Sunset from the front porch of Halgolla Plantation Home

Halgolla Plantation Home
Accommodation of a different kind

Halgolla Plantation Home (HPH) is not simply a "bed and breakfast" establishment, but accommodation that offers you the opportunity to be guests of the owners in the ancestral home of a family that has lived here for three generations.

Emil & Arlene, your hosts at this unique B&B in Sri Lanka
Your hosts: Emil & Arlene

Emil is a respected award-winning columnist who has recently returned to his ancestral home after 30 years in Canada.

Arlene has retired to the bucolic surroundings of Halgolla after living  and working her entire life in Colombo. At Halgolla, her warmth and management of the household ensure the comfort of their guests.

If you are interested in booking, please fill in and return the Reservation Form

It is only if you provide us with comprehensive information about your needs that we will be able to provide the personalized service on which HPH prides itself.

Transport to and from HPH can be arranged with sufficient notice for an additional fee.

HPH map
Map of HPH
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Royston Reports: Tops for Tourists 2013

The esteemed travel writer and poet, Royston Ellis, has chosen HPH as the

Top Home Stay 

in Sri Lanka for 2013.

HPH is also recommended
in his new travel guide:

Bradt Travel Guide for Sri Lanka

5th edition, 2014


Read his review of HPH  in the Sunday Times of Sri Lanka.

HPH is situated off the beaten track in the mid-country of Sri Lanka, 20 kms from Kandy and Kurunegala. 

It is ideal for exploring the Kandyan hills, or as a jumping-off point for visits to places of historical and cultural interest all around a country recently recommended as the world’s #1 tourist destination by The New York Times and Vanity Fair magazine. 

Condé Nast Traveller and National Geographic have also highly recommended Sri Lanka. 

More recently, the world's premier tourist guide, The Lonely Planet, called it the place to visit in 2013.

At HPH, you can be assured of peace and relaxation. It is ideal for artists and writers, those who love nature and hiking, and those who appreciate quiet pursuits. As a working plantation, HPH has many other "flavours" of the topics for you to experience. We can also arrange day-trips to other places of interest nearby.

Three spacious suites are available along with healthy, delicious Sri Lankan food.

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Emil van der Poorten
Halgolla Plantation Home, Galagedera, Sri Lanka

If you want more information or have specific questions about this unique facility, contact us at
+94-77-347-0702 or +94-72-284-9770 (Mobile)
or by email at