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“Peaceful on the river”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kandy Guest House

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Kandy Guest House
Ranked #5 of 367 Kandy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Peaceful on the river”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in September and could not be happier with our decision. George and his family where very hospitable and the food was some of the best we experienced on our trip. Can't recommend enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We loved our stay here! It is situated right on the river and surrounded by beautiful forrest. the balcony( 2 of them) was fantastic to sit out on with a beer and a book and a perfect way to wind down after a day out in kandy or surrounding areas. George and his family were all lovely and very welcoming and helpful with where to go for day trips etc. food was also really nice!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I and my friend had stayed there for 2 nights and it was fantastic. Beautiful house with greens all around and waterfall next to the house. Mr George's and family were friendly and nice. We got to eat so many tasty food and it was very tasty. Nice weather and cool place. A perfect for one to enjoy the time there.

Recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Had a lovely time from the start at the guest house. Our tuk tuk driver got lost looking for the property but George and his family took a detour from their trip shopping in Kandy to come pick us up and show us our room. We were provided with tea and snacks on the balcony.That evening we were lucky enough to see the parade of the temple of the tooth and George set us up with excellent seats. The following day he also provided us with a car and driver to take us on a day tour of the sights including the elephant orphanage. We then hired the same driver from him to take us on a 3 day tour ending in Marissa. The service was excellent. Sitting on the balcony at the end of the day was extremely relaxing with the river running directly below. Also the food offered by George's wife was some of the best we ate while in Sri Lanka. You won't regret staying here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Before travelling to Sri Lanka, we contacted George to ask for a room and received a reply very soon after. George also explained which station to get out at (not central Kandy, but the main station which all trains travel through), so even before arriving we had a very good impression of Kandy Guest House. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed with tea and biscuits and George helped us plan our afternoon out in Kandy and a driver for a visit to Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. He also organised our guest house in Sigiriya for us. In addition to this we had two excellent dinners and breakfasts, George's wife is truly an excellent cook.
As far as the rooms are concerned, ours was modern with a very comfortable bed and a lovely modern bathroom. It looked out onto the river, we saw a water monitor in it on our first day an you can also enjoy sitting on your terrasse. The guest house is outside of Kandy, up in the hills, so you are far from the hustle and bustle, noise and pollution of Kandy - this was not a problem at all as George arranged transport for us to Kandy. I would highly recommend staying at Kandy Guest House, for lovely rooms a very warm welcome and delicious food.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Montesson, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We have just spent 3 days in this tranquil guesthouse away from the bustle of kandy. Great food, adapted to european taste. Clean and tidy, hot showers and really quite. The railway line is close but isn't a problem. George arranged trips for us too. It was a pleasure staying with this nice family in their welcoming and comfortable home.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here (2 adults & 2 kids). We stayed in the 2 rooms upstairs. Given the glowing reviews we were a little disappointed.

Pros
Great food
Nice relaxing balcony to sit on if you are in either upstairs room
Quiet location away from the chaos of Kandy (if you ignore the trains)

Cons
Cleanliness........ When we arrived late in the afternoon there were dirty cups & a full ashtray left on our balcony. Room felt a little damp most of the time. Bathroom was pretty poor.
Value for money......we felt it was overpriced for what was essentially staying in someone's home. Our room was straight off the living room & you could hear everything from the family.

Overall it was an adequate stay, food was superb but it wasn't overly comfortable or great value for money. We've travelled extensively & have stayed in many better guesthouses which have offered much greater value for money & hospitality.
Obviously others have had a much better experience but my advice if you stay here is to go with an open mind & realise it is really just a homestay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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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 #5 of 367 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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