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Plantation Hotel

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  • About this holiday

    The Plantation Hotel in Kitulgula is a good option for an overnight stop on one of our tailormade touring itineraries of Sri Lanka. Occupying a beautiful setting on the banks of the Kelani River, the hotel offers simple yet charming accommodation and a lovely restaurant in which to dine in the evenings. Guests will enjoy the local wildlife around the hotel and in Kelani Forest Nature Reserve, and the opportunity to go white water rafting, for which the area is renowned.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room 
    £1,060 for 7 nights 
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1085

    Our opinion

    The Plantation Hotel is a simple but very pleasant guest house/small hotel with lovely restaurant terrace overlooking the river. The constant energy and sound of the fast-flowing river are dominating and invigorating.  

    Hotel description

    The Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala enjoys a unique setting on the banks of the Kelani river, where the academy awarding-winning film Bridge over the River Kwai was filmed. This charming, simply furnished guest house cum small hotel has eight bedrooms and a lovely restaurant slightly above the river bank, as well as a bar, swimming pool, terrace with sunloungers and a curious Motor Museum. This is the hot and humid wet zone, so the bedrooms are air-conditioned and well shaded by lush vegetation and towering trees. The fast-flowing river sends energy and a fine, cooling spray all around the hotel and there is a constant sound of water crashing along the rocks. Guests come here mainly to enjoy the nature and wildlife and go white water rafting. This is the most popular location for white water rafting in Sri Lanka, travelling around 9 kilometres along grade 2-3 rapids through tropical rainforest. Birders in particular like to walk through the Kelani Forest Nature Reserve, where a number of indigenous bird species are frequently spotted (be prepared for leeches). Kitulgala is often visited by people passing through who stop for lunch at the restaurants along the banks. It is however, an intriguing experience to stay overnight here at the Plantation Hotel if you like a hot, humid climate, the rush of wild rivers and a mild sense of adventure without frills. 

    Location

    Kitulgala

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 3 1/2 hours by car

    Closest airport

    Colombo

    Room types

    Number of rooms - 8
    Deluxe Room. Air-conditioning, Mini-bar, Satellite TV
    Super Deluxe Room. Air-conditioning, Mini-bar, Satellite TV

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Plantation Hotel include: River bank restaurant, Bar, Lounge, Swimming pool, Terrace with loungers, Tropical forest garden, Motor Museum

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Plantation Hotel are: Kelani River – Film location, white water rafting trips; Kelani Valley Forest Nature Reserve; Beli lena caves; Tea Estates; The scenic highlands; The market town of Gampola; Kandy; Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage; Sri Pada - Adam’s Peak.
    Special Events: Kandy Esala Perahera in July/August

    Sports nearby

    White water rafting and kayaking on the Kelani river in Kitulgala (Grade 2-3 rapids); Walking through Kelani Forest Nature Reserve (bird watching, monkeys, nature and wildlife); fishing.

    Children

    Minimum stays

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