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Helga's Folly

70 Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 43 hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you find art, horror and goth cool... Then this is the place. You got to stay here at least one night and experience this hotel fully, including the lobby area that has a bar that looks like a 50's movie laboratory, and serves green cocktails

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent two nights at Helga's Folly and had a wonderful time.The beautiful settings and Helga's extraordinary sense of design and eye for drama truly sets the stage for life affirming experience. I felt refreshed ,rested, and most importantly inspired. It's not your average luxury hotel, it 's an adventure. The grotto struck me as a place for realisation of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I looked at the facade I knew I was in for a treat. Each room unfolded and opened another chamber of intrigue and delight. Paintings, sculptures, beautiful silver. A home that welcomes those who love art and love to dream. To Helga, "you have created and amazing story that is your life - Thank you for sharing... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i've been to the folly a few times. it's just breath taking. so beautiful interior with paintings on the wall whimsical decorations and amazing atmosphere. their food is really good too. the best thing about it should be the occasional visits of the leopard to the hotel pool to have a drink. definitely a must visit place in kandy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is hotel is not going to appeal to people who normally like to stay in midtown Manhattan in a Marriot or Hilton. It is an exciting timeless one off, like being in wonderful part of the British Museum and a house belonging to Salvcador Dali. We only had time to go for lunch but wished we could have been... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is a few years overdue but i still think about Helgas Folly and it was a highlight of our Sri Lankan trip! Back in 2012 ( the date option won't let me go back that far! ) we were strongly recommended by friends to visit and after looking at the website, we agreed, even with the hefty room... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small group of us went to Helga's for dinner, and I am so glad we did. Starting off with our cocktails we began to explore. Every room a visual delight with an eclectic assortment of treasures. The music was from long ago and the candles created ambiance..... the food divine. Thanks Helga for the most surreal night and hopefully... More

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute must for anyone with an open mind ,a love of colour ,fabrics and an interest in social history. We were entranced from the minute we arrived ,and found all the rooms shown to us a fascinating mixture of beautiful fabrics, decorative wall paintings and furnishings. The staff were friendly and helpful .Truly an adult fantasy ,not for those... More

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Kilin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

you should go not only for a drink, but better for a lovely, amazing, fantastic diner or better even, go to stay there one or more nights but i didn't try the hotel. Only the restaurant is already a brilliant experience of one of my ever better evening with friends and delicious food. Thanks Helga for this and for the... More

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Portimao, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The decor ,a bric à brac ,with nothing really impressive ,but a packed athmosphere ,overtakes the importance of food ,uninteresting and poor .At Kandy town, nice restaurants are popping up with much valuable food served in fine relaxed athmosphere.

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Also Known As:
Helga`s Folly Hotel
Helga`s Folly Hotel Kandy
Helgas Folly Kandy
Helgas Folly Hotel Kandy
Address: 70 Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
#12 Family Hotel in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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