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Monday, February 29, 2016

Gallery 1.1


Want to see what you can you expect? Check out some of our latest photos.











Sunday, April 19, 2015

Our very own Coffee.


We grow our own Coffee, both Robusta and a type of Arabica in our 6 hectare land. Only the ripe berries are plucked and sorted to remove the bad-quality berries.

Thereafter the berries are sun-dried and pounded in the traditional way to remove the husk and cleaned again.The berries are then roasted in the traditional way on a hearth until they turn to dark brown - almost black in colour.

We now have a blend of Robusta and Arabica which is gaining in popularity.

A blender and sifter then convert the roasted beans into a fine powder.

The coffee is then immediately packed into glass bottles (Jam bottles re-used after cleaning and drying well).

The old-fashioned Italian Peculator is often used to cater to small numbers. 

Our coffee powder is suitable for Cappuccino and espresso. 

Simply check out Trip Advisor to find out what our guests think of it. 




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What to think about when visiting us


As we are very unique in relation to other hotels in the Kandy region  there are certain things to consider. 
a)       Plenty of soft T-shirts and shorts - please understand that the Sri Lankan culture is very  different to the West which require ladies to wear their shorts down to the knees and cover their bikinis with a T-shirt when bathing/swimming in public areas, but swimming in a bikini is fine in less popular areas (please speak to your guide on arrival)
b)      Rubber slippers
c)       Walking shoes for trekking
d)      Swim-wear to swim in rivers and also waterfalls!
e)      Light rain-coat in case of rain.
f)    Insect Repellent in case you are fearful of small bugs when walking around. (All lodges are sealed and sprayed to avoid insects indoors)


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sounds of Polwaththa

Want to hear the sounds you can expect? Just listen to our teaser.


Those are the sounds of the wildlife you will wake up to. This includes over 60 species of birds, monkeys and giant squirrels jumping from tree to tree.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Certificate of Excellence!


The certificate says it all! We would like to thank Trip Advisor for this award, but most importantly, all our guests who reviewed. us. We take all comments very seriously and we appreciate all the kind words. They continue to give us enthusiasm and belief in what we are doing.

Friday, May 2, 2014

New bird watching spots coming!


For those looking to visit Sri Lanka for endemic birds and other wildlife, make sure to visit us. With over 60 species of birds including 17 endemics we are one the prime locations for bird watching in the central and Kandy district of the island. 

We are trying to bring you as close to the birds as possible and with that we have constructed a birding spot which will be one of many to come. 

For a list of our bird checklist please go here: http://www.polwaththa-ecolodges.com/birds.html



Thursday, August 1, 2013

A special thanks to Petr & Katerina


Petr and Katerina stayed with us in January of this year. After unloading their bags we realised that most of their stuff was camera equipment! They did not take long to get it set up and before we knew it, they were ready to explore with their camera gear. Unfortunately the equipment did not make it possible to walk far but after spending a few days with us, mostly sitting in the rain and waiting on species of wildlife they were kind enough to share some pictures they took.

These pictures were taken mostly by Katerina, who spend hours waiting, capturing and eidting (while Petr was sleeping, so we were told). She now has her own website at http://www.kata-photo.com/svatby/ where you can see more of her great photography and pictures of Sri Lanka.







 
THANK YOU