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“Peaceful riverside oasis”
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River view room with king size bead and balcony, 2 to 3 guests
River view room, 2 to 3 guests
River view room with king size bead and balcony, 2 to 3 guests
River view room with king size bead and additional bead
Bathroom with hot water facility
Bathroom
Bathroom with hot water facility
Main living area
Living Area
Main living area
Kitchen
Breakfast at Balcony
View from Balcony
River view from balcony
Surrounding trees and river view
River view
Balcony overlooking river Mahaweli and exercise facility
River Mahaweli fill with water
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province

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Kidzin2ow
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful riverside oasis”
Reviewed 20 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Great spacious, comfortable apartment, with plenty of space for family to stay. TV with satellite channels and fast wifi. Lovely peaceful location overlooking the river. We enjoyed walking along the river and shopping in local stalls. People very friendly and hosts very welcoming. Nice breakfast, dinner not to our taste but understand not always easy as we have gluten allergy. Still, was great to have a kitchenette to use - microwave, sink & fridge - no cooking gas connected when we were there, but we managed to rustle up dinner in the microwave (one of our kids was ill so not able to go out). Easy access into town and owners helpful in arranging tuc tuc for pick up. Added bonus too of a washing machine which owner very kindly let us use. Very friendly man helping out re breakfasts etc, but lock front door if you want some notice of him coming in. Lovely place to stay and nice to be based in a non touristy area.

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Verne C
Lagunitas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful Respite”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We went for the Randoli Perahera, a major festival ending with the full moon in August. The town is cheek-to-jowl with visitors at this time. At the River Side Homestay Apartment, Hiran and his wife made us welcome and comfortable with a lovely two bedroom, two bath upper level apartment, spacious living room,small kitchen and lovely deck overlooking the river. Instead of crowds and noise, we awoke to bird song and cow herds moving their animals beside the river. Even though we were a mere ten minutes from Kandy by tuk-tuk, the site was a world apart. Hiran provided a wonderful Sri Lankan breakfast daily (string hoppers, curry, coconut roti- delicious!) and when we didn't want to brave the crowds in the evening, a fine homemade meal served at our dining table on the upper deck. You couldn't do better than staying with Hiran and his lovely family. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Having rural Sri Lanka as my front yard.
Liked least: The daunting crowds of the perahera.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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P B
Calcutta
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47 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay, with an amazing Sri Lankan Hospitality”
Reviewed 29 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We have stayed there for a night with family on 21st Oct 2015. This is a great place to stay and enjoy Sri Lankan Hospitality. Located bit far from Kandy Central Town in a calm and quite place. The owner, Mr. Hiren is a great person, he is very much cooperative and caring as far as guests' requirement is concerned. The entire place is very clean, everything kept in a perfect order. They have provided us good breakfast. Overall, a great place and people to cherish your memory.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sankalpa...
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hospitality”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Very clean & spacious interior, peaceful surrounding, delicious home made food and exceptional hospitality. We consider to select this place again when we travel to Kandy.

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Liked best: Friendly hospitality and clean and spacious apartment
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Adam D
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely location run by lovely people”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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The River Side Homestay is a lovely location just outside Kandy with a great balcony view over looking a river. Hiran, the owner and his family live downstairs and they were extremely warm, welcoming and helpful through-out the whole of our stay. The accommodation is bright and contemporary and looked like new. With a fantastic curry breakfast included, the River Side Homestay was a great value apartment, run by really great people.

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Liked best: The spacious balcony
Liked least: The fridge was broken (but Hiran kindly let us use his)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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