A Rare World – Travel Intelligence Journal features Thotalagala

By thotalagala on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 in Articles, Features. No Comments

  ARareWorld Luxury travel publication featured Thotalagala on their 2018 May edition. Here is what they have to say, “It’s a restored hilltop plantation house circa 1870, with a view that’s like sitting on a cloud. In fact, even the clouds are often below the sightlines from Thotalagala (pronounced something like Taut-Al-Uh-Gal-Uh). One night here […]


Thotalagala Plantation House Haputale, Sri Lanka – Review by Telegraph UK

By gfhoteltest on Monday, February 5th, 2018 in Reviews. No Comments

  Read the latest Review by Telegraph UK on Thotalagala. Location In the southeastern corner of Hill Country, Thotalagala’s off the beaten track location affords an air of authentic rural life, with locals’ dwellings and vegetable gardens dotted around, and smiles and waves from all as you stroll past. Five miles north-east of Haputale, it balances […]


Thotalagala is listed under the ten best properties in sri lanka with under ten rooms by Scott Dunn

By gfhoteltest on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 in Features. No Comments

Sometimes the biggest surprises come in small packages. Though large hotels can provide an unforgettable experience, there’s something to be said for more intimate boutique properties. Sri Lanka has no shortage of these unique, impressive bungalows. Asia Travel Expert, Jack, gives us his top ten can’t-miss petite properties in Sri Lanka. As told by Jack […]


Thotalagala – a 5-star bungalow in the middle of tea country

By thotalagala on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Reviews. No Comments

The staff:  We couldn’t have been met with a warmer welcome than we got from Claire and her team. Waiting for us as our dubiously-driven taxi arrived to deposit us in the middle of the tea plantations, we were ushered inside (our hangers-on, too) and shown through the property. We had our bags swiftly whisked […]


On the Lankan Heritage Trail

By thotalagala on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

Published in Villa 88 magazine, Autumn 2016 issue The Galle Fort Hotel’s sister property, the Thotalagada tea estate Sri Lanka pays homage to this indigenous Lankan flavor. About 5 hours from Galle, in Sri Lanka’s northern Haputale district, a sprawling heritage boutique bungalow is nestled in the lap of hills, among 8,000 hectares of lush […]


Travel Diary: Thotalagala Tea Bungalow in Haputale

By thotalagala on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

Reviewed by Style in Sri Lanka, Along the winding roads of Sri Lanka’s hill country through the nearby town of Haputale lies Thotalagala, a stylishly refurbished Tea bungalow owned by the Thomas Lipton Dambatenne tea estate. I was delighted to be invited for a 2 night stay to experience the bungalow and nearby sights, including […]