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Bougan Villa Guest House
Ranked #6 of 15 Peradeniya B&B and Inns
London
1 review
“Amazing restaurant and Scenary....”
Reviewed October 19, 2008

We stayed at Shirlene and Jim's lovely new Bougan Villa guest house and restaurant.....Very homely with personlised service...

As it was september there was a little rain but that added to the ambience of being in a rural setting with lovely paddy fields and misty lush surroundings....A great relaxing base to see kandy and surrounding areas....

The rooms were a good size all off the main veranda with great views.....
The food was amazing with a real international menus incl thai and Italian but we stuck with Sri Lankan fare and was not disappointed....
This colonial styled guest house is well priced with excellent food...a little hidden gem..a pool is looking to be introduced in the near future which would be a great addition...
We really enjoyed ourselves pity we could only stay one night...

Navarre and Danni (Kiwi's from London)

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Dubai
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Reviewed October 4, 2008

Arrived here after a rather long drive from Colombo - but what a retreat! A one night stay is just not enough to take in your tranquil surroundings. The (3.5 hr very long and bumpy) ride from the airport straight to Kandy is made worthwhile when you experience the peace, quiet and wildlife around you at Bougan Villa. Don't expect to be able to walk into Kandy town from here, the villa is a good way away and up an even bumpier very steep hill ... but really, why would you want to when you just have to walk out of the villa gates into lush green countryside and meet villagers going about their everyday business. Give Kandy town a miss there is nothing charming about it. Noisy, polluted and generically uninteresting. Unlike Bougan Villa - serene, peaceful, impeccably clean, welcoming and absolutely great value for money. And don't pass on the offer of their part-time chef cooking up a very tasty Sri Lankan 4 course dinner for you. Everything at Bougan Villa is just delightful.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and surroundings
  • Disliked — nothing much
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank phishface
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Mumbai
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Reviewed August 31, 2008

We were thrilled to find this beautiful and quiet guest house - Shirlene and Jim have created a wonderful retreat in a great setting and went out of their way to provide anything we needed. Every detail was perfect, from the table linens to the great coffee, handcrafted furniture, and perfect bed. The house is beautifully designed and it was a pleasure to just sit on the veranda and enjoy the setting. We look forward to a repeat visit.

  • Liked — A well thought out guest experience
  • Disliked — The least to like but also the best-it is not walking distance to town, but if you want serenity this is it.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank DAB25
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coventry, england
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Reviewed August 25, 2008

This was our first stop on a months long tour of Sri Lanka and what a welcoming experience.
We arrived in the dark and our first glipse of the spectacular view was a memory that will stay with me for some time.
Shirlene's and Jims hospitality was excellent and the food was amazing.
Rooms were spotless, large and airy. We loved having breakfast and afternoon tea on the balcony.

  • Liked — shirlene and Jim, food, rooms
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank jag15
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 30, 2008

We are delighted that a friend introduced us to Shirlene and Jim who are the hosts at the Bougan Villa in Handessa, near Kandy.

Situated in an up-country village and partly surrounded by paddy fields, we found this beautiful guest house to be ideal as a base for exploring the diversity of Kandy.

Extensive, spotless verandas and a well-manicured lawn complement the accommodation which is crisp and clean.

The food is just superb; Chef Gamini turns out especially nice Italian food and his Thai and Sri Lankan fare are mouth watering too. Additionally, the Bougan Villa is really good value for money…. Shirlene and Jim welcomed us warmly into their home, while ensuring the ideal mix of warmth and quiet, making it certain that we will return and soon!

  • Liked — crisp and clean
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank drujay
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Derbyshire
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Reviewed June 3, 2008

My partner and I had a great time at this beautiful little guest house that has just opened and was recommended to us. We were looking for some peace and quiet and a real taste of Sri Lankan life and we sure got it!

The food was delicious (apparently, the rice was home grown!) and the hosts charming and very helpful - they'll even get rid of creepy crawlies for you if, like me, you aren't that fond of them!

My favourite place to sit was on the terrace - honestly, the view is AMAZING and the sense that you are in one of the most beautiful countries is truly overwhelming.

I would highly recommend this place for couples or indeed single travellers or families of all ages who want a nice, relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting!

  • Liked — Location and ambiance
  • Disliked — Nothing!!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bougan Villa Guest House

Property: Bougan Villa Guest House
Address: 24 Piligalla Road | Kandy, Peradeniya 20480, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Peradeniya
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Peradeniya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bougan Villa guest house is situated in the beautiful hills off Peradeniya. Located 20 minutes away from the bustling hill capital of Kandy, this is the perfect hideaway for those who wish to visit the ancient Kingdom of Kandy. The guest house consists of 4 comfortable rooms with picturesque views of the surrounding hills and scenes from village life in Sri Lanka. The restaurant serves delicious local and popular international dishes, with a specialty in Italian, Indian and our chefs recommendation of delectable seafood. ... more   less 

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