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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Polwatte house is a must stay. Situated in a beautiful garden overlooking the river this original Officers' Mess is a gracious and elegant place to spend time Only 10 minutes from bustling Kandy it offers tranquility close to the action The food is exceptional and very reasonably priced. The room we had was spacious and very comfortable. Andrew is a...

Thank Veronica O
Klagenfurt, Austria
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stayed over a week at Powatte House and enjoyed the hospitality of Andrew and his team. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind with a stunning view on the river and mountains. Get a book, sit down under a tree and time will just fly... or go for a walk along the river and see local people fishing,...

Thank Alex_OK2014
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I stayed at Polwatte House with 2 friends and I can't speak highly enough of the experience. I am INCREDIBLY picky about housing and I had nothing bad to say about Polwatte. Andrew was incredibly accommodating - allowing us to check in late at night and still offering us dinner; letting us have breakfast whenever we wanted; planning our whole...

Thank Christine S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Missed the girls this time around but wow Polwatte House and its people continue to amaze! My second visit there and I was excited to find out the place is fitted out with new rooms and washrooms ... Great to go on those walks by the river again, eat those amazing meals and just sit back and relax with the...

Thank Dilinir A
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I enjoyed a lovely week at Polwatte House on the outskirts of Kandy. Whilst the initial purpose for choosing this accommodation centred on its proximity to the Pallekele Cricket Stadium (approximately 5 km away), I was also keen on avoiding an impersonal hotel. I enjoyed a number of things during my stay: - the quiet, relaxed atmosphere, - the friendliness...

Thank Geoff2011
Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Lovely location close to the river, and the staff were very friendly. Also very accommodating for us as a family with two young daughters. The nesting 'did he do it' bird continues to be chatted about!

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Unfortunately we couldn't stay longer at Pollwate House in our 18 days long Sri Lanka tour.We didn't expect to find such a beautiful place with a family so friendly and open-minded. They provided us with a very warm welcome we have rarely seen before.

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Thank marco_blessing
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Absolutely fantastic, relaxing and very warm friendly hosts. The tranquil lake right out the front whilst relaxing telling stories under the big tree whilst having tea or drinks. Or in fact listening to old film stories from Andrews dad awsome. Thanks Ailsa, Andrew & Kids & Andrew's Dad.

Thank koscar
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Polwatte House was one of the highlights of our trip, with a beautiful estate, delcious home cooked food and a wonderful set of hosts. Staying there was like staying with family, and a particularly warm and friendly family at that. Whether it was chatting with Andrew and his Father out on the porch over a beer, or speaking to Ailsa...

Thank TravelBugSG_1982
Penarth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016

A very welcoming homestay with charming hosts on the river, a 20 minute tuk tuk ride from Kandy. The room and shared bathroom are clean but basic. Tasty meals are taken with the family and other guests. It is a homely place in which the young hosts are prepared to share their toys and bikes with any young guests.

Thank Meriyn

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A beautiful riverside home and only a 15-20min drive from Kandy. It's nestled in one of the few remaining old coconut estates in the area and is in the perfect position to explore Kandy and the surrounding highlights or just put your feet up with a book and enjoy the peace and quiet. ... more   less 

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Address: Polwatte Estate, Kundasale 20168, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kundasale
Price Range: ₹ 3,076 - ₹ 3,272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask for the new rooms! Quieter and roomier with spanky washrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles RomayneAnthony, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I enjoyed staying in a double room with an adequate ensuite bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Geoff2011, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Excellent clean. ”
 of 5 bubbles koscar, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The master room has an ensuite bathroom, where as the other rooms have a bathroom that is on the other side of the dining room/public areas.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelBugSG_1982, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“River View room with attached Bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles bntraveller, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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