Join the monkeys, mongooses and bright-feathered birds at Kahanda Kanda, set in a lush green tea plantation on a quiet Galle hillside. British owner George has styled this eight-room residence: expect stately teak furniture, blue-white china, and plenty of homely touches, including squashy chairs and tome-stuffed bookshelves.
Take part in a cookery class at the hotel, so you can treat the folks back home to Sri Lankan feasts. Just let the chef know what you want to cook (perhaps one of the curries that you had for breakfast). British owner George is an interior designer and it shows: he's responsible for the rooms' colonial elegance, and chose all the antiques and nick nacks.
In partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith
"Senani", Polhena, Angulugaha, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka