Janie Airey

Architectural photographer, member of association of photographers

January 2018, 1 week

Escaping the UK for a colourful, warm and delicious week in Sri Lanka may have to become an annual occurrence.    

Kalukanda House is a true delight and has been beautifully and thoughtfully designed as well as tastefully decorated with exquisite antique pieces, this is a special house.

 The high ceilings and colonial fans, the fresh fruits for breakfast, the G&T on the veranda looking through to the magical garden, an afternoon dip in the pool and the most delicious suppers from the chef made it hard to go out of the grounds and actually explore.  The very short stroll to the beach for a swim or surf is a must and a Tuk Tuk is always on hand to zip anywhere you fancy… to nearby Weligama or down to Galle.

I’d recommend an early morning visit to watch the fisherman bringing in their haul in Marissa. There’s so much to do, 1 week wasn’t enough.

 Kalukanda House has a real sense of calm and luxury… so you’re truly indulged in every sense.  It’s a great location for exploring from but equally easy to just relax and loose some days feeling spoiled.


Rukman Sivaloganathan

Founder “GoExperientially”

Sri Lanka Travel writer

January 2018

Spent 3 amazing days at Kalukanda House during the Galle Literary Festival in January.

I usually stay inside the Fort so for a change I thought I’d stay somewhere quieter and honestly couldn’t have picked a better place. The villa itself is influenced by the ‘Walauwa’ style, (i.e. the style in which the homes of the local nobility were built) and is generally excellent.

The pool is fantastic and there is an ‘ambalama’ (a shaded resting place for pilgrims built along main routes by the kings) in the garden that’s perfect for yoga sessions.

Which brings me to my favourite part of the house: the garden. The property backs up against a cliff face and the garden has a mysterious feel to it. Very calming too. The meals, service, etc were all excellent. Will definitely go back again soon.

Dylan Ayaloo

Yogi, International Yoga teacher and Mentor

January 2018, 1 week

Kalukanda House is an oasis of calm and tranquility, built to perfection and exquisite taste and brilliance.

As a yogi and yoga teacher, the garden was a perfect location to do my daily morning practice and lead a group through the practice. The calm, tranquility and nature surrounding the house facilitates for the perfect meditation space. The pool a great way to cool of the warmth of the Sri Lankan sunshine.

The staff were especially diligent and a keen eye to detail from our needs in the home to the magnificent local cuisine served daily. Truly a paradise awaiting to be discovered and explored. I highly recommend booking the entire house for your groups or trips.

Jerome X

Guest travelling with family – 5 adults, 6 children

25th March – 2nd April 2018

Family holidays surrounded by a peaceful environment. Great house and well renovate. Staff always with a smile on their faces and very welcoming. Perfect moments in a perfect place.


We had a very good time in your house. Service is great and beautiful materials used to build the house. Thank you.