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Elegant Hotel
No. 200/3 Sunflower Garden, Meewaladeniya Handessa, Kandy, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #2 of 173 Kandy B&B and Inns
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“Nomen omen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This hotel is a proud bearer of this name. First of all, it is very, very elegant. Every detail from china or table set up to spaceous and very light rooms with full-sized windows are simply so stylish that five star hotel wouldn´t be ashamed. Views from hotel are breathtaking. Staff is extremely polite, nice and very professional. It is a bit far from the main road, but it is worthy the trip. The location is actually very good to make trips to various places in central Sri Lanka, starting from Kandy to Dambulla, or Nuwara Eliya. We came late and they still make dinner for us although it was almost 11 PM. The food was also excellent, Breakfast recommendation: go for Sri Lankan, which is very tasty. Knowing this hotel we were actually very sorry that we didn´t book it for more nights instead of travelling through various hotels on the road. Many of them had uncomparably worse standard and bluntly charged higher price. After all hotels we have stayed at, this one was really exceptional. When you visit it, you will understand what I am writing about. We fully recommend this hotel for shorter or longer stay, you won´t be disappointed!

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Nomen omen", which drives us ahead to provide our guest with more facilities and services.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our second stay in Sri Lanka after a quite crowded Negombo and travelling through the insane city Kandy we arrived at Elegant Hotel. A really wonderful place somewhere up a hill with a beautiful view. The place is serene the owner and his staff are lovely people. We enjoyed every second being in their hotel and being with them. Especially Samir is a real nice funny guy, he can talk in almost every language, especially his Dutch is really cool (because of the words we teached him offcourse :) ). He really does his utmost best to produce some sentences.

We can only say one thing. Don't pass this one when you're in Kandy, it's marvelous!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Pure Serenity", which gears up us with courage and confidence.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.

Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

We spent 3nights at the hotel, it was so relaxing, people are super nice, they have great driver that will take you around for great price and will pick you up from anywhere / city you want, they will pick you up from they airport one drop you to anywhere you want, beautiful view in the morning and sunset, food is one of the best food I had, everything was fresh from their own garden, I loved. The brakefast the most, see the pic's. Me personally I want eat anything from outside the hotel. The only thing we didn't like is the fact it's little far away, but with the drivers available all the time this makes things better, I would highly recommend this place.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "What a Wonderful Place", which encourages us to uplift our facilities and services more and more.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again,

Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We spent unfortunately only 2 nights in this wonderful hotel. Although we were not completely overwhelmed by Kandy itself - we certainly were by this place.

Location: If you start to think "Okay - now we are totally lost" you are almost there. Up on the hill you can enjoy fantastic views surrounded by nothing but nature! Still it's easy togoby tuktuk to the town.

Hotel: Beautifully designed house with spacious rooms and interior with huge balcony/ terasse. Soon the pool will be ready and you can enjoy the scenery from there - that will be even better!
Service: Extraordinary! The well-trained staff really seems to know what you want even before saying it! And everyone is so extremely friendly!! We felt really welcome!

Food: Don`t try to find a nice restaurant in Kandy - there aren't any! But the food in the hotel is really great (especially the different currys). After a day in Kandy this is certainly what you look forward to!
Whenever in Kandy - go to this place! Thanks for making our stay so perfect!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank yo for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "What a View", and for all the comments you have done regarding the Hotel and its staff which really motivates us.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My mom, myself and my sister who lives in the U.S. were thrilled with this elegant hotel. The hotel has the appropriate name for itself. We were all born in Sri Lanka, but now live out of country with relatives in the Kandy area. The food was outstanding and we really enjoyed the killebut they made for my mom who asked if it was possible for them to do and they did it on the spot. The room was fantastic, the views breathtaking and the help went overboard to make this a memorable experience. We actually can't wait for our next journey to SriLanka as the elegant hotel is on the must list of places to go to again. My sister's husband who was unable to come on the journey is very anxious to enjoy the ambiance of the hotel and we told him that you can even see Siguray from the hotel and he has been there. Let me bow to the graciousness that your staff showed us and we are recommending a visit to this hotel to everyone we know going on journey to Sri Lanka. The room service guy Bandara is a very nice, kindhearted, good worker and we enjoyed his company as I am sure other guests have. The owner is a gentleman and extremely nice and courteous. My family rates this hotel with a 100 points out of 100 points. You are the best. Pradeep Peries and family

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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure, we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "What a Fabulous Place to be and Enjoy", which drives us ahead to continue in hospitality trade with our heads held high.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.

Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a beautifully built hotel with an incredible view and great service. You can tell that a lot of time and effort has gone into making it a great place. The only real drawbacks are that it is way out of town (20+ min over twisty, bumpy roads with minimal signs) and there are currently no driver accommodations.

We had to stop several times to ask people where it was and seemed at times that we might need 4-wheel drive to get through the roads. Then when we arrived, they said there was a problem with my booking (Agoda) and as result had to put me in the one room without a view and my driver would need to stay someplace else. So the poor guy had to drive back down the bumpy, twisty road to some other place. The staff was very apologetic and really tried to make up for the inconvenience in good service.

The food was very good. I had dinner (made with fresh vegetables from their own garden) and then breakfast the next day, which was heavenly (crepes filled with shredded coconut, honey, cinnamon and cardamon!). The restaurant had a couple tables on the back patio looking out over the hills which was very nice.

The room was comfortable. Weather was chilly so I asked for a blanket and a nice fluffy (seemed to be right out of the dryer) fleece blanket arrived in moments. Hot water with good pressure (which was not common on my trip through Sri Lanka) was also a nice perk. Wi-fi worked great and I had no trouble accessing it in my room or in the restaurant.

The grounds were really lovely. The owner is currently building a swimming pool and driver accommodations so in another year or so it will be quite the place. Back yard was surrounded by tropical flowers and fruit.

All in all it was a great place but a bit farther out than I would have liked given my tight schedule and you will need to check on accommodations for your driver if you have one.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Great Place - Bit of a Drive Out", which encourages us to serve our guest with even more facilities and services.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.
Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Hidden among the mountains away from the chaotic Kandy City it is a hidden Gem , cut & polish to perfection. Staff is excellent and friendly , food is great, scenery is fantastic, premises is clean and what else could you ask for it. Yes you may not have many other things to do other than eat, sleep and re-charge your batteries. With only 04 rooms it is like almost the whole building is yours. The breakfast at the terrace is breathtaking as the lunch at the outdoor. Fresh winds blowing, the atmosphere is difficult to explain. Owner is building a Swimming pool which may take about one month, will be there for guests who wants to unwind themselves in a cool water pool. This is not a hotel where you want to be treated like a king and where you can spend your time in a very relaxed way. Not for the adventure people but for people who look for 100% relaxation for 2-3 days. after sunset you could hear the Chanting of Buddhist sutras from a nearby temple , in a very low noise, which was really soothing to your ear. Located in a rural area away from hustle and bustle of the City it is ideal for families with kids who will have a large garden for themselves.

Room Tip: rooms on the Right Hand side When you are in front of the building provides excellent view whether y...
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Elegant As The Name Suggest", which gears us to serve our valuable guests with more confidence and honor.

Hope you will visit us again in your next vacation, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.

Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Address: No. 200/3 Sunflower Garden, Meewaladeniya Handessa, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a very quiet rural atmosphere about 12 Km from the Historical City of Kandy, Elegant Hotel promise to all its guests a renew, refresh and a revival stay with a unique personalized service level and pampers all its guests with a novel deluxe living.Your are most welcome to have a magnificent dining experiencing within its Main Restaurant or with a special arrangement on the Roof Top overlooking the Adams Peak or in the Garden overlooking the Mountains.The designing is done from the new world and with the touch of Kandyan Culture and Arts to its interiors.Location is unique with views of Adams Peak from one side and the Mountains from the other. Free transportation is provided from Kandy to Elegant Hotel (Both Pickup and Drop to Kandy). ... more   less 
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