I heard about this place from other travellers in Colombo and what a beautiful place! I couldn't understand why drivers and guides tried to take me elsewhere until a local chap told me that the owner will not pay guides to bring tourists there which is common in Sri Lanka. The guide who took me had one hell of a row with the owner when she would not give him a fat fee! It doesn't make the owner popular with guides and touts but it makes it even cheaper for us.
The house and garden are beautiful and the views breathtaking. The rates are very reasonable and the food is good especially the Sri Lankan breakfast. The owner takes time to make one feel welcome and will offer advice on how not to get ripped off by local "guides". Kandy itself is crawling with rip off merchants so take notice of what the owner says. She regularly has to refuse entry to locals and travellers who want to book rooms 'by the hour' so you will be safe here. I have stayed here with my wife and by myself several times and will do again. Very highly recommended. SMRP
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