Kandy House

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Colonial Heritage Hotel

The grand ancestral home of one of Kandy’s most influential aristocratic families, the Kandy House sits on 6 acres in a quiet village area close to Kandy. It is a tastefully-decorated, elegant hotel amidst a natural jungle escape.

The Kandy House was restored in a style that combines classical Kandyan period architecture with Dutch colonial furnishings and a soft, colourful and elegant finish. All rooms are decorated with period furniture and have ceiling fans and air conditioning. There are en-suite bathrooms with showers and double basins.

From the veranda the garden descends to a palm fringed infinity pool designed in the shape of a traditional paddy field. Large shady verandas, double hammocks and tropical lawns encourage one to find a comfortable and quiet corner to relax or read.

The menu is comprised of oriental, western and Sri Lankan specialties and everything is bought fresh from local markets each day. Breakfast and dinner is served on your own verandah or in the dining verandah overlooking the garden. Dinner is always preceded by cocktails in the Butterfly bar on the courtyard because ‘why not’!

The Kandy House is a good base to explore Kandy and its surroundings: the Botanical Gardens, the Temple of the Tooth, the magnificent Victoria Golf and Country Club and Kandy town itself.

You will love

  • Classic colonial home
  • The eleganct interiors
  • The food & service
  • Jungle garden & pool
  • Its heritage

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