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“Not worth the price you pay !”
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Villa Sandalwood
Ranked #148 of 357 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Reviewed October 30, 2012

i paid 65$ per night which was way expensive then better hotels in kandy.
this room didnot have an intercom to call anyone, so we took the number of staff and would call everytime we needed anything.
there were no tooth brushes and shampoo available it was bought by staff in the morning when requested.
breakfast was an egg , juice and fruits i guess thats the standard at most place in kandy but food wasnt tasty.
the location of this place is completely out of track, our driver didnt know the directions to hotel at night n got to know on phone from staff. wouldnt recommend going out at night in such a dark lane n then steep hill.
this hotel shouldnt charge so much when such less facility
also there was no view from my room, i could only see branches of trees.
also there is such sound which keeps coming at night as well as in morning i am guessing its from a church near by.
overall i wouldnot recommend anyone to stay here for the price paid. unless its cheaper to 30$ may be then also not.
however i liked the staff member named JAgud who helped us through out the trip and was very helpful n hospitable.
and also the view from roof top where you had breakfast was nice. but this hotel is too far from city area .
not worth the price you pay , although yes rooms are very comfortable n clean but then you can get that anywhere in less price.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Wonderful terrace view. The rooms are just outstanding clean and sooo suuuper decorated.
The location is a bit out of Kandy but it´s absolutely no problem.
I don't know what to say except that it´s EXELLENT !!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Great place to stay. Family-run business. The owner speaks excellent English and is very helpful in organizing day outings and trips to the local meditation centre. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the rooftop restaurant has superb views. As a single female traveller I felt very comfortable and had a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank Sharon976
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

I have to agree with other reviewers, this place is too far from the centre of Kandy. You also have to be aware that it is not known by tuktuk drivers so you have to direct them - this can be quite difficult at night.
On the website it looks like it is a 'remote' property, however it is actually surrounded by other houses. The views from the terrace are stunning and the rooms are very clean, however I was extremely dissappointed and feel you could find better for the price

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank zinfandel01
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

As lovely as this place was, it left a few things to be desired. It is simply located too far from Kandy involving a 500-1000r three wheeler journey, each way, each time you go out. It is possible to use local buses which we did, but this is not an option after dark. The path from the main road is dark and not a little bit scary with large snarling dogs, thankfully behind fences but the worry is that one might get out. The rooftop terrace is stunning and the vistas afforded quite breathtaking, particularly over breakfast. The rooms and bathrooms were lovely but the shower water heater only provides enough hot water for the first 60 seconds of shower. This meant that one of us always had a cold one. A major design flaw, villa sandalwood has a metal roof. If it rains, which it does a lot at this time of year, you will have no chance of sleep! It's like trying to sleep inside a resonating metal tin! The man who prepared and served our breakfast and one dinner is worthy of note. He is utterly lovely, a perfect gentleman and meticulous about his preparation, presentation and courteous service. 10/10. Although Villa Sandalwood is clean, lovely and beautifully presented, frankly, to enjoy Kandy properly, it's too remote. Kandy is all about it's vibrant buzz and to miss that by staying in a suburb would be to miss what Kandy's all about

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

The location is too far from the city with no signs.Not convenient for disabled people.Basic food with no choice,expensive plonk,large comfortable room with great..view!(see my picture)

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

Bhathiya and his staff really tried hard to give us a good start. Everything worked perfectly, the rooms were great, the upstairs terrace was perfect, even with a telescope for star gazing; what a nice touch.
The B and B is not in Kandy, as one review states, but personally I would not like to be in Kandy town. It is noisy and the diesel fumes were too much for me. We would stay here again, no hesitation.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 09 Pallekalle, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #148 of 357 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Price Range: $36 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Sandalwood 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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