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delhi
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

The mansion is a colonial building with a story. You can imagine the dining room to have hosted a ball 50 years ago. It probably did. Owner and Manager really friendly and food was fantastic. You can spend a day just going around the mansion up and down its wooden staircases. It is 9 km from kandy and that could... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

This place was most charming. It is a small family-owned place, what used to be a real mansion. While there are obvious signs of age, it is this age that gives the place character. More character is provided by the thoughtful service by its staff, particularly the manager Senarath. Pulasthi, one of the co-owners, takes the time to converse with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2011

We stayed at the Mansion only for a night, but will definitely go back again! For people who appreciate old colonial bungalows, The Mansion is a must. Well maintained, the friendly and efficient staff add to the charm. It is 10km away from Kandy, but our taxi had no problem finding the place. Food served was good and we could... More 

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hyderabad, india
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2011

The Mansion Hotel is a nice, charming place in Kandy. In a beautiful, old building but well equipped with modern furniture and fittings. Very comfortable beds, furnishings, large modern toilets. Served us good vegetarian food, which we asked for. A bit away from Kandy which could be a boon or a bit of travel, depending on how you see it.... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

This old mansion house is beautiful and charming, with lovely furniture and 2 magnificent wooden staircases. It's got loads of character and is in a lovely, quiet area. Be aware that it is not in Kandy proper but around 10 - 11kms outside of Kandy, so if you are out in Kandy it can take 20 - 30mins to get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2011

This hotel is really funky - the site of a mansion. large rooms, lots of old wood pannelling. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was good. Peaceful good night sleep, good aircon and clean bathroom. Only downside is it is about 10kms from Kandy, and about 30 mins in a tuk-tuk at 600 rupees each way. For me, it... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2011

If there was 3.5 stars or 'good' I'd have chosen this rating but wouldn't go as far as 'very good'. We stayed here for 3 nights. The building was stunning and rooms were nice and clean and the staff friendly but there was room for improvement, it seems to be more set up for business travellers than tourists and is... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

This place is amazing: an old colonial building with agreeable wood smell inside, large rooms with high ceilings, 70s style bathroom, warm personnel, etc. The whole located in a gorgeous garden with some views on rice fields. A lot of "cachet". Best moment: the yummy breakfast on the terrace, below the huge trees and amongst the squirrels and the birds.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2011

the rooms are large bright and airy. the staff are very helpful and the location is peaceful. The food wqs good and the staff are happy to make food to order if you give them fair warning. The chocolate mousse was popular with everyone, especially my wife.

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New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

A beautiful old family home turned into a guesthouse. Friendly staff,food OK,very peaceful location. Worth a visit just to see the house. Location a little out of Kandy,tuk tuks into town.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

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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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The Mansion Hotel Kandy
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#5 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”
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“think there all pretty good”
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“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.”
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“We loved the room with the sitting area at the front of the building.”
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