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Kahanda Kanda

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Habaraduwa Dikkumbura Rd Kahanda Kanda, Angulugaha 80122 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Set high up above a tea estate, and yet within easy reach of the stunning beaches for which Sri Lanka is well know, Kahanda Kanda is the perfect hideaway. With stunning individual villas that afford privacy and space, combined with sensational views, the cuisine is superb, and the service is first class. We aim to offer 5 star service, and with only 12 villas, that service is truly individual.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Snorkeling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Sinhala
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Eman A wrote a review Jul 2021
Amman, Jordan2 contributions
Such an amazing experience in the middle of the forest, the interior of the room was unique, we had everything we wanted to make our stay comfortable and fun. The food and service were amazing. The staff was very friendly and welcoming specially aruna he was very helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TravelsAndRambles wrote a review Jul 2021
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here after going to Yala knowing we would go to Galle to explore the Galle Fort afterward. The property was very quiet due to Covid, so we were the only guests at the time and couldn't leave the property. But we were able to keep ourselves busy as the property arranged for us to have massages and private yoga sessions daily - which was wonderful! The jungle provided plenty of entertainment with the noises of the peacocks, other birds, monkeys, and even cows!? We stayed in the KADJU room and enjoyed the private inifinty plunge pool that overlooked the jungle and tea estate where locals worked to pick tea and were very happy to see us (we waved from the pool)! Hotel staff member Ashen provided wonderfu service with a smile and was very friendly. The meals were exceptional as the food was absolutely delicous. We had wonderful food during our entire time in Sri Lanka but Kahanda Kanda stands out with some of our favorite meals. The room was clean, comfortable and stylish with what felt like a British royal/regal feel. The bathroom was huge with a wonderful soaking tub and rainshower. A few minor details were missed but likely due to Covid. During normal times, I'm sure this property exceeds expectations and would receive a Excellent score an Excellent from me.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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RohreringTimes wrote a review Jul 2021
San Diego, California132 contributions73 helpful votes
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This hotel is special and not a typical hotel. The room felt very sophisticated with British decor yet the outside has an Asian feel. Our room had a lovely plunge pool with an amazing view of the jungle. I was there during July 2021 so there were very few guests and few options of things to do. We did yoga and got great massages. I am not sure our guest treatment would be the same if we were there in non Covid times... as the hotel seemed very short on staff and we had very little interaction with them. That being said, the main person Ashen planned for our meals every day and was so happy and accommodating. The chef really did make great and delicious food. (Pictures attached) I think our experience might have been different during non-covid times. The room and the plunge pool were really nice and if you are in that area, I would recommend giving this hotel a few nights.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Its the jungle. The Peacocks are LOUD - bring some ear plugs.
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LeeD867 wrote a review Jun 2021
Galle District, Sri Lanka5 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I have made a life changing move to the lovely Sri Lanka. We have made the move some people may say unwisely during the pandemic. This being said we have travelled as safely as possible and are both luckily fully vaccinated. Kahanda Kanda became our level 1 quarantine destination and from the outset we knew how lucky we were. The precautions taken by the whole team were very Covid secure. We felt like members of the family due to the genuine kindness of the whole team at KK. I would like to mention in particular Thiunuwan and Anura who made us laugh everyday and helped us begin to learn the bits of Sinhala most useful, however the name of the dog leaves a bit to be desired, but I’ll leave that there… Luxury hotel in beautiful surroundings.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Pool or no pool. All rooms villas are excellent
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Response from George Cooper, Owner at Kahanda Kanda
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the lovely review and I shall make sure that both Thinuwan and Aruna are aware of your complimentary remarks. We wish you both a wonderful new chapter in your lives living here in Sri Lanka. Best wishes
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Laurel M wrote a review May 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
I stayed for a week in May, during the pandemic, and even though I never once left the property -- due to the rise in coronavirus cases nowhere was really open to visit -- I never once felt bored or as though I was missing out on anything. Staying in the Hibiscus villa, with its own pool overlooking the surrounding tea plantation, was where I spent the majority of my time, reading, sunning, having a splash around, but mostly just watching the rich nature and wildlife surrounding me. Langur monkeys hooted and swung from the trees, peacocks strutted through the tea bushes, the variety of eye-catching birds seemed infinite, and every afternoon my garden saw mongooses and monitor lizards wander through for a visit. Life passed by quietly -- I even watched a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis one morning -- but it was never boring. Add to that stylish, local-inspired design in the rooms and public areas, menus that changed daily and were full of local, fresh ingredients -- each meal was better than the last, and I highly recommend the Sri Lankan breakfast of hoppers -- and the staff, especially Amila and Aruna, truly helped make me feel at home, both friendly and impeccable when it came to service. I loved spending the early evening with a book and cocktail in the gorgeous Living Room, sometimes watching a thunderstorm pass through, sometimes watching the sunset. Unfortunately, I had to cut my stay a little short due to an announcement that flights were about to be suspended back to my country of residence. The staff helped manage it with ease -- arranging a PCR test to be taken ASAP, gathering the necessary departure paperwork and rescheduling my car back to the airport. They made a stressful situation as easy and hassle-free for me as it possibly could be, to enjoy my final day there as much as I could. If it's a peaceful/laid-back, nature-surrounded and delicious stay you're after, I can't recommend Kahanda Kanda enough.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: To experience the most nature/wildlife, choose a villa with a private garden, as opposed to one...
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Response from George Cooper, Owner at Kahanda Kanda
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We were also sorry that your stay was cut short, and happy that we were able to help. Most importantly is that you enjoyed your time with us, and hopefully you will return another time. In the meantime stay safe! With best wishes from all the team at KK,
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PRICE RANGE
$183 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kahanda kanda angulugaha, kahanda kanda hotel angulugaha
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictAngulugaha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kahanda Kanda
Which popular attractions are close to Kahanda Kanda?
Nearby attractions include Handunugoda Tea Estate (1.6 miles), Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex (2.4 miles), and Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala) (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kahanda Kanda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kahanda Kanda?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Kahanda Kanda?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kahanda Kanda?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kahanda Kanda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Follow the White Rabbit, A'la carte restaurant, and Wild Beach Cafe Food And Drinks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kahanda Kanda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Kahanda Kanda have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kahanda Kanda offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kahanda Kanda?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kahanda Kanda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Kahanda Kanda?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (8.5 miles), Galle Fort (8.6 miles), and Meera Mosque (8.5 miles).