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“Nice stay near Kandy”
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Ganthera Residence
Ranked #97 of 388 Kandy B&B and Inns
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
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“Nice stay near Kandy”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights to visit Kandy and the places around (Dambulla, Matale, Kaudulla National Park). We were really worm welcomed by the family that runs the guesthouse. It was a nice experience to stay in a family runned guesthouse. I would really recommend the place. It is clean and you can watch the birds from the balcony.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Really charming family, the place is nicely located in front of the river and with no main roads nearby so all you hear in the morning are birds! Food was excelent both diner and breakfast, all home cooked and very well presented.
The rooms are ample and really new, bathroom is the best we've seen in Sri Lanka so far.
I highly recommend this place. Ajith and his family will take good care of you!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Arrived after a days travelling / sightseeing from Negombo. Fortunately, our guide knew how to get to this secluded guest house. Rooms are spacious wit he suite bathrooms. They are immaculately clean and welcoming.
The evening meal, as all meals, was cooked in view of the dining area by an efficient family team.
Spent a lazy evening watching the fireflies from a balcony, overlooking a river.
After a comfortable night and a hearty breakfast, it was time to go again.

Was sorry to leave this excellent find. Definitely would return here.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a 5-night whistle-stop tour of Sri Lanka. It was a perfect base from which to visit a number of famous Sri Lankan sights (Sigiriya, Dambulla Cave Temples, botanical gardens, Kandy Tooth Temple and dancing, Nuwara Eliya and World's End).

The owner, Ajith, and his family were brilliant hosts: the en suite room was spotlessly clean, whilst the home cooked food each evening was delicious. The house itself is away from the main (noisy) road in a lovely location adjacent to the river.

Ajith organised the train, car and accommodation for our tour and a driver for 4 days. Thusitha (the driver/guide) was excellent and very knowledgeable, always offering help but without being pushy (which many of the guides appeared to be).

Overall, we would definitely recommend both the guesthouse and the driver/guide to friends and family.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ganthera Residence
Address: 70 D / 1, River Side Garden | Katugastota, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka (Formerly River View Guesthouse)
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 388 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ganthera Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated along the banks of Mahaweli River, Ganthera Residence offers quiet and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It operates a 24-hour front desk and provides complimentary parking on site. The property is about 4km from Kandy Railway Station and Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens. Bandaranaike International Airport is accessible with approximately an 81 km drive. Offering river or mountain views from the balcony, rooms come with tiled flooring,mini bar and seating area. The private bathroom includes towels and shower facility. Tour arrangements are available The property serves local dishes on site. you can have a chance to enjoy bird watching. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a CD player are offered. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling and fishing. ... more   less 
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