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“Excellent guesthouse in Kandy” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa 49
No. 49 Louis Peiris Mw, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #3 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hong Kong, China
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24 hotel reviews
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“Excellent guesthouse in Kandy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at this guesthouse in Kandy for two nights and we have enjoyed very much our stay there. The rooms are clean and spacious, with A/C and fan. The guesthouse is quite close to the lake and the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The owner of the guesthouse is very friendly, cares a lot about the guests' comfort and helpful, giving tips for visiting Kandy. The breakfast is delicious, and we enjoyed a lot the homemade jam!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We booked last minute and chose it because of the location, near town and short-walk to the Tooth Temple. Wonderful staff, very helpful. We had dinner there too and the Sri Lankan food is fabulous - try the spicy breakfast!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a relatively new property very close to the Lake and a moderate walk to the Temple of the Tooth. It also offers driver accommodation but our driver said he was not offered any food. We were on the second floor of the house and had a very large room with a triple aspect - looking out to the next street and over the backs of other houses. There are a lot of monkeys in the area so we didn't venture out onto our balcony which was a pity. We had tea and coffee making facilties in the room and a small fridge. The lady who runs the bookings is very friendly and helpful - arranged parking for our driver so we didn't have to leave the car at the station but I do recommend you request this as it is limited. I am unsure if alcohol was encouraged at the Villa but there is a hotel about 20 yards away and the staff gave us a key to the gate to get back in - although we weren't long and everyone was still up. Breakfast the next day was lovely. All in all, quite a good stay and I would most definitely recommend it to other people.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were a little skeptical about our stay at Villa 49 based on the photos we had seen but the property is beautiful and the rooms are very nice. We stayed in May during the off season and the Villa was quiet. We enjoyed multiple evenings on the roof-top deck and found the location to be an easy walk to town. The owner was very pleasant and we enjoyed our meal at the property. Definitely recommend this as a nice place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A wonderful place to stay during your visit to Kandy and the surrounding area. The property is located within a 5 minute walk to the lake and about 10 -15 minute walk to the Temple of the Tooth Relic which is one of the main attractions in Kandy. The owner (Shanani) and her team are charming and offer excellent customer service to all the guests. The food - both breakfast and the evening meal are truly authentic Sri Lankan and I would recommend any guest to book the half board offer. I cannot say how much I enjoyed the food and the relaxed atmosphere. In essence I would say "Stay at this property if you go to Kandy

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My family and I, with four children aged thirteen and under stayed at Villa 49 for one night. This was the perfect place for us to stay and explore the city, since it was walking distance to some of the major attractions. Every attempt was made to make our stay a pleasant one, and the rooms (rooms 6 and 7) were presented to our very needs, taking into consideration that we had an 18 month old toddler with us, and cleanliness and hygiene were important to us. For the price we paid, and the quality of rooms that were presented, Villa 49 was great value.

Thanks Shanani and staff for your great service and attention to detail. I will have no hesitation in recommending your place to my friends and relatives.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Location: Very good. A 10-15 min stroll along the lake to the city centre. Fairly quiet away from hustle and bustle of Kandy.

Rooms: Clean, spacious, air con, safe, en suite, wifi. Nothing to fault. This was a family home up until last year when they added more bedrooms and started taking guests, which is reflected in the antique pieces of furniture and piano in the living room.

Service: Excellent. A team of 6 (including the owner/manager) to run the 6 rooms. Not much English spoken aside from the owner, but all very warm, friendly and make you feel welcome. We had a good chat with the owner who was very welcoming,helpful and genuinely wanted to ensure we had a comfortable stay. She also had some great recommendations of places to go (Junaids material shop was just what we were looking for!)

Food: Lovely. Breakfast of eggs, toast, homemade jams (the pineapple in particular), sweet coconut pancakes, coconut rice with either curry or honey. Dinner - proper home-cooked rice and curry. Request it early in the day so they can do the shopping and preparation. We had the place to ourself for dinner in the living/dining room.

Overall: It was perfect for us. A good value, clean guest house well-located for the city centre giving a taste of Sri Lankan home cooking and life. If you want a big hotel experience then this isn't the place for you, go to one of the larger places like Queens. However it was just what we were after.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No. 49 Louis Peiris Mw, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa 49 is a private and luxurious home away from home situated centrally beside the lake in the heart of Kandy city. Our tranquil environment allows our guests to relax while enjoying exceptional personalized service. Step outside of the residence and you are beside the lake within a 10 minute walk to the Temple of the Tooth and the center of the city. It is also a Sri Lanka Tourist Board approved property. ... more   less 
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