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    Helga's Folly

    70 Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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    Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

    Being a Sri Lankan, I have visited many places in Kandy so was excited to visit Helga's Folly, for a special meal. The entire experience was a treat. It was magical, spooky and interesting with plenty to keep me going interested. It was like living...More

    1  Thank Nehama J
    Response from Blythspirit77, Resident Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 24 April 2017

    Thank you for visiting HELGASFOLLY and for the welcoming valuable words. We are glad that you enjoyed the meal and the environment which this place had to to offer. Yes, this place is magical and spooky, but in such a way that everyone has a...More

    Reviewed 1 April 2017

    We haven't stayed in the - really expensive - hotel, but we did visit for a tour and had a blast doing so! It is such an eccentric place with lots of art to see! Truly extraordinary and interesting sight!More

    1  Thank Malinda06
    Response from Blythspirit77, Resident Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 8 April 2017

    Thank you so much for visiting us and taking your precious time to write your lovely review about our home, which it is not only to Madam Helga and her husband, but to all the loyal staff who work here. We are sure that if...More

    Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

    Helga's folly is the craziest hotel I could see. When it comes to describe that hotel, I can only think about insanity and genius at the same time. Somewhere lost in the hills surrounding Kandy, you'll find a red painted hotel with long dark corridors,...More

    1  Thank Antoine D
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 26 March 2017

    Dear Sir. Thank you so much for visiting us and taking your precious time to write your lovely review about our home, which it is not only to Madam Helga and her husband and two adopted kittens Tommy and Toby but to many who have...More

    Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

    One of many highlights one has travelling Sri Lanka & definately not to be missed!! Loved it so much last year we brought 12 friends with us frim NZ. Not only was the 3 course lunch exactly what we wanted we reunited with the fabulous...More

    1  Thank jaine525
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 22 March 2017

    Dear Madam. Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write your lovely review about 'our' home which it is not only to Madam Helga and her husband, but to many, some of whom have been with Madam Helga's family for many, many,...More

    Reviewed 19 March 2017

    There is no place in the world like Helga's Folly. If you are looking for sterile hotel blandness then look elsewhere. This is a unique experience in a tropical forest. Make no mistake, if you can't stand monkeys, expressive artwork, quirky characters and humble hospitality...More

    Thank tluker
    Response from Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 19 March 2017

    Dear Sir. Thank you for taking your precious time to write your lovely review, about 'our' home which it is not only to Madam Helga and her husband but to many who have been with her family here for many, many, decades. Your kind words...More

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    • Pool
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    • Free Internet
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    • US$86 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #6 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
    • #8 Family Hotel in Kandy
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 15
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    4 March 2017|
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    Response from Blythspirit77 | Property representative |
    Yes .. All reviews help us and we do take them seriously .. Thank you for your excellent site. Very best from all at the Folly.
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    Response from Blythspirit77 | Property representative |
    About 15-20 minutes.Very best from us all at Helgas Folly..
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