Sam Popham

Having first visited the country during the second World War, Sam Popham returned to Ceylon in 1963 and established the Popham Arboretum. He planted at Thotalagala in the early 1970s, and the bungalow’s incredible gardens owe much to his vision.


Indoor garden

Thotalagala is a fascinating haven for nature lovers, and this suite, with its entrancing olive green highlights and classic colour prints of a variety of flora, celebrates this natural bounty.


Warm well-being

A cozy den in which every comfort is just a step away, this suite offers an ideal opportunity for quiet repose that replenishes body, mind and soul. It is noteworthy that the suite and its en-suite bathroom are wheelchair accessible.


Ceiling Fans
Safety Deposit Box
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary bottled water (replenished daily)


Hotel Rack Rates 2018:
All rates are in US dollars, per room (Single or Double occupancy) per night on All Inclusive basis and are inclusive of all taxes and service charge.

Sam Popham Junior Suite $ 750

The above rates include;
Breakfast / Lunch, selected from our A La Carte menu / Beer, juices and soft drinks
Afternoon tea or coffee / Pre-dinner cocktails / 3 course gourmet Dinner
A selection of international wines and spirits (excluding premium wine, spirits and champagne)
Laundry (5 pieces per person) (No dry cleaning included) / Phone calls within Sri Lanka
Bungalow amenities including WiFi
Guided tour to Lipton Seat, the Dambetanne Factory and High Tea served in the gardens of the bungalow
which was Sir Thomas Lipton’s residence from 1890 to 1910 (All outdoor activities are weather dependent, including the High Tea)
All taxes and service charge

- Child Policy - No children under 6 years of age allowed
- Cancellation Policy - Cancellation less than 30 days before arrival will result in a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellation less than 60 days before arrival during peak period will result in a 100% cancellation fee.
- Minimum Stay Policy - A minimum stay of 2 nights is required during the peak period
- Peak Period - 19th December to 10th January (Christmas & New Year)
- Peak Supplement - 10% supplement of the room rate

- All bedrooms are with king size beds
- Extra beds are pull out beds which are available only in Rev. Walter Senior,James Taylor and Sir Thomas Lipton suites

- We are unable to provide drivers accommodation