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Hanthana House
Ranked #2 of 388 Kandy B&B and Inns
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

This gueat house in kandy is an oasis in the noisy city. When you arrive, Pathi and its family open they're nice house for you with a great smile. The dinner they can offer you is a great choice also the breakfast. The room is very cosy. Everything perfect!' Thanx a lot!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reutlingen, Germany
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Hanthana House is a family run guesthouse. The people are very nice and helped me to organize my further trips and did a hike with me (for USD 15)
The apartments are new, clean and quiet. The only thing they should do is to put some curtains inside of the window since the balcony is a shared one with the other apartment on the same floor so privacy is missing. It was not a problem for me since the other room was empty during my stay.
Food was good as well even though I think there is was one option to select (rice) only.
Location is on the top of the hill so do not expect a central accommodation inside of Kandy here. It is more a hidden calm place.
Very nice stay overall so I can recommend this place.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
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Sydney
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We love our stay at Hanthana House. We were so lucky there's a room left as we booked a wrong hotel totally! The room/ house is spotlessly clean and Pathi & his family made us feel so welcomed. Pathi was really helpful organising the tuk tuk to pick us up from the train station and to get around the city. He also does a mini walking tour around the house which we wished we had more time to do it. A must to mention is Pathi's wife cooking - it's to-die-for. We loved the big feast dinner too with all the curry and dahl. And the milk rice for breakfast - super yummy! I personally wish I have a bigger stomach! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I picked this place on the basis of the fantastic reviews it had on tripadvisor and it didn't disappoint. Pathi and his family are wonderful hosts, so generous and knowledgeable about the local area, with good recommendations for other places to go, eat etc.

The place is up in the hills about 10 minutes drive from Kandy, but it's easy to arrange with Pathi to organise a car to get around, or you can direct a tuk tuk up there from the centre. It's a welcome relief to get up in the hills after the hectic, traffic-heavy Kandy!

We stayed two nights and had both our evening meals at the house - amazing home cooked food, the best I had in Sri Lanka. Lovely relaxed setting too.

On the one full day we had there we organised a walking tour with Pathi up Hanthana Hill, through the tea plantations, up to the peak and back to the Tea Museum, which was fantastic.

One of our party was gluten free and Pathi made provisions for gin and tonics for her rather than the local beer which was super!

The rooms are clean and beds comfortable - with mosquito nets. No A/C but powerful room fans, which were fine for us.

Definitely highly recommended, we had a great stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great food and excellent hospitality. We had a lovely stay at Hanthana House. Although it is a ten minute drive from the centre of Kandy, it is easy to organise cars to get you into the centre of town (which is very noisy and busy anyway), or to walk up into the tea plantations in the hills above the house.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Spent a lovely couple of days in Hanthana house, lovely family, delicious food, warm ambiance, comfy rooms. There also have a coconut & date tree in one same tree. Make sure to ask the lady of the house for Sambal, she makes a delicious one! Also, try their coconut with the Palm oil, some divine taste. I gladly recommend Hanthana house :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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pathirana, Owner at Hanthana House, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed two nights in the house from mister Pathy and his familly.
It was on newyearseve and the day before.
It feld like we were part of there familly. They served us like kings. Brought all we wished to or terrace and welcomed us with tea and biscuits!
The rooms are charming and verry clean! The house is spacious and you have breakfast in the kitchen or on the terrace, always verry nice food and a warm and friendly serving.
It was really or best stay during or 12 days tour in Sri-Lanka. Or kids played with there doughter Digini like they allready knew eachother a long time. It all feld so good. Thanks a lot for this nice memory, thanks as well to the charming lady helping the familly, she was so warm to!
We hope to come back some day and send all or friends to enjoy jour way of treating your guests to!
THX and kisses from Belgium, Joël, Chantal, Kato and Bert

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hanthana House
Address: 108 Thapodarama Road | Hanthana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 388 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hanthana House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hanthana House is a boutique type accommodation which offers a comfortable stay in an attractive surroundings with added benefit of tasty and Srilankan Cooking which you can learn to prepare yourself!. Hanthana House consists of two en suite double bedrooms and one en suite twin bedroom and one en suite triple room, all with generous balconies overlooking the neighbouring tea estate. The bedrooms have ceiling fans, teak furniture and polished cement floors as well as a wet room with shower, basin and WC. The newly-built spacious and light dining room also has views of the tea estate and it is open to the generous new kitchen, where cookery lessons are always available! The upstairs sitting area has a comfy sofa and armchairs as well as a piano and Wi-Fi access! An organic kitchen garden is planned which will provide most of the vegetables for meals, and various walks through tea plantations and up to local viewpoints are accessed from the front door. Hanthana House is approximately 4 km from Kandy in the Hanthana hills, an area famous for cultivating some of the first tea grown on the island and the location of the Ceylon Tea Museum. Please be aware that a homestay is neither a hotel nor a guesthouse as you live and socialise with a family in their home. Think of it as an extension of your own home, with the usual creature comforts and no-one to make your bed or clean your room on a daily basis! The real experience is the interaction with a Sri Lankan family as they go about their daily life. ... more   less 
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