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Athulya Villas

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

The place was a revelation. It is located in a small village off Colombo-Kandy road and is definitely the place to be if you are looking for peace, calm and a connection with nature. The manager Deepal was an excellent host and met our every demand with a smile. His staff was equally helpful and accommodating. The food and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Athulya Villas is a quaint little walauwa in Kadugannawa (about 45 mins from Kandy). It's got a lovely swimming pool, and while the rooms are a bit small they've got jacuzzis to make up for it (besides, you don't spend too much time in the room. It's nicer to sit outside and soak up your surroundings - lots of great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a lovely stay here. The property is about 45 mins from the Kandy train station, but it's worth the drive. The property is lush, green and stunning. Surrounded by tea and spices growing everywhere. Fantastic pool! Staff are all very friendly and attentive. Mr Deepal was very helpful and friendly. The rooms are gorgeous.... very comfy bed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff, convenient location, awesomely comfortable beds, and the room was roomy and clean. A big thanks to the folks at the Athulya Villas, specially The Manager Mr. Deepal. It was an enjoyable stay – Thank you so much!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

After 4 days here we had a really good feel for the place and staff, and so far this has been our best experience in SL. There's a real comradie here between all the employees and that gives it a great vibe. It's handy to the the Embekka, Lankatilake and Gadaladeniya temples which are all well worth visiting and 45mintues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 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 April 13, 2015

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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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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