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“Bliss Revisited”
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Strathisla Tea estate Guesthouse poolside
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Strathisla Tea estate Guesthouse poolside
Strathisla tea estate bungalow
Strathisla - Matale tea estate Sri lanka
Strathisla verandah
Strathisla tea estate bungalow interior
Strathisla bungalow - view from front entrance
Suriya room 4 poster bed
Salmal room
Suriya room ensuite
Tea estate tour, Strathisla estate Sri Lanka
Strathisla Sunset
Local waterhole
Knuckles range
Historic Kandy town
Pinnewala elephant orphanage
Giant sleeping Buddha, Polonnaruwa
Langur mother and baby
Elephant riding in Kandelama Lake
Castlereagh Lake
Local temple
Local 'weigh in' of tea
Dambulla Rock Temple
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Central Province

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Christoph...
Kandy District, Sri Lanka
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Bliss Revisited”
Reviewed August 11, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We were welcomed very warmly by owners Peter and Mozelle at their romantic, sympathetically-restored Plantation Home to a wonderful Lunch on the terrace overlooking 25 acres of exotic gardens with far-reaching views to jungle, mountains and valleys. Jaykumar the manager runs the estate efficiently, and his lovely wife Pria cooks delicious food sourced from the estate or from local farmers. The fine house is tastefully furnished with Sri Lankan antiques and the high-cieling bedrooms have 4-poster beds. We were having a reunion lunch with old friends from Mount Lavinia, and were enjoying ourselves so much, they missed their train to Colombo! A blessing, really, as we could linger over delicious desserts on the terrace, enjoy the view , the swimming-pool, and the soon-to-be-opened new Yoga Spa, discreetly hidden in the beautiful grounds. I have been here before and never want to leave, and always want to return, for longer. Heaven !

Date of stay: August 2017
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Hi Kris
Many thanks for your kind words. It is always gratifying to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves. I wish you happy and safe travels in your remaining travels and please know you are always welcome back at Strathisla Bungalow.
Best regards
Peter
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584kellie...
Doha, Qatar
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fantastic jewel of a find!”
Reviewed June 27, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I can not recommend Strathisla enough. Peter and Moselle are wonderful hosts! Priya's cooking is amazing and JKo is a fantastic tour guide. It's off the beaten track which is what makes it so special. However, there are plenty of adventures to be had close by! We had 3 young children with us and they just loved it! We will be back x

Date of stay: June 2017
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Management Response
28 Jun 2017
Hi Kellie
Thank you so much for your very kind words and most gratifying to hear you all enjoyed yourself so much.
You will be warmly welcomed back anytime ; until then , from all the team at Strathisla we wish you happy and safe travels ahead.
Warmest regards
Peter
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intrepid...
Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Superb Tea Estate Accommodation in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed May 13, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This is BY FAR the best place we stayed at in all of Sri Lanka and BY FAR where we had the best food in all of Sri Lanka. I would strongly recommend staying here. This is a beautifully restored tea estate bungalow accommodation just outside Matale Sri Lanka. Set amongst the hills and tea estates, with breathtaking views, it is just magical to be at this serene and beautiful location. The food cooked by Priya is delicious and the best food we had in the whole of Sri Lanka. Freshly cooked to your liking and extremely delicious. JKo, the manager of the property bent over backwards to make sure our stay was exceptional and his hospitality was very much appreciated. He took us on a very fascinating and informative walk around the tea estate and local villages where we learnt about the local spices and fruit that go into the beautiful cuisine of Sri Lanka. The living areas are wonderfully restored with comfortable and tastefully selected furniture and décor. Hosts Peter and Mozelle are a wealth of knowledge of the local area and surrounds and we are extremely grateful for their hospitality. I strongly recommend staying here. It is a true gem in a paradise location. Thankyou so much for making our visit to Sri Lanka so wonderfully memorable.

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 May 2017
Hi Intrepid Pixie
Many thanks for the wonderful review and great to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much.
It was our absolute pleasure to host you and your dad.
From all of us here at Strath, we wish you both the safest and happiest travels in the future.
You are welcome back anytime!
All the best and warmest regards
Peter, Mozelle, Paddy n Scaletta
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gilln422
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely people, stunning location, delicious food and very comfortable. A true oasis.”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A wonderful stay - only downside was that it was so short. We even had a. Interesting and informative walk and exploration of the local area organised by the charming owners. Would definitely visit again.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2016
Hi Gillian
Many thanks for your kind words; we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
From all the team at Strathisla, happy travels and please come again!
Best regards
Peter
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brianna82
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My family and I stayed at Strathisla in May 2016 where we had the most relaxing and enjoyable experience. The hosts were incredible and provided us with a wonderful atmosphere and incredible food which we believe was the best we had on the whole island. The estate and surroundings are full of history. We found ourselves relaxing whilst taking in the culture and tranquility that the island has to offer. I would definitely recommend for anyone who wants to experience the real Sri Lanka, full of culture, history and beautiful nature. I will be back!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Management Response
24 May 2016
Hi Brianna
From all the team at Strathisla Bungalow thank you for staying with us and we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
You are welcome back anytime!
Best regards
Peter
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Sarahrade...
Melbourne
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“A slice of paradise”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

As a traveller searching for an authentic and unique stay on a tea and spice plantation, I loved the tranquility of Strathisla. The owner, Peter, was a wealth of knowledge on where to visit in Sri Lanka, and the hosts, Priya and Jko, were exceptional. All the other reviews are all correct - the food, the tour of the tea estate and lazing away by the pool overlooking the mountains and tea estates, were all dreamy highlights. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 May 2016
Many thanks for your kind words Arie.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and you are welcome back to Strathisla bungalow at any time.
Best regards
Peter
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Jackie P
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Beautiful bungalow amongst the tea plantation”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We were supposed to stay for 3 nights but ended up extending our stay to 4 amazing nights at Strathisla guesthouse. The accomodation was clean and very comfortable. It was like a little paradise high on the mountain amongst a tes planation with the most perfect view of the peaks across the valley.

The food at Strathlisa is also worth a mention, the dinner is a feast of freshly prepared Sri Lankan cuisine and easily some of the best food we've had in Sri Lanka and the breakfast options are delicious too! We didnt feel the need to go out for dinner at all during our stay here.

One of the property managers, Kumar lead us on a beautiful walk through the local village. He is very knowledgeable on the local plants and routes, and his stories, friendliness, and insight on local culture made the walk perfect.

Overall this is a very special place in a very special spot run by a lovely and warm family!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 May 2016
Many thanks for the kind words Jackie and Fabien; I know Jkumar and Priya enjoyed having you stay with us.
Needless to say, you are welcome back anytime.
Best regards and happy travels throughout 2016
Peter and Mozelle
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