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Beijing, China
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

The building is an old Hindu weekend home. Very amazing architecture and interior with a lot of charm. We only staid one night, the room was simple and the bathroom would have needed some renovation - still acceptable. The staff was nice and helpful and the dinner was good. Breakfast was simple and would need some improvements. In general the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel was a lucky find for our first night in Sri Lanka - we didn't know what to expect at all, but everything was perfect. The property is a sight in itself: old colonial style and beautifully preserved. Nice pool. Lovely staff. Amazing value. It is far out of Kandy (ca 13km), but don't let that put you off,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

This wonderful old home has charm and character. Have stayed 3 times. The rooms are basic but have everything you need. Food is excellent and the staff take care of you as much or as little as you want. Pool is refreshing, clean and well maintained. a great place to spend a night or two when traveling in the Kandy... More 

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Disagree with the last reviews! We had a good time. Real old Colonial house with great furniture and design. We stayed in many similar colonial hotels in Southeast Asia but this house is truly amazing. Yes, you can hear the forest around you at night... but this is part of the experience! We stayed in the same room where Gandhi... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We have been travelling around Sri Lanka for many years and can honestly say that this is one of the most tranquil and interesting hotels we have ever stayed in. If you are looking for a place in central Kandy town within walking distance of shops and attractions this is not the place for you, but if you want a... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

All the best reviews are true! we expected the Mansion to be special but it exceeded our expectations. We loved it so much that we changed our plans which were to stay for 3 nights and came back for a further 2 nights. The place is extremely special and the staff gave such fantastic service, helpful, kind and accommodating they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

What an amazing experience to spend Christmas in this gorgeous hotel.cannot recommend it enough, rooms are terrific, so atmospheric and dining in the ballroom was first class. Service was extremely helpful and attentive. Absolutely MUST stay here. Sure it's not right in Kandy but the tuk tuk is easily organised and interesting to drive through the suburbs of Kandy., and... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

The approach to this hotel was a little disconcerting. However when they opened those double gates it was amazing. My husband thought it was like a minature Buckinham Palace. It was a wonderful place to stay and wished we could have been there longer. Everything about it was excellent. It was like stepping back in time. The setting, rooms, furnishings... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights during our tour of Sri Lanka. It really is a unique place to stay. Old Colonial style building in the hills surrounding Kandy. About 20 minutes by tuk tuk to the City, but a real oasis of peace and quiet. The staff could not have been more helpful. We stayed in the room on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Beautiful stay, old world charm, warm hospitality. If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere, great food and service, please book yourself into The Mansion. The Mansion is a gorgeous little set up and the staff go out of their way to ensure your comfort!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mansion was built in the 1920s by Punchi Banda Nugawela, Diyawadana Nilame, of the "Temple of The Tooth' in Kandy. He was a chieftain in Kandy who was believed to have lived a lavish lifestyle during the early 20th century. The designer of this architectural masterpiece is fully European and the architect still remains a mystery. In 1999 Mr. Rathnapala Marawanagoda, the last resident, decided to convert the villa into a hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mansion

Address: 213, Kurunegala Road, | Aladeniya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $64 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
The Mansion Hotel Kandy
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kandy
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
#11 Family Hotel in Kandy
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“All rooms are good and they will add an extra bed if there are three people staying together.”
 of 5 bubbles MCH1963, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We had the room upstairs with the huge freestanding bath, lovely”
 of 5 bubbles sasha026, 15 Feb 2014 | Read review
“think there all pretty good”
 of 5 bubbles escobarluca, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
“My only tip: make sure you get a room upstairs, not down. The ground floor is a little damp and darker than the bright and airy upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles VanRin, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We loved the room with the sitting area at the front of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles lynatbello, 30 Nov 2013 | Read review
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