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The Kandy House

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Reviewed 5 February 2015

We stayed here 3 nights in a standard room it was very very small. The better rooms named Ultra are 60 dollars more but twice the size and have much better bath rooms. I would not stay again in the standard rooms. Only in the Ultra. The food is good . The hotel has a small garden with a beautiful...

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3Thank FlaundenTrees
London
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We really enjoyed our two nights here. We had one of their smaller rooms and wished we had one of the larger rooms - these are much larger and also have a butler service. The pool was in a fabulous position with great views and the pool itself was wonderful. The food was excellent, the service very good and the...

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Boulder
Reviewed 4 February 2015

First some positives and there definitely were several. We had one of the so-called ultra rooms on the main floor. Our suite was quite charming with a stone tub in the bedroom and candles placed on it each evening. We had two dinners at Kandy House. The first was satisfactory but not noteworthy. The second, a curry dinner with about...

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11Thank Monty1424
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 February 2015

My wife and I were lucky enough to stay here for two nights while visiting family in Kandy. We were proud to see the level of hospitality and professionalism that exists now in Sri Lanka. We hope that this only encourages more people to visit, and we hope to stay at this property again during our next trip to Kandy.

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1Thank RoSLanka
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2015

A two night stay here was just not enough - the surroundings and the staff really merit a much longer stay. Our room was perfect, with the mosquito net and wrist bands being especially helpful. The real star attraction for me though was the food, with a mixture of western and local food served for breakfast and dinner - absolutely...

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1Thank GrumpsDC
cork
Reviewed 28 January 2015

It felt like a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy. Nothing was too much trouble, candles in the bedroom and bathroom...citronella bracelets for our wrists not that either of us got bitten. We had breakfast each morning on our own little private terrace. Delicious . Had a lovely feel to it and left feeling massively refreshed...

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3Thank corkcaroline
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful people who work at Kandy House. Niman has been a treasure here for our two night stay. Not long enough! The pool is excellent and big enough to have a decent swim. Meals have been really good. Western fare on the first night and rice and curry the last night (13 dishes...

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2Thank Labute
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2015

My wife and I stayed here for one night during our honeymoon tour of Sri Lanka, but to be honest one night was not enough. The service was amazing, the food was great and those are two things you look for when spending just one quick night. From the moment we arrived we were welcome by the hotel manager, she...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as part of our honeymoon which was over the new year period. Hotel is small and has a very friendly feel. Rooms lovely, only downside that our room must have been above the kitchen/a staff area as at times it was a little noisy. New Year's Eve celebrations were great- they did a lovely dinner and traditional Kandyan...

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1Thank Emily M
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

The drive takes you so deep into the countryside that you are convinced you are heading in the wrong direction, and then this exquisite property emerges from behind the foliage. A beautiful house, excellent service, good food set in the lush countryside. The experience is so divine that it has to done as the last night in Kandy.

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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: ₹ 14,552 - ₹ 26,058 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kandy House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Kandy House Hotel Gunnepana
The Kandy Hotel
Kandy Hotel Gunnepana
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kandy
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
#2 Family Hotel in Kandy
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