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Horathapola Estate

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#1 of 1 boutique hotel in Marawila
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.9
Value
4.6
The elegance and old-world charm of Horathapola Bungalow’s architecture and design blend seamlessly with the tranquility of the working coconut estate to make for an idyllic getaway. We like to call it a collection of curated spaces that are connected by style, detail, and sustainability to get a true feel of the life in Sri Lanka.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Extra long beds
Bidet
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala

Location

No. 6 Wadumunnegedara, Marawila 60200 Sri Lanka
Horathapola Estate
Getting there
Bandaranayake Intl Airport
16.2 mi
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Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base
34.2 mi
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morris830 wrote a review Yesterday
Derbyshire, United Kingdom126 contributions56 helpful votes
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What a Gem, this hotel on a coconut estate only has four rooms so you feel like it is your very own piece of paradise with personal staff who anticipate your every need without being obtrusive. The rooms are large and the food is to die for. Do take advantage of their hospitality and go on the village tour which includes a visit to the coconut and cashew factory. The bullock cart ride is a worthy experience enabling you to see other parts of the estate. The salt water pool is a tropic temperature and it really is a place where the term soil to table can be used. It is the ideal place for a before/after a flight as takes under an hour from the international airport - definitely a must visit
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gill688 wrote a review Feb 2024
Bath, United Kingdom99 contributions34 helpful votes
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About an hour away from Colombo airport, this hotel is the perfect place to spend time and get rid of your jet lag. A small boutique hotel set in its own grounds that produce coconut oil and cashew nuts (all organic). The pool is a beautiful added plus. You can even take a bull ride around the estate or a walk to the factories producing the nuts and oils The building is stunning and the rooms are equally beautiful. But in addition to that, the food is exceptional - all produced locally and organic where possible. Service was impeccable too; I can not fault it. We arrived hugely jet lagged after a cancelled flight and were greeted with kindness and wonderful hospitality. I can not recommend this place enough - off the beaten track piece of paradise. Don’t miss it!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jill R wrote a review Feb 2024
East Molesey, United Kingdom6 contributions
A peaceful and welcoming place to spend our first night in Sri Lanka, approx 60-90 mins from Colombo airport. The estate is beautiful as is the house. Our room was very large and comfortable with a huge balcony from which to view the grounds. The staff were very charming and courteous and dinner was delicious. Virtually all the produce is organic and comes from the estate itself.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We only stayed one night but might have liked to stay more
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VelusVulpes wrote a review Feb 2024
15 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I spent our first night in Sri Lanka at the Horathapola Estate and it was a fabulous way to start our holiday. Our room was large and elegant on the upper floor with our own terrace where we dined with the most delicious meal. Every detail was perfect in the elegant old colonial residence with large gardens and grounds in which to get lost with many features, not least a stylish L-shaped swimming pool. Breakfast was served in the garden under a frangipani tree. insure and the other staff were impeccable. Our only regret is that we only stayed for one night but we hope to return.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Judith and Tony P wrote a review Feb 2024
Fernando de Noronha, PE4 contributions1 helpful vote
Old fashioned luxury in a remote location surrounded by coconut palms. Isuru and his team made us very comfortable in this big, open-plan house. Many extra visits were included; the coconut oil producing plant, the rope making, the nearby temple, the bullock cart tour. Dinners and breakfast were tailored to our wants and were nicely served. Our 3 days here were not enough: we must return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Normanferg wrote a review Feb 2024
Rye, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
3 days stay and so pleased we stayed the extra day after our flight. We were looked after like royalty. Food was fantastic Sri Lankan. This is a great place to chill wander listen to birds. We walked went on the bullock cart tour and swam. Watch the paradise flycatcher dip in the pool for refreshment. You won’t be disappointed
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Louise Cavendish wrote a review Feb 2024
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely plantation style period house hotel within easy reach of Colombo airport. its a haven of peace and tranquility and a great place to chill and unwind. Beautifully furnished, gorgeous grounds, and a large very pretty pool. The hotel feels very personal, the staff are wonderful, and you feel as though you are in a house party situation rather than a hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Not alot to do, I wouild say 2 nights are ample but it is a perfect way start or end your holiday...
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gwaterst wrote a review Feb 2024
Austin, Texas7 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is truly amazing. The staff are so attentive, they anticipate your needs before you do! It was very interesting learning about the fauna and wildlife in the walk around the estate and neighborhood. The food was sublime and personalized for taste. Although remote, a one or two night stay to refresh after an overnight flight would be ideal. Well done to all.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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rjc_56 wrote a review Feb 2024
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina21 contributions13 helpful votes
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Loved our stay at Horathapola - such a beautiful place run by exceptional staff. Thamara and Isuru were excellent hosts and also introduced us to the nearby village and the estate. Wonderful rooms and great food make for a very comfortable stay. Highly recommended for a relaxing few days.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Diz01 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom125 contributions141 helpful votes
We stayed a couple of nights at lovely Horathapola Estate to recharge after our long haul flight to Colombo. And what a great decision to stay here. It is in a very quiet rural location and is beautiful historic building. We were welcomed with a drink and check in was very quick. The common areas of the hotel are furnished in colonial style and the bedroom was very large and simply decorated and furnished. Huge comfortable bed and plenty of storage. There is good aircon in the bedroom but not in the bathroom which has open windows to the outside. We slept very well. I think the hot water is on solar so plenty of hot water for a shower in the evening, a bit less so in the morning. Towels could do with being replaced as seemed a little old. The hotel only has 5/6 rooms and is on a 50 acre estate. The adjacent gardens are very well maintained and the estate is well worth a tour producing a lot of the fruit and vegetables that are used in the meals. Staff are really helpful and very attentive at all times. As others have mentioned short tours of the area and the estate are conducted and well worth doing. Food is excellent. Breakfasts are substantial and very good. We ate Siri Lankan dishes in the evening and it was some of the best food that we had in Sri Lanka. Drinking a gin and tonic on our balcony watching the fruit bats as night fell is a memory that will not fade. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$293 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
horathapola coconut estate hotel negombo, horathapola coconut estate negombo
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceMarawila
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horathapola Estate
What are some of the property amenities at Horathapola Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Horathapola Estate?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a bidet, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Horathapola Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Horathapola Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Horathapola Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Horathapola Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.