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Roskilde
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed four days in this marvelous little family run hotel. The owners are so kind and will help you with everything. The Villa is so beautiful, and the rooftop restaurant is awesome. Try the cooking class - you will learn to make 6 different traditional Sri Lankan Curries - actually the best food we got during our three weeks... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We should have paid better heed to the review on Tripadvisor before going. But we didn't and went anyway and paid the price. The location is too far from the main Kandy area and very inconvenient to reach if you don't have a car and driver. They have no driver accommodation either. The toilets have only 1 small soap and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We stayed at villa sandalwood for 2 days and enjoyed these. Before we arrived they called and asked us if we wanted food prepared, as we were arriving late (from the lovely terrace restaurant). Regarding food: The Sri Lankan food was excellent (5 different curries w. unlimited topping up), whereas western food was bland (think fried chicken w. chips and... More 

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Karachi
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

i paid 65$ per night which was way expensive then better hotels in kandy. this room didnot have an intercom to call anyone, so we took the number of staff and would call everytime we needed anything. there were no tooth brushes and shampoo available it was bought by staff in the morning when requested. breakfast was an egg ,... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Wonderful terrace view. The rooms are just outstanding clean and sooo suuuper decorated. The location is a bit out of Kandy but it´s absolutely no problem. I don't know what to say except that it´s EXELLENT !!!!!!!!!!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Great place to stay. Family-run business. The owner speaks excellent English and is very helpful in organizing day outings and trips to the local meditation centre. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the rooftop restaurant has superb views. As a single female traveller I felt very comfortable and had a lovely stay.

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Reviewed 23 January 2012

I have to agree with other reviewers, this place is too far from the centre of Kandy. You also have to be aware that it is not known by tuktuk drivers so you have to direct them - this can be quite difficult at night. On the website it looks like it is a 'remote' property, however it is actually... More 

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Pilton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

As lovely as this place was, it left a few things to be desired. It is simply located too far from Kandy involving a 500-1000r three wheeler journey, each way, each time you go out. It is possible to use local buses which we did, but this is not an option after dark. The path from the main road is... More 

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Lyon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

The location is too far from the city with no signs.Not convenient for disabled people.Basic food with no choice,expensive plonk,large comfortable room with great..view!(see my picture)

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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Bhathiya and his staff really tried hard to give us a good start. Everything worked perfectly, the rooms were great, the upstairs terrace was perfect, even with a telescope for star gazing; what a nice touch. The B and B is not in Kandy, as one review states, but personally I would not like to be in Kandy town. It... More 

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Address: 09 Pallekalle, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: RM142 - RM178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Sandalwood 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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