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We were guests at the property in January 2008, and our hosts had done the hard work of getting things sorted out. Even so, it was a salutary reminder that in Asia, just as in Africa, one must accept that standards are not like Europe, and if you expect or want European standards of comfort, then you must stick to five-star hotels and be ready to pay. Have a look at the Trip Advisor website for the inside story!
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Our 3rd visit to Kandy and the House on the Rock. Kandy is a great place for touring around, there is such a lot to see and do - and the nights are much cooler here than on the West Coast or in Colombo, so sleeping is easier!
If you are worried about the troubles in Sri Lanka - don't be - there are road blocks here and there, but all the trouble is in the far north of the island. We didn't have a problem.
This time we had a friend who cannot eat chillies and Mrs M. prepared the same food for her , but without the chillies - absolutely scrumptious she said. She is also a vegetarian and was never short of a choice of wonderful dishes.
The hotel Thilanka at the bottom of the road does a wonderful buffet for about £3.50 - and the 5 star Earls Regency not far away also does one for around £5.00. If you eat in the hotels( plenty of 4 & 5 star to choose from) you can usually use the pools free - most have spectacular views too.
This time we wanted to visit the famous Cultural Triangle and we asked the owner to recommend a reasonably priced hotel, which he did. We stayed at the Gimanhala Transit Hotel in Dambulla. It was very reasonably priced, and the pool and restaurant look out over open countryside at the rear. Excellent food too.
We loved the new bird baths and all the other improvements to the house and garden.Thanks for yet another memorable holiday - we will be back - most definately.
Jackie Otley, London - UK"The house was as described. The picture of view from balcony does not do it justice. Great watching the birds and squirrels. Mrs Meegaswatte was very friendly providing such good food I never ventured out to eat. My stay was all the more enjoyable by having Mrs Meegaswatte’s dog (bonju?) with me. Would hope to return next year."
Probably one of the most outstanding views in Sri Lanka – quite breathtaking.
House comfortable and clean, caretaker friendly and helpful.
The bird life was great round the house too. Wished we could have stayed longer…….. so good to be able to self cater. Many thanks to you both!
Fantastic house with great views. Excellent services and the food of Mrs Meegaswatthe is to die for!!! Will definitely return.
Ted Sánchez, Kingweston, England.“I really enjoyed the villa: the views were fantastic and it was a great base to explore Kandy and the surrounding areas.”
Peter and Anne Robinson- Dumfries and Galloway, UK:"Superbly situated house, a bird watchers' paradise. Excellent home cooked Sri Lankan food."
Mr Niranjan Patel and friends- London, United Kingdom and India:‘I can honestly say that the views from the house are breath taking, the house had a good character, but above all the food was exceptional. I definitely hope to return in future, GOD WILLING!’
Mr Dugmore and friends- London, United Kingdom:‘Waking up in the house and watching and listening to dawn break was amazing. You really feel like you are in the middle of the hills with the animals and birds and the sound of monks chanting. A great cultural experience.’
Mrs Vickers and family- Leeds, United Kingdom:'Beautiful views and a lovely house. Wonderful food by Mrs. M. Highly recommended'
Mr and Mrs Rupasinghe - Dubai, United Arab Emirates:'A romantic and beautiful place for an ideal honeymoon. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular. Will definitely return'
Smith Family- Birmingham, United Kingdom:'Such a peaceful location. Fantastic holiday'
Hodges family- Yorkshire, United Kingdom:‘Lovely house, great views. Had a wonderful holiday and hope to return.’
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