About Us

The Plantation Hotel is located within a former coffee plantation in Kithulgala, overlooking the Kelani River while the hotel itself is set in a refurbished colonial bungalow. The interiors still display a classic / colonial ambience while there are comfortable rooms available with a range of facilities. There are a few rooms that offer you a balcony with a view of the river which seems to be the crowd favourite. The hotel also consists of a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool while the most popular activities to enjoy around here are river rafting, bird watching and rock climbing.


Located approximately 4km away from Beli Lena, a renowned archaeological site in Kithulgala, The Plantation Hotel is perched along the Kelani River in a former coffee plantation in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. One of the wettest places in the wet zone rain forest area, guests’ are greeted by evergreen mountain ranges and raging waterways in the background. Kithulgala is a small town which welcomes two monsoon seasons each year while the first three months of the year are somewhat the driest and liveliest. The town is located approximately 90 km away from Colombo while the drive takes about 2 ½ - 3 hours.


The Plantation Hotel in Kithulgala is housed within a restored bungalow with many of its old colonial furnishings intact. The rooms still boast of the outlook of a colonial / classical setting but have added features that are required for a comfortable stay. All rooms consist of a work desk, television, telephone, bathroom with shower facilities, seating areas, a refrigerator, air-conditioning and a fan. You can choose from a deluxe room or a superior deluxe room while the superior rooms are popular among guests since they offer a balcony with beautiful views of the river.


Located within the confines of a former coffee plantation, The Plantation Hotel in Kithulgala is a reformed bungalow with a slight touch of a colonial background. The hotel consists of a restaurant that offers a range of meals and buffets for hotel guests as well as travellers who visit the area for white water rafting. Wi-Fi connectivity is available for hotel guests in the lobby area. For a more relaxing leisure activity, the Plantation Hotel comprises of a charming little outdoor swimming pool overlooking the river. There are a few interesting items scattered within the property including a few vintage cars and memorabilia from the movie “Bridge On the River Kwai” which was filmed along the Kelani River in Kithulgala. Other facilities include a 24 hour reception, a hotel safe, laundry services and a car park.


The surrounding area of the Plantation Hotel offers guests a myriad of adventure activities if you are keen on an escapade. River rafting is the most favoured activity enjoyed in these rough white water rapids while trekking, camping and even rock climbing can be enjoyed. Bird watching and photography enthusiasts are also in for a treat with many bird species and natural sceneries located in the area. With time in hand, a visit to the Kithulgala Beli Lena is a must. The wet climate makes these areas home to many leeches so you will have to be prepared while there are guides available upon request to show you around.

Water Sports

White water rafting is a daily feature available for the Visitor.

Bird Watching

The wet and cool climate of the area makes it home to a number of species of birds, insects, flora and fauna making it perfect for nature lovers


There are many nature trails that guests can enjoy with a guide’s assistance


If you want to cool down a bit after a day of exploring, there is a charming outdoor swimming pool overlooking the river.