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Thotupola Residence

162/1 Hotel Road (Panasara Mawatha), Halloluwa, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
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#28 of 594 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
We warmly welcome you all to our little home Thotupola Residence situated about five kilometers away from Kandy town. Thotupola residence is a boutique type homestay facing a breathtaking view of Mahaweli River and natural landscapes which will provide you the perfect location for relaxing your mind and body. During the stay, you can visit many attractions around Kandy to feel the Kandyan heritage and take a glimpse of the natural beauty of lovely Sri Lanka. While tasting our specially made dishes you can have a chance to enjoy bird watching. Since Thotupola Residence is run by a friendly family and located in a calm neighborhood, we assure you that you will experience the warmth of a common Sri Lankan family.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
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24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
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Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Caroline S wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions
We stayed here for a week having been recommended by friends who had previously visited and we were SO happy that we did! Throughout our stay the whole family made us incredibly welcome and we couldn't of asked for anything more! We attended a Traditional Sri Lankan cooking lesson onsite with Sulochana where we learnt how to make the most amazing curry and side dishes. Sulochana was very friendly and informative and we really felt we learnt alot. This lady is very talented and speaks several languages which meant everyone could really learn and understand everything. Our room was set right on the riverbank, offering beautiful and peaceful views to enjoy, with a balcony to sit out on and relax in the sunshine. The room was very modern and clean with comfy beds. The family were so helpful and helped us find a wonderful tour guide for our visit to Sri Lanka. We would highly recommend a stay at Thotopula Residence and will be back again next time. Thank you for all you did and what a wonderful place you have.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rohan S, Owner at Thotupola Residence
Responded Apr 19, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your highly recommend feed back. Thank you Best Regards Thotupola Residence,kandy
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JohnL wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions3 helpful votes
First of all i'd like to say that the residence and the view from the room down at the river is idyllic and beatiful. Our room was big and had a nice wooden interior which made it feel like a spacious treehouse room (which I guess it's suppose to be). It could have been maintained a little bit though. Nothing critical but the curtain rails was almost torn down so you couldnt close the curtains to the morning sun. Overall the room could use a little fixing but it was mostly clean and tidy. Apart from all the good things and minor blemishes I think the service could be a little bit more alert. We didn't get a proper introduction of the place and no information about the grounds and at breakfast we came in good time but it felt like it was over because we had to ask for almost everything from a little lady in the kitchen and the experience was therefore a little dissapointing. Maybe we've been too spoiled with really good service in Sri Lanka but overall it wasn't great here unfortunately cause the place has a lot of potential!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
884AlieshaJ wrote a review Jan 2020
Elanora, Australia131 contributions34 helpful votes
Tucked away at the end of a small road this place is a treasure. A beautiful residence with friendly and helpful hosts. We had a clean, large and comfortable room with a view of the river in the main part of the house. Dinner and breakfast were provided for us and were delicious. Felt like we were at a nice restaurant with a home cooked meal! I would highly recommend staying here, and for more than a night, as we would have liked to have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Thotupola R, Owner at Thotupola Residence
Responded Jan 24, 2020
Daer Aliesha, Thank you so much for your nice exploration about that you had our residence. So we would like to see you as a guest at our place. Thank you Best Regards Thotupola Residence,kandy
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Helen D wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to stay. The hotel manager/owners Rohan and Sulochana are wonderful hosts, and Sulochana's food is one of the best in Kandy! If you want authentic, fresh and delicious Sri Lankan food, Thotupola Residence is a must-visit for a meal and wonderful atmosphere.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Thotupola R, Owner at Thotupola Residence
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Dear Helen, Thank you very much for your endorse appraisal about our residence & food. Actually we would like to welcome you to stay at our place soon. Thank you Best Regards Thotupola Residence,kandy
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Stefania Zammit Cesare wrote a review Nov 2019
Marsascala, Malta135 contributions82 helpful votes
Very lovely owned residence. The rooms need a bit of TLC though- for example one of the side bed lamp tables was flickering all the time while the other sides lamp had no plug attached to the wire. We also attended a cooking class here- an amazing experience cooking some Sri Lankan food - it was delicious and the lady kept us entertained.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Thotupola R, Owner at Thotupola Residence
Responded Nov 30, 2019
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking time to review us. Thank you Best Regards Thotupola Residence,kandy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thotupola Residence
Which popular attractions are close to Thotupola Residence?
Nearby attractions include Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (2.3 miles), Jayamali Batiks Studio (1.8 miles), and Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thotupola Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Thotupola Residence?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Thotupola Residence?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thotupola Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cool Corner Fried Ice Cream Parlor, Vito Wood Fired Pizza, and Buono.
Are there any historical sites close to Thotupola Residence?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of the Gadaladenia (4.3 miles).
Does Thotupola Residence have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.