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Jim’s Farm Villas

Ehelepola, Pallepola, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Jim’s Farm Villas
Updated 20/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 hotels in Matale
Travellers' Choice
Jim's Farm Villas is a luxury boutique hotel, located midway between Kandy and Dambulla, set on a 50 acre organic Coconut and Spice farm and is an ideal base for exploring the whole Cultural Triangle. We have 3 Villas with 14 rooms: all are en-suite, with fans and ac. All our rooms are designed and furnished using the best local woods, local rattan furniture, and Batik from Ena De Silva' Women's Co-operative. Our sheets are luxury Egyptian cotton. We have a very sandy soil-excellent for black pepper- which also means we get very very few mosquitoes. 7 of our rooms are large Doubles: 7 are super large Family rooms, capable of taking parents and 3 children. There is much to do at Jim's: daily farm tours: milking our cows at 4pm: lazing in our Hilltop swimming pool: pool table: Ayurvedic Spa with resident Ayurvedic Doctor: walking our dogs: visiting the 2 local Buddhist Temples for an evening blessing: walk or tuk tuk into Pallepola, our nearby town only 1.5 km from Jim's. Free wifi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Greek, Japanese
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Andreas Böhm wrote a review 9 Apr
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It was our best hotel in Sri Lanka. We stayed 6 nights with children 8, 12 and 16 years old. Covid rules are very effectively implemented, everything runs very smoothly and in a relaxed / flexible manner. The staff strictly follows the sanitary rules and is regularly tested. Everything is very safe, comfortable, friendly and clean. We could do our Covid tests on the farm and had the results within 24 hours. On 4 days we enjoyed trips with the in-house driver to the surrounding UNESCO world heritage sites. The driver was level 1 certified. The rate was very fair, the driver very competent and friendly. The hotel supported us perfectly by organizing the trips according to the Covid rules and managed all the approvals from the tourist board. Tho hotel also organized local guides. The location is very beautiful with a magnificent view to the surrounding mountains. The rooms are very comfortable and quiet. We had two huge rooms for our Family. We enjoyed a cooking course, the farm tour explaining all the plants and spices of the farm, the beautiful swimming pool, a bike tour through the farm and ayuverda treatment. The luxury meals are delicious and very romantic. For all these extras (except the car service) no additional fee was charged. This was the only hotel in Sri Lanka where no extra charge appeared at the end of the stay. The management communicates very effectively. We could trust 100%. We will miss the 110 different species of birds singing all the day and the beautiful sunrises / sunsets. we will come back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kevin Abbott, Owner at Jim’s Farm Villas
Responded yesterday
Andreas. Thank you so much for your compliments. On behalf of Jesse and the Jim’s Team it was a real pleasure to host your lovely family. Kevin
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Arne wrote a review 6 Apr
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My girlfriend and me had the pleasure to stay for three nights at Jim’s Farm villas and would have loved to stay even longer. It was one of the best hotel experiences we ever had. The staff is so nice and friendly and the nature and villas are breathtaking. There are three villas which are located on hills with unique views and surrounded by palm trees. Nearly all of the food which is served is grown on the own farm and you can find all spices and fruits e.g. cinnamon, cardamon, mango, passion fruit, avocado... growing there. We traveled during COVID-19 and everything (e.g. PCR-Test on arrival) was very well organized by the hotel. The staff was wearing masks the whole time and followed the protocol. During the whole stay we felt very safe and very welcomed the same time. We can highly recommend Jim’s Farm Villas without a doubt and would love to come back soon. To the whole team: Thank you so much for this wonderful holiday!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Kevin Abbott, Owner at Jim’s Farm Villas
Responded 4 days ago
Arne. I’m so delighted you fully enjoyed your stay at Jim’s. You were our first guests under the new Covid protocols and I’m delighted that the staff’s warm welcome shone through their masks. Thank you so much for coming to both Jim’s and Sri Lanka. Kevin
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NikkiAnderson wrote a review May 2020
Witney, United Kingdom131 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed at Jim's Farm Villas for 2 nights during our honeymoon tour of Sri Lanka and wow - this was absolutely a highlight of our trip! Kevin was staying at the time we were there and he gave us a fascinating insight into the history of the farm and local area. The farm tour was great and we spent a day at leisure here, enjoying the pool and the wonderful grounds. We stayed in the villas above the restaurant - the views were absolutely stunning! Not too far from the pool or main reception area but tuktuks available if you didn't fancy the walk! Room was huge, bathroom beautiful, and the view from the shower - best ever! The food was exceptional - 3 courses each evening, no choice or menu to select from (as there were only 4 guests while we were there) but we all loved the food. Breakfast was also great, eggs to your liking, fresh fruit and juice. perfect! Would absolutely recommend this little piece of heaven - whether for exploring the local area (not far from Dambulla) or to unwind for a few days.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Mandy R wrote a review Mar 2020
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom65 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent service from all the staff. Food was outstanding. Rooms were very spacious, clean & fresh. Pool beautiful & clean with sunbeds. Tour of Jims Farm very imformative. Massage treatments very enjoyable. Very happy, friendly & welcoming.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: All rooms have an amazing view of the jungle. Spacious & quiet. All have a/c & ...
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Response from 735kevina, Owner at Jim’s Farm Villas
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Mandy Thanks for your very positive review. I know your visit to Sri Lanka had to end prematurely due the Virus scare: please do come back ASAP Stay safe at home. Kevin
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Uwe S wrote a review Mar 2020
Siegen, Germany14 contributions8 helpful votes
This place is very special and one of the best in the world i think! The concept of farm and hotel is perfect because it works with nature together! We stayed at mango villa! You can expect super friendley and super service ..high quality food...everything you need for a relaxing holiday! If you want to discover the cultural triangel you can do it too with the farm as a peaceful base! Its realy a home far from home! Thanks to all the staff from Jims Farmvillas and to the owner Kevin Abott for the wonderfull time !!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from 735kevina, Owner at Jim’s Farm Villas
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Uwe, Thank you so much for your very kind comments. Kevin
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USD 139 - USD 212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceMatale
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jim’s Farm Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Jim’s Farm Villas?
Nearby attractions include Euphoria Spice and Herbal (5.1 km), Nalanda Gedige (3.6 km), and Aakarsha Gem House (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jim’s Farm Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Jim’s Farm Villas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Jim’s Farm Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Jim’s Farm Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jim’s Farm Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ranweli Restaurant, Euphoria Spice & Herbal, and Arangala Forest Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jim’s Farm Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Jim’s Farm Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Jim’s Farm Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jim’s Farm Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Jim’s Farm Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Korossa Rajamaha Viharaya (12.8 km) and Humbulugala Forest Monastery (10.4 km).
Is Jim’s Farm Villas accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.