We had booked for one night in the moonlit room but were lucky enough to have the entire cottage to ourselves during our stay. The cottage is tucked away from Kandy central; about a 10 minute walk from the lake, spotlessly clean and nicely furnished. Our room was comfortable and spacious. Thomas, the new manager of 2-3 months was helpful above and beyond the call of duty, showing us how to walk back into town after we'd settled in, suggesting local attractions, and even giving us advice on how best to secure a good seat in the 2nd class carriage on the Ella-bound train. Had we been more organised and let them know in advance of our travel plans, they would have organised 1st class train tickets for us. As it was, we missed out but Thomas told us exactly where we needed to sit to get the best views on the journey in the 2nd class carriage.
The food & drink were EXCELLENT - one of the two best meals we had during our 2 week stay in Sri Lanka, a selection of beautifully prepared curries, rices, veggies etc for dinner and egg hoppers with the works the following morning.
Thanks, Thomas, for looking after us so well! We managed to survive the 9 hour journey to Ella - I fought hard to secure our seats and the entire experience was well worth it.
Can highly recommended Kandy Cottage for the standard of accommodation, location (peaceful, but not too far from the centre), quality of food and level of service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The cottage nestles in a little hollow, in the midst of trees, beside a tiny virgin forest - "Udawatakelle" Forest Sanctuary just one of the many splendidly green spaces that is KandyThe Cottage is a charming and cosy place of retreat for writers andartists, and also welcomes regular holiday makers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kandy Cottage Hotel Kandy