Kithulgala Rest House - Kithulgala

Kithulgala Resthouse - river view

This is a Resthouse and therefore by definition is more basic. Kithulgala is about a 2hr drive south-west of Kandy and is situated in the rainforest. It has a magnificent location set on the banks of the Keleni River. It is an old colonial building which was used as the HQ when the film “The Bridge over the River Kwai” was filmed here with David Lean. This quirky hotel will give you an insight into what colonial life was like. It has a fantastic view of the river and the virgin rainforest on the other side of the river. There is no pool but you can swim in the river if you swim where the locals swim. The rooms are simple but adequate – it is the location that is sublime!


  • Standard: Resthouse - basic
  • Rooms: 19 standard – 4 have AC, others have overhead fans
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


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