters)
The wondrous Belihuloya River captivates with its cascading flow and refreshing waters. Originating from Horton Plains, it passes Baker’s Falls and Galagama Falls before reaching the Belihuloya River. Traveling a further 2000 meters to Ulugalathenna, the river undergoes a natural oxidizing process, resulting in its purest form upon reaching Belihuloya. Nature’s marvel, this river offers a captivating and serene experience.
Natural Pool on the river
While not as large as the Rock Lined Pool by the restaurant, this irregular natural pool on the river provides you a blissful natural experience and ideal for a refreshing dip to tick the experience of ‘bath in a river’ in your ‘Checklist of experiences’ .
Deep end 6.5 feet Shallow end – 4 feet. However, not large like the Rock Lined Pool by the restaurant
Fish therapy on the river
Fishes have the ability to stimulate acupuncture points, promoting the regulation of the nervous system, body relaxation, and fatigue release. Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in this natural therapy, allowing the gentle movements of the fish to rejuvenate your senses and enhance your well-being.
Fish therapy salons offering fish therapy in artificial tanks around the world at a rate between $ 30 – 100 for 15 minutes. While the impression that the water used at such artificial fish therapy places is treated with ultraviolet light and heating, in reality, the water may well not be changed between sessions and alarmingly the ultraviolet rays do not rid the water of harmful bacteria from previous clients( In fact, if ultraviolet light strong enough to kill bacteria is used, it could hurt and even kill the fish). At 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙠, this priceless beauty therapy, all hygienic and all natural is free of charge unlimited.
Play a game of Tennis
Guests at the glenrock will be able to enjoy a nice game of tennis ( to be introduced soon)
Play a game of pickleball
Pickleball is an increasingly popular game around the world and a bit similar to Tennis. The beauty of it is that it can be enjoyed easily by people from all walks of life. Pickleball not being as stamina intensive as tennis and easier to play with loads of fun, is a great way to keep a healthy body through aerobics. ( to be introduced soon).
Play a game of chess
Discover an unparalleled ambiance conducive to complete concentration and intellectual pursuits. Engage in a game of chess with your partner, enveloped by the luxuries of nature. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings, where serenity reigns supreme, allowing your strategic minds to thrive. With nature as your backdrop, every move becomes more profound, and every decision resonates with the harmony of your surroundings, creating an unforgettable experience
Play a game of Pool/Billiard
To be added soon.
Play a game of table tennis
To be added soon.
Suhada Katha Pola ( Chat Point)
Have a chat, crack a joke and have a nice Ceylon tea served, while enjoying panorama all around and the soothing breeze
Natural Water Therapy , natural jacuzzi /Spa on the river
Indulge in a blissful spa-like experience by positioning yourself between boulders or lying in a shallow river pond. Feel the natural massage and soothing cooling effect on your body, all provided free of charge. Discover numerous serene natural jacuzzi and spa spots that offer truly relaxing and rejuvenating natural water therapy.
Read a book while listening to nature
Surrounded by a lush canopy of trees, the hotel is a heaven of tranquility where the mellifluous soundscape is dominated by the rhythmic flow of the nearby stream. It is an enchanting setting, inviting you to immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of nature while indulging in the blissful solace of a captivating book. Discover the perfect environment that seamlessly blends serenity and literature, offering a truly rejuvenating experience
Yoga on the river
Experience peace and harmony during Yoga on Belihuloya River.
Kamatha (Rice thrashing filed) Café
Relax, enjoy the panorama, take a meal, have a chat, brainstorm in nature, use as your workstation (WIFI provided on request)
When the mind at peace and indulged in nature, it does marvels with mindfulness
Ploughing & harvesting
Twice a year our guests participate in making the soil by traditional ploughing with bulls and also planting rice plants and also harvesting them provide our guest unique , hard to find experiences during a hotel stay
Gaze to infinity
Allow your gaze to be captivated by the majestic mountains enveloping the property, adorned with mist that delicately kisses and grazes their summits. Let nature’s awe-inspiring wonders unfold before you, showcasing its authentic beauty at the glenrock. Here, the harmonious fusion of nature and luxury takes place against a backdrop of rugged mountains, leaving you inspired by the sheer magnificence of this idyllic setting.
Farm to table
Embark on a captivating journey through our Organic Garden, where you can personally handpick the freshest fruits and vegetables that will be incorporated into your meal. Immerse yourself in the farm-to-table experience and savor the incredible flavors of locally sourced produce. For a truly immersive experience, join us in the traditional methods of ploughing and harvesting rice, following the time-honored Glenrock way. Engage in the rich agricultural heritage of the region and create cherished memories during this unique culinary adventure.
(Pick a vegetable or two and hot eggs from the hotel farm and/or from the villager’s garden $ 15 + tax & charges apply, rates on the menu apply)
Unleash your inner chef and discover the secrets of cooking authentic village-style Sri Lankan rice and curry with our experienced chef. Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of the region and learn invaluable skills that will leave a lasting impression on your friends and family. After the cooking session, delight in the flavors of your own creation and relish a mouth-watering meal. This exclusive experience, priced at US$40 for two persons, offers a unique opportunity to master the art of Sri Lankan cuisine. Please note that availability may be limited during peak kitchen hours.
$ 25 + tax & charges apply
Al Fresco Dining
Let the nature add spice to the meal
Enjoy an outdoor BBQ
Let the good hot food mix with serenity. Enjoy a BBQ by the river, on the river, on Kamatha (thrashing field) or on the pool terrace.
We extend a warm invitation to savor a delightful culinary experience at our picturesque streaming BBQ Dining area. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the embrace of nature and the refreshingly cool waters by dining riverside. Indulge your senses in the tranquil ambiance while relishing delectable flavors (charges apply). Whether you choose the soothing riverside or the charming BBQ setting, an unforgettable culinary journey awaits, harmonizing gastronomic delights with the beauty of the natural surroundings.
( $ 40 + tax & charges apply on top of the BBQ rates given on the menu ( minimum more than four guests and subject to staff availability)
High Tea on the river
Charges – $ 15 + taxes & charges
Enjoy a Bonfire Dinner
On Rock-Lined Pool Terrace or Kamatha (Thrashing Field)
($ 25 + tax & charges apply (Complementary for stays of two or more nights)