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Jaipur, India
Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed at The Mansion on 27th and 28t Jan. We booked this hotel for its old world charm and secluded location. It didn't disappoint us in those departments. It is old, it is charming and full of character but definitely needs some maintenance. Though the place is as described but it needs a little up gradation of facilities. The...

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Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 7 February 2012

We stayed at the Mansion in January 2012 for one night. Although the swimming pool was closed we can really recommend this quiet venue outside of Kandy. The tuk tuk ride into Kandy is a matter of 10 min and doesn't cost a thing. We were travelling with my 2 year old son and the staff was very attentive and...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Our stay did not get off to the best start but they turned it around and I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in a Colonial style villa located in a quiet area close to Kandy. We were picked up by a driver at the airport arranged via the hotel. We paid cash for this service. On...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Arrived Colombo at past midnight and traveled 3hrs to Kandy. Upon arrival in the wee hours of the morning, we were greeted by the friendly staff. As we waited for our rooms to be ready, the kitchen staff prepared a simple breakfast with a hot pot of coffee. There was also a choice of Sri Lankan breakfast. I tried it...

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2012

I loved the grandeur, especially the enormous first floor public room and its large out-door balcony area with the sweeping view over the lush rural valley just below. It was easy to imagine the gracious living of the time the Mansion was built and the main dining room looked magnificent with its tables, walls and doorways covered in flowers in...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Although called The Mansion Kandy, the hotel isn't in Kandy, but about 10km outside, then it's up a small track past a stone quarry (women do the heavy labour). When you finally arrive it's well worth it, a large colonial building built as aprivate house but now a somewhat run down hotel. The room we had, ground floor was very...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 15 January 2012

We spend a couple of days at the Mansion in January 2012. The charming old hotel is situated in the wonderful countryside with excellent views over the ricepaddies. Located about 10 km from Kandy you will need a tuk-tuk (25 minutes) to get there. But it is worth it for the peace and quiet this hotel offers. The hotel can...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2012

The Mansion is a wonderful, old grand house full of character and charm. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful, they can organise all your transport needs with lovely , local tuk tuk drivers which you will need due to the distance away from Kandy and surrounding temples... but well worth it! We stayed for 3 nights and visited...

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fremantle Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2012

I know that it will become a $500 a night renovated hotel before too long, so enjoy its Fawlty Towers meets Aman Hotel experience, while you still can....The Sri Lankan wedding we saw here reminded me of a typical Friday night in Essex!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 5 January 2012

This is an amazing old colonial house with beautiful marble floors, massive rooms and lots of character. Don't expect a luxury hotel, this place has very few rooms and it feels like it hasn't had a brush of paint for 50 years. But it has a lot of charm. The surrounding nature is stunning. The room we had was massive...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mansion was built in the 1920s by Punchi Banda Nugawela, Diyawadana Nilame, of the "Temple of The Tooth' in Kandy. He was a chieftain in Kandy who was believed to have lived a lavish lifestyle during the early 20th century. The designer of this architectural masterpiece is fully European and the architect still remains a mystery. In 1999 Mr. Rathnapala Marawanagoda, the last resident, decided to convert the villa into a hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mansion

Address: 213 Kurunegala Road | Aladeniya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $60 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
The Mansion Hotel Kandy
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kandy
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
#11 Family Hotel in Kandy
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“All rooms are good and they will add an extra bed if there are three people staying together.”
 of 5 bubbles MCH1963, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We had the room upstairs with the huge freestanding bath, lovely”
 of 5 bubbles sasha026, 15 Feb 2014 | Read review
“think there all pretty good”
 of 5 bubbles escobarluca, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
“My only tip: make sure you get a room upstairs, not down. The ground floor is a little damp and darker than the bright and airy upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles VanRin, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We loved the room with the sitting area at the front of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles lynatbello, 30 Nov 2013 | Read review
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