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“Kandy's first luxury boutique hotel, housed in an 1804 walauwa on 6-acres of lush gardens. Interiors have been beautifully restored, marrying traditional materials and features with contemporary minimalism and style. The food is haute-Sri Lankan cuisine crafted from local ingredients. Unbeatable.”

“Kandy's first luxury boutique hotel, housed in an 1804 walauwa on 6-acres of lush gardens. Interiors have been beautifully restored, marrying traditional materials and features with contemporary minimalism and style. The food is haute-Sri Lankan cuisine crafted from local ingredients. Unbeatable.”

Hotel Review

The Kandy House will take you on a journey back to its roots as the home of an aristocratic Sri Lankan family. The central focus of the hotel is the courtyard, where everything happens from dinner to traditional dancing. Each luxurious room comes with a private butler, a touch that would seem over the top if it wasn't for the effortless and elegant way this hotel presents itself. We recommend the Pioneer, which is closest to the magical freshwater infinity pool and comes with its own veranda, slice of garden and hammock. You will be woken each morning by the sounds of birdsong, and sometimes the soothing chanting coming from the next door Buddhist monastery.
Recommended for
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The hotel organises Kandyan dancers on request, they showcase traditional dances and costumes to the beat of tom-tom drums
  • Total relaxation
  • You won't have to lift a finger- with personal butlers, lush gardens filled with wildlife and hammocks
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tuk-tuk into nearby Kandy and check out the botanical gardens and the Temple of the Tooth
  • Honeymoons
  • Peaceful, enchanting, luxurious and indulgent- everything one expects from a honeymood hideaway
  • Other Activities
  • The freshwater infinity pool is ideal for an afternoon soaking up the sounds of the jungle
  • Birdwatching
  • The bountiful gardens attract all manner of colourful birds and butterflies

Recommended For

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The hotel organises Kandyan dancers on request, they showcase traditional dances and costumes to the beat of tom-tom drums
  • Total relaxation
  • You won't have to lift a finger- with personal butlers, lush gardens filled with wildlife and hammocks
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tuk-tuk into nearby Kandy and check out the botanical gardens and the Temple of the Tooth
  • Honeymoons
  • Peaceful, enchanting, luxurious and indulgent- everything one expects from a honeymood hideaway
  • Other Activities
  • The freshwater infinity pool is ideal for an afternoon soaking up the sounds of the jungle
  • Birdwatching
  • The bountiful gardens attract all manner of colourful birds and butterflies
  • Views
  • Secluded setting
  • Eco
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Romantic
  • Country House
  • Colonial
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Opulent
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Antiques
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Four poster beds
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Towelling robes
  • Bar
  • Bicycles available
  • Car not required
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Views
  • Four poster beds
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The hotel organises Kandyan dancers on request, they showcase traditional dances and costumes to the beat of tom-tom drums
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tuk-tuk into nearby Kandy and check out the botanical gardens and the Temple of the Tooth
  • Other Activities
  • The freshwater infinity pool is ideal for an afternoon soaking up the sounds of the jungle
  • Birdwatching
  • The bountiful gardens attract all manner of colourful birds and butterflies

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Other Reviews

The Kandy House

"Now it's a superb boutique heritage hotel that offers just nine large and elegant rooms on a six-acre property surrounded by paddy fields and jungle"

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The Kandy House

"A recently refurbished 1804 walauwa, or manor house, built for the chief minister to the last Kandyan king."

Originally published by Conde Nast (view article)