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Kandy Cottage
160 Lady Gordons Drive, Kandy, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #16 of 206 Kandy B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a really greate and relaxed time in the Kandy Cottage. The food was delicious and the staff (Thomas) was very friendly and helpful in organasing our trips. Thank you very much!

Kathrin & Dominik

  • Stayed May 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed in the friendly space with 3 kids--Thomas looked after us perfectly, even making particular Sri Lanka specialties on request. The kids loved Cookie, the dog, as well as breakfasts and dinners. Very relaxing and beautiful, jungle location.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We liked to stay in quieter places and to come to kandy cottages was one of the best decisions we made. Thomas, the Manager gave us very good tips, helped us wherever he can and as an surprise, he organized a birthday cake for my husband. He is a very fine man and by the way communication was very easy, because of his good english (better than mine) Only 10' to walk to town where it is very busy. The food which we liked to have sri lankan style, was fresh cooked and very tasty.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Kandy Cottage. It was a welcome escape away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy. Our host Thomas took us on a morning walk and put us on a bus for a visit to the Botanic Gardens. He was friendly and helpful and also organised a driver with a van to take us on our travels north to the cultural triangle and Jaffna. The Sri Lankan breakfast and dinner here was also enjoyable.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place is a real find! You will brag to your friends about having found a complete gem - albeit pretty out of the way. We had a car and so getting to and from the city of Kandy was not a problem - by public transport it would be difficult.
This is a gorgeous cottage more than a century old. It is spotless thanks to the outstanding work of manager/host Thomas. The rooms are charming, decorated with rustic and antique furniture; the bathrooms are spotlessly clean and lovely to use; the sitting area, study, garden and dining room make this a home-away-from-home.
Thomas is fastidious in his house-keeping - everything from polished glassware to gleaming cutlery - he runs this place like it is a five star hotel!
Unfortunately, I messed up our reservation and so we got to stay only one of our planned two nights. Understandably, the place is booked solid well in advance. They were fantastic locating another place for us to stay - not as charming - that is a tall order to fill - but very nice and great value at the last minute. We really appreciated the help and would dearly have loved to have stayed longer at Kandy Cottage. Easily among the best places we stayed in during our Sri Lanka trip. Book well in advance to make sure you get in and check careful (unlike me) as they are unlikely to have vacancies.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful - check to ensure that there is a bathroom attached to your room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A dream and Thomas such a welcoming host. We enjoyed the relaxed and gentle atmosphere of this real home environment. Great evening curries and Sri Lankan breakfasts. The natural environment of the reserve surrounds you and only a very short walk to the bustling Kandy Lake. Thank you delightful Kandy Cottage.

Room Tip: We had the smallest room with no ensuite or balcony but had the bathroom of the house and could use...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This truly is a little hidden gem!
A little cottage tucked away in the Kandy hills in and amongst the monkeys!! Although you feel like your miles away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy, the city centre is only a 10 minute stroll away.

We absolutely loved this place.

After a gruelling 5 hour taxi journey all we wanted was a warm welcome, some decent food, a comfy bed and decent cup of coffee!! Luckily we got all we wished for and more..

I would highly recommend this place if your after the real Sri Lankan experience; nothing fancy, just the simple things done extremely well....

Room Tip: Ask for the room with a view of the moon!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 160 Lady Gordons Drive, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cottage nestles in a little hollow, in the midst of trees, beside a tiny virgin forest - "Udawatakelle" Forest Sanctuary just one of the many splendidly green spaces that is KandyThe Cottage is a charming and cosy place of retreat for writers andartists, and also welcomes regular holiday makers. ... more   less 
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