I stayed in Villa Sandlewood on a mini vacation from my family int he US solo. I cannot say enough about how fabulous Bathiya and his family are. The Honeymoon suite was awaiting me when I arrived late in the day tired from a day sight seeing tour. The website does not do the room justice. Tranquil and relaxing with a veranda right out side the french doors. Magnificent view. Very spacious room with comfy bed. I enjoyed my stay here tremendously. They greet you with a cool refreshing drink...what a civilized way to welcome your guests.
The villa is in a quiet neighbor hood on a hill in the middle of Kandy. You can see for miles form the roof top terrace. Bathiya met me with a cool drink. He is a fabulous host. It is very affordable and the host Bathiya is super attentive. I was able to arrange a private driver who took me to all the sights I wanted to see on the way from my hotel in Galle. I highly recommend you have Bathiya arrange a driver for you. The villa is a bit off the beaten track but that is it's charm and his drivers know how to get there. He can also arrange any other tour you may want to sites in Sri Lanka. Make your arrangements with him before you leave your destination and you will be worry free. I stayed in three locations and his drivers took me everywhere. I was not keen on the cheap tuk,tuk expereince for such long distance driving...and the cars are air conditioned!
On my way to stay in Negombo, Bathiya arranged for a private tour of a small local temple. I was greeted by a buddiist monk who spoke English and he took me on a private tour and explained the painitngs on the wall and let me take pictures. This was amazing. I visited the Temple of the Tooth relic and I felt it was an over priced tourist trap. This was much more intimate and it was Sunday school so the kids were about studying.
Sri Lanka is an amzing place and staying at Villa Sandlewood in Kandy is a must do. The roof top terrace is amazing. Ask Bathiya for soma arrack (spelling?) kind of like Brandy but smoother. I hope to return someday with my entire family.
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