Horathapola Estate

Horathapola Estate is 50 acres of serenity, nestled within the balmy vibe of rural Sri Lanka. The design aesthetic of Horathapola features touches of modern luxury that complement the stateliness
of colonial architecture. The furniture is antique, the cuisine is a riot of colour and flavour, and the mood is languid. The bungalow’s grandiose architecture is matched with a priceless collection of Sri Lankan antique furniture – some pieces are as old as the bungalow itself. A lush garden skirts the building, and features a salt-water swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, walking trails, and vibrant birdlife. Beyond the garden, the foliage extends into a live 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.
Standard Plus
Four Star
  • Destination

    Sri Lanka

  • Location


  • Island Size

  • Reef Type

  • Suitable Options

    Families, Honeymooners, Couples

  • Meal Plans


  • Number of Rooms

    5 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    1 Restaurant

  • Number of Bars

    1 Bar

  • Transfer Type

    Car or Van (1 hr 20 min)

Room Types

This boutique hotel offers 5 unique rooms for families or couples.



  1. Maha Camare (The Grand Room) is ideally suited for couples. At over 380 square feet, the largest of the three
    upstairs rooms opens out to a large balcony a view over the garden and the pool. Maha Camare guests can enjoy breakfast on the balcony.
  2. Family suite features two well-appointed, adjoining rooms and is ideal for a family with childrenor small group of close friends. The rooms share a large, common balcony that look across the garden.
  3. Watte Camare (The Garden Room) is on the ground floor and is the biggest. The tall French windows open out to a patio that looks out into the garden. This is an ideal room if you have difficulty with climbing stairs, or even for a family with a child.
  4. Pokuna Camare (The Pond Room) is detached from the main building and overlooks the pool. It is slightly smaller than the other rooms but features an open-air shower, and is filled with subtle embellishments that give it a cosy feel.
  5. The Family Lodge is a intimate, two-bedroomed cottage is a short walk from the bungalow and looks out into a private patch of garden. The Lodge is ideal for a family or a group of four friends and has two double bedrooms and attached bathrooms. It also features a roof-terrace with a view of the estates, and make for a great bird-watching vantage point.

Food & Beverage

The kitchen uses typical rural techniques – fresh spices are ground on a stone, curries are cooked in clay pots, and most of our ingredients are home grown. Western cuisine as well as
vegetarian meals are also provided, ensuring that guests have a variety of flavours coming their way during their stay.
Guests are not restricted to a set-menu or wasteful buffets. The team discuss meal preferences with each guest beforehand and then cater to their requirements.


Horathapola Estate is located in Pannala, one hour from the Katunayake International airport, best place to start or end a tour. Located en route to cultural triangle, Kandy, Wilpattu and Anuradhapura.

Property Highlights

The property nestles comfortably amidst the coconut groves of rural Sri Lanka and is surrounded by large agricultural area for strolls through pepper gardens, coconut trees and paddy
fields. It is the perfect place learn and experience the amazing uses of the Coconut and the secrets to the best traditional Sri Lanka curries.
Nuwani De Silva - Sri Lanka
Reservations Manager - Sri Lanka


A characterful homely lovely property with friendly service. Facilities are heritage rather than modern - part of the charm. An ideal tranquil place to stay, especially pre or post long travel.