Sunset from the front porch of Halgolla Plantation Home

Halgolla Plantation Home
Accommodation of a different kind

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Halgolla Plantation Home (HPH) is not simply a "bed and breakfast" establishment, but accommodation that offers you the opportunity to be guests of the owners in the ancestral home of a family that has lived here for three generations over three centuries. HPH provides an opportunity to re-live the history of the land on which it is located inclusive of its plantation crops, five of its current major spice crops – nutmeg, mace, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla – the people who’ve lived there for generations and, perhaps, most important, luxuriate in the peace and tranquility of its ambience which is an increasingly rare commodity in today’s busy world.

HPH is truly an unique destination for anyone visiting the Land Like No Other.

Your hosts, Emil & Arlene
Your hosts: Emil & Arlene

Emil is a respected award-winning columnist who has returned to his ancestral home after 30+ years in Canada to develop HPH as a unique diversified plantation & Home Stay.

Arlene has retired to the bucolic surroundings of Halgolla after holding senior positions in many public and private enterprises in Colombo and Kandy. At HPH, her warmth and management of the household ensure the comfort of their guests.

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If you are interested in booking with us, please use the widget above* to check availability and to book a room directly with us. Please also fill in and return the Guest Reservation Form

If you would like us to arrange specialised tours while at HPH, please fill and return the "Visiting Sri Lanka" questionnaire.

It is only if you provide us with comprehensive information about your needs that we will be able to provide the personalized service on which HPH prides itself.

Transport to and from HPH and to other locations in Sri Lanka can be arranged with sufficient notice for an additional fee.

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HPH is situated off the beaten track in the mid-country of Sri Lanka, midway between Kandy and Kurunegala.
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Front garden at Halgolla Plantation Home Front garden at Halgolla Plantation Home
The Soaking Pool The Soaking Pool: perfect for a cooling dip!
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Special Discounts on Bookings made BEFORE October 31st 2018 for period ENDING 30th November 2018. Click to veiw latest prices

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NEW! HPH now offers 1-day and 2-day trips to and from HPH. Check here for details.

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Dr. Harold Gunatillake, on a visit to Halgolla Plantation Home.

HPH has been awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" for 2015. This designation honors hospitality businesses "that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Properties that are awarded the Certificate of Excellence demonstrate hospitality excellence and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.”

Certificate of Excellence 2015
Thanks to our guests who take the time to review us so favorably on Trip Advisor where we are "100% recommended"!

HPH was picked as the "Top Home Stay" in 2013 by the esteemed travel writer Royston Ellis and is also featured in his latest edition of Bradt's Travel Guide to Sri Lanka. Read Royston's review and others.

Apart from the knowledge of Sri Lanka and its people that Emil & Arlene readily share with their guests, HPH has a great deal to recommend it, beginning with its serenity, natural scenic beauty, spacious comforts, self-directed walking trails and extensive birdlife and wildlife.

HPH's strategic location makes day trips simple to arrange and easy to accomplish, among them trips to Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle and lesser-known, but interesting and important locations of historical and archeological interest.

Other attractions within an hour's drive from HPH include the Elephant Orphanage and Millenium Elephant Foundation, the world-famous Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Temple of the Tooth, considered the single most important Buddhist shrine in the world.

A plethora of publications have recently recommended Sri Lanka as the World's No. 1 tourist destination: Condé Nast Traveller, National Geographic, The Lonely Planet and The New York Times.

If you choose to spend some of your Sri Lankan time at HPH, you will be assured not only of the exceptional hospitality of your hosts but a travel experience not matched anywhere at any price.

Three spacious suites are available along with healthy, delicious Sri Lankan food.

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Emil van der Poorten
Halgolla Plantation Home, Galagedera, Sri Lanka

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