Returning for a break in Sri Lanka , Horathapola was a must to include.Our memories of before , to this visit didn’t disappoint. Only wish we had stayed longer.! Such a characterful homely lovely property , excellently maintained , such friendly staff , nothing was too much trouble. As for the food , so delicious , & varied we loved the experience. An ideal tranquil place to stay , especially pre or post long haul travel. I initially made enquiries with the office , Tharani who was so very helpful .
Arrived in the early hours of the morning after a long trip from Bali. A truly friendly welcome, a good nights sleep in a stunning twin room with two huge beds, which was followed by a delicious breakfast with most of the produce grown on the estate. My daughter and I both wish our stay could have been longer, but more of Sri Lanka beckons.
Because of the impact of the coronavirus, we had to leave Sri Lanka earlier than planned so we only had one night here rather than the two planned, and we were not completely unstressed whilst here, but still managed to really enjoy the hotel. It was very different from most of the other hotels we had stayed in and the building felt more traditional (but not in a bad way). Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed, but perhaps not as ‘glossy’ as some of the other places. The staff were excellent and we had an excellent Sri Lanka curry for dinner and we enjoyed our fleeting stay.
This is an excellent place to unwind after a long journey to Sri Lanka. It is only an hour north of the international airport. The house is an old coconut plantation mansion - rooms are large and antique with mosquito nets and 4 poster bed. Facilities are heritage rather than modern - part of the charm. We were the only people staying and we had a fantastic dinner on the veranda and the same for breakfast before we started our full vacation. Staff were lovely and food of a high standard.
A lovely welcome on our first day in Sri Lanka, offered a drink with a straw straight from a fresh coconut! Lovely big room in this colonial property, well air conditioned, large comfortable bed. Relaxed in the garden and pool (though some loungers had rather thin mattresses, others were very good). Evening meal was tasty Sri Lankan curry (beef slightly chewy but excellent flavours). Excellent breakfast. Great place to go straight from airport (@hour and a half) - much better than the large impersonal hotels in Colombo or Negombo.