Excellent 534 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Secluded location far from city noise
  • Private balconies overlooking the tea plantation in just about every room
  • The Thai-trained executive chef, Ruwan Silva, uses organic vegetables, fruit and herbs from the hotel’s own garden
  • A massage bungalow set in the tea fields
  • Air conditioning in the rooms (not always found in Sri Lankan hotels)

What To Know

  • Children under 12 are not permitted
  • Galle and the beaches on the south coast are a 15- to 25-minute ride away by tuk-tuk
  • Colombo is a two-hour ride away in a private car
  • The spa consists only of the massage bungalow


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located in Koggala (Galle District), Kahanda Kanda is close to Handunugoda Tea Museum and Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Mihiripenna Beach and Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya.

Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and bicycles to rent. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and barbecue grills.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Kahanda Kanda
Koggala, 8000 Sri Lanka


5.0 Excellent 534 Reviews
Beautiful boutique hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for peace and relaxation this is the place to do so. This is a very small hotel with only around 10 villas, all on their own block of land and quite spaced out from the other villas. The service was amazing, we got served our breakfast in our villa every morning. (I can highly recommend the SriLankan breakfast) and the staff are very attentive.
The only downside to the hotel is that it is quite far into town. It took about 30 minutes by tuk tuk to get to Galle and Unawatuna. This might be ideal for some but for us we like to be a little bit closer to the action and not feel quite so secluded. The food to buy in the hotel is a little pricey but you don’t have much choice as there isn’t much else around. In saying that our 3 course dinner was quite good value for what we paid.
Overall this is an amazing, stunningly designed hotel. It was a bit quite and secluded for our preference but I’m sure many would love that aspect!

A superb hotel, a memorable experience
Reviewed 4 days ago

Travelling as a group of 5 friends, we had bought a Luxury Escapes package to KK for a week, and came away saying that we thought we had just had the best holiday of our lives. This is a beautiful and stylish hotel set in tropical and lush surroundings. The food,service and surroundings are superb. Our thanks to all of the staff, from managers to housekeeping, bar and restaurant staff and gardeners, everyone was professional, caring and polite. Special thanks to our driver for the week, Wadjara, who was a brilliant driver (driving in SL is not for the faint-hearted!) and charming company. We felt very safe and comfortable with him.
It was a wonderful holiday and introduction to the beauty of Sri Lanka. We are all keen to visit KK again and see more of Sri Lanka.
Suzanne Jessup

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kahanda exceeded all expectations. It is a beautiful place and so much attention to detail has gone into every part of the place.
The staff are brilliant, they cannot do enough for you. George the owner has done a fantastic job in employing locals who made this stay truly incredible.
It was my fiancé’s birthday and they made it one he will never forget.
The food is delicious and the setting is beautiful.
Our room blew us away, 2 bathrooms to choose from and a private pool. An added bonus was watching the monkeys swing from tree to tree as the sun set.
Yoga to start the day in the most breathtaking setting.
We will definitely return and we will recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing, memorable stay nestled amongst all the greenery.
Thank you all at kahanda kanda

Birthday celebration
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five friends visited for a week to celebrate a collective birthday. The venue, food and service were exceptional. The managers Pradesh and Hush could not have been more helpful. Our driver Wajara was both a great driver and we also very much enjoyed his company. The reciprocal arrangement with KK beach also broadened the experience. We recommend this place highly and want to come back and see more of Sri Lanka also!

Surrounded by Greatness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kahanda Kanda is located around 30 minutes (by car) from Galle Fort and is situated in amongst tea plantations and lush greenery. The resort is literally surrounded 360 degrees by lush greenery and it's a wonderful sight.
We stayed in the Hibiscus Suite which has it's own private infinity pool and plenty of privacy.
The service is immaculate and both breakfast & dinner were delicious. Highly recommended!