Gammaduwa Bungalow

Guest House in Matale
Opening at 8:00 AM
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4 months ago
A wonderful tranquil retreat set at the head of a valley which has a memorable view from its garden at sunset. The accommodation is of a high standard and very comfortable with a fine deck to eat outside on. The hosts are very helpful and friendly with appetizing meals cooked by local people. They even baked a cake for our wedding anniversary!
- Bob T
4 months ago
The Bungalow is situated in an idyllic location, which is great for hiking and cycling, as well as having beautiful grounds in which to relax. It is also close to key tourist sites. Dave and Seng Li are the perfect hosts and ensure your stay is comfortable and friendly. The home made food is of excellent quality and is prepared and cooked by staff who live in the local village. We are looking forward to returning.
- Steve B
4 months ago
Gammaduwa Heritage Bungalow is a hidden gem. The bungalow has been lovingly restored to a very high standard by the owners. It is set in a valley with breathtaking views and wonderful walks. The staff all live in the village and couldn’t be nicer. The food is wonderful and if that wasn’t enough there is a tiny artisanal tea factory making incredible hand-made teas. If you want to experience something off the tourist trail and see a bit of the “real” Sri Lanka, this is the place to go. There are also mountain bikes for hire if you have the energy!
- Beverly W

Gammaduwa Bungalow

Gammaduwa Bungalow is a Deluxe Heritage Bungalow which is 120 yeas old and was the residence of the British owner of the 4000 acre Gammaduwa Tea plantation. It lies in 7 acres of traditional tea estate land. We produce our own brand of tea and coffee for guests to enjoy. We have renovated it keeping the character and most of the original feature like concentric square mahogany ceilings, brick red floors, beamed hallways and glass skylights intact. It is situated at 2700 feet in the hills overlooking Riverston and the Knuckles Mountain Range with spectacular mountain views from the bedrooms and 560 square foot veranda.We offer Sri Lankan foods cooked in traditional ways and some specialty dishes we know you will enjoy. If you want a change from Asian dishes there is a daily western alternative to whet your appetite.There is a serve-yourself Guest Refreshment Corner open 24 hours with water, tea, coffee, or squash for free together with a fridge full of bottled drinks at reasonable prices. Finally, don't miss our British Afternoon tea at 4pm when we serve our own complementary homemade tea with homemade cake. Dave came to Sri Lanka in January 2009 as a VSO volunteer supporting local peace and human rights organisations helping Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities heal and move forward together after the 35 year civil war here which ended in May 2009. Sengli is a ethnic Kachin from Myanmar who worked with Dave in Myanmar in the rights field. They both love Sri Lanka, the world of tea, and entertaining our guests. We very much look forward to entertaining you and helping you sample the real hill country tea estate village life of Sri Lanka together with gorgeous food, walks, peace and tranquillity. All this is a historic colonial setting.The bungalow is an excellent spot for walking, mountain biking (bikes provided), river swimming, or just chilling out. Just step out of your room and onto the rear path through our estate to find yourself on walks with views, lush fruit trees, towering mahogany trees, village Hindu shrines, wild buffalo and if your lucky you may see the wild deer and boar too. Alternatively you could work alongside our Tea Team learning how to pluck, wither, hand roll, dry, and drink your own handmade tea.The bungalow has magnificent views of Riverston peak and Knuckles Mountain Range and conservation park from rooms, open veranda and gardens.  Nearby there is a waterfall + large rock pool to swim or dangle your feet in and get what the locals call a "fish massage".You can take a village bus to Rattota town where you will be the only non Sri Lankan and made most welcome. Perhaps sample the Rice & Curry lunch at a local cafe, or visit the Hindu temple there, then get a tuc-tuc home, There are also direct local buses, to Matale Town (1h) for the magnificent Budhist mountain temple. Kandy (Budhist temple of the tooth) , the holy city, is only 2.5h away by village bus. We have tuc tuc drivers and a taxi/coach firm who will offer you those options also if you prefer.
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Gammaduwa village, Ambanganga Korale, Rattota,
Matale 21068
Sri Lanka

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM