As Seen In

Welcome to Olcote in Sri Lanka, luxury accommodation tailored for honeymoons, private celebrations and bespoke retreats.

Modern Luxury

And Culture ComBined

Olcote is the perfect marriage of Sinhalese traditional culture and modern luxurious accommodation. Olcote means “Our Little Corner of the Earth”. With a team of private staff, a selection of comfortable and quirky private cars, our gourmet chef, European wines perfectly chilled and your every need catered for, you can expect the holiday of a lifetime.

Our History

Olcote was built by H.D. Cornelius Gunasekera for his daughter Dona in 1934. It has been lovingly restored and extended by today’s owner Tess de Kretser.

Trees and Gardens

The extended house and suites are surrounded by lush gardens, fruit trees and quiet spaces. Hammocks, herbs and vegetables abound. Monkeys often visit!

Vintage Luxury

The house is an eclectic mix of old and new, vintage finds and collectable art. Above all, comfort, relaxation and pleasure is the key.

“The most incredible welcome, from the minute we landed in Sri Lanka. I’ve never been anywhere like it. Heaven on earth! “

Your Home from home

Relax and Unwind at olcote

We welcome you to Olcote, your home from home. We tailor our schedule around your needs. Because we are considerate of the European palate, chef will prepare each meal to your tastes, blending Sri Lankan flavours with modern favourites. Here are just a few of the modern amenities we offer guests.

  • Luxury Suites

  • Swimming Pool

  • Fleet of cars

  • Private Driver

  • 24/7 Room Service

  • Daily laundry

  • Complimentary Bar

  • Private chef

  • Luxury Excursions

  • Airport Collection

  • Luxury en Suites

  • Meditation Corner

  • Shaded Pool

  • Children’s Den

  • Games Room

  • Playstation and Games

  • Coffees, Teas and Snacks

  • Ayruvedic Treats

  • All meals

  • Treatments and Massage

Bespoke Stays Sri Lanka

Eight private suites and luxury facilities await