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“Perfect Place to stay in Kandy”
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Clean and comfortable accommodation with basic amenities for budget conscious travelers
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Clean and comfortable accommodation with basic amenities for budget conscious travelers
River Valley Residence offers comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms. Breakfast option available.
Breakfast (special dietary requests can be discussed)
Breakfast (special dietary requests can be discussed)
Breakfast (special dietary requests can be discussed)
Seasonal fruits fresh from the garden!
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Transport options at RVR - the tuk tuk seats 3 adults
Transport options at RVR - 5 seater van
Transport options at RVR - 8 seater van
The Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) - 5km from River Valley Residence
The Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) - 5km from River Valley Residence
The Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) - 5km from River Valley Residence
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Jonas G
2 reviews
“Perfect Place to stay in Kandy”
Reviewed August 20, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Welcome was very warm and friendly, service was great and anticipatory. Room was quiet ans very clean, comfortable and big. Really recommendable! We would go there again!

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Liked best: atmosphere and service great, very helpful and friendly owners
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Hi Jonas,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. Wish you all the best!

From all of us as River Valley Residence
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Malou v
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We really like to stay at the River Valley Residence. Nice clear room, nice people and a nice breakfast. Only is the location a little hard to find.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Dear Malou,

Thank you for leaving us an honest review. It was a pleasure to meet you both during your holiday in Kandy.

Although we are located about 5 km from the city centre, we understand that some drivers who are unfamiliar with the area may have trouble finding the place. We have also received feedback from a few guests saying that they were overcharged by some tuk tuk drivers originating from the city.

In order to minimise the inconvenience, we would like to recommend our guests to get in touch with us in advance to arrange pick ups from the station, etc, or inquire the average tuk tuk rates from us so that they are in a better position to negotiate a ride.

Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. Wish you all the best!

Best regards,
The Management
River Valley Residence
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dharsh201...
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
“Reasonable price,Quality Service and Comfortable Stay.Highly recommended!”
Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I stayed at this family run BnB during my visit to Kandy while on a short holiday in Sri Lanka.The place was very safe and secure as this was my primary concern as a solo traveler.
The hosts were very friendly,helpful and attentive,they spoke in English very well which made it all the more better.My visit to major attractions in Kandy were convenient as transport facilities were provided by the Bn B itself at a reasonable cost.The breakfast provided was extremely delicious with a touch of authentic Sri Lankan taste.The place was very clean and comfortable,felt like home away from home.Surroundings were quiet ,peaceful and relaxing surrounded by abundant greenery,the Mahaweli river is a 3 minute stroll from the accomadation.Hoping to stay here again on my next visit and highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Kandy.

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Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure to have you. Hope to see you again! Best regards from all of us at River Valley Residence.
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mamamoose
Cambridge, Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
333 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Owners made us feel like we were family.”
Reviewed August 4, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We booked this stay at the last minute when the place we had booked for Kandy fell through. We are so happy that this happened as this was the highlight of our 10 days in Sri Lanka. Immediately the family that owns this residence did everything to help us. They arranged a tuk tuk to take part of our group to get food. We told them that we were disappointed that the original place fell through because they had promised us a cooking class. The owners made a cooking class for us the next night and made us dinner. The potato curry was amazing and the dessert was special. When one of our family felt ill, they made a special drink to soothe their stomach, and gave her a re hydrating packet. Each morning their was a huge and excellent home made breakfast for us. You get more than your money's worth if you book here.
The internet was fast and reliable.
There isn't air conditioning, but the fans kept the rooms cool and it wasn't missed. If you really want to experience a real Sri Lankan experience, you need to book this place. It is in a residential area.

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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 5, 2016
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very touched by your kind words and it was great meeting your lovely family of adventurers. Wish you all many more memorable travel adventures to come!
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F_Duncomb
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very comfortable stay in Kandy”
Reviewed July 28, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I had the pleasure of staying at River Valley Residence with my son's family. It was a lovely guest house for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the town. The rooms were clean, well kept and the facilities were all to our satisfaction. It was really nice to wake up to the sounds of birds and squirrels every morning. The dining hall was cozy and had a free flow of tea or coffee. The kitchen facility, though compact, was well furnished. We also found it convenient to do laundry in their self-serve laundry room. The Kandy town was a short tuk tuk ride away and the hosts were helpful in negotiating us a ride. Mr and Mrs Munasinghe were very accommodating throughout our stay. We'd love to stay there again on our next visit to Kandy.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2016
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to having you again!
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Thilini J
Tampa, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great stay. Highly recommended!”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed here for 2 nights to visit kandy and couldn't be happier. The place is newly built with great facilities. Stayed in the twin bedded room. Clean bedsheets, spacious room and very clean bathrooms with hot water showers. Mosquito nets were also provided. The breakfast was nice and filling.

The surrounding is picturesque, calm and peaceful as its not in the heart of the city but that is no inconvenience. Can easily get a tuk tuk to visit the temple of the tooth. The hosts Mr/Mrs Munasinghe were very accommodating.

Definitely recommending to anyone looking to visit kandy!

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 11, 2016
Thanks so much for your feedback, Thilini. We look forward to seeing you again at River Valley Residence.
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Pip T
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed July 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Wonderful new clean rooms, with spotless bathrooms, hot water, wifi, mosquito nets, etc. Wonderful hosts very willing to help out. Food was great, rooms were comfortable and we also had the use of the brand new kitchen. The homestay is located a few km out of town in a beautiful calm location, it's easy to get onto town in a tuk tuk for about 350 rupee. We stayed three nights and would definitely go back again. Many thanks to our hosts for a wonderful stay.

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Management Response
Jul 3, 2016
Dear Pip,

It was a pleasure to have you and your family during your recent visit to Kandy.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. We truly appreciate your feedback and feel encouraged to keep improving our service standards.

Wish you all the best and hope to see you again!

- From all of us at River Valley Residence
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