Kandy & The Hill Country
Kandy House

The Kandy House is a unique ancestral manor house providing seclusion and serenity in a lush, tropical garden setting, close to the ancient Sri Lankan capital Kandy.

Dating back to 1804, the stylish Kandy House offers the perfect marriage of modern-day comforts and architectural heritage. With only 9 rooms, the aim is to create the experience of staying in a private home, where nothing is too much trouble.

Facilities & Activities

The hotel boasts a beautiful infinity pool in the garden overlooking paddy fields and a library of DVDs, books and board games. The resident masseur has 25 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic therapist and uses energy healing alongside full body and head massages to leave you feeling energized.

Bicycles are available so you can explore the area by yourself and there is a golf course within easy reach.

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Meals are served on the veranda and are prepared by the chef who shops daily for fresh ingredients from the local markets. At least twice a week, Kandy House serves their highly acclaimed feast of 10 traditional Sri Lankan curries, but the kitchen is also happy to accommodate more western tastes.


All the rooms are named after butterflies which thrive in Sri Lanka and are styled individually, incorporating local fabrics with elegant furnishings and modern amenities.

There are 4 Ultra Rooms, which are the larger room type, and these all have access onto a veranda, with chaise longue, reading chairs and tables for private dining.

The 5 Deluxe Rooms are slightly smaller than the Ultra Rooms and do not all have a private veranda. Two are twin rooms without baths but have showers.


Children 12 & over are welcome – one extra bed can be accommodated in the Ultra Rooms.

The Black Rajah Ultra Room can be interconnected with the imaginatively named Deluxe Monkey Puzzle Room.


The Kandy House has many policies in place to support sustainable tourism, including no single use plastics, monitoring water and energy use and using locally bought and organic food where possible. They also support the local community with a focus on primary school education for children in the south at Santhosa school which was created in the aftermath of the tsunami.


Only 10 minutes by tuk-tuk from The Temple of the Tooth and Kandy town, the hotel is 3 hours by car from Colombo. It is also close to Peradeniya train station for trains into the hill country and you are also only 2 hours from the Cultural Triangle.

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