Horathapola Estate Bungalow - A heritage bungalow set within a working coconut plantation
Estate is 50 acres of tranquility, nestled within the peaceful backdrop of rural Sri Lanka. The lush
estate garden includes a salt-water swimming pool, jacuzzi, walking trails, and is full of vibrant
birdlife. Beyond the garden, the lush emerald green extends into a live organic estate. Coconut, an
abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables, traditional herbs and spices, as well as rice are all
organically and sustainably, supporting the livelihoods of at least thirty families in the
Once a family home, now a stylish holiday bungalow
Built almost a
century ago, in 1922, Horathapola Estate Bungalow is an ancestral home which has been lovingly
into a holiday villa. Featuring touches of modern luxury that compliment the stateliness of its
architecture, the bungalow beckons holiday seekers in search of a stylish and peaceful escape, away
the crowds. The bungalow’s heritage past is reflected in the priceless collection of Sri Lankan
furniture found within, some as old as the bungalow itself.
The bungalow features 5 spacious bedrooms with en-suite, oversized bathrooms. Each room has its unique view of the verdant garden, and ample seclusion to be found within gently shaded balconies, patios and verandas. A separate two-bedroom lodge with its own garden offers a more private retreat, ideal for honeymooners, small families or a group of friends.
Perfect place to start or end your travels in tropical
within an hour’s drive from the airport. Escape to the tranquil haven of Horathapola Estate while
recover from jetlag, or simply spend a few relaxing days being spoiled by our staff and let the love
affair with Sri Lanka begin!
Alternatively, a stay at our bungalow at the tailend of your trip is a great way to catch your breath from a hectic itinerary around the island. Take the time to unwind and soak up the essence of island living.
Haritha Collection - Sustainable, beautiful, eco-conscious stays in Sri Lanka
Horathapola Estate is part of The Haritha Collection of properties - sustainable, environmentally conscious, peaceful escapes, in some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful destinations - Pannala, Yala, Arugambay and Matara. Click here to find out more
" Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Sri Lanka. It was like being at home, with your warmth and hospitality. Super food which we enjoyed so much and were looked after so well – thank you! Outstanding – we will return!"
15th March 2020
"Thanks for such a wonderful stay at Horathapola. The entire staff is attentive and delightful. Our verandah was a paradise where we ate delicious meals, read books and relaxed. Especially enjoyed birdwatching in the comfort of rocking chairs and shade."
Andrew and Lexanne
6th March 2020
"This is our sixth time in Sri Lanka and we have stayed at Horathapola several times. In all our visits from north to south, east to west you will struggle to find a better place. Staff, food, surroundings – all just perfect! I’m sure we will retutn."
Hazel Jonas and Family
28th February 2020
"Tranquil setting, peaceful and relaxing. Perfect start to the holiday. Wish we were spending more than one night here. Staff very nice, very attentive and food delicious. Thank you for our first introduction to Sri Lanka’s people and cuisine."
Jane and Shawn Cooper
16th February 2020
"A great start to our Sri Lankan experience. Isuru was a magnificent host, nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the food very much and watching the chef in the kitchen was delightful. Horathapola is a very special place, sitting under the frangipani tree and listening to the birds singing away was wonderful. Thank you for a lovely stay."
Janet and Peter Garner
22nd January 2020
"Such a fabulous first night stay in Sri Lanka. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and recharged with magnificent service from Raj and the team. The food was sumptuous and my vegetarian diet catered far in abundance. We wish we were staying longer. A real place of paradise."
Nyall and Michele
7th June 2018
"Thank you for a perfect stay. Everything here is beautiful. The estate, the garden, the pool and the food. We loved our stay and appreciated the wonderful service and kind staff."
Lauren & Scott
"Fabulous stay at a picturesque place. We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you to all the lovely people working here."
29th December 2017
"I came with my grandchildren and it was the perfect choice to bring them here. A very lovely place, great staff and best place to forget the city noises and crowds of people. Kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool too. Five nights were not enough. Kids enjoyed the bullock cart ride and the village walk as well as the market on Saturday. Wonderful food and very comfortable beds/ thank for creating and maintaining such a lovely hidden gem."
USA, Dubai, India
1st November 2017
"Thank you so much for a gorgeous and memorable stay. We absolutely loved our time here. The market tour was fabulous and we adored the cooking lesson. Big thanks to the kind and helpful staff who made sure our stay was extra special. We will recommend Horathapola to all of our friends. Thank you!"
Mathew and Chloe
4th September 2016
"A wonderful start to our travels in Sri Lanka. What a lovely peaceful place. We felt thoroughly spoilt. The food was superb and the freshly roasted cashew nuts highly recommended. The wonderful friendly staff made it a truly unforgettable stay."
Bill and Jocky Ronald
May 09, 2013
"We are finishing our trip here and are really glad about our choice. We were really spoiled over our 3 night stay here. The staff is amazing the food very tasty and the surrounding is a bliss."
Julie & Eric – Montreal
December 29, 2012
"We have never stayed in a place as lovely as this before it was a little taste of Heaven. Just to say the digest thank you to the wonderful staff and for such an interesting introduction to life in Sri Lanka."
Lynda and Barry Tichen
November 13, 2012
"What a lovely stay, room And food were excellent. Thank you to all the staff who made us so welcome And looked after us very well."
Ben & Katie Nwaeke
October 22, 2012
"What a way to start a journey! To arrive at 5:30 am to a smiling staff and to be coddled and surprised by new beauty, new tastes and experiences made us want to stay + stay. We loved the bullock cart ride and the amazing fruit bats, just a perfect, perfect, too short visit to a magical place."
September 20, 2012
"What a fantastic place! So calm & peaceful after a hectic flight. Only wish we had booked 2 nights! Food is brilliant – a lovely curry."