Vibe: A relaxed hideaway with a stylish Moorish feel and achingly beautiful sunsets.

Setting: Atop a mountain, just a short ride from Sri Lanka’s hill-country capital Kandy.

Why parents love it: The location is awe-inspiring, and the warm and informal welcome means you immediately feel at home. If you ever tire of the views or the shops and temples in town, there’s always the Ayurveda pavilion and traditional wooden steam bath to retreat to.

Why kids love it: Kids will adore being whisked away by trishaw to take in the sights of Kandy. After exploring, they can let off steam in the extensive gardens or play a simple round of table tennis – even the chef is happy to try his hand against guests.

Insider tip: Have a go at cooking Sri Lankan curry under the instruction of the chef, or strike out on one of owner Volker’s guided trips.

For more info: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 5 nights for the price of 4; from £55 per room per night.