Dushy and Saman’s homestay was recommended to us by friends. It was so nice to arrive after a long journey to find a hospitable friendly, clean, stylish and comfortable place to stay. Dushy and Saman and their daughters were so welcoming, we felt at home very quickly. Dushy’s enthusiasm for Sri Lankan cookery is infectious and I will try to be a good student from her teaching and reproduce the dishes she taught us. I would recommend their home as a lovely peaceful place to chill out in the heart of Kandy city.
Thank you for a very nice and comfortable night with lovely and friendly family ☺️
Nice bedroom and delicious food
Nivahana guided us through the cooking of a delicious rice and curry with chicken.
Her enthusiastic and instructive way of demonstrating every step in the cooking really made us want to continue when being back in Sweden.
What a lovely surprise to find this welcoming & hospitable homestay in Kandy. The rooms & open spaces are delightful and so tasteful. Every care is taken to ensure a comfortable & fun stay including a fun cookery session & supper. We felt part of the family by the time we left. Thank you Duchy, Saman & girls, & an extra thankyou for sorting us out with last minute transport when the trains went on strike! (PS good luck with the badminton tournament, hope it goes ahead!)
From the moment we arrived at this amazing home stay in Kandy, we were treated as family. Dushanti, Saman and their two girls were the perfect hosts, who ensured at every possible moment that we had a fabulous stay in their beautiful, spacious and clean home.
We were a group of 2 couples visiting Sri Lanka and Dushanti and Saman welcomed us to their home and made sure at every moment we fed, satifisfied and well-looked after. Dushys food is truly amazing, and on our second night of the stay she even taught us how to cook a traditional Sri Lankan meal, whilst the boys sat on the roof terrace and drank as friends.
We couldn’t recommend their home stay enough, we will stay in touch, and next time we are in Kandy we will definitely stay at Nivahana! Thank you Dushy & Saman did make our trip memorable! We will miss you!
When we arrived at Colombo airport, we were driven straight to Nihavana Homestay and didn't get in until about 1am. Since it was so late, I didn't expect the house to be lively but upon arrival we were greeted with the warmest welcome from Saman, Dushanti and their two kids. They even prepared us a delicious snack, which was so needed after a 2 hour drive :) Not only is the house very, very beautiful but also spacious, comfortable and immediately felt like home. We unfortunately only stayed two nights and at the end, wished we had more time there. In our short time, the girls were able to squeeze in an amazing cooking lesson from Dushy and learned her talented cooking ways! She was previously a trained chef which is why all the food is soo delicious and also a jeweler/designer with a beautiful collection that I couldn't resist to buy a beautiful blue sapphire piece. We left with such a memorable experience and will never forget the great chats, cooking, the food <3, and our new friends which we will definitely come back to visit! I highly recommend anyone and everyone to stay here if you like to be well taken care of and want to be treated like family.
Firstly I need express the care and comfort home owners Dushanti & Samman provided us on our stay.
Their home was simple stunning, we had the whole top floor with huge balcony and two bedrooms for me and my girlfriend and other travelling friends.
We arrived very late on the first night after driving straight from the airport and were greeted with smiles and snacks to eat on arrival.
The rooms were so clean and well designed with small details of toothpaste, plug adapters, WiFi and air con all coming as standard add ons.
The food dushanti cooked us each morning and evening was some of the best traditional Sri Lankian food of the whole trip. My girlfriend and friends girlfriend ended up helping and cooking with her one evening and was taught many local tricks and tips.
We never wanted to leave this place, they made us feel so at home and welcome in their home like it was our own. We will be recommending them to everyone we know coming to Sri Lanka.
We have made friends for life and we wish them all the best until we see them again.