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The Mansion

213, Kurunegala Road, | Aladeniya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 46 hotels in Kandy
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
SRKFAN2011 Leeds, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

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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Beijing, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The building is an old Hindu weekend home. Very amazing architecture and interior with a lot of charm. We only staid one night, the room was simple and the bathroom would have needed some renovation - still acceptable. The staff was nice and helpful and the dinner was good. Breakfast was simple and would need some improvements. In general the... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This hotel was a lucky find for our first night in Sri Lanka - we didn't know what to expect at all, but everything was perfect. The property is a sight in itself: old colonial style and beautifully preserved. Nice pool. Lovely staff. Amazing value. It is far out of Kandy (ca 13km), but don't let that put you off,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This wonderful old home has charm and character. Have stayed 3 times. The rooms are basic but have everything you need. Food is excellent and the staff take care of you as much or as little as you want. Pool is refreshing, clean and well maintained. a great place to spend a night or two when traveling in the Kandy... More

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Address: 213, Kurunegala Road, | Aladeniya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Kandy #6 Family Hotel in Kandy
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The Mansion was built in the 1920s by Punchi Banda Nugawela, Diyawadana Nilame, of the "Temple of The Tooth' in Kandy. He was a chieftain in Kandy who was believed to have lived a lavish lifestyle during the early 20th century. The designer of this architectural masterpiece is fully European and the architect still remains a mystery. In 1999 Mr. Rathnapala Marawanagoda, the last resident, decided to convert the villa into a hotel. ... more   less 
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