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Welcome to The Simpson's Forest

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Ayubowan! Traditional greetings and a warm welcome to Simpson’s Forest hotel, where a new and different luxury boutique hotel experience awaits guests in the cool climes of the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. Pleasing design aesthetics and modern conveniences will have guests feeling right at home and ensure an unforgettable stay. The hotel is in the quiet surroundings of a tea and spice plantation more than sixty acres in extent and gets its name from a former English planter who nurtured a forest patch (Simpson’s Forest) bordering the plantation.


Located in the district of Kandy at an elevation of 1300 meters above sea level, Situated on Wattegama, Elkaduwa Road. The Simpson’s forest is your true destination for rest, relaxation and adventure with stunning views and quiet tranquility, Surrounded by the best that nature has to offer in the surrounds of Meenawatte Estate, Your time here will not only give a blissful time away to rejuvenate, but experience that will create memories to last a lifetime.


November to mid January High possibility of Rain Late January to April Hot and sunny during day time and temperatures are fairly comfortable during evenings. Less chance of rain, good time to trek May to late August High possibility of Rain Early September to late October Temperatures are fairly low. Less chance of rain good time to trek.

About Sir E.H Simpson

Welcome to Simpson's Forest Hotel, where the echoes of history blend seamlessly with the tranquility of nature. Our story begins in the heart of a subtropical mountain forest, a haven nestled along the Wattegama Elkaduwa Road, at an elevation of 1300 meters above sea level. This enchanting forest patch, known as Simpson's Forest, bears witness to a rich legacy that dates back to the British era.

Sir E.H. Simpson, a visionary planter of the time, played a pivotal role in preserving and protecting this captivating forest. His commitment to environmental stewardship not only secured the lush landscape but also gave birth to a watershed that would prove to be a lifeline for the surrounding village community. Even in the most arid seasons, the continuous water source provided by Simpson's efforts ensured sustenance for the local residents.

Sir E.H. Simpson's foresight and dedication earned him deep respect and admiration from the local community. His legacy endures in the thriving ecosystem of Simpson's Forest, where every rustle of leaves and chirp of birds carries the echoes of a bygone era. Our hotel stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of history and nature, inviting you to immerse yourself in the beauty of this timeless landscape.

As you explore Simpson's Forest Hotel, you'll find that every corner is infused with the spirit of conservation and appreciation for the natural world. From the meticulously preserved surroundings to the thoughtful design inspired by the region's heritage, our commitment to honoring the legacy of Sir E.H. Simpson is evident throughout.

Join us on a journey through time and nature, where the story of Simpson's Forest unfolds with each passing breeze and the whisper of leaves. Your stay with us is not just a retreat into luxurious comfort; it's an immersion into the living history of a forest that has stood the test of time, thanks to the foresight of a visionary planter and the enduring bond with the local community.

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