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Kahanda Kanda

South Coast, Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda, one of Southern Sri Lanka's most unique boutique hotels, offers the indulgent luxuries of a private villa with the service of a five star hotel, and is situated near the southern coast not far from Galle.

At a Glance

  • George Cooper, the owner and designer, is the best host in Sri Lanka

  • Beautifully designed individual rooms do not make this feel like a hotel but rather a decadent home

  • Fabulous food served in the beautiful dining pavilion or at any located within reason within the property

  • Amazing cooking classes

  • Wonderful cocktail list

  • Beautiful gardens with exquisite bird life

  • Set on its own tea estate - take a walk and learn about the whole tea process and meet the tea pluckers

  • Not for families with young children - under 12s aren't allowed at the hotel

Honeymoon, Eco/ethical tourism, Parties & events, Wildlife

Insider's View

Request the Peacock Suite, the views are stunning and the private courtyard garden is utter heaven!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

For ultimate luxury and seclusion, go for the exquisite Dubu. Not for those who don't fancy a bit of a stroll to their room though!

Clare Monro

Insider's View

Really romantic, it is perfect for honeymooners.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

My favorite rooms were the Deluxe Suites with stunning views over looking the tea plantations.

Jessica Campbell

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kahanda Kanda

Description

Kahanda Kanda offers nine air-conditioned very individual suites with spacious interiors, ideal in which to unwind – the perfect example of getaway boutique hotels. Suites also feature four poster beds, delightful Sri Lankan and Oriental furniture, private courtyard gardens filled with aromatic gardenia bushes and frangipani trees and bathrooms with outdoor showers.

Overlooking Koggala Lake and surrounded by the lush greenery of a working tea estate, this home turned award winning boutique hotel offers discerning travelers a unique wellness escape with quick access by charming tuk tuk to timeless treasures inside the Galle Fort as well as some of the world's best beaches, for which Galle and Sri Lanka are so well known. Or why not head inland to the Udawalawe National Park to catch glimpses of water buffalo, sambar deer, elephants and the occasional leopard.

Peaceful, tropical ambience, world class heartfelt service and fresh fusion cuisine that lures guests from surrounding hotels in and around Galle, Kahanda Kanda is an idyllic environment for a wedding, a honeymoon or a vacation of absolute relaxation, all on a working tea plantation.

Accommodation

Rooms at the Kahanda Kanda include the Dubu Suite, The Hellaconia Suite, Peacock Suite, Tamarind Suite, Mango Suite, Araliya Suite, Nelum Suite, Tea Suite and Garden Suite. Suites feature four poster beds, delightful Sri Lankan and Oriental furniture, private courtyard gardens filled with aromatic gardenia bushes and frangipani trees and bathrooms with outdoor showers. Please note that Dubu and Hellaconia are further from the main public area than the other suites. All suites feature: iPod docking station, wifi, air-conditioning and private verandas.

Dubu Suite

Unique Antique Joglo House from Java with an elaborately carved wooden ceiling, woven palm walls with numerous louvred doors for a truly open feeling

Mini Bar Fridge

Elegant King Size Teak Sleigh Bed

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Mixture of antique and contemporary furniture

Two Large Bathrooms with Outdoor Showers and Bathtubs & an indoor en suite cloakroom with handbasin and WC

Ipod dock

Large wrap-around verandah overlooking the garden

Views over Koggalla Lake

Private Swimming Pool for your exclusive use

Free wi-fi internet connection

Satellite TV and DVD Player

Full Air Conditioning

85sqm

Peacock Suite

100sqm of unadulterated luxury

King Size Ebony Four Poster Bed

2 Individual Bathrooms with Outdoor Showers

Sensational views over Tea Estate and Koggala lake

Private courtyard garden

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Wide Banquette for lazing, or an extra bed

Mini Bar Fridge

Ipod dock

Free wi-fi internet connection

Full Air Conditioning

Library of Books

Hellaconia Suite

Elegant King Size Four Poster Bed

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Mixture of antique and contemporary furniture

Double Outdoor Showers

Ipod dock

Large verandah overlooking the garden

Free wi-fi internet connection

Full Air Conditioning

70sqm

Mango Suite

Elegant King Size Teak Four Poster Bed

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Wide banquette for lazing or extra bed

Mixture of antique and contemporary furniture

Double showers and double hand basins

Ipod dock

Library of Books

Large verandah overlooking the Tea Estate

Free wi-fi internet connection

Full Air Conditioning

80sqm

Tamarind Suite

Stunning painted 18th Century style King size Four Poster Bed

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Mixture of antique and cotemporary furniture

Lofty ceilings with plenty of seating area

Outdoor Shower and double hand basins

Ipod dock

Wide verandah with views of the garden

Verandah for relaxing and/or eating

Free wi-fi internet connection

Full Air Conditioning

70sqm

Tea Suite

Pair of Antique Colonial style Single Size Four Poster Beds which can be converted into a King size double bed

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Mixture of antique and contemporary furniture

Lofty ceilings with plenty of seating area

Outdoor Shower and double hand basins

Ipod dock

Wide verandah with views of the garden

Verandah for relaxing and/or eating

Free wi-fi internet connection

Full Air Conditioning

70sqm

Araliya Suite

Full Air Conditioning

Elegant King Size Teak Four Poster Bed

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Mixture of antique and contemporary furniture

Double showers and double hand basins

Ipod dock

Library of Books

Large verandah overlooking the Tea Estate

Full Air Conditioning

Free wi-fi internet connection

80sqm

Garden Suite

Stunning painted 18th Century style King size Four Poster Bed

Luxurious Cotton Bed linen

Mixture of antique and cotemporary furniture

Lofty ceilings with plenty of seating area

Outdoor Shower and double hand basins

Ipod dock

Wide verandah with views of the garden

Verandah for relaxing and/or eating

Free wi-fi internet connection

Full Air Conditioning

70sqm

Nelum Suite

The Nelum Suite is set apart from Kahanda Kanda's other suites, accessed by a set of stairs next to the Living Pavilion. It has a king-sized wrought iron four-poster bed, double showers, and a private garden with sun loungers overlooking Koggala Lake.

Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen

Mini-bar

Complimentary Wireless Internet

Tea and Coffee Making Facilities

iPod Docking

Air Conditioning

Ensuite bathroom

French Doors opening onto Balcony

Hair dryer

Hot Water Shower

In-Room Safe

Laundry

Living Room Space

Cotton Waflle Robe and Slippers

Library of Books

Childcare

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted at the hotel and there are no specific facilities available for them.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include a living pavilion flanked by lily ponds, a dining pavilion and an infinity edged pool, 20 meters in length with fantastic views overlooking the tea bushes and rolling hills. The area by the pool is shaded by white bougainvillea providing the perfect place for alfresco dining.

Activities

The hotel provides complimentary swimming, fitness, yoga and walks among the tea bushes. Activities at an additional cost include body surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, bike rides through the rice fields, culture tours, and jeep tours of animal reserves. The hotel also provides cookery classes, where guests can master the art of the infamous Sri Lankan curry, or if you prefer, a variety of Thai dishes.

Location & Directions

South Coast, Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda can be found just 5 kilometers inland from the coastal Galle Road (as the crow flies), perched at the north east shore of Koggala Lake.

When to go

Kahanda Kanda is a year round destination. The driest part of the year falls between December and April. The monsoon brings daily cloud-bursts June/July and October/November but rarely is there a full day of rain. Thankfully, the country house ambience at KK means there's nothing better than curling up to read a good book, play backgammon or scrabble, all in indulgent comfort while the rain feeds the surrounding soil.

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