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Serendip Stone Bungalow & Hotel

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Overview Serendip Stone Bungalow is beautifully located on two acres of lush tropical gardens near the Mahaweli River. Set in a rural area, the hotel is an ideal location from which to explore Kandy and yet be removed from the hustle and bustle of the town. Serendip is a refurbished colonial bungalow that has been caringly renovated maintaining the old architectural features and infusing them with elements of contemporary design. The nteriors are stylishly finished with soothing neutral colours, and a blend of antiques and modern furniture, cooling cement floors, wooden pillars and verandahs. You can relax in a planter’s chair on the verandah or soak in the Jacuzzi in the back garden. At night dine under the stars surrounded by scented candles and oil lamps. The garden has some lovely fruit trees that attract numerous species of birds. Rooms The hotel has seven bedrooms, named Saffron, Jasmin, Habarala, Jack Fruit, Araliya Shade, Mahaweli View and Sunshine – all with beautifully designed interiors and stylishly designed ensuite bathrooms. All of the rooms are furnished with antique canopied double or twin beds. Ensuite bathrooms are completed with polished cement infused with colour and solar powered hot water showers. The Sunshine Suite is the largest and most spacious and has a King sized bed. Saffron and Jackfruit have an inter-connecting doorway making it ideal for families; the Mahaweli View and Araliya Shade rooms are located at the front of the house and have the best views of the garden and river. Interconnecting Rooms: Yes (Saffron And Jackfruit Rooms) Family Rooms:yes Fine Dining Meals are served at the Serendip Stone Bungalow and are prepared with fresh vegetables from nearby villages, herbs and spices. Sri Lankan rice and curries as well as western dishes are served in the garden or by the pool according to guest’s wishes. Alcoholic beverages including wines and cocktails are available. Serendip has a chef who is personally trained by the owner and housekeeping staff who is helpful and discreet. Facilities The spacious lounge area opens out to the front verandah and has satellite TV, telephone and Wi Fi internet. There is a swimming pool with Jacuzzi at the back with sun loungers. What We Say This is a great alternative to the resort type hotels at Kandy with some smartly designed room interiors that bring a modern touch to a colonial period bungalow. Located in a suburb just outside Kandy, but close enough to get to the town centre within 20 minutes. Best Time To Go The best time to visit Kandy is undoubtedly during July or August of each year when the 10 night Kandy Perahera Festival transforms the city into an amazing spectacle of colour and street processions.
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The staff gave me a dirty dinner napkin when I asked for one. Dinner provided was atrocious, Breakfast options were non existent! The hotel is beautiful but the experience was the worst ever, amongst all the other fantastic experiences in SriLanka.
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After a weary day on the road we were much please with a warm welcome and room upgrade. All the staff were excellent in their effort to make us feel comfortable, very friendly and helpful. We had very well located reserved seats for every dining occasion and the cuisine was
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I really enjoyed my stay there the staff are very friendly and the hotel room design very beautiful .Landscape surrounding the hotel will give you good relaxation .Wifi only at the lobby ,so you will enjoy more time with your love one when you back to the room.
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We stayed here whilst watching the cricket in Pallekele. It’s in a beautiful setting, with lovely views across the river. The room was huge, with a balcony overlooking the river. Both pools are beautiful. We only discovered the rooftop pool by chance, but it was amazing. The
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We had a lovely large room overlooking the placid river next to the hotel. Staying in that room was almost like a dream come true. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Both the dinner and breakfast buffets were very good with choice of various kinds of food. The
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Response from sanjeej2, Guest Relations Manager at Serendip Stone Bungalow & Hotel
Responded Nov 19, 2018
Dear valued guest, greetings from serendip stone, thank you for selecting our hotel for your stay in Kandy. we are extremely delighted with your comment on our hotel. also we are very much looking forward to welcoming you when your next visit to Sri Lanka. Warm regards.
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Bungalow with 8 rooms
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"Some rooms have a balcony, choose room with a balcony"
"Check room if the appliances inside the rooms are in working condition"
"All the rooms are equally huge and nicely maintained."
"Please check room before admission - Not all rooms are good for staying with family"
"Better not to choose newly constructed rooms."
$110 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
serendip stone bungalow hotel kundasale
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictKundasale
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