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The Kandy House

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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...

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Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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1Thank Paul K
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 3 nights at the Kandy House in late December. The house - an old manor house - is beautiful and situated on a quiet hillside beyond the hustle and bustle of Kandy. The atmosphere is absolutely fabulous and sitting on the veranda enjoying tea, coffee or various delicious cocktails while listening to the sounds of birds, rain, and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely hotel with fantastic views over the valleys, great food and lovely room with a private garden and terrace. The Chef has a different 3 course menu every day for lunch and dinner and breakfast is a wonderful selection of Sri Lankan and European food.

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1Thank Lavinia1001
United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights over Christmas including Christmas Day. The property itself is stunning, slightly outside of the hussle of kandy centre but peaceful after a day touring. The service cannot be faulted, attentive without being invasive. My only complaint as with other reviews was unfortunately our room. Cornelian.. too small for double occupancy, dark during the day...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kandy House is gorgeous: the gardens are beautiful, the pool a delight and the house a treasure trove of beautiful art and furnishings. Top of the list here are the highly attentive service and the consistently excellent food. We loved the evening entertainment laid on as well - an incredible band on the first night, a wonderful dance troupe, the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights, and while the property itself is wonderful and historic, I left feeling a little disappointed with the overall experience. Our room (Sunbeam deluxe) was stylish, with high ceilings and antique furniture, but lacked some amenities that should be standard in a hotel of this quality. The pool area was wonderful - it feel very...

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2Thank MissH153
Paris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at Kandy house. The space is lovely. Beautiful pool and gardens. Large suite with private garden where we were able to enjoy breakfast away from other guests. Viewers should be aware that the space is a converted house and not designed as a hotel per se. The dining menu was a fixed 3 course menu, delicious, but...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 nights in two rooms at this "home style" hotel. Service was discreet and exemplary, always with a smile. Excellent food (wouldn't be out of place in a top London restaurant). Grounds beautifully tended and the furnishings were authentic, interesting and tasteful. We stayed in Cornelian and Lime Butterfly and saw all the other rooms. Sadly Cornelian (despite being one...

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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: $288 - $515 (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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“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.”
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