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Clove Villa
Ranked #3 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 November 2013

If looking for Sri Lankan hospitality this place cannot be faulted in that respect. The staff will certainly make you feel at home.

This is a charming B&B with not more than 6 rooms, swimming pool in the back garden and they also serve food there. But if you want alcohol they will take you down the road with a tuk tuk so you can buy it and BYO.

The rooms are spacious with a very nice toilet. We got the Rasberry Dreams Room. The location is in a nice suburban area where there are other hotels. It is not in the middle of the city or by the lake. So it is a great place if you have a driver or are happy to catch a tuk tuk to places of interest.

We have to make a mention to the food they cooked for us on our first night there. They were happy to prepare an improvised meal of string, plain and egg hoppers with curry that wasn't even in the menu. They did this for us as we said we wanted something Sri Lankan. It was delicious, fresh and one of the best we've had!

I would recommend this place if you like B&Bs and very personalized attention. If you like extreme privacy and not to be noticed or not engaging with the hotel staff then this wouldn't be ideal for you.

It was a nice experience for us and appreciated their kindness.

Room Tip: Sorry, no fitness centre, clicked the rating by mistake and can't get rid of it. But apparently...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We've stayed at Clove Villa for a single night last October and ended up to be the best place in the whole Srilanka trip. Clean and modern rooms and bathrooms. Simple but tasty breakfast. Difficult to ask for more. Keep on the good work!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank Miguel M
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during our 3 week tour of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. It was a beautiful boutique hotel with incredibly helpful staff. The room was gorgeous and very clean. It had every modern amenity you could need with a bathroom that I wish I had in our house at home. The included daily breakfast was tasty and we only ate one dinner there, but it was good. The only downside was that it was a little out of town, however most nice hotels in Kandy are. A tuk tuk ride over to the center of town didn't cost that much and only took about 10 minutes or so depending on traffic. We definitely enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We are from Australia and visited Sri Lanka recently.
Me and my family stayed at Clove Villa in August 2013
On arrival, We were warmly greeted by the Staff with a welcome drink and kind gestures.

Charlie was like a personal butler attending to all our needs during the stay.

The room was clean and tidy and the decor was exceptional.
Infact the entire Villa's decor was quite calming and tastefully selected and also represented the Ancient City of Kandy's historic paintings and art.

We stayed for 3 nights and was comfortable in the spacious rooms.
The Villa also offered toddler cot for our 2 year old.

Although its only about 10-15 minutes to the city of Kandy, the Villa and overall location was quite clean and livable and was tucked away from the busyness and dust of the city.

I would definitely tell my friends about our fantastic experience in Clove Villa and would have no hesitance to recommend it to anyone from Australia or any where in the world visiting Sri Lanka and Kandy.

Also, I should mention that the room rates were very economical and I could not find another for similar rates around the same area, and am very satisfied with the service and quality offered.

The room also had Free WiFi which was a bonus. Allowed us to upload photos to FaceBook, and connect with friends from home. (Which we take as a given in Australia, but other hotels I've stayed in Sri Lanka did not offer the same and was an additional charge to get WiFi, so definitely a bonus!)

My wife loved the bathroom, especially the His and Hers Sinks and huge shower areas.

Thank you Clove Villa for an awesome experience.

We would definitely come back next time.
Jay & Nilu

Room Tip: If you wish to drink, just ask the staff who can get whatever you like (Beer, etc) I'm told tha...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank JayWeerakoon
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Thank you Charlie! such a nice guy. I loved this place and i think you make it so special. we spent 2 nights there and every night was more tasty than the other. Charlie was asking "what do you like to eat and suggest us his opinion and at the end it was perfect. so delicious. so thank you! :)
the rooms were pretty, great service, we really enjoyed the food however we'd like to mention that it was a little bit pricey for Sri Lanka. thank you!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Malmichal
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

This boutique hotel is really like staying at a particularly glamorous friend's house! The décor is beautiful both in the communal areas and the bedroom - the bathroom was particularly lovely.

Given its size, I wasn't expecting too much from the food but it was really lovely and nicely presented. We hadn't noticed that they aren't licensed to serve alcohol but on noticing our disappointment, they offered to send a tuk tuk to the market for beer for us, which was very much appreciated. I would agree with another review that the dining area lacks atmosphere and maybe some music might have helped.

We were only there very briefly (arriving just before dinner and leaving after breakfast) but I felt it was the kind of place you could have easily spent a few days while exploring the area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank staceyleea
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

After a long drive we arrived in Kandy and at Clove Villa to be greeted by Charlie and some of the best service ever.
Our room (Ebony and Ivory) was fantastic and even with a bed for our 4 year old had enough room to not feel crowded, the furnishings were lux, without being over the top.
The food was fantastic with Charlie offering recommendations and going beyond to ensure we had fantastic food and that our boy enjoyed every meal.
A high-light was watching our boy feed the fish with Charlie!

An amazing special place with great people making our stay in Kandy, relaxing and memorable.

Room Tip: All rooms have a colour theme but all excellent
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Rowang345
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Additional Information about Clove Villa

Address: 48 P.B.A. Weerakoon Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: £86 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clove Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clove Villa is a vibrant, stylish and luxurious boutique villa located only ten minutes away from the historical city of Kandy. Surrounded by manicured lawns dotted with flower plants and trees heavy with fruit, the Villa offers Deluxe and Superior accommodation with the finest comforts and first class service. Comprising seven beautifully furnished rooms, a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining and many other entertainment facilities, the Clove Villa is the ideal choice for a memorable vacation in the picturesque hill country.Located in the heart of Kandy, the Clove Villa is easily accessible via road or train. Guests can easily access the many wonders of this city which was the last capital of the ancient King's era in Sri Lanka. The Villa is close to many shopping centres including the spanking new Kandy City Centre. The iconic Temple of the Tooth, which is one of the most venerable places of Buddhist worship and a World Heritage Site and the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya is in close proximity to the Villa. ... more   less 
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