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Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center

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Siridigina Rd Udispattuwa Knuckles Mountain Range, Kandy 20916 Sri Lanka
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#36 of 606 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
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Welikande Villas Hotel and Trekking center in The Knuckles Mountains is run by Michael and Thushari with European standards of cleanliness and service. We offer more than just a Hotel there is accommodation for singles to groups in a mixture of houses and rooms set in 8 acres of grounds including fruit orchards spice gardens and coffee plantations . With fantastic views just outside the door of the Knuckles mountains and Victoria Lake We have many activities including a large range of organised treks from 6 km to 105 km all of the treks are lead by an authorized guide. We have also 2 different types of camping experience lake camping and High Knuckles base camp. Day trips to Kandy, Sigiria and Wasagama etc. We also have a wellness center with resident Yoga and meditation teacher from Europe, we offer free afternoon sessions and a range of Yoga courses and retreats, Cookery courses We have a resident cook that provides very good Sri Lankan food in our restaurant. .
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Parking garage
Wifi
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Danish, Sinhala, Tamil

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Siridigina Rd Udispattuwa Knuckles Mountain Range, Kandy 20916 Sri Lanka
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Polgolla Reservoir Airport9 miSee all flights
Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport34 miSee all flights
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706shinji wrote a review Apr 2021
Paris, France5 contributions4 helpful votes
Where to start when reviewing my stay at Welikande. Well it all started even before I get there Michael, the owner, was extremely helpful and organized my arrival there and also suggested the best options for my last few days in Sri Lanka so I can get the best out of the Country. Laksmal, under Michael excellent recommandation, picked me up at the train station on his tuk tuk and kept my luggage while I was visiting the Tooth Temple before driving me to Welikande villas. There I received an out of this world welcome from Michael who is really a teddy bear, a massive hug and a wonderful long chat as I was part of his family and him of mine. Then I met Tush, his amazing wife, the most beautiful smile you will ever get and as welcoming as Michael, you just want to hug her all day long. But when you try her food, you just fell out of your chair ...this lady deserves a Michelin star for her exquisite cuisine during my whole month in Sri Lanka her food was by far the best, she uses products from her own garden (pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, and more spices) she purchases the fruits and vegetables from the local farmers and she even adds on an international twist (with Michael help 😉). Michael also organized a wonderful hiking tour with the nature guide Ravi,who was adorable, knowledgeable, challenging me with trying to recognize the spices we found on our way and the off the beaten track hike, my favorite hike ever and what a end to finish with a swim in a waterfall !!! Michael recommended Asela as my driver for the last five days of my stay in Sri Lanka and I couldn’t thank him enough for that suggestion as Covid restrictions started to get tougher having Asela by my side allowed me to continue visiting the country safely and by respecting the country rules. He was so sweet and safe as a driver we had a great time and I wish him all the best for the future. I haven’t mentioned the amazing view you have from their property or the excellent night sleep I had the surroundings are as all the other review said. Really truly beautiful! I was really more overwhelmed by the welcome I received that I can’t wait to get back there. Thank you so much for everything
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Welikande Villas, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded May 1, 2021
Dearest Jennifer I dont really know how to respond to this review except to say Thank You! We were really happy to meet you and to be part of showing you how wonderful this country can be. Love Michael Tush and the team at Welikande
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Mogens F wrote a review Feb 2020
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If you like grand nature, peaceful environment, delicious food, meals with people from all over the world, extremely friendly hosts and staff Denmark and perhaps yoga with a view over lakes and mountains this is the place for you. This place deserves the highest recommendations. Ute and Mogens Denmark
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from WelikandeVillas, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Tak skal du have det var en stor fornøjelse for os Kærlig hilsen fra Michael and Tush
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Stephen H wrote a review Feb 2020
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I spent four and a half days relaxing at this fabulous hideaway....the highlight was the yoga( twice daily) very generous breakfasts and dinners. My deal included activities which covered hiking and a trip to local places of interest...welcoming host, Michael,and lovely staff
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from WelikandeVillas, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Stephen It was a pleasure to meet you thanks again !! All the best on your quest Michael and Tush
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CloudsMa wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
My partner and I had an amazing time at Welikande Villas, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Having flown in from London the day before, this 3-day stay was a perfect start to our first trip around Sri Lanka. The villas are a lovely place to relax, with amazing views over the surrounding mountains and two yoga sessions a day (all included if you book the yoga retreat or, if you just booked a stay, one is included and the other one is $10). They also offer a wide range of treks and activities, so that there's no risk of getting bored. Over two days we chose the intermediate-difficulty trek and the waterfalls one, both of which took us around beautiful landscapes, swimming in rivers and overall enjoying the Knuckles' wilderness. Michael and Tush are great hosts and their staff and guides are kind, welcoming and knowledgeable. The wifi didn't always work and we couldn't always get hot water for a shower (the latter a pretty frequent occurrence around the country), but this was more than made up for by the communal atmosphere of the place, Michael's friendliness and advice and the delicious food (even as a vegetarian I had many, many options to choose from every meal). We were tempted to stay longer and would definitely come back for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from WelikandeVillas, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Thank you very much for being part of Welikande! Love to you both Michael and Tush
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Natalia FlyHigh wrote a review Feb 2020
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It was my first ever yoga retreat experience so I had no expectations and left it to chance. The moment I reached Welikande, I forgot about my tiring night flight and a long ride from the airport. That place is what I always thought a paradise would look like - views to die for, piece, complete disconnection. Michael has done a great job having made his estate a nice and comfortable place for yoga and hiking lovers or those who are simply looking to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Knuckles Mountains, there is something for everyone. I stayed at Welikande for 1 week and there was something new to do every day. Michael and Tush make you feel like at home, they are exceptional hosts. Natalie's yoga classes were awesome, interesting and fun. I absolutely loved our breakfasts and dinners when we all from all over the world were sitting together like a big family enjoying the food and sharing our life and travel experiences. Thank you Michael, Tush and the Team for an amazing experience!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Feb 4, 2020
Dear Natalia Thank you so much for enjoying what we have to offer as they say positive people make positive experiences. Love from us all
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$42 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictKandy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Which popular attractions are close to Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
Nearby attractions include Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
Top room amenities include extra long beds, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Danish, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Does Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.