Note that I can't comment on the quality of the hotel, other than to say we were there in low tourist season, and there were no visitors at the time. We did, however, enjoy an astonishing meal, in exceptional surroundings.
The service was impeccable, the food was reasonably priced, and the antiques and family history on the walls of this place made it a very worthwhile destination.
We had a call from Helga on the way out, with an apology that she felt very unwell, otherwise would have popped down and visited with us. For me though, the absolute highlight was to see the room that Mahatma Gandhi stayed in, when visiting in the late 1940s.
If you book for dinner, make sure you get there in daylight, or at least an hour or so before your dinner reservation, to spend some time walking around the grounds, and absorbing some of the artefacts on the walls.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HF is just a Sri Lankan’s home with some history and color, backed by jungle, and if expecting a regular hotel experience, best go elsewhere.... quite a different concept to a normal hotel. Please be assured that you should be interested in our hospitality, we will be delighted to assist you..Thank You ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helga`s Folly Hotel Kandy
- Helgas Folly Kandy
- Helgas Folly Hotel Kandy