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Helga's Folly

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70 Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed at Helgas folly for 3 nights at the beginning of our trip to Sri Lanka. Absolutely 1 of a kind hotel, incredible artwork all over the walls and wonderful spooky vibes. The decor definitely won’t be for everyone but the warm hospitality and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Extremely enjoyable stay in this funky bohemian hotel - definitely one of our quirkier overnights. Very high quality food for breakfast & dinner & the whole place was a welcome respite from the chaotic city of Kandy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Helga’s folly for a couple of nights on our way from Sigiriya to the south coast. The decor is otherworldly and incredibly interesting, there is always something new to look at-I personally loved it but my husband found it quite creepy! As a...More

Thank charleyluke
Response from Blythspirit77, Resident Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Thank you and your husband for staying at HELGASFOLLY and thank you for the heartfelt review. As mentioned this place is not a spic and span 5* star hotel. It is indeed a Sri Lankan's Home. And also yes different people have different...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told a visit to Helga's Folly was a must if in Kandy and we were not disappointed. We only went for a drink but were made to feel welcome and encouraged to look at the whole property which was a surprise around every...More

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Response from Blythspirit77, Resident Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much from the Family Helga's Folly for your very kind, true to hart review. We at Helga's folly always make sure that all guests who come here go back feeling that they have visited a place close to their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told through word of mouth that HF was a must do whilst in Kandy and it did not disappoint! Everything about the dinner was an experience - from the weird and wonderful decor that looked akin to the rabbit hole in Alice in...More

1  Thank Siobhan S
Response from Blythspirit77, Resident Manager at Helga's FollyResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Thank you very much from the Family Helga'sFolly for your true to heart and wonderful review. Surely this place will not disappoint any art loving and adventures person. Years of effort and collection from the time of Madam Helga's grand mother witnesses this...More

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Description
HF is a Sri Lankan’s home with some island history and color, backed by jungle. The owners family were very involved in the gaining of the islands Independence, and photographs of that era hang on the walls. More Photographs of movie stars and politicos, paintings and news paper cuttings which adorn the walls tell the story of the house. Swimming pool guarded by fairies. Movie theater for in house guests to enjoy..Select a movie or bring your own. The owner likes to call the house "a nursery"! If looking for a regular hotel experience best look elsewhere. Lots of hotels in Kandy. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$98 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Helga`s Folly Hotel Kandy
,
Helgas Folly Kandy
,
Helgas Folly Hotel Kandy
Location
Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$98 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Helga`s Folly Hotel Kandy
,
Helgas Folly Kandy
,
Helgas Folly Hotel Kandy
Location
Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Traveller (622)
Dining (90)
Room & Suite (76)
Pool & Beach (11)
Family and Play Areas (2)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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shoes1066
5 March 2017|
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Yes .. All reviews help us and we do take them seriously .. Thank you for your excellent site. Very best from all at the Folly.
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21 July 2016|
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About 15-20 minutes.Very best from us all at Helgas Folly..
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Room Tips
"Depends on the company you travel with - I had the best view on the top floor and loved it"
tanyagM1891MC
7 Oct 2018
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"We only went for food so cannot comment on hotel facilities"
Curious574989
31 Aug 2018
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"It is a folly. If you don't like follies, don't stay."
MartinP898
26 Mar 2018
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"I heard budget rooms will be ready soon which will be a really nice addition as no one should have to miss..."
11doves
23 Mar 2018
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