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Kandy Cottage
160 Lady Gordons Drive, Kandy, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #15 of 173 Kandy B&B and Inns
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“Peaceful and fantastic place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

We spent 5 nights at the cottage and it is in a great location for the town. Our 7 yr old enjoyed the wildlife and the food. The staff are great and very helpful. If you are a family and want privacy book the whole cottage. The friendly space is great for family of 4 if you don't want to pay the extra. Excellent value for money and will return soon.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

We spent 4 nights at Kandy Cottage (April 2009) and stayed in the "moonlight room". Devika the lovely lady who runs Kandy Cottage made this a wonderful experience. She went out of her way to give amazing service. The evening dinner was FANTASTIC, really delicious home cooked sri Lankan food and such great value- some of the best that we had in Sri Lanka! Devika also gave great advice on things to do in Kandy and helped us with travel arrangements (drivers etc). I would highly recommend this place if it is the warm welcome that you are looking for. The rooms are simple and clean, but the service is outstanding!
Kathryn and Justin (London - UK)

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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 February 26, 2009

We stayed in Kandy Cottage for 3 nights with our 3 kids. The location is superb for visiting Kandy as it is a 10-min walk to the city centre, yet it also appeas to be in a quiet isolated location.
During our stay we rented the entire cottage consisting of 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living / dining area. There was also another set of bunk beds in a smaller room which we didn't use. The cottage is very clean throughout and the resident manager Devika is very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
The cottage has wi-fi broadband internet access which my son made use of without complaint so must have been good!
As the cottage is located on the edge of a forest it does attract some local wildlife including monkeys in the overhanging trees which can at times be rather noisy.
We all had breakfast each morning which consisted of eggs, sausages and fruit, tea/coffee etc, but the real treat was dinner which we had twice (unfortunately the first night we made the mistake of trying a local Kandy restaurant). The evening meals were simply delicious, we left the choice up to Devika and had some of our best meals in Sri Lanka at the cottage.
Overall, Kandy Cottage is fantastic value, great location, great food and ideal if you want a quite time away.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

I stayed at Kandy Cottage for three nights. It's a wonderful place to stay - it's close to the centre of the town but in a lovely forest setting. The rooms are clean and rustic, the food is authentic home cooking and Devika, the Manager, is very welcoming.

  • Liked — The rooms and the location.
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a wonderful two week holiday in Sri Lanka. We stayed at some amazing hotels during our stay, but our time at Kandy Cottage was one of the true highlights of our trip.

As many have mentioned before, the house is simply furnished, clean and compact. We stayed in the Moonlit room which is a double room with en suite bathroom/shower and small veranda and very comfortable. However, we spent the majority of our time in the house in the communal lounge/dining area gossiping and sampling the tasty cooking of the manager Devika!

Devika was an absolute joy! She made sure we were fed and watered everyday with a traditional meal. She helped arrange our transportation and made sure we saw the sights of Kandy and around. Many an evening was spent laughing and chatting over dinner which we really enjoyed. Nothing was too much trouble.

If you are looking for a home from home in Kandy, then make sure you stay at the Cottage.

  • Liked — The host and the food!
  • Disliked — The scary noises on the roof in the night!!
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Kandy Cottage

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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