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“Nice place and great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Swetha Villa

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Swetha Villa
Ranked #168 of 288 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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“Nice place and great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Swetha Villa mid April 2013. This real Villa (3 or 4 massive rooms) is peacefully situated just outside downtown Kandy (15 to 20 minute walk). Since it has only a couple of rooms it is really quiet and relaxed and it offers a great operating base for exploring Kandy and its surroundings. The staff is really helpfull and the chef cooks amazing mails. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Swetha villas was recommended to us by friends and we loved it as much as they did. There are only 3 rooms and 4 staff, so it is pretty quiet and feels like your own home, we spent lots of time chatting with Rohan, the charming household manager, the rotund chef cooked great food and gardener gave me seeds from one of the trees in the garden. Swetha is on a very quiet street, so great nights rest in the huge bed. Not far from central Kandy or the botanical gardens, however traffic in Kandy is pretty slow and congested. Pool and gardens are beautifully kept, and filled with lots of tropical plants and trees, you can hang on the lawn by the pool, or on the covered open veranda with rattan steamer chairs. Lots of indoor space, in a way too much, with not enough going on. The bathrooms are the size of most bedrooms and look a bit stark, even with the retro avocado bath. The sitting room dining area, just looked like more needed to be happening in it. However they have only been open 6 months, so I am sure things will change over time. My one gripe was the owner was installing security cameras in the house and grounds while we were there, which I think detracts from the laid back, in your own home feel of the place. Overall, we loved this place and they we super accommodating, even letting us late check out for our midnight flight from Negombo.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

The moment you enter through the black gates and see the villa and gardens it is exactly how its pictured on the website and in true boutique hotel style you are welcomed with ice cool face towels and a delicious fresh fruit drink before being escorted to your room. The rooms are very large and everything's really nice and new. The bathroom and toilet is of a good size and clean. The rest of the decor is a bit plain but the food is excellent and you can ask the friendly staff to prepare the table wherever you prefer be it in your room, the pool/garden, veranda or restaurant. The location is excellent, only a 5 min car ride to the heart of Kandy. Overall it was a genuinely pleasant experience. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Only two of the three rooms have direct access to the garden outside, but the other room is equally...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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BEIJING
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Kandy last minute and we are so lucky to found the villa on agoda.com
We love the ambience and privacy.
The staff Rohan is really helpful and friendly. We wish we could stay longer. Will definitely come back for sure.

Room Tip: all the rooms are nice
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The place is well located and clean, family room is large and clean. But the service is not great, although they are trying, they probably just need a bit more training... The food is quite good but takes way too much time to prepare. And they charge for drinkable water in the room which I have not seen anywhere else in Sri Lanka...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Swetha Villa
Address: 41 Aniwatta Road | Aniwatta, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #168 of 288 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated away from the busy city life, surrounded by mountainous plains (which the hill capital of Kandy is recognized for) is Swetha Villa, a spacious 3 suite property tastefully designed with many cozy attributes which add in volumes, to make your stay here a comfortable and a memorable one. ... more   less 
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