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Rangala House

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Coming from Kandy , the journey (slightly more than one hour) takes you through Digana, Teldeniya and then left, through Udispattuwa and onto the Duckwari tea estate. At an altitude of just under 1000 metres above sea level, the situation is significantly higher up in the hill country than Kandy (500 metres) and the climate is noticeably cooler and fresher. Rangala House is situated on the edge of the Knuckles Forest Region - now classified as a world heritage site. This area is up-country from Kandy on the North Eastern side. The house faces almost due West on a steep jungly hillside. Spectacular sunsets are common. The view from the verandah is enormous - a 180º panorama from Hantana mountain to the South right round to the Duckwari tea estate and Knuckles Hills to the North and North East. Far down below in the valley, paddy fields give way to further hillsides and, on a clear day, you can even see Bible Rock many miles away. At night the lights of Kandy can be seen twinkling in the far distance. Behind the house, the tea estate rises steeply and is attractively dotted with shade trees and huge igneous boulders - common hill country features. The house is situated on the Teldeniya - Rangala mountain road, about 25 minutes up from Teldeniya. Cars are not often seen, traffic being mainly composed of three wheelers, country buses and estate tractors. The road is mostly in excellent condition up to Rangala House and beyond, but the section through to Corbett’s Gap is impassable to vehicles. ACCOMMODATION There is a large sitting room with double French windows, a stone fireplace and spacious dining area. The LED TV has many satellite channels as well as all the local stations and there is also a DVD player. For music lovers, there is a high quality sound system (classical and jazz CDs available) and a Roland electric piano. Broadband wifi is available in all room and is free of charge. Adjacent to the sitting room there is a western-style kitchen, fully equipped with all mod cons and finished in solid mahogany. Guests are welcome to come and talk to the resident chef - and perhaps pick up some tips on cooking curries Sri Lankan style!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Table tennis
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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92B Bobebila, Elagolla 20921 Sri Lanka
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Polgolla Reservoir Airport9 mi
Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport36 mi
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Rangala House is a beautiful place to stay in a really convenient location to explore Knuckles. Everything was perfect during our stay. The views are amazing, the staff were fantastic and the food was some of the best we ate during our stay in Sri Lanka. We opted for the Sri Lankan dinner option and the wild boar was incredible. The manager went above and beyond during out stay. We wish we could have stayed more than two nights.
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This guest house is absolutely amazing. From the stunning view to the pampering service. It's a spacious 5-bedroom house sitting on a hillside, very nicely decorated and has a cosy living room for the windy and rainy nights which are common in the area. We were served delicious breakfast (english + sri lankan fruit and curd/treacle) by the kind staff on the terrace, which overlooks the pool and valley (u can also see this from your bed in some rooms!). At night all sorts of birds and nocturnal animals can be heard from all parts of the house, making it a real experience to stay here.
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Located about an hour out of Kandy, this small boutique Hotel only has a few rooms, each one of a different layout and size, but all are very nice. The main terrace area where meals are served has outstanding views. The gardens are also amazing. The food was some of the best we've ever had in our 2 trips Through Sri Lanka. I can definitely recommend staying here at Rangala house The main attraction here is relaxation, great views,wonderful meals and a handful of 2 - 3 hour walks through the tea plantations below in the Valley Definitely worth a few nights to recharge and spoil yourself
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Well, we stayed for lunch, a swim, a visit to the tea factory, and a relaxing afternoon. The location is magnificent with views - it feels - right across SL. All the rooms are arranged to face and look out across this fabulous view. The food was of an order of excellence I had not experienced in SL and the 'feel' of the place is just idyllic. I didn't stay there - I was just visiting for lunch - but I would recommend any and all friends visiting this area of SL to stay there. They will have an wonderful experience and retain memories of it for years to come.
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This was such a special place to end our two week trip in Sri Lanka. Such a treat to stay in such a beautiful house and be looked after so attentively and with such warmth. Stunning views of the Knuckles Mountain Range and amidst the tea plantations to go for walks. The gardens and the swimming pool are very special - everything you need for a perfect relaxing stay. The food is delicious and the chef cooks Sri Lankan specialities as well as many other types of cuisine to suit all tastes. Such personal service was unexpected and very much appreciated.
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$147 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictElagolla
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