As always ~ it's a sensory delight going to the Folly; every time we go I think how we really should go more often. There is more magic and mystery in the dining room alone than in the whole of Colombo.
As you make your way through dimly lit corridors you feel the walls watching you, there are so many eyes in this place as every wall is clad with paintings, murals, family photos and framed newspaper clippings, it's hard not to want to meet the gaze of all the on lookers. Take your time to really observe - the Folly really wear's her heart on her sleeve. The candle lit salon hums as you pass through and make your way up the stairs into the dining room. The table is always set as if ready for a fabulous haute couture photo shoot. Be sure to wear something interesting when you go - you can never be over dressed at Folly.
I couldn't express a more unique dining experience. The chairs are high and hard, promptly reminding you to sit tall and perhaps say something profound. Each mouthful of zesty crumbed cutlet and passion fruit / sweet potato mash reminds you exactly where you are - on a magical island full of potential! Even as you take a spoon to taste the chilli chocolate mousse or even have a sip of water or wine, the tableware holds a story deep in tradition just waiting to be told.
The service is excellent under Helga's watch, and the food is rich and full of spice and tang - portioned tastefully so you leave feeling indulged instead of gauged.
What a privilege and a pleasurable experience ~ please visit Helga's Folly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HF is just a Sri Lankan’s home with some history and color, backed by jungle, and if expecting a regular hotel experience, best go elsewhere.... quite a different concept to a normal hotel. Please be assured that you should be interested in our hospitality, we will be delighted to assist you..Thank You ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helga`s Folly Hotel Kandy
- Helgas Folly Kandy
- Helgas Folly Hotel Kandy