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Siridigina Rd Udispattuwa Knuckles Mountain Range, Kandy 20916 Sri Lanka
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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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Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Parking garage
Secured parking
Parking
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
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
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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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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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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
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I booked a 4 day yoga retreat here with my daughter. The first thing that struck us was the amazing scenery and how peaceful it was. We felt very close to nature and there was lots of wildlife and birds to spot. The second thing was the welcome we received. A stay at Welikande is like spending time with family. Michael, Tushara and Niaomi were so welcoming and open and the atmosphere was so warm that the other guests quickly became friends. There was such a communal feel about the place and the wonderful meals prepared by Tush and her staff were taken altogether along with Michael, the 3 friendly dogs and the resident duck. I need to say more about the food as every meal was so delicious. Each mealtime we were presented with a seemingly never ending array of different dishes to try along with some familiar Western offerings. Michael e mailed us their recipes so we can try to make them ourselves at home. Yoga was held morning and evening with the lovely teacher Niaomi in the Shala overlooking the lake and the mountains. After dinner there was meditation or yoga nidra, a great way to end the day and relax. Included in our yoga package was a number of trips and experiences to choose from. We did a 13k trek with a very experienced guide. Lunch and snacks was provided, the scenery was breathtaking. We also had a cooking class with Tush which began with a trip to the local village with Michael and Tush to buy the vegetables and spices. They were so lovely and informative and generously bought local sweets and king coconut for us to try. Tush presented us with our own bags of spices to take home. Our final trip was to an authentic Ayurveda massage and meditation place near Kandy. This was quite an experience and highly recommended. After this our guide took us to a beautiful waterfall where we swam. This trip actually includes several waterfalls but we only had time for one. Each time we came back from a trip we were welcomed immediately with offers of refreshments and our hosts were genuinely interested in our day. Nothing was too much trouble and they made certain that everyone was happy. We were very sad to leave and truly felt that we had had not just a wonderful rejuvenating yoga retreat but a beautiful experience with warm and wonderful people in a little piece of paradise.
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Response from Welikande V, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Andrea Thank you for your eloquent and wonderful review . We really appreciate it when we can share our bit of paradise. Love from all of us.
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Property's Favorite Review
We had a wonderful time at Welikande and we were tempted to spend our whole Sri Lankan holiday there because we enjoyed it so much. It is high up in the mountains with beautiful views, especially during morning yoga at sunrise and evening meditation at sunset. Our highlight was the waterfall tour which involved a short hike and a tuktuk ride with a local guide to a selection of stunning waterfalls, we swam in a rock pool with monkeys nearby. Food was mouth-watering, with 8-9 different curries for the two of us (often made from local vegetables unknown to us). Our room was lovely, with a windowbench to enjoy the view. The bathroom was basic in decoration but the shower had good water pressure and warm water. Staying at Welikande was a bit like being part of a family and we were sad to leave. Note Welikande does not provide driver accommodation but they put us in touch with a place just down the road that offered affordable bed and board for our driver.
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Response from Welikande V, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Katharina Thank you for the marvellous review I am sorry it took so long to respond Love Michael
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This place is a lovely haven in the mountains with spectacular views, fabulous food and wonderful company. We felt as if we had stayed with friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to yoga in the very peaceful pavilion overlooking the valley And had a great day out touring (with a little hiking) local waterfalls and mountain scenery in a tuk tuk.. wonderful fun And beautiful scenery. This place is excellent for doing nothing or taking advantage of the activities offered.. do as much or as little as you wish. Totally worth a visit.
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Response from Welikande V, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded Sep 6, 2019
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and company. It makes us so happy when guests enjoy all that we have to offer. Love Michael and Tush
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I absolutely loved my short stay here! The views are amazing! Such a great place to do yoga and reconnect with yourself! The food is delicious, the staff & the manager very nice and the accommodation very confortable! I loved how well planned and meticulously thought of the schedule is! Even though I spent only one night there, I managed to do three long sessions of yoga and meditation, several hours of sightseeing of the waterfalls and Knuckles area and, on the day I checked out, they even pampered me with a massage near Kandy! Highly recommend the place :)
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Response from Welikande V, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded Mar 5, 2019
Thank you so much we have really tried to get the mix between activity holidays and a little serenity right and it makes it all worthwhile when guests enjoy what we have to offer!!!
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I came to stay with my daughter at the Welikande Yoga&Trekking Retreat and we had the most wonderful time- in fact, loved it so much, we extended our stay. Michael and his wife Toush run the place in a relaxed and most welcoming way; if you want to chill, read and take in the stunning views- this is the place. There is no pressure to participate in any activities, it’s up to each guest to decide what he/she wants to do. We opted for a more active schedule and started the day with yoga, went hiking with a very knowledgeable and professional guide in the beautiful Knuckle Mountain Range, ended the day with yoga and meditation and felt simply happy. Michael organised whatever we felt like doing perfectly and at short notice; the resident yoga teacher(s) adapted the level of yoga perfectly to the experience of the guests joining in- beginners are welcome and will be inspired. The food is cooked freshly each day using local produce and guests can join in and take a cooking class. Meals are eaten as a cummunal at a long table. Honestly, we had the best and most varied food of our 4 weeks holiday at the Welikande retreat. We met lovely people and will fondly remember our stay. Thank you Michael and Toush and all the friendly staff for our best stay in Sri Lanka.
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Response from Welikande V, Owner at Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center
Responded Feb 15, 2019
Thank you so much for the glowing review we try really hard to meet guests expectations and to give them a holistic experience of the Knuckles Mountains. Love to you both Michael and Thushari
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PRICE RANGE
$38 - $135 (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.
Are there any historical sites close to Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (9.4 miles) and Temple of the Tooth (9.4 miles).
Does Welikande Villas Hotel & Trekking Center have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.