I should've known it was too good to be true.
For the past two days, I've been staying at one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful hotels, and I've been the only guest.
I've literally had this lovely and fully-serviced estate to myself, to do as I pleased. This was more enjoyable than I'd ever imagined.
After the initial surprise and that sentimental feeling of wishing I'd actually brought someone along to share this pretty amazing experience with, I discovered I liked all the luxury and privacy in one.
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ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Talk about a pretty fantastic stay, having one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful and famous hotels all to myself.
But from this morning, it's been full of guests for the weekend -- either to stay, to dine, or both. So I've suddenly had to get used to having company again. And then, of course, my friends begin arriving at this hotel tonight, and by tomorrow night, I'll have a busload of people.
It's not a very big place, so having this hotel full of guests is really relative. There are only a handful of villas, so even when it's fully occupied, it's really not.
UP THERE IN MY FAVORITES LIST
I can't tell you just how much I like this hotel, which is neither over-the-top luxurious nor fabulously glamorous in the way so many places I've stayed in recently are.
But it is so lovely in so many ways, that almost every corner takes my breath away.
Just my type of place.
It's like staying in the home of a very cultured, well-traveled and artistic person. I am so coming back to stay here again, sometime.
I'm also so inspired to redecorate my home because of this stay at this lovely hotel.
That is, if I ever get around to staying home long enough, in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.
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