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Villa Sandalwood
Ranked #165 of 384 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Wonderful terrace view. The rooms are just outstanding clean and sooo suuuper decorated.
The location is a bit out of Kandy but it´s absolutely no problem.
I don't know what to say except that it´s EXELLENT !!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Great place to stay. Family-run business. The owner speaks excellent English and is very helpful in organizing day outings and trips to the local meditation centre. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the rooftop restaurant has superb views. As a single female traveller I felt very comfortable and had a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

I have to agree with other reviewers, this place is too far from the centre of Kandy. You also have to be aware that it is not known by tuktuk drivers so you have to direct them - this can be quite difficult at night.
On the website it looks like it is a 'remote' property, however it is actually surrounded by other houses. The views from the terrace are stunning and the rooms are very clean, however I was extremely dissappointed and feel you could find better for the price

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank zinfandel01
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

As lovely as this place was, it left a few things to be desired. It is simply located too far from Kandy involving a 500-1000r three wheeler journey, each way, each time you go out. It is possible to use local buses which we did, but this is not an option after dark. The path from the main road is dark and not a little bit scary with large snarling dogs, thankfully behind fences but the worry is that one might get out. The rooftop terrace is stunning and the vistas afforded quite breathtaking, particularly over breakfast. The rooms and bathrooms were lovely but the shower water heater only provides enough hot water for the first 60 seconds of shower. This meant that one of us always had a cold one. A major design flaw, villa sandalwood has a metal roof. If it rains, which it does a lot at this time of year, you will have no chance of sleep! It's like trying to sleep inside a resonating metal tin! The man who prepared and served our breakfast and one dinner is worthy of note. He is utterly lovely, a perfect gentleman and meticulous about his preparation, presentation and courteous service. 10/10. Although Villa Sandalwood is clean, lovely and beautifully presented, frankly, to enjoy Kandy properly, it's too remote. Kandy is all about it's vibrant buzz and to miss that by staying in a suburb would be to miss what Kandy's all about

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

The location is too far from the city with no signs.Not convenient for disabled people.Basic food with no choice,expensive plonk,large comfortable room with great..view!(see my picture)

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Bhathiya and his staff really tried hard to give us a good start. Everything worked perfectly, the rooms were great, the upstairs terrace was perfect, even with a telescope for star gazing; what a nice touch.
The B and B is not in Kandy, as one review states, but personally I would not like to be in Kandy town. It is noisy and the diesel fumes were too much for me. We would stay here again, no hesitation.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We booked a couple of nights to Villa Sandalwood through a well-known and reliable internet agency -your partner Booking-.com and received and email from Sandalwood telling us that our confirmed booking for an ordinary room had beem cancelled and offering up a much more expensive suite instead!
This property does not always respect bookings at peak times (Prehara)made through internet agencies in order to make more profit.

Too bad.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
3  Thank JFLR187198
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Address: 09 Pallekalle, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #165 of 384 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Price Range: £38 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Sandalwood 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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