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Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles

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Strathisla Tea estate Guesthouse poolside
Strathisla tea estate bungalow
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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
16 guests
1 night minimum
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Beautiful tea estate accomodation near Kandy in the the hill country of Sri Lanka. Built in 1860, Strathisla guest house is one of the 'grand old ladies' of the tea estate bungalows in Sri Lanka. Situated in the hill country near Kandy, where the days are warm and the nights refreshingly cool, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is now open to all as a charming guest house set on a working tea estate surrounded by tropical spice gardens. Whether its taking a dip in the local waterhole, exploring the local villages and surrounding tea country, hiking the Knuckle ranges or simply whiling the day away with endless cups of tea on the expansive verandah, Strathisla guest house will be sure to provide all with relaxation and peace. For those feeling a little more adventurous, Strathisla tea estate b...Beautiful tea estate accomodation near Kandy in the the hill country of Sri Lanka. Built in 1860, Strathisla guest house is one of the 'grand old ladies' of the tea estate bungalows in Sri Lanka. Situated in the hill country near Kandy, where the days are warm and the nights refreshingly cool, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is now open to all as a charming guest house set on a working tea estate surrounded by tropical spice gardens. Whether its taking a dip in the local waterhole, exploring the local villages and surrounding tea country, hiking the Knuckle ranges or simply whiling the day away with endless cups of tea on the expansive verandah, Strathisla guest house will be sure to provide all with relaxation and peace. For those feeling a little more adventurous, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is perfectly positioned to enjoy day trips to all the major sites in the cultural triangle; Kandy being 50mins to the south while Sigiria is only 80mins to the north. Despite its proximity to the major sites, Strathisla guest house is located in an area completely off the tourist track and therefore makes it the perfect point from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of the highlands. Come and experience the old world charm of Strathisla tea estate bungalow; it will be sure to captivate you! Rates : Per room per night: 20 September 2015 to 23 December 2015: USD $125 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. 24 December 2015 to 10 January 2016: USD $140 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. 11 January 2016 to 23 December 2016: USD $125 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. 24 December 2016 to 10 January 2017: USD $140 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. Per entire Bungalow per night (sleeps 16 people): 20 September 2015 to 23 December 2015: USD $450 per bungalow per night including breakfast. 24 December 2015 to 10 January 2016: USD $520 per bungalow per night including breakfast. 11 January 2016 to 23 December 2016: USD $450 per bungalow per night including breakfast. 24 December 2016 to 10 January 2017: USD $520 per bungalow per night including breakfast. Please note: an additional $10 per night will be charged for any additional bed per child and $20 per night will be charged for any additional bed per adult or for any increase in the maximum number of people. The maximum number of additional beds per room is 1. Please also note, there is no charge for meals for children under 3.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
5 Full baths
About the Owner
peter o
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed May 23, 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....More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank brianna82
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 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

Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

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....More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Sarahrader
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 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

Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Jackie P
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 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

Reviewed April 13, 2016

We spent two unforgettable days and nights in Strathisla guest house, what a blissful place, a beautiful old house with so much charm, beautiful bedrooms with high shilling and wooden floor, tall trees all around, a lovely vintage pool with wring fresh water...I've done the...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Amritadelights
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2016

Dear Amritadelights From all of us at Strathisla bungalow many thanks for your lovely words; it makes us very happy indeed to have such a satisfied guest! Wishing you the happiest of travels in future. Best regards, Peter

Reviewed April 4, 2016

We stayed here for two days in middle of march 2016. We liked it a lot. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice surroundings and we went on a walk around the area which was really interesting. Worth doing whilst being there. It is located a bit...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank stefan s
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Hi Stefan Many thanks for the kind words and safe travels to you and all your family Best regards Peter

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Reviewed April 3, 2016

We stayed 2 nights in the tea estate and only wished we would have stayed longer. It is a little remote but worth the trip with splendid views, genuine character and very friendly, service minded hosts. It was a very personal experience and the food...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Lydia L
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Strathisla Guest House is the perfect place to stay whether you're looking for tranquillity or a central base. A beautiful house full of old world charm, superb views of the surrounding countryside, inviting swimming pool, great food and extremely friendly hosts. We'd certainly chose to...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Martin L
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2016

Hi Martin Many thanks for your kinds words. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to the day when you can return to Strathilsa Bungalow. (hopefully the road will be completed by then :-) Best regards Jkumar, Priya and Peter (

Reviewed January 11, 2016

We had a lovely holiday week at this incredible villa- all 12 of us, grandparents, grandkids... the whole lot ! From the minute we arrived, to the time that we left, we were so well taken care of by our host family. Food was fantastic-...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank aU8721SH
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2016

Hi Ana Many thanks for the wonderful review; we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. From all the team at Strathisla we wish you happy travels ahead. Best regards Priya, Jko and Peter

Reviewed January 10, 2016

Our family spent 5 nights here and truly enjoyed everything about it. Kumar is a very congenial host who ensures that guests are comfortable, well informed and happy. Priya his wife is an amazing cook and we enjoyed her food immensely - she was even...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank indiga_11
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2016

Hi Tracie, many thanks for you very kind words; I know Jko and Priya and their 2 kids enjoyed having you stay with us. All the best with the rest of your travels and you are welcome back any time Warmest regards from all the...More

Reviewed January 10, 2016

This small hotel is fantastic - tucked away off the beaten track in among tea plantations and forests. The view form the front porch over the lush garden and across to the mountains is spectacular, and I wish I'd had more time just to sit...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank Aurelia D
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2016

Hi Aurelia, I am so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Strathisla Bungalow. Many thanks for your kind words in the review and happy travels for the rest of your trip in Sri Lanka. The warmest regards from all the team at...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Strathisla is located in the foothills of the stunning, World Heritage-listed Knuckles Ranges described because they resemble the knuckles of the human hand. Our property is surrounded by scenic tea and spice gardens; cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, just to name a few. There are several scenic walks suitable for various degrees of fitness that take you through local villages, buddhist rock temple, waterfalls (ideal for a refreshing dip), tea estates (where tea tastings can be arranged) and lush vegetation teeming with birds and squirrels. The property also serves as a small forest reserve in which several native species of mammal, including deer, giant squirrels, civets, mongoose, monkeys and wild boar, exist. The gardens are particularly rich in bird life, including kingfishers, sun...
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