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The Kandy House At Night

The Kandy House

The Kandy House At Night

The Kandy House

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The ancestral home of one of Kandy's most influential aristocratic families, Ratwatte Walauwa was built by Chief Minister Ratwatte Adigar in 1804. It is located on the eastern hills of the town on a spice estate. This beautifully restored manor house still retains the atmosphere of a private country mansion of the British Raj while providing seclusion and serenity in a lovely countryside setting amidst a spice estate of rolling hills on the edge of Kandy. The luxury boutique hotel has nine suites set around a magnificent central courtyard.



The bedrooms are the finest in Kandy, with four-poster beds, soft white linen, concrete-washed bathrooms and antique bathtubs. Nine luxury suites are filled with Dutch antique furniture, each with a colonial character brought to life with contemporary silks and cottons. Four poster beds are provided within each room and floor to ceiling shutter windows overlook the gardens. The modern en suite bathrooms feature showers and a Victorian bathtub.


Deluxe Rooms

Monkey Puzzle Sunbeam and Lime Butterfly are spacious rooms on the ground floor.


Super Deluxe Rooms

Indian Red Admiral Cornelian and The Pioneer are three main Gallery Rooms with en suite bathrooms that circle the atrium courtyard. 


Ultra Deluxe Rooms

Black Rajah Garden Suite, Peacock Royal and Red Spot Duke Rooms are located on the front and sides of the house are 3 Verandah Suites that are very spacious and boast their own verandah overlooking the front pepper estate.


Interconnecting Rooms: No

Family Rooms: No

Children Under 12 Are Not Allowed At The Kandy House


Fine Dining

Guests can dine in style in the wonderful original dining room or less formally on the verandah overlooking the Kandyan hills. The daily menu is dominated with fresh local produce but the chef takes inspiration from around the world. The hotel offers 24-hour room service.


The main house is on two stories with a central atrium courtyard, typical of many colonial homes to circulate the air. There is a sweeping Jackwood staircase and the central sitting room opens on to the verandah where the sun streams in during the early evenings.


There is a stunning swimming pool landscaped into the surrounding paddy fields.


What We Say

The Kandy House is one of the most in-demand deluxe properties in Sri Lanka. There is a small issue of its location being slightly away from the town centre, but once you get there it rarely fails to disappoint. A masterful renovation by architect Channa Daswatte manages to brilliantly combine the essence of colonial era splendour with tropical modernism.


Best Time To Go

The best time to visit Kandy is undoubtedly during July or August of each year when the 10 night Kandy Perahera Festival transforms the city into an amazing spectacle of colour and street processions.


Room Rates




01.05.13 – 31.10.13


01.11.12 - 30.04.13


* Supplements May Apply During Peak Periods

Including The Summer Holiday Season and X Mas And New Year Season.


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