Living Heritage Koslanda
Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Living Heritage Koslanda is a tranquil retreat set among Beragala hills with a surrounding forest. Its mere four rooms beautifully combine boutique-style luxury and traditional Sri Lankan design and architecture.
At a Glance
Swimming choices to satisfy everyone: an infinity pool with fantastic views or three natural pools at the base of a stunning waterfall
Ample spaces for relaxation - each suite shares a long veranda but has its own private courtyard, and the central Ambalamas, open-sided, roofed houses furnished with many cushions
A peaceful environment, as there are just four rooms set in 86-acres of beautiful forest
Warm and understated hospitality
Authentic Sri Lankan architecture and craftmanship
Simply relax! This beautiful property has glorious restful views of the surrounding hills, and the sounds of the forest. It's the perfect restorative stay after some of the long car journeys on your Sri Lankan vacation.Scott Dunn team
You climb lots of steps to get to the pool, the views from the pool are absolutely stunning.Scott Dunn team
Be prepared for some excellent cuisine, local cuisines really well prepared with high quality standards.Scott Dunn team
head off with a picnic to visit the nearby waterfall, which you can hear from the hotel.Jessica Campbell
When the heat gets a bit much, relax in the shade of the Ambalambas by the suites or up at the poolScott Dunn team
Be sure to take the phone from your room up to the pool or out on a walk to order refreshments in advanceScott Dunn team
Take a walk through the untouched jungle to a river where you can swim in a secluded waterfallScarlett Richard
If you have time try to do the village walk. It takes about 4-5 hours but you'll pass waterfalls, rubber factories and see a local village.Jack Mace
Living Heritage Koslanda consists of a central reception area, with three open-sided, roofed houses, known as Ambalamas, for relaxing and dining. There are a total of six rooms at the hotel, each furnished with tasteful antiques and have a private courtyard, outdoor Jacuzzi and hot water garden shower.
There is a beautiful infinity swimming pool looking out over amazing views with all the convenience of changing rooms, a bar and barbecue area. For the more adventurous there is also a waterfall with three natural pools suitable for swimming, which is a 45-minute hike through the forest to reach.
For guests wishing to dine at the hotel, the food is delicious and there are plenty of Sri Lankan dishes on offer including hoppers for breakfast. The Sri Lankan chef is UK trained and has adapted the menu to give traditional recipes a contemporary twist.
Living Heritage Koslanda is ideally located to link, in manageable journeys, Kandy and the tea country with the attractions of the south such as Yala National Park, Uda Walawe and the south west beaches.
There are a total of six rooms and suites at Living Heritage Koslanda. Three suites all linked by a veranda are located on higher ground overlooking the central dining and relaxation Ambalama and have wonderful views of the surrounding hills. Each has a private courtyard with TV, sound system and WiFi, outdoor jacuzzi and hot water garden shower. The fourth suite is located away from the main building in its own cottage or gatehouse that allows a great deal of privacy; it is referred to as the deluxe room. There is one Deluxe room category situated in the gatehouse which makes for a beautiful hideaway, with more privacy but forfeits the views. It has a double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private garden and its own Ambalama in the garden for relaxing. Finally, there are also two Forest Pavilion rooms cantilevered out over the treetops, ideal for anyone wanting something a little different. Theses two rooms are bamboo-lined and feature open-air bathrooms.
Children are welcome at Living Heritage Koslanda, but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them.
The property has a beautiful infinity pool and one restaurant. All the rooms are fully equipped with wifi and outside Jacuzzi.
Living Heritage is perfectly located to explore tea plantations to the North and National Parks to the South. The hotel will organize many walking tours for you depending on what your interests are. One particular favorite being a day trip to the local waterfall with a picnic.
Location & Directions
Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Living Heritage Koslanda is roughly 70km southeast of Nuwara Eliya, and 150km southeast from Kandy, the geographic center of Sri Lanka.
When to go
The Maha monsoon blows from October to January, bringing rain to the North and East, while the dry season is from May to September. The North and East are comparatively dry, with around 1000mm of rain annually. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Out-of-season travel has its advantages – not only do the crowds go away but many airfares and accommodation prices drop right down. Nor does it rain all the time during the low season.