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“A stylish tranquil retreat”
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Jungle Tide and Pig Rock - can you get to the top? Jungle Tide (courtesy Susanna Cesareo)
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Fun in the pool
Jungle Tide and Pig Rock - can you get to the top?
Jungle Tide (courtesy Susanna Cesareo)
Woodpecker - our family bedroom
Barbet, our twin room
Purple Coot - one of the luxury double rooms
Minivet - our other luxury double
Kingfisher - our budget Garden Room
Airy and spacious - the living/dining room (courtesy Susanna Cesareo)
The kitchen - big, modern and fully equipped (courtesy Susanna Cesareo)
Chill out on the veranda and watch the birds.
The pool and pavilion - a great place to relax.
Sunset from the verandah
View from the veranda
Sally and Jerry at Jungle Tide
Our housekeepers Martin and Rani - two of the nicest people on the planet! (courtesy Susanna Cesareo
The stream that runs through our garden
Crazy croquet!
You will see a mongoose in the garden most days
A shady corner
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A stylish tranquil retreat”
Reviewed March 29, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

Jungle Tide nestles in the beautiful hills outside Kandy. The location is lovely – calm and peaceful, with long views to the tea-covered hills including the Knuckles range. Quite high up, so it is warm during the day but cool at night – a very equable climate – and dry when we were there in February. Jungle Tide itself is a very stylish modern single storey residence with a verandah running the length of the house. It is built in the style of a tea-planter’s bungalow with good sized elegant rooms all opening on to the verandah. The garden is lovely - and extensive with steps down to a swimming pool (nearing completion when we were there). It is a great place in its own right and as a base for trips around.

The verandah is an excellent place to relax, bird watch, and exchange the crack with Jerry and Sally, the owners, who are a great source of information about many Sri Lankan matters. They were extremely helpful with advice on plannung various excursions and visits in the locality and further afield, including finding a fantastic driver for us. Martin and Rani, the live-in housekeepers could not have been more friendly and helpful – and provided some delightful Sri Lankan food. (Also very good, more familiar, cooking from Jerry and Sally who were there at the same time as us.)

Kandy is a good centre with its superb location round the lake and attractions including the Temple of the Tooth and some good shops. Within easy reach are the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnewala, and the wonderful Botanical gardens at Perideniya which were so interesting and large that we had to visit twice.

As others have observed, the last 3 kilometers of the road from Kandy are very slow and bumpy, so it takes about 40 minutes from the city centre. Proper surfacing is promised imminently and this will make the trip much quicker – and more confortable!

Date of stay: February 2012
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Liked best: Dusk on the verandah
Liked least: The bumpy road up to the property (soon - hopefully - to be remedied).
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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