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

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
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Mumbai, India
2 reviews
Reviewed January 11, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had a lovely holiday week at this incredible villa- all 12 of us, grandparents, grandkids... the whole lot ! From the minute we arrived, to the time that we left, we were so well taken care of by our host family. Food was fantastic- the best we had during our whole time in Sri Lanka.This was definitely the high...

Management response:

Hi Ana Many thanks for the wonderful review; we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. From all the team at Strathisla we wish you happy travels ahead. Best regards Priya, Jko and Peter


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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 10, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Our family spent 5 nights here and truly enjoyed everything about it. Kumar is a very congenial host who ensures that guests are comfortable, well informed and happy. Priya his wife is an amazing cook and we enjoyed her food immensely - she was even able to accommodate our very fussy 11 year old with fish fingers and pasta. We...

Management response:

Hi Tracie, many thanks for you very kind words; I know Jko and Priya and their 2 kids enjoyed having you stay with us. All the best with the rest of your travels and you are welcome back any time Warmest regards from all the team at Strathisla Priya, Jko, Shailee and Hareen


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Aurelia D
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed January 10, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This small hotel is fantastic - tucked away off the beaten track in among tea plantations and forests. The view form the front porch over the lush garden and across to the mountains is spectacular, and I wish I'd had more time just to sit there with a cup of tea and a book. The staff are efficient and warm...

Management response:

Hi Aurelia, I am so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Strathisla Bungalow. Many thanks for your kind words in the review and happy travels for the rest of your trip in Sri Lanka. The warmest regards from all the team at Strathisla Bungalow Priya, Jeyakumar and Peter


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  • 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
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    5 Full baths
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Extra beds can be brought in for $10 a child and $20 an adult.
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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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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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