We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Living Heritage Koslanda

Visit hotel website
{"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Certificate of Excellence
Living Heritage Koslanda is a unique luxury boutique hotel located 5 hours North East from the island's capital, Colombo. Built in the heart of the hill country , this stylish 6 bedroomed eco-retreat offers guests the utmost serenity in a naturally stunning location. Set on 80 acres of magical forest, known by locals as 'God's Forest', Koslanda is the ideal hideaway for those wanting to simply relax or for those who wish to connect with nature. It's excellent location is perfect for those who wish to explore the central highlands, tea country and as a gateway to the South and East. With a strong sustainable ethos, our guests can enjoy nature walks, a swim in our private waterfall, a stunning infinity pool, Sri Lanka cooking classes, visits to local tea estates and villages untouched by tourism. An ideal choice for a Sri Lanka honeymoon, or for those looking for a family friendly resort, where kids can roam and play safely and freely.
Read more
Property amenities
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Show more
Room features
Suites
Non-Smoking Rooms
Minibar
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gems
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Location
Full view
Getting there
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport50 km
Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport50 km
See all nearby hotels
Nearby restaurants
See all nearby restaurants
Nearby attractions
See all nearby attractions
Reviews & more
201Reviews
343Photos
2Q+A
56Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 167
  • 21
  • 11
  • 2
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Show reviews that mention
+1
This delightful retreat is difficult to find and the roads aren’t great but, it is completely worth the effort. It is a quiet oasis, built with such care. Parts are still under construction but the vision is clear. Johnson the manager and his staff were delightful. The experience
Read more
This boutique hotel was characteristic of many so-called boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. It was constructed in traditional style and our room was in a vast bungalow and courtyard leading off a Veranda. There was nowhere to sit except on the Veranda and very little real storage spac
Read more
Response from Lucy A, Owner at Living Heritage Koslanda
Responded 5 days ago
Dear valued guest, I am very sorry to hear our experience was not what you were looking for . Definitely our hotel is built in a traditional way adhereing as faithfully as possible to vernacular architecture . This and the breathtaking view achieved is the reason the pool, a more modern luxury, is located on a hilltop, a short walk away from the main complex. We are in the hill country so the terrain is as such , traditional cut stone pathways , walls and steps are part of our signature . I do hope we portray this accurately within our website . All suites have two or more large antique Almirahs (free standing cupboards/wardrobes ) for our guests to use and unpack .We also have bench sofas with cushions within the private courtyard area of each suite , single chairs , in the bedroom and a private Verandah with antique planters chairs , cushions and a table for each villa . There is a shaving mirror with integral light in each bathroom , however we will definitely add another roof light above the mirror following your feedback. The property does not have a formal bar , nor do we claim to have , but we do have two beautiful Ambalama Pavilions for all guests to use with lovely cushioned seating and a magical atmosphere where we serve our complementary cocktails each evening . I am really sorry this was not what you were looking for . We will be opening our pool cafe this Christmas as a new area for guests to enjoy . Unfortunately the leeches are a part of the rainy season in the hill country and jungle areas of Sri Lanka. We cannot avoid them , but certainly as much protection as possible is given to guests who wish to walk to our waterfall and be in the wonderful jungle setting. Leech socks , organic deterrent and so forth . But a walk should be avoided if a guest has any doubt about their desire to embrace nature . We have not had a problem with mosquitos in our area for all the years we have been there , but this year has been extraordinarily wet, so as an added precaution we will offer all guests the choice of a net for the suites going forward. Thank you so much for giving us your feedback .
Read more
+2
At the Living Heritage they know all about what the traveller needs: good company, terrific food, an awesome swimming pool, friendly reception, squirrels running around and the most beautiful birds in the nearby trees.
Read more
Response from Lucy A, Owner at Living Heritage Koslanda
Responded 5 days ago
Dear maatstaf Glad we ticked all your boxes! We enjoyed your company Best wishes Lucy and the LHK Team
Read more
This place is truly serene. Loved the food here and more importantly the calming atmosphere. The endless views of mountains, and forests, the most amazing pool and rooms are brilliant. Undoubtedly value for money. Definitely worth it.
Read more
Response from Lucy A, Owner at Living Heritage Koslanda
Responded 6 days ago
Dear ravihansif Fantastic to hear you're already planning on coming back - we'll be waiting. Best wishes Lucy and the LHK Team
Read more
Living heritage was a fantastic find, the suites are superb, staff excellent and food fabulous. A very elegant and authentic small hotel set within large grounds and marvellous infinity pool. A walk through the grounds to the spectacular waterfall and natural pools was lovely.
Read more
Response from Lucy A, Owner at Living Heritage Koslanda
Responded 22 Oct 2018
Dear elizabeth5002017 So pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and we're very happy that you also found us! Do spread the word so that others can also come and experience our little slice of heaven. Best wishes Lucy and the LHK Team
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuiteDining Pool & BeachFamily and Play AreasBusiness Centre & Event Rooms
Habitación
Photo provided by managementLiving Heritage Koslanda
Previous
Is that swimming pool in common?
The swimming pool is used by all the guests, in all types of rooms.
0 votes
Show all answers
Hi,Does this place have a parking area and accessible by a car?Thanks.
Yes!!
1 vote
Show all answers
"Not suitable for family with kids"
"forest pavilions: good for couples"
"Forest pavillions are more closer to nature."
"The forest pavilion is not to be missed."
"If you want to fully immerse yourself then the jungle rooms are incredible!"
Previous
PRICE RANGE
US$ 184 - US$ 434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceKoslanda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing