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“Comfortable Homestay with delicious food”
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Kandy Guest House
Ranked #6 of 409 Kandy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Comfortable Homestay with delicious food”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We are a family of 4 (with 2 teenagers) and stayed for 2 nights at George's riverside home. We had the 2 rooms with the balconies overlooking the river and paid US$50 (+10% s/c) per room per night on a H/B basis. The rooms were fairly spacious, with simple and comfortable furnishings and had very efficient fans. There were no mosquito nets provided but the plug-in repellents seemed to have worked fine. The ensuite bathrooms were clean and had hot water. As it is a family home, it wasn't really convenient to sit in their living room to relax so we were very glad to be able to sit out on the balcony in the evening for a coffee after dinner. The free wifi was also very welcomed.
We can say that after travelling around Sri Lanka for 11 days, George's wife's cooking is really the best! The breakfasts and dinners we had were simply delicious and as we were in Kandy in Days 2 and 3, it set the bar very high for the rest of our holiday.
We weren't bothered with the out of town location as we had our own van and driver (arranged by George's Michelle Tours) but can see that the location may be a little inconvenient for independent travellers. Also, as already mentioned by other reviewers, the railway line runs parallel just on the other side of the river so there is a certain amount of noise from that but we didn't really notice it that much as the trains aren't that frequent.
All in all, we enjoyed our 2 nights stay there and in the particular, the food!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Kandy Guest House, The owners were so helpful, George took us all around in his lovely new car , for a very reasonable cost and Ann his wife cooked us some delicious meals at night, The Guest House is right beide the river and we had a lovely balcony overlooking it. The room and the bed was excellent, we really enjoyed our time there .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Unfortunately, we could only stay one night at Kandy Guesthouse but we really enjoyed our stay at this place. George and his family are very friendly and his wife cooks delicious local food so make sure to make an advanced booking for dinner at their place.
The guesthouse is about 20 mins from Kandy town but if you take the train from Ella, you end stop is at Peradeniya station. The guesthouse is only 5 mins from this train station which we found very convenient after a long train ride. If you have more time, you should stay a few nights at this guesthouse as the surrounding area is beautiful. Kandy itself we found not so interesting with lots of traffic and not much to see.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Located a short distance from Kandy Town this family guesthouse looks out onto the river with a balcony accessible from your bedroom. Comfortable beds with good ensuite shower and bathroom. The guest house is meticulously clean and sitting out on the balcony is very relaxing and tranquil. Breakfast was delicious and staying in a Sri Lankan family home was a pleasant novelty.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

It's true, George's wife is one of the best cooks in Sri Lanka but that wasn't enough to make us fall in love with the place. It is good value for the breakfast and the room but it is in a very remote location so you need to rely on George or a driver to take you places, all of which cost $$. The roads in Sri Lanka are bad so it takes ages to get only a few km's. It's not somewhere you can easily get a tuk-tuk too. If you are happy to laze around on a balcony looking at a river than this is the place for you, but it's hard to just head out somewhere for dinner or for a couple of hours without having to arrange transport.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

As a family of 5 we stayed at the Kandy guest house. The hosts were very welcoming and we had a lovely evening sitting out on the balcony. Breakfast was amazing and it was so nice to meet a Sri Lankan family. It was peaceful and beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Had a wonderful time with George and his family. Very clean and comfortable stay. Food was good but a bit pricey. The guesthouse is not situated near the city center and transport can be quite a problem if you're travelling with young children and the elderly. Overall, an enjoyable stay at Kandy Guest House.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Kandy Guest House

Property: Kandy Guest House
Address: 9/D/13 Nelligasgodawatta | Kiribathkumbura, Kandy 10300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 409 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kandy Guesthouse is a place of comfort, happiness and relaxation. It is situated beside a beautiful river and away from the crowded and traffic bound city. The location of the guest house is also rich with birdlife,wildlife and surrounding nature which creates a very calm and peaceful environment to stay in. It is just 7 Km away from the Kandy city and 2.5 Km away from the Peradeniya railway station. The place is run by a family and is filled with warmth and safety and will be sure to make you feel at home. The Kandy Guesthouse is a perfect place to stay in and explore the beautiful region of Kandy. ... more   less 
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