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“Beautiful house in Kandy”
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Kandy Cottage
Ranked #8 of 389 Kandy B&B and Inns
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London
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“Beautiful house in Kandy”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Firstly, this is a really serene and beautiful place on the fringe of the jungle that is a very minimal colonial style house with gorgeous polished concrete floors and bathrooms and white walls. It was delightfully secluded and quiet in a lush setting away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy. Thomas is a really fun and attentive host and incredibly helpful. He provided us with absolutely delicious food and lots of it which was a big hit with us hungry devils. We only stayed there one night and the other house guests staying there were very friendly and also loved the place. We didn't explore the city very much as we had been travelling quite a lot and we didn't really want to leave the peaceful ambience of the house. It was only a 10 min stroll into the centre of town so easy to get there and away. There was also a very friendly dog on the premises which kept the wild boars from coming into the garden at night times so there was the occasional fit of barking. Lol

Room Tip: Taller guests may want to try other rooms as the 'creative space' had a slightly short bed...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My friends and I had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Kandy Cottage, a world in its own amidst the hustle and bustle of the main city. We certainly could not have been in better hands, with Thomas and Mani dishing out amazing food and hospitality all along! A special note of gratitiude to our fantastic Tobi, who guided us throughout our tour in SriLanka. To every one of you visiting Kandy, please take our word, this place will guarantee what you need in a vacation - Peace of mind at its tranquil best!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Pune, India
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A short distance from the hustle and bustle of Kandy, on top of the hill lies Kandy cottage in all it's quaint glory. Amazing food, awesome facilities and people who make you feel so much at home just add to the entire Sri Lanka experience. To top it all is the fact that its located just outside a nature reserve but is only 20 min downhill walk to the center of Kandy. You will need to get a Tuktuk back up the hill if you are travelling late evening, but that does not take anything away from the experience. We had a ball of a time there although it was very short. Tobi and Co. were simply fantastic in their hospitality. Would highly recommend for anyone travelling to Kandy.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Kandy Cottage and were so well looked after by Thomas and Mani who could not have been more helpful. Our room was spacious, comfortable and our ensuite bathroom excellent. Sadly we did not have dinner but breakfast was delicious and Mani also showed us how to make hoppers. The location is really peaceful and only a 15 minute walk to the Temple of the Tooth. The wifi was very quick and we enjoyed relaxing in the sitting area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were recommended Kandy Cottage by Sri Lankan friends. Hidden away off the main drag this is a lovely little bungalow set in its own garden and nestling up against the forest, but a short walk or Auto rickshaw drive into hectic and bustling Kandy. Cool and airy interior, nicely furnished and with mozzie nets. The staff were all exceptionally helpful and friendly. We enjoyed marvellous breakfasts; in particular the egg hoppers were delicious as were the freshly squeezed juices.
The traditional & generous rice and curry dinner we had was excellent with a good range of different curries including yummy fish and delicious beetroot. The only downside was that the bed in the Creative Space is perhaps not quite large enough for two and the private bathroom is not en suite, but the other large en suite rooms, with bigger beds, were already booked. Thanks again to Tobi, Thomas and Mani for making us so welcome here. This is really a very special place to stay. Steve & Celia

Room Tip: Avoid the Creative Space if you are a couple. Fine for one person.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed at Kandy Cottage in July 2012. The cottage is situated up the hill above Kandy and feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of this busy town. It's walkable into Kandy, down the hill, but you'll need a Tuk Tuk to get you back uphill, especially in the afternoon/evening/nighttime. The rooms are very comfortable with skylights, mozzie nets and onsuite bathrooms. We hired the entire cottage so our two children had their own room and were very happy. The staff were wonderful and the food was exceptional. I liked the fact that our guide stood by while we ate as it meant that my daughter tried everything on her plate (at his insistence) and enjoyed delicious Sri Lankan food for the first time. The egg hoppers are an absolute must and the fish curry with potatoes, beetroot chutney and bringals on the side was magnificent. All in all, a very pleasant stay at Kandy Cottage. Thanks Tobi !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

My apologies to the staff for the late relpy.
Let me just say that it was a much needed haven far away from city life. This is what I call a vacation: green forest around you, monkeys, squirrels, and many birds. The Staff are amazing, honest and ask them anything and they are more than willing to help. The chef is really great and the food is just amaaaaazing! and they are always generous in giving you more than you can actually need! Always available for a talk, advice, and always friendly, staff are just excellent. Weather is excellent, people around are helpul and friendly. I would defintely come here again when I need a getaway from the stress of city life. I will be adding photos very soon....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Kandy Cottage
Address: 160 Lady Gordons Drive, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 389 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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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