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The Kandy House

From $225 Night Sri Lanka, Central Province, Kandy

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30 minute head massage.


The Kandy House is part of the Manor House Concepts collection of luxury boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. This seductive Chic Retreat provides seclusion and serenity in a lush tropical setting near Kandy, where traditional Kandyan architecture has been blended with Bawa-influenced modern, polished titanium cement floors and bathrooms. The award-winning formula at The Kandy House sets the standard for all boutique hotels in Sri Lanka to follow and such is its success that it has been featured on many hotel hot lists worldwide. Hang-out, relax or explore some of Sri Lanka's key destinations in and around Kandy, the Cultural Triangle and Tea Country. Whilst The Kandy House is a boutique hotel it just as easily be booked as a whole for family celebrations and groups of friends.  With only 9 rooms, the aim at The Kandy House is to give guests an experience of staying in a private house rather than a conventional boutique hotel. "Another showcase of the Island's architectural renaissance is The Kandy House...a manor converted into a boutique hotel furnished with antiques and arched verandahs."  New York Times


In the gardens at The Kandy House, a stunning infinity pool has been landscaped into the hillside overlooking the rice paddy fields making it an incredibly romantic settting. It goes without saying that part of the reason for staying at The Kandy House, the finest hotel in Kandy, is to explore the area, but do make sure to leave some time to relax 'at home' to enjoy the gardens and pool, challenge the staff to a game of cricket or croquet, book a massage or simply read a book.

Nature lovers should definitely visit Kandy's alternative to Kew Gardens the Botanical Peradeniya Gardens or an amble around Udawattakelle Sanctuary, 270 acres filled with flora and forest birds, porcupines and monkeys. Visit The Temple of the Tooth, wander to the Devales Shrines, or take a walk around Kandy’s picturesque Lake. Discover the glass murals in the hill-top Trinity College Chapel or organise a round of Golf at world class Victoria Golf Course just 12 miles from Kandy. Sri Lanka is famours for its coffee and tea and during your stay at The Kandy House you have the opportunity to visit the Ceylon Tea Museum, an old tea factory which includes archives of James Taylor who set up the very first tea plantation. Tatler magazine simply advises you 'hang out and be spoilt rotten'. The Kandy House is lucky enough to have its own masseur with more than 25 years' experience as an Ayurvedic therapist who uses energy healing alongside full body and head massages.


Again the critics shower The Kandy House with praise when it comes to food. "A superb restaurant." Conde Nast Traveler. "Meals, served on the verandah and prepared by a chef who shops daily for ingredients, might include exquisite ravioli stuffed with jackfruit seeds and kang-kung (water spinach), Thai grilled chicken with lime rice and okra, and a guava upside-down cake."  Madhur Jaffrey, Financial Times.  At least twice a week, guests can savour the highly acclaimed feast of ten traditional Sri Lankan curries.


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Address: Amunugama Walauwa, Gunnepana Kandy, , Sri Lanka

Nearest airport:

Bandaranaike International Airport

How to get there:

• Go through and out of Kandy as if going to Digana, turn left at the clock tower, cross the bridge • Pass the Earls Regency Hotel on the left, continue for about 200m and take the first left after at the Bus Stop • Continue on this road for about 1km until you come to a ‘T junction’ • Turn LEFT at the T junction • Continue along this road for another km until you come to a 3 way junction, and a Buddha statue under glass • Turn RIGHT here. This is the village of Amunugama • Continue along this road for about another km • Until you come to a ‘Coca Cola agency” • Turn LEFT at the Coca Cola Agency • Continue for about another 200m • The Kandy House is on the LEFT, you will see large stone gate posts and a large white house at the end of the driveway.


The 9 en-suite rooms at The Kandy House are all named after Sri Lankan butterflies and are individually styled and decorated using colourful local fabrics, antiques, local artwork and some modern furniture.  The 4 ULTRA Rooms – Red Spot Duke, Peacock Royal, Indian Admiral and Black Rajah are the larger rooms and have access onto a verandah with chaise longues and reading chairs. Honeymooners or those looking for a romantic room will love the Black Rajah with its arched doors opening onto an outdoor verandah, an octagonal stone bath and double swing-hammock in a “secret” garden nearby. It can also be booked with adjoining Deluxe double bedroom - Monkey Puzzle.  There are five DELUXE Rooms at The Kandy House – Sunbeam, Cornelian, Monkey Puzzle, Pioneer and Lime Butterfly. These rooms are just as beautiful only a little smaller than the Ultra Rooms, and not all enjoy  their own private verandah. 

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Cancellation policy

For Room Bookings:
Payment will be required 30 days prior to arrival for all bookings in the High Season, 20 days prior to arrival for all bookings in the Low Season, and 60 days prior to arrival in the Peak Season.

  • Cancellation in the High Season made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total booking price, and less than 15 days prior to arrival will be charged in full.
  • Cancellation in Low Season made less than 20 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total booking price,and less than 10 days prior to arrival will be charged in full.
  • Cancellation in the Peak Season made less than 60 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total booking price, and less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged in full.

For Whole House Bookings:
An initial deposit will be required to secure the booking, variable according to the date of and length of time prior to the booking. The balance will be required according to the same payment conditions as above for Room Bookings.

Check-in/check-out policy

Early check-in: no

Late check-out: no

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