9.56km from Rajarata University of Sri LankaAnuradhapura city is one of the oldest locations in the country and is steeped in history. The majestic ruins of former kingdoms which had risen and fallen stands as testament to the great skill and artistry present in that era. Avasta is a stones throw from these sites. What better way than to spend the cool of the morning, or evening, exploring these sites and to return to enjoying the luxury similar to that of a star class resort and a delicious meal? The staff are friendly and helpful. The surrounding is quiet though the property is located on the main road running through the city. A pool to cool off in, gym to workout if so inclined... There are two types of accommodation, rooms in the main hotel and villas within the property. Although we stayed in a room, I would encourage a stay at the villas as you would wake up to the breathtaking site of the dawn over lush, greens paddy fields. One thing for the hotel to look at is to keep away the friendly canines who wander through the property as not everyone is comfortable with dogs moving around without proper supervision. Especially when there are kids around. Would fully endorse a stay at this location to soak in the local culture!