Kandy as such is a very pretty town. We reached Kandy straight from the airport (took a night flight from New Delhi). Route to Kandy has winding roads and this took a toll on me. I experienced the worse of car motion sickness. But Damayanti and her spouse at Amandari went overboard in taking a good care. Believe it or not their soups and steam really helped. A very hospitable place with a scenic beauty. Damayanti is a very good cook too!! Don't miss out on the food here.
Our stay here was very comfortable and we really enjoyed a Lot. We were well taken care by the resort caretakers. Would certainly recommend
Wish we booked for a longer stay but it was well worth the money.
The villa is very clean and comfortable. We Could not find a negative about this place or the caretakers.
Would be back again!!!
Lovely place, but needs a fresh coat of paint, and all round, some TLC. The stairs are quite treacherous being super smooth - one of our guests literally slid down the last two steps - protective "grip" strips definitely need to be placed on each step.
Rooms are oddly designed. There was a "walk though" double room to get to a Master Bedroom - ok if you are family with young children but not so if you are a "couple" per bedroom. Awkward for sure. In addition, a squeaky spring mattress and soft pillows contributed to a restless night's sleep. Also, as we weren't a fan of gekkos or other flying objects I was hugely disappointed that there was no option for airconditioning. Bathrooms while being large and spacious could do with a bit of sprucing up in terms of accessories.
Hosts Dhammi and Anura were wonderful. Friendly and sweet and ever so keen to please, they made sure our stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as they possibly could.
All up, when you consider what you are paying per night, it's a good deal. However, having said that, I wouldn't mind at all if the owners charged a little extra and included items like a washing machine, fresh towels each day, airconditioning options and a fridge EXCLUSIVELY for guests.
We were looking for a place to relax during our time in Kandy. We wanted something that was not too close to central Kandy, but still near enough to be able to visit it. We came across Amandari, which is located in the outskirts of Kandy and it was a great choice. It is a gorgeous property with breathtaking views all around and a beautiful huge garden. It is very clean and well maintained. The rooms are spacious, neat and bright, and the bathrooms are new, modern and very clean.
The hosts Anura and his wife greeted us and we immediately felt welcomed. We stayed 4 nights and during our stay we had a few day trips to Nuwara Eliya and Sigiriya. They provided us with their own vehicle which we used for our day trip. This was very convenient for us, plus the prices are reasonable. If you prefer, you can also use local transport to visit Kandy or Peradeniya gardens; there is a bus stop just outside the property.
If you are an outdoor lover there are plenty of outdoor spaces to chill out. It is a tranquil atmosphere and you are surrounded by outstanding views, you'll never get bored of the beauty!
Dammi's home made food is the best. She prepared numerous delicious local dishes which were tasty and succulent. We had our breakfast and dinner at the villa and the prices are reasonable. We highly recommend this villa for anyone who is looking for a nice, relaxed place.
It was a home away from home. From the moment we landed to Amandari we felt so comfortable. Enjoyed the generous hospitality. Food prepared was so delicious.Love everything about the place.
Stayed 3 nights with my family of 5 along with my wife's parents. Since I have been to a Bungalow in the same area, I was familiar with the location and surrounding. The views were spectacular and the Bungalow set-up was excellent and well maintained. The Caretakers were a lovely couple who were always there to extend a helping hand to make your stay comfortable. The food was delicious and cooked as per our requirements to perfection. The kids loved it so much that they wanted to come back with their cousins the next week but were disappointed to know that the Bungalow was not available for the days we wanted. Worth every single Rupees spent. Would definitely come back again.