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Halgolla Plantation Home

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  • Jan 9, 2017
    “Not to be missed home-cooked lunch and even better conversation”
  • Jan 2, 2017
    “Beautiful home, amazing hosts!”
Halgolla 50 Acre Estate Galagedera, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Housekeeping
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

We spent the day at "HPH", walking with Emil in the morning and then having a Sri Lankan feast with the whole family in the afternoon. We were only there for lunch so didn't see the rooms available, but can report that the hosts are...More

1  Thank ElaineGNewYork
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded January 11, 2017

Thank you very much for your glowing recommendation of Halgolla Plantation Home and Arlene and I as hosts and raconteurs. We are so glad we were able to meet (exceed?) your expectations and sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure and privilege of hosting...More

Reviewed January 2, 2017

I spent two nights over the new year with Arlene and Emil, and only wish I had more time. They are warm and loving, and made me feel right at home. I checked in here hoping to catch up on some reading and writing, but...More

1  Thank travellersg2015
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded January 4, 2017

If this is the person we believe it is, suffice it to say that it was an absolute delight having you with us and your generosity and good company will always be remembered and welcomed at HPH!

Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stayed for one night and all the meals were authentically Sri Lankan with beautifully made string hoppers, dahls, sambals, boiled egg, fish and chicken curries. Aunty and Uncle were so welcoming it felt as if I was visiting some of my own relatives but...More

3  Thank LandscapeJunkie
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded September 27, 2016

It was such a pleasure having (relatively!) young people to share HPH with. It was unfortunate that health challenges prevented us from showing you more! However, we look forward to seeing you hear again and not only securing HPH.a It was such a pleasure having...More

Reviewed September 1, 2016

Probably my favourite place (of our 5 week tour). Arlene was a great host, kind, open, willing to share her life and beautiful home with us. Excellent food. Direct encounter with history of Sri Lanka. I also found the hosts very inspiring.

Thank Iwona47
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded September 2, 2016

Though I can hardly take any credit since health issues resulted in my being absent at the time of your visit, we are both so glad that you found HPH such a great place and we hope you'll return before too long!

Reviewed July 6, 2016

My friend and I spent 2 nights at HPH and I could not recommend it highly enough! Firstly, Emil and Arlene were very hospitable and you felt instantly at home. My friend and I had a problem with our credit cards and so one day...More

Thank Flora D
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded July 7, 2016

Thanks so much for your fulsome praise! It was truly a pleasure for us to have such delightful young guests and we hope to see you again before too long. In the meantime, do keep in touch.

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Description
Halgolla Plantation Home is not an ordinary B&B, but welcomes you as guests of the owners in the ancestral home of a family that has lived here for three generations. Situated off the beaten track in the More mid-country, it is ideal for exploring the Kandyan foothills or as a jumping-off point to historical and cultural sites. Guests are assured of peace and relaxation. Ideal for artists, writers, nature lovers, hikers and those appreciating quiet pursuits.We have three spacious and airy rooms available. Two of them have private attached bathrooms; the third one has a private but separate bathroom.We serve authentic, healthy tasty Sri Lankan food, tailored to your taste (not too hot). Vegetarians can be accommodated with advance notice. Minimum booking is two nights. We do not accept guests under the age of five (5) years because HPH is not equipped for younger children. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
$34 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
$34 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Traveler (32)
Room & Suite (5)
Dining (2)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (2)
Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
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Manishas14
April 16, 2016|
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1) All three units at HPH are available on those dates. 2) We do NOT provide extra beds in our rooms, however Nellie's Suite is three-bed unit. 3) If you would go to our website, you will find our current rates. 4) The... More
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Sudarshan C
December 21, 2015|
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While we do not specialise in vegetarian or vegan diets, we DO cater to those with such preferences. In the case of vegans, we would appreciate specifics as to what foods are NOT permissible. We hope we'll see you at... More
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brenglyn
September 8, 2014|
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Mosquitoes have never been a serious problem here. However, every bed is provided with a mosquito net, we have repellent devices and rub-on insect repellent available as well. Currently, except for 15th to 17th January... More
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Room Tips
"Look carefully at the description and choose the best room for you. We liked our large and airy room..."
capitanissa
Mar 14, 2015
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"Make sure you spend more time there than 2 nights to appreciate the beauty and tranquility."
Kerkennah
Jan 27, 2015
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"HPH only takes seven guests, so rooms are luck of the draw, but they're all charming. Oh, internet..."
SiameseDuke
Nov 6, 2014
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"The standard is of course not as for a five-star hotel, but quite above at least our..."
olsamuel
Jan 13, 2014
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