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ILLUKETIYA - GALLE

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Total Rooms - 6
Description
Illuketia, about 5 Kms from Galle Fort, was already placed on 19th century British maps. The present plantation house is rebuilt on the old foundation. There are four suites in the main house and two suites at the separate Pond House overlooking a lotus pond. The compound sits on 10 acres of mature garden and rice fields. Rice fields, tea estates and rural clusters surround the estate. Be prepared to be part of nature and the Sinhalese village culture reached by interwoven country lanes. Entrance to Illuketia is through a soothing central courtyard with a pond. Beyond is the grand living room with a two-tiered roof highlighted with Balinese carvings and doors that open out to a spacious verandah and gardens beyond. Bamboo furniture, lacquered Chinese cabinets, antique porcelains, chandeliers and paintings from Indonesia adorn this grand room.
Hotel Facilities
The upstairs consists of the recreational areas with great views of paddy fields and gardens. There is a lounge with a TV and DVD player Library with a billiard table and extensive collection of travelogues, books, novels and magazines in English, French and German Office room with an antique writing desk. An infinity swimming pool, with a shallow table specially designed for children, sits amidst the gardens. Meals are prepared using fresh fruitherbs and vegetables from their own organic garden. Fresh seafood is bought daily at the local market Mainly Sri Lankan and eastern dishes are offered and painstakingly presented. Meals are served on the verandah of the main house and tea is served in a private corner of your choice Guests are most welcome to learn Sri Lankan cooking in the well laid-out kitchen In-house massages and yoga lessons are organized on request.
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