Ellerton Kandy


ELLERTON was built for the manager of a large tea estate more than 100 years ago. Now owned by Richard & Cary Goode, it retains the character and tranquillity of those colonial days. At 2,400 feet Ellerton combines the best of Sri Lanka’s weather. The sun in the day is hot, while the evenings and nights are relatively cool without the stickiness of the coast, nor the distinct chill of the hill country. Close to the geographic centre of Sri Lanka, 3 hours drive from Colombo, 30 minutes from Kandy, Ellerton is ideally sited for exploring the Island. Set in beautiful gardens, Ellerton has 8 comfortable double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Ellerton is rated the best hotel in the Kandy district by guests.


  • Main House - The large sitting room is the centre of the Main House; furnished with antiques it is a great place to gather before dinner or to play cards later in the evening. The study has a satellite TV. The house has 3 guest bedrooms, double or twin, all with their own bathrooms. Two rooms have attached rooms which can be used as triples or family rooms.
  • Valley HouseBeside the swimming pool and some thirty yards away from the main house is the Valley House. With spectacular views down the valley it has three generous bedrooms, two double and a double or twin. The double bedrooms have large bathrooms with baths and walk in showers, whilst the double or twin has a shower. A real plus of the Valley House is the huge veranda which is a natural place to cool off in the shade. The Valley House is a perfect place for a family or group of friends to holiday together.
  • The Garden Room - The Garden Rooms are two self-contained bedrooms with sitting areas and bathrooms and their own private balconies with views straight down the valley to the Alagalla mountains.


Meals are usually served in the large open sided Dining Pavilion. The Pavilion has a seating area providing a shady corner retreat to read or just admire the view down the valley. Ellerton has two excellent chefs. Dinner is a menu of three courses with a choice of a curry or non-curry main course. Menus at Ellerton vary considerably day to day, and so even a guest staying for 10 days is unlikely to be offered the same dishes twice! You will see from the sample menus that the curries refer to the main meat or fish curry, this is always accompanied by five or six separate vegetable curries. For vegetarians these provide an excellent range of Sri Lankan dishes.

From US$ 576

2 Nights for 2 people at Ellerton Kandy on BB Basis