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The Mansion

213, Kurunegala Road, | Aladeniya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I know this property garners a lot of positive reviews on this board but how the management handles the property's guest communication for its renovation closure is totally unacceptable!! I made a booking for the 2014 Xmas season in June 2014. I reached out via email yesterday (Dec 4) seeking confirmation of my room and got an email from the... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I felt like I stepped back 100 years in history when going into The Mansion. The furniture and mansion itself were beautiful. It was like going to Colonial day Sri Lanka. The staff was very welcoming. I stayed for one night. The room was very nice and the bed and pillows were very comfortable. My only disappointment was dinner the... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This hotel is in the most beautiful location outside Kandy. The hotel itself is a grand 'colonial' style building with the most amazing furniture. Service is excellent and food very good. Though it has no extra 'facilities', it is the location and the grandness of the building that make this hotel worth a visit. It is however, a little way... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at this hotel and used as a base for exploring Kandy. Out of the way of central Kandy but not a problem if you have a driver like we did. They even provide driver accommodation and food as well so no need to worry where your driver is going to stay as we got on really well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights for the start of our honeymoon.Amazing architecture,history and unique.We were in absolute awe at the plaster work and detail.The staff could not have been more helpful amd showed great attention to detail duribg our stay.The flowers by our bed,dinner table also.The food was good but no alcohol served.The pool was beautiful.Shower gel,shampoo and conditioner... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Mansion is probably the most unique, special place I've ever stayed. Full of history and Character, and the place Ghandi stayed when he was in Sri Lanka which made it even extra special! The grounds are lovely and the rooms and entire place make you feel like you've gone back a century in time. The staff were fantastic and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We only had one night at the Mansion and although it was a little drive from the centre of Kandy it was well worth the visit. A peaceful setting steeped in history and with excellent service from all of the staff. Large rooms, even larger and higher 4 poster beds and a rustic colonial feel made the stay something to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had our homecoming ceremony there on 2011. This is a place which reminds us the proud & prestige of Sri Lanka. You will be amazed, if you see the architecture of this colonial house. Large entrance wooden door with so many symbols and beautiful ceiling. Very good for wedding photo shoot also. It is a quite n calm place.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had reservations when driving to the location as it was night, with heavy rain and it took us more than 30 mins to reach it after the cultural show in town because of horrendous traffic. To top it off, our driver was not sure of the location as we had chosen it and it wasn't on the agent's usual... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a very special place. The building is amazing and the service really nice. The rooms are clean and nice but don't expect complete new , boutique style rooms. We loved it here because the building has a special charm. It is a bit far away from Kandy, but you can order a tuk tuk if you want to... More 

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