This review is a few years overdue but i still think about Helgas Folly and it was a highlight of our Sri Lankan trip! Back in 2012 ( the date option won't let me go back that far! ) we were strongly recommended by friends to visit and after looking at the website, we agreed, even with the hefty room rate, the world of Helgas Folly could not be missed. As cartoonists, we totally fell in love with the place. Our little tuk tuk struggled up the hill and deposited outside this unusual but welcoming abode. It was like being in a film set. We arrived after dark but they were expecting us and the staff were friendly and welcoming, letting us choose our room as we were the onl guests that night! We had a simple meal by candle light and slept in a four poster bed. Breakfast was on the balcony overlooking Kandy. It was like being in Colonial India! Helga came to see us in the morning and told us some fab stories about days gone by, " tigers came into the kitchen and took the dogs head clean orf!"
Staying at Helgas isn't just a room for the night..it's an experience. As another reviewer said, as long as you have an open mind and you like a bit of colour...
- 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