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    Helga's Folly

    70 Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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    • Excellent57%
    • Very good22%
    • Average6%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible9%
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    Free Internet
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    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 February 2016

    As I read through other reviews, I see very mixed emotions about Helga's magnificent Folly. This is very disappointing as all of the staff and Helga herself work extremely hard to maintain the hotel that just oozes character. The building is 94 years old, You...More

    3  Thank Ashk16
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 3 February 2016

    Dear Sir/ Madam Thank you so much for staying with us, and thank you too for your very lovely, much appreciated review, which brought the unhappy, sad review below into perspective. Thank you so very much for understanding, and enjoying what our home, which it...More

    Reviewed 31 January 2016

    Below is the (unedited) review that our nine-year old son wrote after we visited Helga's Folly in late December 2015. It pretty much sums up the awful experience that awaits anybody intrepid enough to ignore the many warnings regarding this filthy, uncomfortable and overpriced hellhole....More

    9  Thank ochsenfeldf
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 3 February 2016

    Dear Madam. It is sad that you left our home unhappy. A great pity that you did not do your homework on us before coming. Although as you know we were totally full, as was Kandy, I remember you well. The large dining room next...More

    Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

    Maybe it's the monkeys, or the wonderful staff, or the old school glamour, or Helga herself; this hotel is a dream come true! This is amongst the last truly special places to visit in the world - full of charm, stories and art. If you...More

    2  Thank raychud
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 24 January 2016

    Dear Sir Thank you for visiting us, and thank you for taking your precious time to write your lovely review about 'our' home, which it is to many of us , some whom have been here for many, decades. That you were able to understand...More

    Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

    It is really an amazing place. You definitely should visit it to take a look. It's a bit like Alice in Wonderland. We then had dinner there. It's $20 and they had 3 choices (one of them is vegetarian). You cannot order by card, so...More

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    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 18 January 2016

    Dear Sir/ Madam. Thank you for visiting us. Could you please let us know when you came, which will be a huge help to find out who was at the bar, as we do have all that is on the menu bar Bombay Sapphire which...More

    Reviewed 15 January 2016

    We finally met Helga on the morning of our departure after a one- night stay at her antique filled rooms festooned with art and photography and bric-a-brac suggested she would be: a woman of many lives and many reminiscences of a bygone era in Sri...More

    3  Thank Glyncas
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 17 January 2016

    Dear Madam. Thank you so much for visiting us, and thank you too for taking your valuable time to write your lovely review, about our' home, which is so much appreciated by the whole Folly family. HF is home to many of us here, apart...More

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    • US$ 88 - US$ 145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #6 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
    • #8 Family Hotel in Kandy
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 15
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    shoes1066
    5 March 2017|
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    Response from Blythspirit77 | Property representative |
    Yes .. All reviews help us and we do take them seriously .. Thank you for your excellent site. Very best from all at the Folly.
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    Response from Blythspirit77 | Property representative |
    About 15-20 minutes.Very best from us all at Helgas Folly..
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    "Look out for the monkeys!"
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    "Every room has unique artwork decorating it. I like being suprised so I would select at random for this..."
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    "I don't think this is a Hotel. If it is, then don't stay. Unless you want totally strange experience..."
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    "Don't stay!!"
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