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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province

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mohamed q
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing and quite”
Reviewed January 4, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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This has been the most rewarded and memorable stay for me in Sri Lanka. The villa sits on a mountain so the view you get of the lush greenery all around you is surreal. We spent 3 nights here and wish we stayed for more. The villa is secluded from the noise of the city so you get to enjoy the quietness of nature but it only takes 10min ride to get to Kandy city. the staff were hands on and attended to our every need and the owner is genuine and has a great positive vibe. truly the place to be if you are looking for a place to disconnect and enjoy nature. definitely coming back again.

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Management Response
Jan 5, 2017
Hi Mohammed
Thank you for your comments and staying with us. Look forward to seen you both soon.

Prashan
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Audrey P
1 review
“Certainly a must stay at Gampola”
Reviewed October 14, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

It's our pleasure to be able to spend 3 nights at the Villa. This is an awesome place for retreat where one can get away from the bustling city life. The house is beautiful, spacious and has a beautiful view of the Mahaweli River.

In the morning, it's a nice walk down to the River for a bush walking experience with CV, the Gardener. He is an amazing guide who is always there to remove the tall grasses to path way for us. When we are back at the Villa, there will be cold towel awaiting for us at doorway to freshen ourselves. The staff there are all very polite and always ready to serve our needs.

In the afternoon, it's highly recommended to chilled by seating at the veranda overlooking the river while enjoying a cup of coffee.

The food serves at the Villa are generally of a high standards and authentic Sri Lankan way of cooking. Must try dishes fish cutlets, curry prawns, devil egg plants and pepper curry crab

All in all, I am glad to have choose to stay at Aqua Dunhinda Villa

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Liked best: The peacefulness at the Villa
Liked least: Nothing I can think of
Traveling group: Friends
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jannymc12...
Newark, Delaware
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“Relax in a beautiful and peaceful setting and feast on delicious, home-cooked meals””
Reviewed July 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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This is a fantastic place! It's the Sri Lankan home you wish you had, complete with an attentive but unobtrusive staff. The house is beautiful, comfortable and well-appointed, the hilltop setting overlooking the river and surrounding green hills is stunning, and the meals, which are full of fresh fruit and vegetables, are delicious. The wraparound porch is the perfect spot for reading, relaxing, listening to the birds and just enjoying the scenery. The house is 1.5 km from the main road so it’s both secluded yet convenient. I loved running in the morning and then stretching on the yoga mats available in the house, on the patio of the bedroom overlooking the river, and then feasting on a hearty and healthful breakfast. It's a great spot from which to explore Kandy (a 40-minute drive) and the surrounding areas. We hired a driver for a day trip to Kandy and took half-day trips (to nearby temples, vegetable market and dam) with property manager Sujith in his tuk tuk. The property is even more beautiful than the photos, and the only downside is you won't want to leave. It is a really special place that made me feel I was having a genuine Sri Lankan experience, rather than a touristy one.

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Liked best: The quiet, setting and meals.
Traveling group: Friends
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star33p
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Everything is amazing here”
Reviewed July 5, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

It's hard to pick a favorite thing about this place. The setting is incredible, with views of mountains and roaring river, up an isolated hill road far enough away from anybody else up, yet a close-enough walk or ride away. Birdsong greets you while being served coffee or tea on the veranda (and there are soaring eagles!) -- and you may need a light jacket, because it's refreshingly cool. When the doors all around are opened, the breeze flows through the house, giving it life.
It's a delightful walk down a garden slope, through the tea plants (you can see the workers come to pick the tea!) and spices like cinnamon and fruit trees like avocado and jackfruit that are used in the villa's menu, to reach the river out front, as well as the fresh bubbling spring on the property out back. The staff, manager Sujit and his Guy Friday, make sure you always have what you need, yet always stay out of the way.
Sujit also organizes day-tours like to the 3 temples around Kandy (totally worth seeing). It's also about 40 mins to get back to Kandy for a half-day (all that's needed). And he'll also take you the vegetable market and direct the cook to make your choices, Sri Lankan-style, for dinner: kale, beets, snake gourd, and all kinds of leaves for coconut salad. This is amazing for vegetarians - so rare to find this kind of opportunity while traveling.
This was the best place I stayed in Sri Lanka -- really a treat!

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Liked best: everything!
Liked least: the road leading up to it
Traveling group: Friends
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Ranga A
Toronto, Canada
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“Paradise found and a River runs through it ...”
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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I had the pleasure of visiting Aqua Dunhinda in December 2015.

The Villa is situated in an elevated terrain surrounded by a tea garden and fruit trees. The approach is an adventure as the road from the main road to the villa is through a path with a magnificent tree canopy where I encountered tree hopping monkeys during the day and a couple of lonely water buffalo at night.

The highlight of my stay was simply sitting on the river-facing-verandah and watching the river serenely ebb and flow at a far distance. I was equally amazed to see the power of the water at its highest force as it passed right past Aqua Dunhinda through a spectacular array of boulders and rocks. This created a whitish mist on some early mornings.

The gardener (Chithravellu or CV) doubles as a nature guide and a guided tour with him to the river at the base of the villa is a must. Best times for a hike are before 10am and after 3pm. Remember to bring your sunscreen, Sri Lanka after all is just 26km from the equator and the sun can be quite powerful, and make sure CV makes you a personalized hiking staff for your river walk.

The nights are very very quiet at the villa. If you are a star gazer or an amateur astronomer like me, all you have to do is turn your gaze upon the heavens above the villa to see Orion's Belt and many other constellations.

All in all, Aqua Dunhinda is place to loose yourself....

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Liked best: The river, nature, the stars and solitude
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 13, 2016
Thank you Ranga for taking the time to write. We look forward to your visiting us again.
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