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