The Kandy House
Kandy, Sri Lanka
The Kandy House is a restored ancestral home set in the hills on the edge on the historical city. Spend the days sightseeing in and around Kandy, or simply lazing in the tropical gardens by the infinity pool, being truly spoiled by the fantastic staff.
At a Glance
The former home of the last Chief Minister of the Kandyan Kingdom
A stunning infinity pool has been landscaped into the hillside overlooking the rice paddy fields
Some of the best food to be found in Sri Lanka
The Butterfly Bar has an excellent cocktail list, the signature offering is well worth a try
The house can also be booked as a whole for important celebrations with friends, or just for the peace of mind of a group having total privacy away from the public eye
Ideal for couples - but not for young families - as children under 12 are not accepted at the Kandy House
Try their signature Arrack Sour cocktail if you're intrigued to try the Sri Lankan traditional spirit - delicious!Amber Hopkins
The pool and gardens are really spectacular therefore if possible do try to find time to enjoy them and unwind.Amber Hopkins
Why not indulge in a candle-lit massage on the terrace overlooking the hillside - blissful!Scott Dunn team
If you have the chance, watch the fantastic cultural dance show. It won't disappoint!Scott Dunn team
Get off the beaten track and take a walk through the paddy fields to the local Degdoruwa temple.Scarlett Richard
If you can tear yourself away from The Kandy House, venture to the Botanical Gardens in Kandy - absolutely beautiful!Victoria Hogg
Black Rajah is the best room for honeymooners - there's a standalone tub in the center of the room and separate living area!Jack Mace
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Kandy House or take a look at our itineraries to Hill Country
The Kandy House is an exceptional example of an ancestral home, dating back 200 years, is set in glorious jungle gardens 15 minutes outside of the town of Kandy, the cultural capital of the island. The restoration has been undertaken with great care and the result mixes colonial charm and elegance with modern design touches. With only nine rooms the house retains an atmosphere of a private home and makes for the perfect retreat after a day out and about in the hill country and town.
Dining takes place outside on a sheltered veranda and the menu is different every day offering a fusion of traditional Sri Lankan delicacies with modern international dishes and flavors, using the freshest ingredients to be found in local markets. The fantastic cocktail list, leaves you wanting to stay one more night just to try one more.
In the gardens you will find a yoga pavilion and an infinity pool with a view to die for. You can relax with a delicious cup of green tea while enjoying the company of 59 different species of birds or the hotel will be happy to help you organize a trip to one of the many attractions within easy reach.
All rooms are named after species of butterflies which are found in Sri Lanka, and are styled individually incorporating local fabrics, elegant furniture of various generations and modernized amenities. There are four Ultra Rooms – Red Spot Duke, Peacock Royal, Indian Admiral and Black Rajah. These are larger and boast access onto a verandah with chaise longues, reading chairs, table and other antiques, ideal for more private dining and relaxing. There are also five Deluxe Rooms – Sunbeam, Cornelian, Monkey Puzzle, Pioneer and Lime Butterfly.
|Red Spot Duke||
A spacious and comfortable double room, opening onto a wide verandah. There is a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, sofa, large cupboards and other antique furniture. It also features a luxurious bathroom with a bath tub as well as a separate shower, WC and double-basins.
With arched doors opening onto an outdoor verandah, this room also features a distinctive bathroom with an octagonal stone bath tub as well as separate shower, WC and double-basins. There is a king-size bed with mosquito net, sofa, large cupboard and other antique furniture. There’s a double swing-hammock in a “secret” garden nearby. Can be booked with adjoining Deluxe double bedroom - Monkey Puzzle.
On the upper floor around the inner courtyard, opening onto its own outer verandah, this large room looks towards luscious green paddy fields and the infinity pool. It features a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, sofa, large cupboard and other antique furniture. A luxurious bathroom has a cast-iron bathtub as well as a separate shower, WC and double-basins.
Red Spot Duke’s sister room, this spacious double room opens onto a wide verandah. It has a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, sofa, large cupboards and other antique furniture. There is a luxurious bathroom with a bath tub as well as a separate shower, WC and double-basins.
On the upper floor around the inner courtyard, with access to a verandah with chaise longues and views to the jungle. There is a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, cupboard and other antique furniture, and the luxurious bathroom features a bath tub as well as separate shower, WC and double-basins.
On the upper floor around the inner courtyard, the room boasts a view over the stunning jungle-fringed infinity pool. There is a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, cupboard and other antique furniture. A luxurious bathroom features a cast-iron bath tub as well as separate shower, WC and double-basins.
This room features a private verandah and is nestled right into the garden, where your own swing-hammock awaits you. There are two queen size four-poster beds mosquito nets, cupboard, sofa and other antique furniture. A luxurious bathroom has a shower, WC and double basins.
This room is on the upper floor with access from the inner courtyard. It a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, cupboard and other antique furniture. A luxurious bathroom features a cast-iron bathtub as well as a separate shower, WC and double-basins.
Please note children under 12 years are not accepted at The Kandy House.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool and a restaurant serving a mouth watering fusion of traditional Sri Lankan delicacies and ingredients with modern international dishes and flavors. There is a massage room with a masseur on call.
The Kandy House offers complimentary hiking, use of the swimming pool and you can spot 59 species of birds in and around the hotel. Activities at an additional cost include cultural visits, yoga, Ayurveda and there is golf at Victoria Golf Club. Local attractions include the historic Temple of the Tooth, the Peradeniya Gardens – the Botanical "Kew" of Kandy, the glass murals in the serene, open-air, hill-top Trinity Chapel and the beautiful sanctuary forest of Uddawattakale.
Location & Directions
Kandy, Sri Lanka
The Kandy House is located 20-minutes outside Kandy's town center, close to the geographic center of Sri Lanka.
When to go
Year round destination. Because the Hill Country it so high up it rarely gets unbearably hot. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours. June to September are the driest months here, when there’s almost no rain at all.