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The Kandyan Manor- Home Stay

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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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.
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Polgolla Reservoir Airport2 mi
Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport32 mi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were extremely disappointed with the accommodation at Kandyan Manor. Firstly there is poor signage and really difficult to find our van and driver couldn’t get up the road to the property in the van as it was too step. The beds were rock hard,...More

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Response from rambukwella, Manager at The Kandyan Manor- Home StayResponded 4 weeks ago

What would you expect from travelers who run away without paying their bills, a good review ? We have met many Australians and New Zealanders in our career but have not met anyone who would actually run away without paying their bills. The bills was...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon and our driver found the little turning off the main road and we were asked to transfer to a tuk tuk the owners had organised. This all worked fine and we were told their son was visiting from Tasmania and a...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We had the pleasure of booking a cooking class with Suzy through our private family tour. What an absolute pleasure the whole experience was. We were met at their beautiful home and taken via tuk tuks to the local markets to buy supplies. Our family...More

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Response from rambukwella, Owner at The Kandyan Manor- Home StayResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely inspiring comments, It was our pleasure to give you and your family the real taste of Sri Lankan cuisine and a typical local experience. We hope you will try some dishes at home and send us pictures. Thank...More

Reviewed April 21, 2018

Kandyan Manor is a large Bungalow opened up to staying guests. Although a little difficult to access (very steep unmade driveway), this house is situated away from the main road. You step into a newly built part of the house with an impressive pool area....More

Thank NeilM_Belper
Response from rambukwella, Owner at The Kandyan Manor- Home StayResponded April 24, 2018

Dear Neil, Thank you for your review, We are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not comfortable at all. However, we wish to reply to your review. Our family photographs and memorabilia in the common areas does not mean that our guests...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful. We had such a wonderful stay here on our trip. Very accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Suzi cooking was delicious and we had some of the best meals here our entire trip.

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July 28, 2017|
Response from paul087 | Reviewed this property |
There is no pool. Private or otherwise.
July 28, 2017|
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Response from SuzanneR1317 | Property representative |
Hi, No we do not have private pools in the rooms. We have an indoor pool.
Room Tips
"Some rooms/bathrooms are in dire need of investment, check with the owner before booking"
Apr 21, 2018
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"If you want more privacy you can ask for one of the rooms next to 'the big house', because the..."
Jan 8, 2016
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"The bedrooms in the main house are much larger than the cabins, but not quite as private, so it depends on..."
Apr 27, 2015
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"The bottom cabana is very private and has a fridge, you also get the pleasure of hearing all the amazing..."
Jan 23, 2015
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$40 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictKatugastota
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