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Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles

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51 reviews
Pool with a view
Pergola, front entrance
Suriya room 4 poster bed
Suriya room ensuite
Strathisla Sunset
Local waterhole
Knuckles range
Historic Kandy town
Pinnewala elephant orphanage
Giant sleeping Buddha, Polonnaruwa
Langur mother and baby
Elephant riding in Kandelama Lake
Castlereagh Lake
Local temple
Local 'weigh in' of tea
Dambulla Rock Temple
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 16
Central Province
Beautiful tea estate accomodation near Kandy in the the hill country of Sri Lanka.
Built in 1860, Strathisla guest house is one of the 'grand old ladies' of the tea estate bungalows in Sri Lanka.
Situated in the hill country near Kandy, where the days are warm and the nights refreshingly cool, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is now open to all as a charming guest house set on a working tea estate surrounded by tropical spice gardens.
Whether its taking a dip in the local waterhole, exploring the local villages and surrounding tea country, hiking the Knuckle ranges or simply whiling the day away with endless cups of tea on the expansive verandah, Strathisla guest house will be sure to provide all with relaxation and peace.
For those feeling a little more adventurous, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is perfectly positioned to enjoy d...
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About the Owner, peter o
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 51 reviews and 1 property
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Priya P
1 review
Reviewed October 1, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Stayed here with the family the first 4 nights in Sri Lanka. This tea estate bungalow is surrounded by mountains of lush beautiful forests and gardens. So many things to see and do, an informative tea and spice walk, a walk through the lush jungle to a beautiful Buddhist temple and nearby river. The food cooked by Priya, the resident...

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kalinski8
Kandy District, Sri Lanka
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 11, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We were welcomed very warmly by owners Peter and Mozelle at their romantic, sympathetically-restored Plantation Home to a wonderful Lunch on the terrace overlooking 25 acres of exotic gardens with far-reaching views to jungle, mountains and valleys. Jaykumar the manager runs the estate efficiently, and his lovely wife Pria cooks delicious food sourced from the estate or from local farmers....

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Management response:

Hi Kris Many thanks for your kind words. It is always gratifying to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves. I wish you happy and safe travels in your remaining travels and please know you are always welcome back at Strathisla Bungalow. Best regards Peter

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Kellie G
Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed June 27, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I can not recommend Strathisla enough. Peter and Moselle are wonderful hosts! Priya's cooking is amazing and JKo is a fantastic tour guide. It's off the beaten track which is what makes it so special. However, there are plenty of adventures to be had close by! We had 3 young children with us and they just loved it! We will...

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Management response:

Hi Kellie Thank you so much for your very kind words and most gratifying to hear you all enjoyed yourself so much. You will be warmly welcomed back anytime ; until then , from all the team at Strathisla we wish you happy and safe travels ahead. Warmest regards Peter

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (5)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Ask about smoking
Bathrooms
    5 Full baths
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About the neighborhood
Strathisla is located in the foothills of the stunning, World Heritage-listed Knuckles Ranges described because they resemble the knuckles of the human hand. Our property is surrounded by scenic tea and spice gardens; cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, just to name a few. There are several scenic walks suitable for various degrees of fitness that take you through local villages, buddhist rock temple, waterfalls (ideal for a refreshing dip), tea estates (where tea tastings can be arranged) and lush vegetation teeming with birds and squirrels.

The property also serves as a small forest reserve in which several native species of mammal, including deer, giant squirrels, civets, mongoose, monkeys and wild boar, exist. The gardens are particularly rich in bird life, including kingfishers, sun...
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Access
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: matale: 4.0 mi
Driving Directions:
Take the A9 road from Kandy to Matale -3km before Matale, take a right hand turn up Kandenuwara Road (B461) over the small rail bridge towards Alwatta. Drive for about 12 mins (6kms) upto the 24km marker -STRATHISLA is located 50m past the marker, on the first unsealed track to the right.
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