Andrew’s Place, Kandy

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Breakfast
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Parking
  • Private rooms
  • TV
  • WiFI


Polwatte House is a beautiful riverside home and only a 15min drive (8km) from Kandy. It's nestled in one of the few remaining old coconut estates in the area and is in the perfect position to explore Kandy and the surrounding highlights or just put your feet up with a book and enjoy the peace and quiet.

The house was built by the British Army during the British rule in the 1940's as an Officers Mess. The house has history and now has a style all of its own.

While staying in a mixed Sri Lankan / English home, you can experience real Sri Lankan life, while enjoying the benefits of English hosts with tons of local knowledge. The host is a family with young children & 3 dogs (the dogs live outside and are not allowed in the house). You can taste the variety of traditional Sri Lankan home cooking, made with fresh ingredients, with a few western dishes thrown in.

Room Details

1 Double Room - Attached Bathroom

1 Double Room - Shared Bathroom

1 Twin/Double Room - Shared Bathroom

Wi-Fi, Large Garden, Laundry - available at reasonable rates, Iron & Ironing Board, Parking, Inside Non-Smoking.

Breakfast (Included)

A choice of either Sri Lankan or Continental (bread, eggs, fruit, tea or coffee).

Lunch & Dinner
LUNCH - Rice & curry, fruit, tea or coffee - Rs. 600/-
DINNER - Western or Sri Lankan, with fruit or dessert, tea or coffee - Rs. 750/-

Please request meals in advance during your stay. And let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.


The house is a ten minute walk to the main bus route to Kandy, with frequent buses to Kandy (journey to Kandy takes around 15mins depending on time of travel). From the bus you can catch a tuk tuk to our house, or if the host is free they may pick you up from the main road. From Kandy you can catch a tuk tuk to Polwatte House for around Rs 700, Please call the host if you need assistance with giving the driver directions.

For journeys around Kandy or exploring further afield, The host can recommend a reliable driver with AC car to help you explore this beautiful area.

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