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The Kandyan Manor

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Rambukwella Walauwa | Yatiwawala, Katugastota, Sri Lanka
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Bhathiya and Sally's rustic country chalet has a very homely feel to it. The couple and their dogs are always around to give travel tips and for a friendly chat. It's only a 15 min tuktuk to kandy city (they're very helpful with arranging a driver), but keep in mind that there isn't anything else in the vicinity. If you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in this charming and peaceful memorabilia-cluttered home on the fringes of Kandy, and were very satisfied with the accommodations and the food. It is surrounded by other houses, so not quite as "jungley" as we might have liked, but there were pleasant walks on nearby country lanes. They were doing extensive renovations of the cabins while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yes. It is 15 mins tuk tuk from central but that's a good thing! The host is a hugely interesting character with an amazing cook wife. They really made us genuinely feel at home. Wondering around their home you discover lots of antiques all with their own story. Great food cooked by Suzie. Just stay here. Trust!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed for 1 night unfortunately because we loved it. The property is very nice and peaceful. A great escape from the chaotic trafic of Kandy. We met the hosts and their beautiful dogs. They were so friendly and helpful, lovely people! We slept in the chalet. It was cozy and clean. Great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is not a usual place, it's simply THE best place where we stayed in Sri Lanka. The landlords are the most charming and discreet people we met during our journey, always helpful and ready to give the most interesting information about the country and its customs or talk about the family history of the manor, the food is excellent,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trips! We stayed in the bottom cabana by the jungle it was immaculately clean and very impressive .. We had a great shower and fridge for our cold drinks. The wildlife is amazing , spying porcupines and squirrels at night with many amazing birds,fireflies zipping around,and some lovely well treated ridgebacks :)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Marcus and I stayed at the Kandyan Manor in November. We were not disappointed. We stayed for one week bed and breakfast and also had evening meals during our stay. Bhathiya Suzy were the perfect hosts. The food was absolutely amazing along with the hospitality. Bhathiya and Suzy could not do more in making us feel at home and to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place to stay, just outside Kandy. Beautiful home and lovely owners. We enjoyed a great dinner in the garden, some candlelight and tranquillity ; wonderful ! Mr. Ratwatte, the owner, took the time to talk with us extensively, we really felt welcome! If you go to Kandy, go to this guesthouse !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Fantastic service, very friendly and helpfull. Beautiful inviroment. Great kitchen. Very comfortable overnights. Visit was januari 2013 cookingclass on a very oldfasion way, but now I can make at home a great curry, and spice sambal. Greetings from Holland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Kandyan Manor was so lovely and authentic and Bhathiya and Suzy were such great hosts it would be difficult to find better hosts in Sri Lanka. We looked forward to returning to the Kandyan Manor each day it truly felt like home. Suzy's homecooked meals were the best we had in Sri Lanka. The hosts really made our stay... More 

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