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Kandy Samadhi Centre

Narampanawa Rd | Kukul Oya, Kandy 761, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Kandy Samadhi Centre for one night after 3 nights in the hustle of Kandy. It was a welcome change. The trip up the mountain by taxi is very winding, took about 40 minutes and cost us 3,500 rupees. We were warmly greeted by our host Jack and taken to our pavilion (we were upgraded for free as... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impeccable service, really beautiful rooms with a lot of character and a genuinely peaceful atmosphere. It's not particularly cheap, but worth the extra dollars in my opinion. The massages and yoga classes are good quality. You should know that drinks are not included in the price of the meals - they didn't tell us that in advance. The wifi wasn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully situated in the Knuckles away from the bustle of Kandy. We stayed for three nights and relaxed in the Mountain room, walked to the waterfall and swam in the river where we saw white bellied sea eagles twice. Loved the eccentricity of this great mountainside project. All the rooms are furnished with antiques with great attention to detail. Highly... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in here for two nights during our tour of Sri Lanka. It is a truly amazing and unique experience. You are staying in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by nature. The whole place is stunning and decor is quirky due to all the fabulous antiques. We met the wonderful owner, Waruna, at his antique shop in Kandy... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights this week. Amazing location and unique accommodation in the middle of the jungle. It truly was one of the most beautiful places we have stayed. Great scenery and walks, you fall asleep to the sound of running water and the wildlife around you. Just a couple of warnings; this hotel is truly remote, the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very shocking to see this "Centre" received so many good ratings. In my opinion it is not worth the price it is charging (>USD100) at all, given its super basic amenities and bad location. Be very careful if you decide to chose this hotel for the following reasons: 1. Location: It is located deep in the jungle and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wow. Wow. and WOW. My wife and I were on our honeymoon and stumbled across the Samadhi Centre online. We spent the day at the Sirigiya and then took a bus/tuk tuk/taxi combo to the Centre. We were greeted by the redonkulously friendly, attentive and professional staff and dug right into the terrific buffet. We were shown to our room... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We wanted somewhere nice to stay in Kandy and this place had rave reviews. We decided to stay here for a night and it was a terrible mistake. For a start, the location sucks so badly. This is not even Kandy proper, it's an hour drive from Kandy! Unless driving up winding mountain roads at night are your idea of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Several guides and the website say this centre is vegetarian and no alcohol which is not the case? They had beer and wine Our only complaint is that everything felt damp including the bed and sheets. Great food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You only live once, so you must experience this place. The whole place is a work of art. We stayed here 2 nights on our honeymoon. The first day we stayed in and enjoyed the place. The hotel and staff are impeccable. The waterfalls downstairs, the massage and steam bath, the climbs to the room, the furniture and decoration pieces... More

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Address: Narampanawa Rd | Kukul Oya, Kandy 761, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Kandy Samadhi Nature Hotel Kandy
The Hotel Kandy
The Resort Kandy

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