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Athulya Villas

Panabokke Walauwa, Wattappola 20454, Sri Lanka (Formerly Country Garden Resort)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently under new management this place was a reprieve from the bustle of Kandy. Gorgeous food,terrific local knowledge by the guide Thilan and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Beautiful surroundings and well worth the 40 minute drive from Kandy. We also enjoyed a puja with a kindly nun by the nearby lake. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Athulya Villas 2 nights in March and we had a fabulous time there. As stated in previous reviews the place isn't in Kandy itself but it's really worth the trip as the villas are in a gorgeous place that is very relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy. The staff was devoted to us and... More 

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Wamel, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Location of the hotel is 1 hours drive from Kandy over bad mountain roads. For these prices you expect service but their is none. Food is very basic, almost no choice and not tasty . But in next 17 miles nothing else. After 1 night we decided to leave, hotel owners didn't want to speak to us and charged us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Seriously, don't go there. First, it is very far from Kandy Town center, meaning you will need a 45 minutes ride in Tuk Tuk to go there. And this has a real cost, if you want to go downtown. Then, employees and owner are not helpful, and not friendly at all. Last, and this is important, rooms are not like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for one night. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. If you are looking for a retreat away from everything this place and relax then this is perfect, unfortunately we got the impression it was in Kandy. It is quite a distance away, difficult to find and expensive to get to and from.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Hotel on the countryside, difficult to find. We drove our own car and wouldn't have found the place without gps and local assistance. Rooms comfortable and ok, nice view over the surroundings. The pool was nice and we had a wonderful walk through the spice garden and paddy fields together with a guide provided by the hotel. General impression is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

A small hotel in a very beautiful garden with only 7 bundalows. I don't know if it applies to all bungalows but ours had whirlpool! Tired and dirty after the long travel we enjoyed them so much! The place was very clean, the staff very friendly, the food good. The hotel has obviously a very good looking pool that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Our family stayed only 1 night at County Gardens in the Governor's Family Suite. This small, gem of a hotel is about 45 minutes outside of Kandy on a typical rocky, curvy narrow Sri Lankan road. It worked perfect for us - as we were 1/2 way through our 2 week trip of Sri Lanka and we were all ready... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The hotel was immaculately clean, the food is fresh and delicious and the service professional and respectful. We had 2 very restful days at this hotel. The manager is very helpful and supportive and wanted us to enjoy our stay as much as possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

My partner and I booked 2 nights here but missed the first night due to a late train and bad luck with 2 dodgy tuk-tuk drivers (the only times on our month in Sri Lanka that we had problems). Turin, the manager was sympathetic with what happened so gave us an extra night. First and foremost the location was great... More 

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