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No 22 Upul Mawatha | Primrose Hill, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #1 of 206 Kandy B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I can't imagine a better place to stay when visiting Kandy. Amazing peaceful location on the hillside outside town, with views across to the Botanical Gardens. The bedrooms are spotless, modern and stylish, and there's plenty of space in the adjoining living room and breakfast room. The beautiful swimming pool is on a private terrace with tropical plantings. The owners were lovely and friendly and their breakfasts superb!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Baramba House is situated on a hill overlooking the river at a quiet place out of the center of busy Kandy. This big modern house is built on two terraces, the lower one has a lovely swimming pool. There are three guest rooms at the ground floor of the upper terrace of which only two are rented out at the same time.
We stayed for 3 nights in the larger room at the corner. This room is very comfortable with a fine kingsize bed and a large modern bathroom. Everything is clean and new. There is a shared terrace in front of the room surrounded by a garden with tropical trees and plants. Guest may use a large living room that is furnished in an elegant way. There is an adjoining breakfast room and kitchen for free coffee and tea. Breakfast can also be served at the terrace.It was the best breakfast we had in Sri Lanka with home made specialties.
The owners Barbara and Sandun are excellent hosts. They live on the top floor of the house. When given advanced notice Barbara will prepare a very tasty dinner in her own kitchen upstairs.
Very much recommended if you prefer a quiet place and lots of personal attention!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Finding Baramba House in the mountains outside Kandy was a challenge, but it was worthwhile. It was like finding a home away from home. The host and hostess did a wonderful job of welcoming us. The rooms were perfect and the food exquisite. We recommend this boutique hotel to all tourists who look for quality and beauty.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The welcome and friendliness from Barbara, Sandun and their lovely pets is difficult to beat anywhere.

Baramba House is located up a steep dirt track and is tricky to find. The room has a lovely modern bathroom and is a good size. It would benefit from more storage/coat hangers and a more effective curtain as light comes in at 6am. The pool is refreshing after a hot day in the hustle and bustle of Kandy.

Barbara's breakfasts are amazing and one of the best we've ever had. The variety is great and her baking skills are excellent. The fresh fruit all comes from their garden.

If we travel back to Kandy area we will definitely be back. I'd recommend staying for a few days to fully appreciate the experience.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Very clean guest house.staff was very friendly .Dinner and breakfast was excellent.View of guesthouse very beautiful,overlooking mountains.Me and my wife enjoyed after bad incident.Thank you very much for baramba team and your lovey guest house.Recommended

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at Baramba House at the end of Feb 2013 for 2 nights. Barbara, the owner was extremely helpful arranging pick up for us from Kandy station and also arranging a driver for us for our excursions to Dambulla, Sigiriya and the tea plantations around Nuwara Eliya.

When we arrived to the house, we were extremely impressed by the quality of the place and the views over the surrounding hills and we were also very warmly welcomed by Barbara and Sandhun. We had the smaller room but even that was huge, very clean, nicely decorated, with a large and very comfortable bed and a huge bathroom. The house was built only a couple of years ago, so everything is new and clean. The garden is extremely well kept, with a nice swimming pool overlooking the surronding hills. The place just have a very nice and chilled out atmosphere about it.

Breakfast was included in the price and it was the best breakfast we had in all Sri Lanka, with freshly baked bread, carrot cake and fresh fruit. Barbara offers home cooked dinner as well if you notify her at least a day earlier for 15USD per person, which is totally worth it. The food we had was top restaurant quality.

Overall we had an amazing stay here and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of staying in Kandy for a few days. Absolutely deserves number 1 ranking on tripadvisor!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We spend two nights at this place.Room are clean and tidy.Staff was very friendly.Good view of mountains and kandy area. I spent more time at the swimmingpool area and i really had a good time.I enjoy very well at baramba house .Recomended..

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: No 22 Upul Mawatha | Primrose Hill, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seductively embraced by a magic hillside setting. The charming Mahaweli view house is waiting for you to fill it with life. Baramba House is home to three double rooms with spacious en-suite bathrooms. A separate dining/living area and a quiet pool complement your visit. ... more   less 

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