The colourful history of the Blow family lives on in multi coloured hues, multi dimensional feasts for the eyes and not forgetting the stomach.
As warned by Helga herself on the website this is not for everyone, too many narrow minded prissy people about with no sense of adventure.
You do need a sense of humour to fully enjoy the total over the top decor. The wonders of her vivid imagination and the sheer spectacle of the woman herself. God bless her parents for allowing her natural persona to shine through.
Ok to the Folly herself.
Many words of explanation of the sheer folly of the folly have been used. Andrew Logan and Zandra Rhodes used WONDERFUL, summed it up perfectly for me.
The online booking and the fact you can mail Helga herself make it easy to ask questions which are answered personally and quickly.
The arrival greeting at reception is personal and genuine.
Get to know the staff, they are there to make your stay enjoyable and the service is not servile but professional,respectful and personal.
Wander around in awe as the visual delights, you will find new experiences every time you look and at different times of day different experiences. Night time is especially magical.
You do need to order your meals well in advance to get the best choices, go with the flow, don't fight the system, it works incredibly well. What ever your choice you will not be disappointed, I challenge you to be able to finish the very well cooked substantial portions.
Beds are comfortable, there are fans, a/c units and mozzie nets, you don't need any of them. All the rooms are spacious and each its own individual over the top them.Elegant but with a twist of Helga's imagination.
She, the folly is very relaxing, a wonderful place to unwind. Have a drink at the bar, watch a movie in the small cinema.
I only had the one night but look forward to returning when coffers have refilled, its not exactly a budget place to stay but worth every rupee for the experience.
- 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