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TripAdvisor’s Top 10 B&Bs in Kandy

Located in the central province of Sri Lanka, Kandy is known as the hill capital and is situated almost 500 metres above sea level. The city boasts lush vistas, picturesque waterfalls and deep and verdant valleys as well as many temples and street markets.

For those planning a trip to Kandy who want to experience something a little more intimate than a hotel, a B&B just might be the answer. TripAdvisor has put together its list of top 10 B&Bs to lay your head in Kandy, according to its community of reviewers*:


1. Kandy Guest House

Located on the banks of a beautiful river, surrounded by lush vegetation and coconut trees, Kandy Guest House is only a few kilometres away from the city, but offers a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle. All of the rooms boast stunning views of the jungle, private garden and river. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “If you are going to Kandy, stay here, superb! Fantastic food, great rooms, fabulous setting and lovely people.”

2. Jungle Tide

Standing within a tea estate on a hillside, Jungle Tide is set in three acres of tropical gardens with a stream and swimming pool. The house offers spectacular views towards the Knuckles Range of mountains, and the mighty rock of Oorogala. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Jungle Tide is spotlessly clean, the beds are comfy, the food is delicious and plentiful and the large verandah - great for bird-watching and just chilling.”

3. Madugalle Friendly Family Guest House

In close proximity to the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy museum, Butterfly garden, Udawatte Kale forest and View point, the guest house is also ten minutes’ walk from Kandy Lake. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Had a lovely stay here last month. The service was incredible, nothing was too much trouble and we felt like we were at home.”

4. Sevana Guest House

Nestled in the valley of Kandy, just ten minutes’ walk from the city, Sevana Guest House has fifteen tastefully designed rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms and some offer their own balcony overlooking the lush Kandy landscape. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This was a really good value, clean and welcoming family-run guest house, with good facilities.”

5. Elegant Guest House

Offering travellers a choice of four pleasant rooms, this guesthouse offers rooms equipped with WiFi and a television. Guests can enjoy on-site leisure and sports facilities in the beautiful garden. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Elegant Guest house was by far the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka over our three annual trips to this country.”

6. Kandy Greenview Hotel

Located within walking distance to all the famous attractions, shopping and entertainment in Kandy, the Kandy Greenview Hotel is less than one kilometre to the Temple of the Tooth and the Kandy Lake. Facilities include 24hr room service, family rooms, babysitting and laundry service. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Loved it here. Clean rooms, beautiful gardens, good value for money.”

7. Sujatha's Homestay

Sujatha opens up her family’s home to travellers looking for a glimpse of true everyday Sri Lankan life. The house is nestled in a small quiet suburb of Kandy, just a ten minute drive away from the city centre. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Coming to Sujatha’s was like coming home. Their house is very cosy with a well-kept garden.”

8. Halgolla Plantation Home

The ancestral home of a family that has lived there for three generations, Halgolla Plantation Home is situated off the beaten track in the mid-country of Sri Lanka, 20 kilometres from Kandy. This working plantation offers guests peace and relaxation and is ideal for those who love nature and hiking. Three spacious suites are available along with healthy, delicious Sri Lankan food. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “The standard of hospitality was that of Sri Lanka at its best. Emil and Arlene made every effort to make my stay as enjoyable as possible.”

9. St Bridget's Guest House

Offering ten guestrooms with private bathrooms, St Bridget’s Guest House is located within the city of Kandy. Some of the rooms boast balconies which overlook the guesthouse’s garden. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “St Bridget's is perfect if you like being close to the city but far enough away to enjoy the beautiful gardens and wildlife Sri Lanka has to offer.”


10. NO: 26 D Guesthouse

Located on a quiet lane just 20 metres from Kandy Lake, No: 26 D Guesthouse is within easy walking distance to the Kandy City Centre. The guesthouse boasts a roof-top terrace which offers panoramic views of Kandy Lake and the hills of Udawattekelle Sanctuary. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “A very friendly guesthouse in a family atmosphere. The best and nicest rooms we had in our five week trip – not expensive and quality far above its price range.”

For more information on Kandy, go to TripAdvisor's Kandy page.  

*List is according to TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index.  Please note the Popularity Index is dynamic and can change at any time.  List was accurate as of 27 February 2013.