Koggala House is a new boutique hotel on the banks of tranquil Koggala Lake, close to the Galle Fort heritage site on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It has been built in the old Dutch-colonial style with a contemporary touch.
Comprising a central living area and four bedrooms, constructed as connected but separate buildings. It can be rented as a “whole villa” sleeping eight or as stand-alone double rooms. The large swimming pool also has a shallow “wallowing” pool. The permanent staff include an internationally experienced chef, housekeeper, gardener and security guard.
Breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner are available from the a-la-carte menu on request. Laundry services are also available on request.
Koggala House is situated in a quiet and peaceful rural area surrounded by rice paddies, cinnamon plantations and coconut trees but is only a ten minute drive to the beach in a local tuk-tuk or taxi. The garden abounds in local wildlife including the endangered Purple-faced Leaf Monkey and Blue peacocks.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and there is satellite TV in the living room for those who need to keep up with world affairs, watch the latest sporting fixture or simply sit and be entertained.
The nearest beach is Kabalana, a wide stretch of beautiful clean white sand famous for its surfing and safe swimming. The famous Sri Lankan stick fishermen are nearby.
Close to the highway it is easy to get to Koggala House from the international airport by air-conditioned taxi or by seaplane directly onto the lake. Tours can be arranged to see the blue whales at Mirissa, safaris to various national parks or a cultural trip through tea plantations to the religious sites in the north.
Yoga classes, massage services and Ayurvedic medicine can be arranged in-house or in a neighbouring property.
Koggala House has four bedrooms that are connected to the central living area by open covered walkways or garden paths. The rooms are bright and breezy and are designed to give a completely private space in which to relax and unwind surrounded by tropical gardens full of wildlife. The ocean is nearby and can be heard on the frequent still nights.
Breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner are available from the a-la-carte menu and special dietary requests are no problem.
Bedrooms – each comes equipped with a king size four-poster bed with mosquito net and overhead fan, air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, indoor soft seating, outdoor casual seating, computer table, tea & coffee making facilities, mini-fridge and a wall safe.
Bedroom 1 also includes a satellite TV and a spacious, private walled garden with outdoor shower.
Bedrooms 3 and 4 include an additional bathtub and a sofa bed.
A baby cot and high chair are available upon request.
Kitchen – modern layout and equipped with all the necessary appliances to prepare local and international dishes. All food is prepared by Mahesh, our internationally experienced chef.
Living Room – music (ours or plug in your own device), satellite TV, dining table to seat 8, sofas and additional casual seating
Outdoor Dining – dining tables to seat ten, sofas and casual seating, music
Office – photocopying service provided upon request
Laundry – fully equipped with washer/drier and full service provided upon request
Wi-Fi – throughout the property
Pool – private, large main pool with shallow wallowing pool suitable for children. Infinity edge, sunbeds and umbrellas.