Spotlessly clean with the best food we'd eaten in 3 weeks travelling Sri Lanka. Pati and his family are fantastic hosts, they have the use of their own 3 wheeler and their driver is a real gentleman. It means you can visit Kandy and the surrounding area without the aggravation of bargaining for a driver. The prices were perfect and just a phone call and your driver was there to drop you back at Hanthana. It's in a peaceful area and a perfect getaway from the busy city but not out of the way. (Too far to walk) Visit the Temple and don't miss the Botanical gardens. Would love to have done a countryside walk as organised by Pati but we didn't have time. Next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hanthana House is a boutique type accommodation which offers a comfortable stay in an attractive surroundings with added benefit of tasty and Srilankan Cooking which you can learn to prepare yourself!. Hanthana House consists of two en suite double bedrooms and one en suite twin bedroom and one en suite triple room, all with generous balconies overlooking the neighbouring tea estate. The bedrooms have ceiling fans, teak furniture and polished cement floors as well as a wet room with shower, basin and WC. The newly-built spacious and light dining room also has views of the tea estate and it is open to the generous new kitchen, where cookery lessons are always available! The upstairs sitting area has a comfy sofa and armchairs as well as a piano and Wi-Fi access! An organic kitchen garden is planned which will provide most of the vegetables for meals, and various walks through tea plantations and up to local viewpoints are accessed from the front door. Hanthana House is approximately 4 km from Kandy in the Hanthana hills, an area famous for cultivating some of the first tea grown on the island and the location of the Ceylon Tea Museum. Please be aware that a homestay is neither a hotel nor a guesthouse as you live and socialise with a family in their home. Think of it as an extension of your own home, with the usual creature comforts and no-one to make your bed or clean your room on a daily basis! The real experience is the interaction with a Sri Lankan family as they go about their daily life. ... more less
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