This place was most charming. It is a small family-owned place, what used to be a real mansion. While there are obvious signs of age, it is this age that gives the place character. More character is provided by the thoughtful service by its staff, particularly the manager Senarath. Pulasthi, one of the co-owners, takes the time to converse with the guests, too. They also have a collection of art.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Mansion Hotel Kandy