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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kandy Cottage is the perfect place to stay in Kandy. The location is perfect (10mins walk), it's quiet and peaceful and the rooms are beautiful. Without a doubt, the host Thomas made our stay. He gave up his day off to show us around - the lake, bus station, restaurants and helped us buy tickets. He and Mani are wonderful... More 

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Thank Rosie C
kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

What a glowing review of our staff, our greatest asset we value much!! We're delighted that you enjoyed the hospitality Thomas and Mani offered you not to also forget our welcoming party of two on four legs ;-) We wish 'Happy Travels' in Sri Lanka!! More 

Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an awesome stay at the Kandy Cottage, it is really unique and beautiful. After our arrival we received a pot of welcome tea and the staff was very helpful with advice on what to do in and around Kandy. The place is located not too far away from Kandy Town and it is perfect if you want some... More 

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Thank Conny_AUS
kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your high recommendation of us for guests who visit Kandy, we're delighted! Mani & Thomas are very keen that guests enjoy authentic Sri Lankan food during their stay with us and take pride in same offering a variety of dishes, we're glad to hear you loved it. We hope you enjoy the rest of your... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Kandy Cottage. The rooms are clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. I did think that the matress in our room was quite thin, but this is common in Sri Lanka. The host (Thomas) was the most helpful host we ever encountered. He went out of his way to make us comfortable, arranged train tickets and... More 

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pen your appreciation via a lovely review. We're indeed proud to have the staff that you speak so highly about!! Thank you also for highlighting other features of Kandy Cottage which will be very helpful to fellow-travelers. We sure hope you'll return one day and also recommend us to friends and family who... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottage is secluded and perfect to enjoy some peace and quiet away from the city. Thomas was extremely welcoming, and so helpful, armed with a handful of umbrellas to greet us on a rainy day, returning back to the cottage. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast.Would love to visit again!

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. We're delighted that the staff made a good impression on you and that you found the location perfect. We look forward to hosting you hopefully for longer duration next time around. Thank you. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a very warm, friendly welcome and the staff was friendly and helpful throughout. The location of the cottage was perfect - away from the hustle and bustle of the town but close enough to walk to. Definitely recommend this place to a group of friends or a family.

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valued review. An even 'bigger' thank you for recommending us to groups of families and friends and also highlighting the proximity to the town. We hope to host you again, hopefully for a longer duration ext time around. Thank you. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We arrived at Kandy Cottage in the night. Thomas was expecting us and there to greet us, along with his very friendly dogs Cookie and Micky - who my daughter immediately loved! The rooms we stayed in were basic but comfortable and homely. The first night I heard some clattering across the roof. Luckily I had read previous reviews and... More 

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Delighted to receive a review with so much info that'll make other fellow-travelers want to stay with us!! Yes, Kandy Cottage is a child-friendly place especially the dogs whom the children become very fond of evident with the many illustrations of them in our guest books. We're also delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us what with our onsite... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Set in a quiet oasis away from the bustle of town this delightful accommodation is like staying at a friends place. Whilst not having fancy rooms (fan not air con) any shortcomings are massively outweighed by the warm welcome offered by the charming Thomas and Mani. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was excellent, and overall I highly recommend... More 

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review!! We appreciate you taking the time do so, summarizing the spirit at Kandy Cottage so that fellow-travelers would feel at ease in deciding to make Kandy Cottage their home when in Kandy. Again, thank you!! More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely place. Tobias is amazing! He helps you wherever he can. On our first night he walked us to the city center and the second day he helps us to get on the right bus. The house is lovely and a short walk near the center. Highly recommended!

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review, highlighting our hospitality and also the proximity to the town. We hope you enjoyed the quietness and the local breakfasts our little haven offered you. We hope you have a wonderful trip visiting the ruins in the north-central area and the beaches in the east before you head back to Kandy Cottage for a... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Booked directly with Tobi after various email, he not only arranged the stay at the cottage but our transport for the first part of our holiday. Thomas was a great host, interesting, entertaining and very helpful. The house is clean and quiet - just what is needed after a day in Kandy which is amazing but hectic!!!!!. The breakfasts were... More 

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Greatly appreciate your review due to it's pin-point accuracy. We were delighted to host your group and even more so since you seem totally satisfied with the hospitality we offered you, arranging your trips, food and the quietness Kandy Cottage provides after a hectic days tour and of course the entertaining hosting the ever-jovial Thomas performs. Thank you for choosing... More 

Gramatneusiedl, Austria
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A nice and peaceful contrast to the noisey city of Kandy! Close to the forrest yet a short walk to the city. Tobi is an amazing host who makes shure you're spending your time best in Kandy! We had calm nights, great food and a neat and cosy room. We definitely would come again!

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kandycottage, General Manager at Kandy Cottage, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and for appreciating all the facets of Kandy Cottage for a visitor to Kandy. We're delighted that you would love to visit us again also look forward to hosting your friends and family upon your kind recommendation. Happy travels!! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cottage nestles in a little hollow, in the midst of trees, beside a tiny virgin forest - "Udawatakelle" Forest Sanctuary just one of the many splendidly green spaces that is KandyThe Cottage is a charming and cosy place of retreat for writers andartists, and also welcomes regular holiday makers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kandy Cottage

Address: 160 Lady Gordons Drive, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $34 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Room towards the back has an annex room and ensuite”
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“Queen room is probably the best choice if available for tall people as double bed room although comfortable would not suit all.”
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