horathapola estate details
A 1900 grand plantation bungalow with a relaxed atmosphere.
Located on the West Coast of Sri Lanka, Horathapola just an hour’s drive away from the international airport.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are three double rooms available within the Horathapola Estate which are ideal for couples and honeymoons. All of these rooms are spacious and classically furnished with a range of traditional furniture including four poster beds and decorative tables. They also all have en-suite bathrooms and their own private porch or balcony. There is a family suite located on the top floor of the main building; comprised of a double and a triple room. This suite is ideal for families with up to three children or two couples travelling together, there is also a private veranda for you all to relax in the evenings. The family lodge is a completely separate unit which was built in 2009. There are two double bedrooms within the lodge which also has its own private rooftop terrace.
During your stay at the Horathapola Estate there is no set menu or buffet. Upon request all meals can be specifically created to your requirements. With a wide range of fresh ingredients readily available, vegetarians can be easily catered for. There are a great number of Sri Lankan dishes available most of which are called ‘curries’ and are served with rice. There are thousands of variants of curries depending upon which region of Sri Lanka you visit or the religion of the community.
Spend your days here exploring the gardens covered in coconut trees, pepper gardens and paddy fields. Take a ride around the area in a bullock cart which are offered for free around the estate. Bicycles of many different sizes are available for you to use to explore the grounds or even embark upon a journey to the local village of Panduvasnuwara. There are also a number of nearby Buddhist temples and small villages for you to visit. A range of day trips can be arranged to both the pristine beaches and the cultural sites in the surrounding area. Yapahuwa is an old rock fortress which does involve a small amount of hiking and climbing.
Children are welcome at the Horathapola Estate. There are specific family rooms as well as the option for extra beds.