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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We had an amazing stay at the Kandyan Manor, they prepared a homemade Christmasdinner for us (we were there with 8 friends). Very nice, warm and enthusiastic family, it feels very at home. It was a little bit out of Kandy but we had our own bus so that wasn't a problem. I think it is a little too far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a little bit isolated from the rest of the city but it is really charming. The owner is very nice and will help you to find the best places in Kandy. The rooms are perfect with amazing open bathrooms. The dinners there are also very good and the bottles of wine are not so expensive. In a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Bhathiya and Sally's rustic country chalet has a very homely feel to it. The couple and their dogs are always around to give travel tips and for a friendly chat. It's only a 15 min tuktuk to kandy city (they're very helpful with arranging a driver), but keep in mind that there isn't anything else in the vicinity. If you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in this charming and peaceful memorabilia-cluttered home on the fringes of Kandy, and were very satisfied with the accommodations and the food. It is surrounded by other houses, so not quite as "jungley" as we might have liked, but there were pleasant walks on nearby country lanes. They were doing extensive renovations of the cabins while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Yes. It is 15 mins tuk tuk from central but that's a good thing! The host is a hugely interesting character with an amazing cook wife. They really made us genuinely feel at home. Wondering around their home you discover lots of antiques all with their own story. Great food cooked by Suzie. Just stay here. Trust!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night unfortunately because we loved it. The property is very nice and peaceful. A great escape from the chaotic trafic of Kandy. We met the hosts and their beautiful dogs. They were so friendly and helpful, lovely people! We slept in the chalet. It was cozy and clean. Great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is not a usual place, it's simply THE best place where we stayed in Sri Lanka. The landlords are the most charming and discreet people we met during our journey, always helpful and ready to give the most interesting information about the country and its customs or talk about the family history of the manor, the food is excellent,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trips! We stayed in the bottom cabana by the jungle it was immaculately clean and very impressive .. We had a great shower and fridge for our cold drinks. The wildlife is amazing , spying porcupines and squirrels at night with many amazing birds,fireflies zipping around,and some lovely well treated ridgebacks :)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Marcus and I stayed at the Kandyan Manor in November. We were not disappointed. We stayed for one week bed and breakfast and also had evening meals during our stay. Bhathiya Suzy were the perfect hosts. The food was absolutely amazing along with the hospitality. Bhathiya and Suzy could not do more in making us feel at home and to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place to stay, just outside Kandy. Beautiful home and lovely owners. We enjoyed a great dinner in the garden, some candlelight and tranquillity ; wonderful ! Mr. Ratwatte, the owner, took the time to talk with us extensively, we really felt welcome! If you go to Kandy, go to this guesthouse !

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kandyan Manor is a traditional Walauwa, built more than 110 years ago, in the hills of Kandy, a world heritage site. Now managed by the 4th generation, it is a truly peaceful setting complemented by a five and a half acres of shrub jungle,in a typical hill country, rural environment, amidst green woods. The Kandyan Manor has an alluring cozy atmosphere in tranquil surroundings, ideal to unwind and enjoy a relaxed holiday. The area is a paradise for bird watchers to listen to the chirps and songs at sunrise and observer a large variety of rare and colourful birds, a mini nature walk for the hill walker (trekker) and naturalist, village scenery for the artist and a grand view of the Hunasgiriya peak for photographers. Hosts, Bhathiya and Suzy Ratwatte, and their staff assure you of comfort, convenience and hospitality, providing delicious home made meals, cooked in the traditional way on fire wood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kandyan Manor

Address: Rambukwella Walauwa | Yatiwawala, Katugastota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Katugastota
Price Range: $36 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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