Colombo & Surrounding Area
Horathapola Estate

Hidden in the beautifully lush landscapes of rural Sri Lanka, Horathapola is a plantation bungalow which dates from the early 1900 and has been beautifully restored by a local family to offer charming and authentic accommodation.

The guesthouse sits on a fully functioning organic coconut estate of roughly 50 acres and sustains the livelihoods of about 30 families living in the neighbouring village. With 5 bedrooms and a separate lodge, the estate is the perfect place to unwind in comfort at the start or end of your holiday.

Facilities & Activities

Guests love the 50ft eco-friendly salt-water pool surrounded by a beautiful lawn and shady trees. After you’ve refreshed in the pool, why not enjoy a bullock-cart ride around the 50-acre estate to get a proper feel for the property? Or, if you want to explore further afield, bikes are available to hire.

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It’s all about personal service here – there are no set menus or mealtimes, instead each meal is discussed and selected in advance with the chef. Dine where you like – under a shady tree, on your private veranda or in the dining room. All tastes and diets are catered for, from European dishes such as pasta, to the traditional multiple Sri Lankan curry – let your love affair with Sri Lanka cuisine begin!


The main bungalow features 5 spacious bedrooms with en-suite, oversized bathrooms. Each room has a view of the garden from a balcony, patio or veranda. The furniture is antique with beautifully carved wooden beds and all rooms have large ceiling fans as well as air-conditioning.

An independent two-bedroom lodge with its own garden offers a more private option, which is ideal for honeymooners or small families.

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The resort welcomes families, and although there are no dedicated facilities, there are a number of family-friendly touches and children will love exploring the gardens and playing in the pool.

The Family Suite is comprised of 2 adjoining rooms which share a large balcony with lounging chairs, overlooking the gardens to the pool beyond.


Horathapola is a 50-acre working organic estate. Coconut, fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, and rice are all grown organically and sustainably, supporting around thirty families in the adjacent village.


Just an hour’s drive from the Airport, Horathapola is tucked away in a beautiful corner of rural Sri Lanka. It’s the ideal place to begin your holiday or to spend a few relaxing days prior to your departure.

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