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  • About this holiday

    The quaint Rosyth Estate House provides a subtle blend of modern minimalism and colonial style, incorporating large, panoramic windows, with dark wood furnishings and a 62 acre tea estate. Enjoy the cosy lounges, the peaceful poolside, and the tropical walkways around the gardens before seeking out the nearby tea factory, the religious monuments, and the larger towns of Kandy, and perhaps Dambulla.

    The journey and how you get there


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    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,690 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.

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    Our opinion

    The Rosyth Estate House is an intimate and picturesque retreat surrounded by some of Sri Lanka’s most prominent heritage.

    Hotel description

    The Rosyth Estate House is situated on a 62 acre working estate producing tea, coconuts, fruit, cloves, and pepper, dating back to 1926, and is therefore an authentic and interactive trip into everyday Sri Lankan culture and colonial heritage. Paddy-fields, tea terraces, and walking trails wind around the house, which stands at the centre, obscured by palm trees. Large glass windows with dark wood frames blend modern design with tradition and capture the best of the Tea Country views. Inside, the contemporary style meets soothing colours, beamed ceilings, and artistic finishing touches to create a welcoming home-away-from-home. The guestrooms are named after the produce of the estate, such as mango, cardamom, lime, peper, and palm, and decorated with that particular colour palette in mind. After spending a refreshing morning beside the pool, or wandering around the verdant estate, visit the nearby tea factory, where Rosyth tea is turned into the fine tea that is so popular in the Middle East. Tea can be bought at the hotel’s boutique should you want to try some for yourself. To collect another authentic, timeless souvenir, partake in one of the curry cookery lessons with the hotel’s chef and begin to understand the palette of spices that shape traditional Sri Lanka dishes. Dine on the same home-cooked food after a day exploring the plantations and temples nearby, before enjoying a drink in the tropical gardens and then retiring to your comfortable room. Spend two nights here as part of your tour around Sri Lanka to ensure you have a whole day to relax on the estate, and another whole day to enjoy the local area.


    In Kegalle, west of Kandy.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    42 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    9 rooms with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, colonial style, and rainfall showers.
    Classic Rooms, named Cardamom, Clove, Mango, and Palm.
    Deluxe Rooms, named Cinnamon, Coconut, and Lime.
    Classic Suite, formed with Cardamom and Palm interconnect.
    Plantation Suite, named Tea and Pepper, with outdoor living space and bath.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant dining room, cooking lessons, Rock Spa, plantation tours, and children’s activities.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Situated so close to Kandy, it is essential to spend at least an afternoon exploring this town. Visit the old Kandy marketplace to glimpse the authentic everyday life of Sri Lankan residents. Then, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, reputedly containing the tooth of Lord Buddha, which historically gives sovereign power to whoever possesses it. Near the Temple is the Royal Palace of Kandy, the former residence of Kandy’s last king, King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, now the city museum. The picturesque man-made Kandy Lake still sits at the centre of the city, with its island of palm and bamboo. The Royal Botanical Gardens contain more than 4,000 species, and display a great number of plants that have been intrinsic to Sri Lanka’s spice heritage. Active visitors may wish to plan a hike up the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Knuckles Mountains. This is also an excellent activity for flora and fauna enthusiasts. Perhaps also visit the Dambulla rock temples, or, closer to the hotel, the Mahamevnawa Monastery, and the collection of Buddhist and Hindu Temples.

    Sports nearby


    Extra beds are available in some room types.

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