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“Charming guest house on the hill top with excellent views of the jungle”

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Hanthana Holiday Rooms
Ranked #3 of 409 Kandy B&B and Inns
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Derby, Australia
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“Charming guest house on the hill top with excellent views of the jungle”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Beautiful guest house in wonderful surroundings, we had an excellent sleep,delicious food and the family was very welcoming.Just check the map before taking a tuk tuk and show the driver because they said there are more hanthana guest houses around. You can negotiate the price of the tuk tuk to up to 300-400 rupees.So far the best guest house in sri lanka

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

A place bit out of the city but that makes it special. Staying with that lovely family was a great experience. The house is spacious and very clean. The rooms have private, clean bathroom. Do not forget to order home made dinner!

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is probably the most hospitable family in the entire Sri Lanka:) My husband and I stayed 2 nights in their beautiful house and regreted that we didn't decide to stay longer. Everything was perfect - food, surroundings and our room. The place is very clean and charming.. I wish I could have such a beautiful house. The family helped us to arrange a trip around Kandy in reasonable price and with a very nice guide, Terrence. They also cooked fantastic dinner for us, it was so delicious that we would like to come back.. just for the food!:) Thanks to them we felt like at home and if we ever visit Sri Lanka once again, we will definitely stay in this place :-)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Thank you so much to Ananda and Nimalka - after travelling for over 24 hours we arrived into the peaceful haven of Ananda's home. This was our first time in Sri Lanka and it was a great place to start our adventure. Ananda only opened his home to the world 10 months ago and since then has hosted over 5000 people! and we are not surprised, such warm and gracious hosts, fantastic balcony with stunning views. some of the best sri lankan meals cooked by Nimalka - everything there was perfect. We would recommend it to everyone who wishes to have an authentic experience in Sri Lanka - and the price! its unbeatable!
we didn't have A/C in our rooms but the fan was fine.

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Brisbane
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We had a short stay in Hantana Holiday Rooms during our recent visit to Sri Lanka. It was like staying in our own home. Very friendly family. Great place for a home stay. Thanks Ananda and Nimalka for your great hospitality. Can’t wait for the next visit to your new addition. Good luck with everything!
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Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Hanthana is clean, beautiful and serene. We came to Hanthana straight from the Bandaraneika airport and we were so glad we had chosen such a nice place to put up our first night in Sri Lanka. The air was cool at night you don't even need a fan in the room. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We knew before we placed the booking this place is few kilometres away from the town thus we had jotted down the telephone number and address so that we could contact Ananda for direction. Ananda and his family were very kind and attentive. Ananda helped us in arranging our transportation here and there, with very reasonable price. I would strongly recommend this place to anybody who loves a leisure and relaxing holiday.

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

My husband, daughter,her friend and I stayed here for 2 nights in March 2014. Our rooms were stuffy and no fans were offered. Only on the second night when I insisted because my room was infested with mosquitoes, a stand fan was put in. Ananda insisted that his place is mosquitoe free place. Surprising when it is surrounded by trees. Breakfast was not at all to our expectation. SL breakfast was " kiribath" was not well prepared. This is our fifth trip to SL and we have tasted good local food. We dont like the idea of the cat sitting on the sofa all over and also in our rooms. It will sit on the bed too. Only upon request toiletries were given. Glad that I stayed here for only 2 nights. We had a difficult time finding this place too...bit out of the way especially at night.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Ananda J, Owner at Hanthana Holiday Rooms, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Hello Mrs,

Thank you very much for your review. It is unfortunate that you did not find our home pleasant and found many problems with our services when all our other guests had a very calm and peaceful time. I have gone through all the problems you have mentioned and also I we found a fraud with your booking as well which we did not report to Agoda.com. I hope you do not do such kind of things to other hotel owners as well, because giving an extra room to a guest is not a big issue

Regarding the mosquitoes I can assure you that there are no mosquitoes and I am a 100% sure. We have had many other guests and no one else reported having mosquitoes in their rooms. When we asked your daughter and her friend as well regarding the mosquitoes they said they did not find any. Its unfortunate you find some mosquitoes which we can assure aren't there.

I am must give you my apologies for the cat. Most guests loves our pets, but if they don't they let us know before hand. Regarding the toiletries we look to resupply them as soon as they run out in the rooms. As for the breakfast I am a bit surprised as your daughter and her friend found the "Kiribath" very delicious and commented that they had a good meal.

It is regrettable we got a negative review from a Sri Lankan family who told us had a great stay.
Hope you have a wonderful day and give my sincere regards to your husband, daughter and her friend.

Sincerely,
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Property: Hanthana Holiday Rooms
Address: 13/B/15/1 National Housing Scheme | Hanthana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 409 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hanthana Holiday Rooms 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family willing to accept anyone who wants to stay at our lovely home stay. We have good rooms with great bedding and clean bathrooms for anyone's use. Our home stay is right next to a beautiful forest which you will find peace and freedom in the air. A great area for morning or evening walks and with a beautiful scenery. Any visitor will have a splendid time living at our Home stay. ... more   less 
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