Rangala House
Rangala House
Rangala House

Rangala House


  • Kandy (View map)
  • 13 pers. max.
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Mountaintop location overlooking the Knuckles Ranges
  • Beautiful tea plantation turned into a traditional bungalow with sweeping views
  • The Studio and The Breadfruit room with separate balconies
  • Three bedrooms tucked away in the main villa
  • Free-sized swimming pool with infinity edge
  • Wood cabin vibe with stone fireplace
  • Walk along the Knuckles ranges can be arranged

Rangala House pictures and description

Settled in Kandy, a city rich with biodiversity and mountains, Rangala House is a tea plantation turned into a bungalow with sprawling views and a pleasant climate. The bungalow is found perched on the edge of the Knuckles Range - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - thus offering you spectacular green views. For a calm and peaceful holiday, away from the bustle of city lives, Rangala House with its five bedroom, large open spaces, and expansive gardens is the perfect choice.

Location

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Distances to:
- Bandaranaike International Airport: 151km

This serene spot of heaven is marked by the Knuckles range where a hike would nothing short of spectacular. Walk along the tea plantations for delicious aromas and a tryst with nature. If you’re in for a laidback holiday, then this special home in Kandy is your place.

Customer reviews

10/10 (Average rating based on 9 reviews)
10/10

We had 7 continuous days of rain and white-outs, and yet we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rangala, thanks to the wonderful setting (even when you can't see it), all the staff and Anthony, the perfectly warm and homey and cozy vibe. The setting and the set-up are simply unbeatable. (This was our 5th or 6th year at Rangala, and every year it gets better, is never boring, and is always fantastic!)

TT (Hong Kong SAR China) stayed at Rangala House with a group of friends from 15/12/2015 to 19/12/2015
10/10

We came here on a visit to the knuckles range organized by our hotel. Staff couldn't have been more helpful in organizing a walk we could do that took into account my limited mobility( as I have two artificial knees).we set off on a gloriously fabulous but gentle walk and got caught in one of the very typical short but torrential rain falls. We got back drenched to the skin and were promptly offered towels. .hairdryer etc to dry of. We then had the most fabulous home cooked lunch of pasta with the freshest tomato sauce I have ever tasted, beautiful local salads and freshly baked bread . This place is so beautifully maintained and planted it was an absolute pleasure to visit and I only wish we could have stayed .

Lynda B (Australia) stayed at Rangala House with a group of friends and their families from 03/08/2015 to 05/08/2015
10/10

We stayed here for 2 nights during a 2 week tour around Sri Lanka. Set in a magical setting overlooking the Knuckles mountain range, this place is extremely special. Small boutique hotel with lots of charm. We did "Charlies walk" from the hotel. A 3 hour walk around the local hills and villages. The views are stunning and the locals are so friendly. Also well worth walking down the road for 10 minutes to the local cloth making factory. A few ladies making cloth on traditional looms. We had so much fun with them. They are happy for you to take photos and let you have a go on the looms. You can also buy their products such as sorongs, table napkins etc. which are lovely authentic souvenirs. This place is also excellent for doing a day trip to Knuckles mountains. It is a bit over priced at USD 40 pp for half a day but that seems to be the going rate. The highlight though must have been the food. The chef there is professionally trained and the food was the best we had on the whole trip. Do not hesitate to choose this place, it is extra special.

Rosanna (Bahrain) stayed at Rangala House with a group of friends and their families from 01/08/2015 to 03/08/2015
10/10

Our family of 7 stayed here for 4 nights. The views were truly amazing even if the surrounding hills drifted in and out of clouds while we were there. The staff led by Amila made our stay perfect, nothing was a problem. Sebastian the chef gave us some of the finest breakfasts and dinners we have had and he was able to cater to our youngest children just as well. His 'apprentices' Chalika and Nyuen were SO polite and helpful. We hiked the 3 hr trek and were rewarded with stunning views throughout the local tea plantations.....if you stay here you should try this walk, it is a bit taxing but we'll worth it. Also, if you are up for a bit of rock scrambling get the boys to take you down to the local river where you trek into hills to find a beautiful river/waterfall. Our kids thought this was amazing. All in all this was a perfect spot to rest and unwind on our trip through Sri Lanka. One hint if you are just looking for a simple lunch, the shops across from e Ducktari Tea Factory make great snacks.

Tony G (Australia) stayed at Rangala House with a group of colleagues from 27/05/2015 to 31/05/2015
10/10

Situated about an hour out of Kandy, this is an alternative to the day-long trip to Newara Elia to see tea plantations and enjoy some mountain air. It is an old house that has been converted to a small hotel with fairly basic rooms, but an astonishingly beautiful outlook. They provide lunch on request (need to book ahead to ensure there is space) and what we had was superb - a large and very tasty quiche, plus several dishes of vegetables and salad (enough to feed several people) plus a delightful ice cream and rhubarb dish for desert and coffee, all for about AUD20 per head. We would have paid that for the view alone, sitting on the broad terrace looking out over the expansive valley in the cool of the shaded verandah.

JR (Australia) stayed at Rangala House with a group of friends and their families from 13/04/2015 to 16/04/2015
10/10

Situated about an hour out of Kandy, this is an alternative to the day-long trip to Newara Elia to see tea plantations and enjoy some mountain air. It is an old house that has been converted to a small hotel with fairly basic rooms, but an astonishingly beautiful outlook. They provide lunch on request (need to book ahead to ensure there is space) and what we had was superb - a large and very tasty quiche, plus several dishes of vegetables and salad (enough to feed several people) plus a delightful ice cream and rhubarb dish for desert and coffee, all for about AUD20 per head. We would have paid that for the view alone, sitting on the broad terrace looking out over the expansive valley in the cool of the shaded verandah.

Chris G (Hong Kong SAR China) stayed at Rangala House with a group of friends from 07/04/2015 to 10/04/2015
10/10

We stayed at Rangala for two nights and loved it. Our room was simple but very comfortable, and opened onto the wonderful deck with views forever. Sam and his staff were friendly, very natural and eager to help at all times. A delight. The recommended walks through the tea plantations were excellent, the best we had in Sri Lanka. We will remember them for a long time. Eating on the deck with the other guests was very enjoyable. Sebastian's food was top-class, with the wild boar casserole a highlight of my husband's trip. A great escape among the tea plantations, and great value for money. We would love to go back.

RB (Australia) stayed at Rangala House with a group of friends and their families from 08/02/2015 to 10/02/2015
10/10

My two friends and I spent two nights here and enjoyed every moment. We shared one room and found the bedroom spacious and very comfortable. Everything about our stay was perfect. We had spent the previous two weeks travelling round Sri Lanka so wanted some peace, quiet and comfort before we flew back to Ireland and Rangala House provided all of these in spades. The location is spectacular and the view from the veranda just amazing. The house has been beautifully restored with great taste shown in every aspect of the decor ( there are well-stocked bookshelves as well). The final cherry on the cake was the swimming pool where we were able to cool down after our walks. The garden is a delight as well - beautifully maintained and carefully planted and full of bird life! Walking through the tea estates was one of the highlights of our stay here and Sam gave us great printed directions which made getting lost impossible, We liked to get up really early and go for a walk ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 hours before it got too hot - then we would come back to a gorgeous breakfast on the veranda. We spotted some very unusual birds on these walks - but had to keep an eye out for leeches in the long grass! No mosquitoes though at this altitude. Sam and his staff were courteous, charming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The cook in particular was first class and we enjoyed all of our delicious meals eaten on the veranda. All in all, Rangala House was everything we had hoped it would be and I just hope some day I can go back and sample its delights all over again!

HW (Ireland) enjoyed a romantic stay at Rangala House from 04/02/2015 to 06/02/2015
10/10

We spent 2 nights here. Unbelievable views form the verandah. Anthony, the owner was always interested in us and gave great advice on where to walk and what to see. Did 2 great walks into the tea plantations which were almost our SL highlight. My only gripe is that this was the only place in SL where we didn't get a Queen bed but 2 singles pushed together. Even in other Asian hotels we quite often get the two beds pushed together but at least they give us Queen sheets over the top. At Rangala the beds were even made up as singles. For the money we are paying I think they could perhaps have King sheets to go over the top. A small hassle but other places manage to get it right. Sebastian and Charlie were fantastic in the kitchen.

Rossa (Australia) stayed at Rangala House with a group of friends and their families from 08/01/2015 to 10/01/2015

Services & features

  • Facilities:

    • Additional guest (extra cost)
    • Back-up generator
    • Pets allowed
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Driver (extra cost)
  • Entertainment:

    • CD music player
    • DVD player
    • Satellite television
    • Stereo
    • Table tennis table
    • TV
  • Meals:

    • Chef (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Daily breakfast (extra cost) (15 USD/person)
    • Dinner (extra cost) (21 USD/person)
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Lunch (extra cost) (15 USD/person)
  • Services:

    • Housekeeping
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 13
    • Staff:
  • Terms and conditions:

Rates

Minimum stay 5 bedrooms
from 01/07/2018 to 01/12/2018 High season 3 nights USD $ 580
from 01/12/2018 to 16/12/2018 High season 3 nights USD $ 523
from 16/12/2018 to 01/03/2019 Peak season 3 nights USD $ 553
from 01/03/2019 to 01/05/2019 High season 3 nights USD $ 523
from 01/05/2019 to 01/07/2019 Low season 2 nights USD $ 493
from 01/07/2019 to 01/08/2019 High season 3 nights USD $ 523
from 01/08/2019 to 01/09/2019 Peak season 3 nights USD $ 553
from 01/09/2019 to 01/10/2019 High season 3 nights USD $ 523
from 01/10/2019 to 01/12/2019 Low season 2 nights USD $ 493

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