Glenross Plantation Bungalow
Glenross Plantation Bungalow
Glenross Plantation Bungalow

Glenross Plantation Bungalow


  • Bentota, Colombo & the South-West (View map)
  • 8 pers. max.
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 staff
  • Lush, sprawling garden
  • Luxurious bedroom suites
  • Serene ambience
  • Multiple locations for in-villa dining experience
  • Impeccable butler service

Glenross Plantation Bungalow pictures and description

Georgian windows, gables, stonewalls crafted by Ceylonese artists more than a century ago - stepping into the beautiful Glenross Plantation Bungalow is akin to taking a travel back in time.

Set upon a sprawling rubber estate in Neboda, Kalutara, the home enjoys scenic surroundings and ultimate privacy. Guests are accommodated in four luxurious suites, and enjoy amenities like multiple dining areas, sumptuous in-villa dining experiences and finely appointed living spaces.

Location

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Glenross Plantation Bungalow is located in Kalutara, a picturesque settlement about one and a half hour’s drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Kalutara is home to monuments and postcard-perfect beaches, and makes a great base for renowned attractions like Galle Fort and Udawalawe National Park.

Start off your sightseeing with a visit to the Kalutara Bodhiya. It’s the only Buddhist shrine in the world that is hollow, and visitors have the opportunity to view a range of intricate paintings during a tour of the compound.

The sprawling Richmond Castle is a striking Edwardian mansion set amidst a lush garden. A tour through the grounds is made all the more fascinating thanks to the informative guide, who regales the fascinating, but sad history of its owners.

Brief Garden, once the official residence of Ceylonese landscaper Bewis Bawa is a widely popular attraction. Start with a stroll through the well-manicured garden, followed by a tour of the home, which contains a collection of artworks by Bawa and his friends. Make time to visit the nearby Lunuganga Estate for a guided tour of its stunning garden designed by prominent Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.

The coastal town of Galle is a popular day trip attraction. The main draw in town is Galle Fort, a historic walled city containing beautifully preserved churches, colonial buildings and myriad boutiques, restaurants and cafes. A stroll along the fort walls is incredibly scenic, and is accompanied by views out to the ocean.

For a different scenery altogether, plan a tour with friends and family to Udawalawe National Park. Here, you’ll get the chance to see herds of elephants, sambar deer and crocodiles up close as your traverse through dense forests and marshes. The national park is about four hours’ drive from your villa.

Customer reviews

10/10 (Average rating based on 1 review)
10/10

This was the perfect weekend! The villa is not too far from Colombo so it is not a tiring journey, and the weather once you get there is excellent because of the rubber trees and the elevation. Stayed for one night and thoroughly enjoyed,ourselves. The rooms are massive and beautifully done, with large windows, lovely furnishing and a separate area for a TV and sofa. The bed was so comfortable that every time I got onto it, I fell asleep! Bathrooms are perfect, clean, spacious, and well-stocked. But my favorite part of the room? The library!!!! There was a collection of books in our room that spanned many genres. The villa is two-storied, with a small pool at the back, like a hidden gem. The gardens (both front and back) are fairly large (and when not, they lead to so many small roads that one can stay occupied for a while). There is a patio area for meals and this area overlooks the front garden and the mountains in the far distance. Loved the setting, but loved the food more. The chefs from Blue Water, Wadduwa, gave us heaven on platters. There was such a variety and an abundance of food (including desserts) and they all vied for top spot as tastiest dish. The manager took excellent care of us, providing us with whatever dish or small necessity we asked for. In fact, no dish was refused, and they went beyond to ensure we had enough food. I spent most of the two days sitting at the table or on the chairs in the garden, reading. The place is a haven for someone who loves peace and quiet, and when not engaged in reading, I was happy to look at the mountains. This is the kind of place you deserve to be at when on holiday. As comfortable as your home, but with the prompt and excellent service of a hotel. I was so well rested after the stay here, and I just did not want to leave. I would highly recommend the place to anyone! In fact, I have!

Madara (Sri Lanka) stayed at Glenross Plantation Bungalow with a group of friends from 23/09/2017 to 24/09/2017

Services & features

  • Services:

    • 24H Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry (extra cost)
    • Massage (extra cost)
    • Pool maintenance
    • Security service
    • Welcome drinks
  • Facilities:

    • Additional guest (extra cost) (50 USD/night, 4 pers. max.)
    • Back-up generator
    • BBQ (extra cost)
    • Electricity
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Hairdryer
    • International phone (extra cost)
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Local phone (extra cost)
    • Off-street parking
    • Pool towels
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Toiletries
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost)
    • Bicycles available (extra cost)
    • Car available (extra cost)
    • Driver (extra cost)
  • Kids:

    • Baby cot
    • Baby high chair
    • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Meals:

    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast included
    • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
    • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
    • Room service
  • Entertainment:

    • International channels
    • TV
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 8
    • Staff: 5
    • Villa size: 87 m²
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 12:00 pm

Rates

Minimum stay 4 bedrooms
from 10/05/2018 to 01/05/2019 Low season 2 nights AUD $ 1,150