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Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at the hotel. The town of Kandy is very busy with traffic, so it was delightful to be able to relax in the calm of the hotel and garden. The food was really good and not as expensive as some of the hotels where we stayed. My husband enjoyed the pool and surrounding area, but there...

Thank JeffandLiz36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent four nights at this wonderful house. An oasis of calm and tranquility. Excellent service with our suite also having a fantastic butler service. Food was as good as I've eaten in Michelin starred restaurants. This stunning house is set in tropical grounds with views overlooking the paddy fields. Can't fault a thing. Just stunning and nothing was too...

2Thank Deborah J
Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

3rd hotel into our trip. Very nice location and historic. Very nice grounds, with pool, meals on the verandah and lots of wildlife. Small boutique hotel, very intimate. Good food, attentive staff and pleasant rooms

2Thank cockneyshaun
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what can I say, I always like to be objective when writing reviews, 9/10 times there's usually something that could be of an improvement, !! Not Kandy House, this hotel is just perfect in every way,. The staff are unbelievably welcoming, friendly, polite and professional, they are really lovely. The environment is relaxed with a fabulous ambient atmosphere. The...

2Thank Jules L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, nice people. They have a butler system and ours was omnipresent. Food was lovely, both Sri Lankan curries and a European menu. Very good selection of cocktails. Its supposedly the former residence of a local chief and had the air of a colonial era building. Good large swimming pool, too, never crowded. We used the KH as a...

2Thank Aligern
Dorset, UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent just one night at the Kandy House and our only regret was that it wasn't more. The Kandy House is probably the nicest boutique hotel we have stayed in and the setting is magical, particularly at night with the fairy lights in the trees. Our stay was part of our tour of Sri Lanka, organised by the excellent...

2Thank JB37
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful 200 year old colonial mansion set in lovely gardens and with a good swimming pool. Lovely rooms, lovely food (except unfortunately the first night when all our dishes were served cold for a Sri Lankan special feast.) and most of all absolutely super staff.

2Thank Glyn12
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

we spent 2 nights here and found it absolutely lovely. A Colonial style bungalow with excellent attentive friendly service and very good food. We were in the Cornelian room which others have complained about. The ultra rooms are, not surprisingly, fabulous but we are happy we stayed in the room we could afford rather than miss out on a lovely...

4Thank psoidon
United States
Reviewed 14 January 2017

What a great stay at Kandy house - we got a lovely welcome drink on arrival as well as an introduction to the hotel and facilities. The view from the room wasn't great but generally the hotel has great views. Unfortunately we had a few problems with the AC but they came quick to try and resolve. What I loved...

2Thank Rachel A
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 January 2017

WOW. We really loved this hotel. This is a big and beautiful mansion that has been turned into an intimate hotel. We felt like we were on the set of a Merchant and Ivory period movie. The bathrooms were new and modern but everything else was historic and old world charm. We loved the pool area and spa and sitting...

1Thank Paul K

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kandy House is a unique ancestral manor house (walauwa) providing seclusion and serenity for its guests in a lush, tropical garden setting, close to Kandy. With only 9 bedrooms, this Kandy hotel, aims is to give guests an experience of staying more in a private house than a conventional hotel. Traditional Kandyan architecture has been blended with Bawa-influenced modern, polished titanium cement floors and bathrooms. In the gardens, a stunning infinity pool has been landscaped into the hillside overlooking the rice paddy fields. Delicious European fusion and Sri Lankan cuisine is on offer. Well-placed to spend time to relax as well as explore a broad selection of Sri Lanka's primary destinations in the Cultural Triangle and Tea Country, including the Temple of the Tooth and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. The house can also be booked as a whole for important celebrations with friends, or just for the peace of mind of a group having total privacy away from the public eye. The Kandy House also makes an ideal honeymoon hotel in Sri Lanka, in a quiet peaceful setting, honeymooners can enjoy the infinity pool, private dining, yoga or massages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kandy House

Address: Amunugama, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: ₹ 14,374 - ₹ 25,739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kandy House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
The Kandy House Hotel Gunnepana
The Kandy Hotel
Kandy Hotel Gunnepana
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“upstairs had a better view”
 of 5 bubbles Aligern, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid Cornelian - go for an ultra room.”
 of 5 bubbles ElaineGNewYork, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ultra rooms or to the front of the proerty”
 of 5 bubbles Natashasimon350, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not Cornelian”
 of 5 bubbles K604WAsarahs, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“"Pioneer" room has its own patio and terrace area.”
 of 5 bubbles Sue19402014, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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