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Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge

Mountain resort in Madulkele with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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Richland Road, Madulkelle, Madulkele, Sri Lanka
  • Such an amazing experience staying amongst the clouds. Incredible food, great facilities,…

    Oct. 5, 2019

  • It is great, fresh mountain air, great massages, beautiful

    Apr. 30, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 19 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa services

Feel at home

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Central Highlands of Sri Lanka - 3 min walk
  • Knuckles Forest Reserve - 11.1 mi / 17.9 km
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 16.6 mi / 26.8 km
  • Natha Devale - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Asgiri Maha Viharaya - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Tented Lodge with Mountain View

What’s around


  • Central Highlands of Sri Lanka - 3 min walk
  • Knuckles Forest Reserve - 11.1 mi / 17.9 km
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 16.6 mi / 26.8 km
  • Natha Devale - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Asgiri Maha Viharaya - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Kandy Clock Tower - 18.4 mi / 29.6 km
  • Wales Park - 18.5 mi / 29.7 km
  • Royal Palace of Kandy - 18.7 mi / 30 km
  • Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km
  • Kandy Lake - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 158 min drive
  • Kandy Railway Station - 78 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
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Richland Road, Madulkelle, Madulkele, Sri Lanka

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - midnight. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property requires guests to check in before dark.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Year Built – 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Thai massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 95 per vehicle

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 95


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Madulkelle Tea Eco Lodge Panwila
  • Madulkelle Tea Eco Lodge
  • Madulkelle Tea And Eco Panwila
  • Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge Resort
  • Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge Panwila
  • Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge Resort Panwila
  • Madulkelle Tea Eco Lodge
  • Madulkelle Tea Eco Panwila

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 95 per vehicle.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge also has a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    Great ambiance in the mornings

    Terrain: The way up was tough especially in rough rainy weather. Be prepared for that! Service Attitude: After my driver and I arrived after a long day, we found no one to receive us at the steps, or even as we went in, the receptionist on night duty ignored us for about 5 minutes while attending to all her other tasks and also speaking t another Caucasian, before realising that we had a booking already. To which suddenly the attitude changed, and I was offered the tea and warm towels. Was given a room that was quite far away from the main area, really cold and tired by the time I'd arrived at the tent. Redeeming factor: Lots of sunshine next day, breakfast was generous and colorful, and they also matched a fun naturalist Kasun to my short trekking that morning. Rooms: Well-designed, nice touches, but cold at night even with the heater. Some insects but that's part of the whole deal. Nice tea inside the tent made it homely. Each tent is not too close to each other, that's good. Overall for the service and location, felt it is a bit overpriced. Did not see any action at the tea plantation / gardens, maybe just not my luck :P

    1 night trip, Nov. 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our stay at Madulkelle was wonderful - we cannot recommend it enough. The views are breathtaking, staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help us with anything we needed. The rooms/lodges were like our own little paradise up in the clouds. Definitely planning another stay!

    2 night trip with friends, Jul. 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super stay

    We had an incredible stay in Madulkelle! The honeymoon suite was a real treat - the whole property is so tranquil and relaxing. As other reviews have mentioned the food is not great, which is a real pity given the standard of food in Sri Lanka. There can also be some noise from the dogs at night. But these were things we knew in advance and we were happy to book for the scenery. Some changes and this place could be exceptional, but we loved our stay nonetheless.

    Rachel, 2 night romance trip, May 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    What a place. We loved every minute in the Eco-friendly Madulkelle Lodge. The drive there through the endless tea plantation was just amazing and once arrived we were warmly welcomed and rewarded with our most luxurious 'glamping' tent overlooking the spectacular Knuckles Ranges. The hotel itself is located directly in the tea fields and the scenery is absolutely stunning especially from the infinity pool. We did take a four-hour walking tour which was absolutely amazing and highly recommended. Our room was a permanent “tent” and very comfortable, clean and very charming. Each room has a balcony with the same stunning views across the tea plantation. The service was top class and the restaurant food was very good and excellent value. We stayed 4 nights here and didn't want to leave. Highly recommended for nature lovers and would not hesitate to stay there again.

    Andreas, 4 night romance trip, Feb. 24, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Missed the mark

    he rooms and surrounding are stunning. The lodge is let down by the disengaged staff and the imitation Western food. Dinner was $25 dollars each and more expensive than in other high end hotels we stayed at in Sri Lanka. The options were limited, the Western food was very poor and the Sri Lankan food was not made authentically. Breakfast was equally poor. The trekking is also overly expensive. We stayed in much better hotels at the same price point.

    2 night romance trip, Jan. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved our stay here, and didn't want to leave! We had researched in advance so had a good idea of what to expect in terms of accommodation (i.e. glamping) but it out did our expectations. The staff were so welcoming for the 3 nights we were there, especially when doing some of the activities such as the bird watching trek or cooking class which were both great. The tents are amazing, feeling very luxurious with outstanding views over the valley towards the Knuckles. The pool and gardens are very well maintained, and it feels extra special to be in amoungst the tea plantation. FYI we got a private taxi to take us up to the lodge from Kandy, took around an hour and a half (at rush hour). The food was really good, especially breakfast - big breakfast and dinner meant we didn't really need much for lunch. We found our whole stay to be really amazing, and already thinking about to trying to go back!

    Cat, 3 night trip, Jan. 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay

    We loved our 2 night stay here and so far it’s been the best shower we have had! Staff are lovely and friendly. Tents are beautiful, clean and secure. Recommend doing a tea tour for 2 hours we had kumar and he was great.

    francesca, 2 night romance trip, Dec. 2, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning setting

    Beyond what we expected, a wonderful glamping experience with the most incredible views & first class service. The staff could not do enough for you. We did not want to leave.

    Mark, 2 night romance trip, Oct. 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow, what a great find. Beautiful location and people. Very relaxing setting and a staff that goes above and beyond.

    Lidia, 3 night trip, Sep. 19, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Vue extraordinaire depuis le chalet bien aménagé. Problème d’eau chaude qui n’a été résolu qu’inextremis, le soir du deuxième jour, malgré de nombreuses demandes... A part ce désagrément, incompatible avec la qualité affichée de cet établIssement, avis positif, personnel charmant. Une recommandation, éditer des plans des ballades à pieds à faire seuls, aux alentours.

    1 night trip, Apr. 10, 2019

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