Well - what a stunning location and what an amazing team that work at Villa Rosa.
We were warmly welcomed by Boodikka and shown to our rooms. As we had the family suite booked, it wasn't located in the main building facing the river, but was located on the town side of the property. But this is no problem - as we spent most of our time in the library/tv area of the main house or sitting out on the patio area overlooking the river.
We hadn't booked dinner for our arrival evening, but when we requested it the table was set up on the balcony and the chef prepared an amazing array of traditional Sri Lankan dishes. So tasty we didn't hestiate to say "yes" when asked if we wanted some more!
Breakfast was served for us out in the garden overlooking the river. Simply a stunning way to start the day. Delicious fresh fruit platters and drinks, and eggs with ample toast, condiments and coffee.
Volker (property owner) was a great help during our stay, giving us a few recommendations on what to do in Kandy, and also organising the TV area for us to watch the AFL grand final one morning. Both Volker and the team really go out of their way to make you feel very much at home - and I think this is the best way to describe Villa Rosa. It's like being welcomed home, which was a great way to end each day.
The rooms were well laid out and air conditioned. A couple of minor points (and I would like to emphasise that these really are only minor points) - given the generator system kicks in at night time, the air con cuts in and out - but doesn't affect the overall temperature much. And given that you are literally on the edge of the forest area, there were some ants in the apartment, but again, nothing of major concern.
The only real suggestion I'd make for a change, is to have heavier curtains or black-out blinds in the family suite - as the sun comes straight through the curtains early in the morning when you want to sleep in.
Overall, will definitely stay again when we return to Kandy on our next Sri Lankan trip. Many thanks to the team at Villa Rosa for a memorable stay.
Book a room in the main building (river side) if it's available.
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