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Nantes, France
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We booked a couple of nights to Villa Sandalwood through a well-known and reliable internet agency -your partner Booking-.com and received and email from Sandalwood telling us that our confirmed booking for an ordinary room had beem cancelled and offering up a much more expensive suite instead! This property does not always respect bookings at peak times (Prehara)made through internet...

3Thank JFLR187198
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 August 2011

I stayed in Villa Sandlewood on a mini vacation from my family int he US solo. I cannot say enough about how fabulous Bathiya and his family are. The Honeymoon suite was awaiting me when I arrived late in the day tired from a day sight seeing tour. The website does not do the room justice. Tranquil and relaxing with...

2Thank Lorydee
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 22 August 2011

This is not a hotel! This is a regular home, very far away from Kandy, with no indications where to find it and not 1 taxi/tuktukdriver had heard of it. The room was nice, but there was no amazing view and no possibility to sit outside. Be careful to pay a part in advance, you might want to get a...

1Thank shanti_sritharan
Reviewed 26 June 2011

We spent 3 days at Sandalwood and enjoyed our stay. The rooms are modern and have all the conveniences - ours didn't have a fan which made the room a little stuffy at night when you closed the windows to keep the mosquitos out. The food is good and freshly made, the 360 view from the rooftop terrace is excellant...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Villa sandalwood was definitely more than what i had expected. Bhatiya and Nishadi were ofcourse the reason for such a memorable stay. Not only are they and the family amazing hosts but so are the rest of the staff!! Everyone's so friendly and helpful. I found this place through trip advisor and contacted Mr.Bhatiya for room booking and that's where...

1Thank Jy0
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 May 2011

I was pleasantly surprised when i arrived as Villa Sandalwood as she's prettier than i expected. We arrived late afternoon & were tired, hot & flustered, only to be greeted with a cold refreshing welcome drink - that sure was a ++ point. The roof top terrace gives you a 360 degrees view of its surrounding, lots of fresh air...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2011

Nathalie and l (Giles) got married at Villa Sandalwood on 29th May; and goodness it was a wonderful day and a great place for the event. I had ‘pestered’ Bhathiya with emailed questions for a few weeks, because l didn’t quite believe that the formalities would be so straightforward. He managed everything brilliantly. We didn’t want a highly organised, but...

Thank Giles-Hilton
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 26 March 2011

Don´t miss this hotel, could not have been better. They really give you the feel to stay with a family, rooms are spacious and nicely designed. Dining on that terrace was extraordinary, the food excellent, home cooked, just great. Getting back to that place (15min from Kandy) felt like heaven after noisy and crowded Kandy.

Thank carpincho1
Reviewed 4 March 2011

Having travelled around Sri Lanka a few times we found Villa Sandalwood to be such a wonderful have amongst the somewhat busy- but still fabulous Kandy. Owners Bathiya and his wife are so lovely and always willing to help out with anything and ensure you really enjoy your stay. Bathiya was a brilliant host and arranged for a specialist to...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 February 2011

This is truly a precious find. It's not listed in Lonely Planet and I am glad I found it on Tripadvisor. The rooms are confortable, the staff and owner, Bhatiya, is extremely friendly and helpful. The 360 degree view of the surrounding hill from the rooftop of Sandalwood is simply magnificent, especially sunrise and sunsets. It's located a little distance...

Thank Buffybelle

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Address: 09 Pallekalle, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $52 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Sandalwood 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The honeymoon suite is gorgeous”
 of 5 bubbles FloorC87, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The pictures provided were very accurate! Ah yes and didn't notice an AC but Kandy is quite cool and the using the fan even got a bit chilly this time of year.”
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 of 5 bubbles Schanita, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The suite room is big. The twin rooms has a balcony. Bring your own toiletries if you don't like sandalwood soap. The power outlets are for 3 round prongs. Bring your own bedroom slippers if you like.”
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 of 5 bubbles gpgp, 5 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Sometimes the reviews are deceiving as well, so do proper homework from different sites for the hotel you choose for vacation.”
 of 5 bubbles ZohaAli, 30 Oct 2012 | Read review
“A home away from home experience, book early.”
 of 5 bubbles travelfeet, 14 May 2011 | Read review
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