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The Planters House

Monarakanda Estate Road, Koslanda 90190 Sri Lanka
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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Koslanda
The Planters House is a spacious colonial plantation house located in the beautiful hills of the Uva Province. The hotel is surrounded by the tea plantation and majestic mountains, with a wonderful view over the south of the country. This idyllic setting provides an opportunity to completely relax as well as to explore the working tea estate and the spectacular natural surroundings. The estate was part of the Lipton estates and it is situated below the Lipton Seat. The design, which takes its inspiration from Sri Lanka's colonial past, is simple and stylish. There are five recently refurbished bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. You can take a walk in our extensive garden, relax in the infinity pool or enjoy a game of badminton or croquet. We also offer a range of indoor games and guests are welcome to make use of our extensive DVD library. The pleasant climate is arguably one of the best in Sri Lanka. There are many beautiful walks in the area - from a leisurely stroll to a more energetic hike.
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RMaha wrote a review Feb 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka11 contributions
We stayed at Planter House with a group of friends stayed for 2 nights and the bungalow was well maintained and had amazing views of the valley, the sunset and the stars. Malinda, Amila and the rest of the team were attentive and always around to ensure we were well taken care of.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
jehanabhay wrote a review Dec 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka13 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here two nights with family and friends and loved it! The scenery is absolutely amazing, the bungalow is tastefully decorated with attention to detail, the rooms in the bungalow are gorgeous; we stayed in the cottage which was nice enough but could be a bit better decorated. Lovely garden at the back through. The bungalow is spacious and has lots of lounge areas with fireplaces etc. The service was fantastic - all the staff - Malinda and Amila and the whole team, were so helpful, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The food was yummy and always arrived quickly and without fuss. The garden is beautiful, with croquet and a massive trampoline, gorgeous pool (cold!) and loads of games in the house. We did the 13km round trip walk to the Lipton Seat which was amaaaaazing! The most incredible scenery. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
kostam2000 wrote a review Apr 2020
Athens, Greece34 contributions46 helpful votes
I have to stress that the Planter's House is one of the most magical places I have ever stayed at - and I have traveled a lot in my life, especially in South Asia. The location is breathtakingly beautiful and the colonial era house is absolutely delightful, straight out of a James Ivory film. I cannot even begin to describe the class, charm and nostalgic atmosphere of this place! I also have to say that the staff are all extremely kind, polite and helpful. Nothing is trouble to them. The food is delicious and the crystal-clear pool is to die for! I also took a private tour in their jeep to Lipton's Seat which was marvellous! Overall, a paradise in the most gorgeous and emblematic Sri Lankan landscape, surrounded by magnificent trees, tea plantations and absolute peace. However there were some minor issues that need to be addressed: The house, while immensely charming, was somewhat unkept. The sofa coverings were worn and looked somewhat dirty. There was a heavy unpleasant smell coming from the kitchen. I had to ask the staff to keep the kitchen door closed because of this and because of loud and noisy chat in the kitchen. A long bookcase shelf in the library drawing room was broken and hanging in mid-air, as was the hat of the floor lamp. Overall, there was an air of neglect about the house. Minor things one might say, but nevertheless somewhat spoiling the perfect ambience of such a place. There were also tiny ants in our room, even on the bed. However the fantastic staff immediately changed all the sheets and even ironed the fresh ones, so the problem was solved. Last but not least, I have to express our gratitude to the manager and staff who managed to arrange a car in the evening without prior notice, in order to take us directly to Colombo Airport, since we had to urgently change our return flight and leave immediately due to flights cancelled and airports closed because of the coronavirus crisis. Luckily for us, all went well. I will fondly remember the Planter's House and wish to return some day.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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djoulsbab wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris, France3 contributions2 helpful votes
Planters house is absolutely amazing and the garden and swimming pool an absolute delight. The setting is grandiose and everything down to each and every detail is full of taste and refinement. We have been fortunate to visit many places in the world and seldom have seen such a perfect place. Planters house really has managed to create a unique experience for fortunate guests like us up in the tea country and we are really grateful for the few days we spent there.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Craig W wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Once you hop in the Jeep to the house and start your journey on the long windy road you get the sense you are In for something special. 50 minutes later you arrive at a gorgeous colonial property that is magnificently furnished and immaculately looked after. The rooms are gorgeous as well as the many common areas to relax. The infinity pool the most special I have been in with a remarkable mountain setting . With a trampoline for the kids we didn’t need to leave for 2 days. To top it off the food was delicious and near faultless. A truly unique and fulfilling experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$149 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaUva ProvinceKoslanda
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Planters House
Which popular attractions are close to The Planters House?
Nearby attractions include Lipton’s Seat (3.9 miles), Diyaluma Falls (1.5 miles), and Dambatenne Tea Factory (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Planters House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Planters House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Planters House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Planters House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunrise Restaurant, Lettuce & Cabbage, and Risara Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Planters House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Planters House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Planters House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Planters House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lipton’s Seat (3.9 miles).