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Halgolla Plantation Home

Halgolla 50 Acre Estate | Galagedera, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We spent the day at "HPH", walking with Emil in the morning and then having a Sri Lankan feast with the whole family in the afternoon. We were only there for lunch so didn't see the rooms available, but can report that the hosts are...More

Thank ElaineGNewYork
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you very much for your glowing recommendation of Halgolla Plantation Home and Arlene and I as hosts and raconteurs. We are so glad we were able to meet (exceed?) your expectations and sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure and privilege of hosting...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

I spent two nights over the new year with Arlene and Emil, and only wish I had more time. They are warm and loving, and made me feel right at home. I checked in here hoping to catch up on some reading and writing, but...More

1  Thank travellersg2015
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded 4 January 2017

If this is the person we believe it is, suffice it to say that it was an absolute delight having you with us and your generosity and good company will always be remembered and welcomed at HPH!

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed for one night and all the meals were authentically Sri Lankan with beautifully made string hoppers, dahls, sambals, boiled egg, fish and chicken curries. Aunty and Uncle were so welcoming it felt as if I was visiting some of my own relatives but...More

3  Thank LandscapeJunkie
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded 27 September 2016

It was such a pleasure having (relatively!) young people to share HPH with. It was unfortunate that health challenges prevented us from showing you more! However, we look forward to seeing you hear again and not only securing HPH.a It was such a pleasure having...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Probably my favourite place (of our 5 week tour). Arlene was a great host, kind, open, willing to share her life and beautiful home with us. Excellent food. Direct encounter with history of Sri Lanka. I also found the hosts very inspiring.

Thank Iwona47
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded 2 September 2016

Though I can hardly take any credit since health issues resulted in my being absent at the time of your visit, we are both so glad that you found HPH such a great place and we hope you'll return before too long!

Reviewed 6 July 2016

My friend and I spent 2 nights at HPH and I could not recommend it highly enough! Firstly, Emil and Arlene were very hospitable and you felt instantly at home. My friend and I had a problem with our credit cards and so one day...More

Thank Flora D
Response from Emil_vanderPoorten, Owner at Halgolla Plantation HomeResponded 7 July 2016

Thanks so much for your fulsome praise! It was truly a pleasure for us to have such delightful young guests and we hope to see you again before too long. In the meantime, do keep in touch.

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  • Free Parking
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  • US$65 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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  • 3
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16 April 2016|
Response from | Property representative |
1) All three units at HPH are available on those dates. 2) We do NOT provide extra beds in our rooms, however Nellie's Suite is three-bed unit. 3) If you would go to our website, you will find our current rates. 4) The... More
Sudarshan C
21 December 2015|
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While we do not specialise in vegetarian or vegan diets, we DO cater to those with such preferences. In the case of vegans, we would appreciate specifics as to what foods are NOT permissible. We hope we'll see you at... More
8 September 2014|
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Mosquitoes have never been a serious problem here. However, every bed is provided with a mosquito net, we have repellent devices and rub-on insect repellent available as well. Currently, except for 15th to 17th January... More
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