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    Helga's Folly

    70 Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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    Reviewed 11 January 2016

    We stayed at Helga's Folly for two nights over the very busy christmas period. We had heard a lot about the property.Several reviews said it was "creepy" - an adjective that we would definitely not apply after visiting the place. It's a visually stimulating home...More

    Thank kenyansalsa
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 12 January 2016

    Dear Madam. Thank you for staying with us in spite of what you heard and read! Thank you too for taking your precious time to write your lovely and gracious review which is so much appreciated by all the Folly family, many of whom take...More

    Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

    We came here just to look around (we didn't stay overnight). It was an amazing gallery of memories and art and I would highly recommend it to anyone in Kandy. I think we spent an hour just looking around! Great history on show and friendly...More

    Thank Alex M
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 11 January 2016

    Dear Sir. Thank you so very much for visiting us, and for taking the time and trouble to write your nice review, which is much appreciated by all the Folly family, and makes it worthwhile opening up our home to 'outsiders' who appreciate what our...More

    Reviewed 9 January 2016

    I love unique properties and don't just stay in expensive/cookie cutter hotels. The story of Helga's Folly and Helga herself was very compelling and seemed to justify the $200 plus rate. The critical reviews seemed a little picky so we went into it will great...More

    1  Thank David Z
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 11 January 2016

    Dear sir. Thank you for your constructive criticism, but I only wish that you had told me when I visited all the tables on New Years Eve, as we could have made something more to your palate. One of the chefs has worked for the...More

    Reviewed 8 January 2016

    I have stayed at €10 hostels which were cleaner, better maintained, and more comfortable than Helga's Folly. It seems the extortionate rates ($50+ per night) are used to hire staff who exclusively dust the unnecessary decor and provide (paid) tours around this identity-confused building. The...More

    6  Thank Callum H
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 9 January 2016

    Dear sir. Just to say, most of our staff have been with the family for many decades, many decades, one of whom came when he was 17, and is now 67.. Most of our family of staff have been here at least 20 years, not...More

    Reviewed 4 January 2016

    I really cannot describe how shoddy and dirty this place is....The toilets are disgusting, the room itself was OK ish, the balcony was filthy, I really cannot understand why the TA review are good.....I asked for the dinner menu, which a shabby scroll appeared. The...More

    6  Thank spencermit
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 5 January 2016

    Dear Sir. Sorry that you had a bad experience at 'our' home and left unhappy. Did you complain at the time? Surprised that you were told 'no' before 4.30 pm. If you have a moment, we would be grateful if you could give us a...More

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    • US$ 83 - US$ 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #6 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
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    5 March 2017|
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    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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    About 15-20 minutes.Very best from us all at Helgas Folly..
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