Staying at Aronka Homestay was a great experience..the location and house is calm and relaxing but at the same time very close to the city center, but the real treasure is the owner Jam who went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed..He made us feel at home and his bright personality,knowledge and honesty is one of the most memorable things in our trip! Thank you Jam!
It was a great experience staying at Aronka Home Stay..The owner Jam went above and beyond to accomadate and welcome us..Great location - calm and relaxing, but at the same time close to the city center..but the real treasure is the owner..we can't thank him enough for this amazing stay, he really made us feel at home and exceeded all our expectations..we will definatelly go back!
Didn't like: The humidity in the room and bathroom (and the smell, therefore) - the bad shape of the bathroom, even if it should have been nice in the past - the staff was nice but didn't understand us, so we had to find information by ourself. By reading the other commentaries, I imagine we had bad luck for that point since the host was absent.
All in all: correct guesthouse for one night but nothing remarkable. Please adapt your information on Booking since it creates high expectations that Aronka cannot meet!
Liked: The situation: calm and green, far from the hectic of Kandy.
This hotel was in a nice quiet spot in the busyness of Kandy. We walked to the hotel from the train station, which is about 1.5km. Beware of the hills! Then we were able to spend a lovely day walking around the lake and seeing the sights. The guesthouse is very clean, light and airy. But be careful about leaving the doors open or the monkeys will come in! There was hot water in the bathroom but our shower head wouldn’t stay up, so we crouched underneath it. The hosts were very accommodating.
My wife and I stayed here on 26th November. We arrived at Kandy train station and phoned Jam 2 mins later his cousin arrived ant took us to Aronka Homestay. Every thing was perfect, clean and suitable. We met Jam the next morning and chatted with him for ages. He arranged a tour of Kandy for us and then organised our transfer to Habarana. Thank you Jam.
Would I recommend you to stay here? 100% yes!