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“Wonderful view, very nice, almost like a homestay”
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36 Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #32 of 439 Kandy B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at this place.
It was very nice, you've good a nice view over the city from the balcony.
Room was clean and comfty.
You felt more like guests to the family of the "hotel manager" than being in a unpersonal hotel. He was very helpful even when we took over his kitchen for making dinner.
A good place to stay in Kandy.
Should we come back to Kandy we know where to stay.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Tobias G
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

i stayed here for 2 nights after a long haul flight from the US. i couldn't have picked a better place to relax and beat the jet lag. Mahinda was such a gracious host and helped us with anything we needed. it is about a 15 minute walk into town and lovely to be away from the hustle and bustle.

we stayed in room #1 and the views were incredible. the bed was super comfy and the place was spotless clean. breakfast was substantial and perfect for beginning the day. internet was reliable.

Mahinda's friend Sunil showed us around for a day via tuk tuk and i would highly recommend you do the same as it was one of my favorite parts of my 2 weeks in sri lanka. if i find myself in kandy again, and i hope i do, i would stay here without a doubt.

Room Tip: room #1 had a fantastic 180 degree view of the city below and hills beyond
Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank jooliecoolie
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The homestay is very nice, clean and comfortable. It sits up in the "mountain" over looking the town and the lake. It is walkable to and from the town (a tiny incline FYI) about a 15 minute walk or a very short inexpensive tuk tuk ride. The room is very spacious, has an amazing view and was very comfortable. Our room had air con. The hosts are beyond friendly and are always there to greet you when you come back to the house. Mahinda is a very nice kind man at the house. The wife, I forget her name is a doll who cooks up very delicious breakfasts. Mahinda got us a personal tuk tuk driver for the day, his name is Sunil. I highly recommend getting Sunil to take you are where ever you want to go. He took us to an elephant orphanage, to a spice garden to an amazing local lunch at a spot called Hotel Siyan's to name a few. Mahinda got us the tuk tuk driver for the day for only 2000 rupees.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank bucshot
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

access to this 03 Room Homestay is a little difficult, if you do not have your own transport, however the overall experience of our stay was great
Felt we were home with Mahinda , his wife & Dinu taking such great care of our morning breakfasts, ensuring the rooms are tidy and also volunteering to bring us dinner from a restaurant close by.....they were just perfect and also the only reason for us to rate it a full 5 star

Room Tip: Best Views
  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Rahul R
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

A shared balcony and lounge with amazing views. Well appointed rooms. Very clean comfortable and calm, away from the chaos of the wonderful town of Kandy. At the same time the lake is only a twenty minute walk away. With plenty of restaurants locally. And the famous temple is a ten minute three wheeler drive. The hill up to this lovely oasis can be a little hair raising, it is very steep but the views are absolutely worth it! The manager is very welcoming and kind and goes above and beyond to help make your stay enjoyable.

Room Tip: Ask for room with a balcony, but if you cant get it other room is fine and you have use of the loung...
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank poppy78
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Kandy is a difficult town to review re accommodations...stay downtown for convenience, and it is crowded and noisy. Stay in the surrounding hills, and you will need a tuk-tuk to go anywhere (especially back up)

36 B&B is situated in the hills, about a 25 min walk down to the town.

Plus notes:
- view is very nice from 2 of the 3 rooms, overlooking Kandy Lake and the hills beyond
- rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable
- linens and towels clean
- wifi is strong and consistent
- site minder fixes a nice breakfast, and offers tea on request other times
- gentlemen who minds the place, Mohinda, is very nice and will work hard to make your stay enjoyable
- they will do laundery on site
Minus notes
- B&B only serves breakfast, so be prepared to step out for any other meals...tuk-tuk about 200 LKR each way
- Some areas of rooms needs a little TLC
- B&B takes cash only at the moment...Booking.com, at the time of writing, indicated they accept Visa/Mastercard...check first to avoid a surprise
- common areas not A/C...they can get quite warm, and if you open the doors at night, the mosquitos get in

Room Tip: Ask for room with a view
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank RDG1233
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

His bed and breakfast is situated up a hill from the Kandy main city. Probably wouldn't walk up it personally, but a Tuk Tuk ride up will only set you back 200rs (probably could do it for 150, but finding a Tuk Tuk driver that knows where it is was a bonus so we'd pay more and then call them if we needed to get picked up etc).

Room was comfortable and clean and the staff were absolutely lovely. The view was really nice and it was reasonably priced.
The breakfast was good, though if you stay there for a few nights like we did it gets repetitive very fast.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Daniel B
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Address: 36 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range: $55 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
36 Bed & Breakfast is a modern three bed roomed Bed & Breakfast equipped with all modern amenities located in the heart of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Visitors can virtually walk to any attraction in Kandy in a couple of minutes and return any minute to relax, or even just use our free WIFI. Our guests can book any of our three rooms individually or even the whole bungalow if they need more privacy. ... more   less 
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