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4.6 out of 5 Wonderful
51 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationKnuckles Forest Reserve33 min drive
AirportKandy (KDZ-Polgolla Reservoir)65 min drive
Popular LocationPallekele International Cricket Stadium68 min drive
Popular LocationSembuwatte Lake86 min drive

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About this area


Located in Panwila, Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge is in a rural location. Temple of the Tooth and Royal Palace of Kandy are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kandy Lake and Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Knuckles Forest Reserve - 33 min drive
  • International Buddhist Museum - 49 min drive
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - 68 min drive
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 70 min drive
  • Sembuwatte Lake - 86 min drive

Getting around

  • Kandy Railway Station - 84 min drive
  • AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 158 min drive

About this property

Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge

Luxury resort with free valet parking and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include spa services, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 19 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, along with balconies or patios and room service (during limited hours). Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge offers 19 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ropes course
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Thai


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service



Check-in between 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
This property requires guests to check in before dark.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 95 per vehicle
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 95
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge?
As of 27 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge on 28 Sep 2020 start from £251, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of USD 95 per vehicle applies.
Where is Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge located?
Situated in the mountains, this luxury resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Knuckles Forest Reserve. Kandy Lake and Temple of the Tooth are also within 20 miles (32 km).
51 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
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
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Such an amazing experience staying amongst the clouds. Incredible food, great facilities, and lovely staff. The spa was amazing over looking the mountains and Jesy was a fabulous masseuse. Our kids loved the cooking class. A must visit!!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

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