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New video: Kahanda Kanda boutique hotel, Sri Lanka

Our dear friend George Cooper, owner and designer of Kahanda Kanda boutique hotel near Galle, Sri Lanka has just produced a short video which we think shows off the property really nicely. It certainly made us wish we were back there! Do take a look...



KK, as she’s nicknamed, is a sprawling hideaway perched on a ridge north of Koggala Lake. It is one of Sri Lanka’s most sophisticated boutique hotels, with 8 pavilion suites, a gorgeous Living Pavilion bar and a great restaurant (if you don’t stay here, at least try to drop by for lunch and book first). You are guaranteed an intimate and exclusive experience here – the property has been immaculately styled by George but it is still relaxed, as if you are staying in a private home. If you love both nature and style, this hotel is unparalleled. All through the property you can hear the sounds of nature – peacocks, cockatoos, crickets, leaves rustling and trees swaying. Awake to magnificent sounds of wildlife and towering, elevated views of rainforest, marshlands, Kogola Lake, cinnamon trees and tea fields. You are just 15 mins by tuk tuk to the beach and a short walk or cycle down to Kogola Lake. Staff are very friendly and extremely professional – George has a spot on grasp of what level of luxury people expect at this price and he provides it. Perfect for honeymooners – a great place to sit for hours, days, taking in beautiful natural surrounding with the option of George’s witty conversation should you fancy it!

Call us to for more info on Kahanda Kanda or to book your tailor-made tour of  Sri Lanka: info@ampersandtravel.com / +44 (0)20 7289 6100