We returned to stay here after having lunch with friends who stayed here recently. I echo the previous comments. The house is in a stunning location and it is very easy to hike in the plantations and in various other areas close by. This is also a place where one can sit and stare at the view or relax at the pool and feel no need to move at all! The veranda really makes this property as does the view. The chef is excellent and left with a free rein to create he will, be it Sri Lankan or Western food. The manager and all staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. There is so much bird life right outside your bedroom window and this is probably the most acoustic of all hotel rooms we have stayed in in Sri Lanka, delightful. We will return soon.
Rangala House used to be a Tea Estate Manager's house in Duckwari Tea Estate. It commands magnificent views out over the hills towards Kandy. What could be better than watching the sun set from a comfy chair on the veranda with a cold glass of something in your hand, followed by a delightful meal bursting with flavour? Note: Rangala House doesn't have a licence so bring your own booze or (as in our case, thanks to the Manager's intervention, a tuktuk will deliver beer to the door. We stayed in the Avocado room - spacious, clean, comfortable - that opens directly onto the veranda. We were made very welcome by all the staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble. If you like walking, then there are some good instructions for local walks through the tea estate. We walked up to Knuckles peak and this was an ideal base for trekking in the mountains. Visits to the local tea factory, owned by Finlays, can also be arranged. The tea you drink at Rangala House comes straight from the factory and is wonderfully fresh. All this might seem a bit effusive but it was a wonderful stay, which will live long in our memories. PS If you like bird watching then you can see several endemic species in the area, and even in the garden!…
We loved our stay at Rangala House - everything was perfect: the views, the food, the service, the room, walking through the tea fields. It was the most expensive place we stayed in Sri Lanka, but definitely worth a splurge.
We stayed 2 nights last November and it was definitely our favorite place to stay. The food was amazing, the host were welcoming and helpful. We went for a treck in the Knuckles (great fun !) and coming back to Rangala House to rest was perfect. The view from the terrasse (and the main room) is stunning.
Well this place tops my list in Sri Lanka Great view, great staff, great food and good rooms. And on top of that it has a pool Would recommend to any one looking for a relaxing spot and good walks This 100 plus year old converted tea planters house complete with stone fireplaces is a must in the Kandy district