The Mudhouse

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Wonderfully secluded within Sri Lanka’s undiscovered north coastal region, the Mudhouse eco lodge offers a rustic stay in its unique, off-the-beaten-track location. Interspersed among thick forest, glistening lakes and abundant wildlife, it holds the key to the romantic, mystical secrets of Sri Lanka’s newly opened northern territory.
Perfect forExplorers, naturalists or honeymooners looking for peaceful living and back to basics charm.
In the knowWhile there is no pool here, go for a refreshing dip in the hotel’s private lake instead.

Recommended for...

  • Rustic
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Unusual

Hotel Overview


Perched between Sri Lanka’s northwest coast and the Cultural Triangle.

Rooms at The Mudhouse

Four large thatched huts make up the The Mudhouse estate, each suitable for varying group sizes. Options include the original mudhouse and the honeymoon hut, offering complete privacy for romantic getaways and late-night star gazing. From your lodge you’ll get up close and personal with nature, with open-air bathrooms for outdoor showering among the wildlife.

Food and Facilities

Brilliantly authentic, the restaurant serves traditional Sri Lankan dishes using only local ingredients and organically farmed produce. Dishes vary daily, but often feature fresh fish caught from the surrounding lakes. Candlelit dining takes places after dark, for a truly romantic meal.

Activities at The Mudhouse

Thanks to the abundant wildlife on your doorstep, nature lovers are at home here. Embark upon bird watching trips and nature trails through the forest or go on a free cycling tour. Foodies can take a class in traditional Sri Lankan cooking, or relax with a picnic by the lake, while spiritualists can take a class in the purpose-built yoga hut.

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