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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent three days at this hotel with my friends and family and will like to share my experience. The property is far away from Kandy town and you do not have access to any nearby shop for even small purchases.Lot of time is lost travelling to and from this hotel. The rooms are not having proper facilities. Bathrooms are...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is at Kundsale, 30 minutes away from Kandy with a nice view of lush green hills and situated on the bank of a river. Those who come here to relax would like the peace and birds chirping all around. The GM and his staff are very helpful . However the negatives are .. 1) The approach road is...

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hotel looks good but difficult to locate as it is in the interior from the main road - no signage at all. It has good view of the mountain. First night we were not given a good room (Cleaning is questionable), minibar not serviced, mosquito repellant not provided, cupboard too small and there was no mirror (You need to use...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The place was really good and the staff was too. But it could have been more peaceful if their construction workers were not there. We received their dinner which was OK and a superb breakfast. And for the lunch, they got confirmed our preferences and finally said that they thought we were planning to go without having lunch. They managed...

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a very good place where you can enjoy with kids & Family. Nice location. Very clean rooms with more space in the newly built area.Very good for relaxation. Manjula is a very helpful manager with a good attitude. Food is quite ordinary where break fast is upto the standard. we dint get a buffet lunch & it was...

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Dear Lakshan thank you for selecting serendip stone during your stay in kandy. we are certainly delighted & looking forward to extend the high standard of services to all our valued guests, in the meantime we are awaiting to welcome you even for your next visit to our hotel when you are visiting kandy Warm Regards, Jayman

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I spent two nights at Serendip Stone Bungalow. A mansion built in colonial style. Initially I reserved for one night but extended it to two nights immediately after I visited the hotel. The environment is so serene with a wonderful view of Mahaweli river flowing in front of the hotel. Staff is so friendly, kind and full of hospitality. Food...

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dear valued Guest, Thank you for selecting serendip stone during your visit to kandy & we are delighted with your valuable comment .we certainly looking forward to welcome you once again to our hotel even in your next trip to Kandy & serve you even better Thank you & warm regards Jayman

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This hotel is fairly well located for those who want to visit Kandy while indulge themselves in a cozy and sophisticated place outside of the city. Room are spacious and the 2 pools are splendid. We had diner and it was luscious.

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Thank you for patronizing serendip stone during your stay in Kandy we are certainly looking forward to welcome you once again during your next visit to sri Lanka Warm regards, Jayman

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place with delicius food and perfect service. We was her for roundtrip and are so welcome here. The outside Poole are perfect for relaxing after long days and the Inside Pool its to enjoy. We are happy to come back

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Dear Valued guest thank you for selecting serendip stone Kandy during your Holiday in sri Lanka we are certainly looking forward to welcome you even in your next visit to kandy & serve you better Warm regards. jayman

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

An old bungalow with beautiful interior furnishings and lovingly created aesthetic. sublime location with infinity pool over the river. excellent service. rooms in the old bungalow definitely worth it. the shower room was wonderful!! the food was great too.

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dear valued guest thank you & we are delighted to hear this commendation.we look forward to welcome you once again in your next visit to sri Lanka warm regards, sumudhu

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice property situated a bit outside Kandy. We were given a room in the new wing which I believe was newly constructed. A river flows just outside the property which makes the view from the pool very scenic. The chef also prepared vegetarian food to our liking which we found a tad difficult to find across the...

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Dear guest thank you & we would like to apologize about the roadway & we have taken steps to develop the same with in short time . we are looking forward to welcome you once again to our hotel when you visit srilanka Best Wishes sumudu

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serendip Stone Bungalow is beautifully located on two acres of lush tropical gardens near the Mahaweli River. Set in a rural area, the hotel is an ideal location from which to explore Kandy and yet be removed from the hustle and bustle of the town. Serendip is a refurbished colonial bungalow that has been caringly renovated maintaining the old architectural features and infusing them with elements of contemporary design. The interiors are stylishly finished with soothing neutral colours, and a blend of antiques and modern furniture, cooling cement floors, wooden pillars and verandahs. You can relax in a planter’s chair on the verandah or soak in the Jacuzzi in the back garden. At night dine under the stars surrounded by scented candles and oil lamps. The garden has some lovely fruit trees that attract numerous species of birds. Rooms: The hotel has seven bedrooms, named Saffron, Jasmin, Habarala, Jack Fruit, Araliya Shade, Mahaweli View and Sunshine – all with beautifully designed interiors and stylishly designed ensuite bathrooms. All of the rooms are furnished with antique canopied double or twin beds. En suite bathrooms are completed with polished cement infused with colour and solar powered hot water showers. The Sunshine Suite is the largest and most spacious and has a King sized bed. Saffron and Jackfruit have an inter-connecting doorway making it ideal for families; the Mahaweli View and Araliya Shade rooms are located at the front of the house and have the best views of the garden and river. Interconnecting Rooms: Yes (Saffron And Jackfruit Rooms) Family Rooms: No Fine Dining: Vegetarian meals are served at the Serendip Stone Bungalow and are prepared with fresh vegetables from nearby villages, herbs and spices. Sri Lankan rice and curries as well as western dishes are served in the garden or by the pool according to guest’s wishes. Alcoholic beverages including wines and cocktails are available. Serendip has a chef who is personally trained by the owner and housekeeping staff who is helpful and discreet. Facilities: The spacious lounge area opens out to the front verandah and has satellite TV, telephone and Wi Fi internet. There is a swimming pool with Jacuzzi at the back with sun loungers. What We Say This is a great alternative to the resort type hotels at Kandy with some smartly designed room interiors that bring a modern touch to a colonial period bungalow. Located in a suburb just outside Kandy, but close enough to get to the town centre within 20 minutes. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serendip Stone Bungalow & Hotel

Address: Bamunu Pola Road, Kundasale 20168, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kundasale
Price Range: €91 - €104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Serendip Stone Bungalow & Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Please check room before admission - Not all rooms are good for staying with family”
 of 5 bubbles arjo1709, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Better not to choose newly constructed rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles RosyU, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the front rooms opened to front yard if you want to enjoy the luxurious cement bed”
 of 5 bubbles Jamie2258, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the rooms in the old bungalow rather than the new annexe for the original feel.”
 of 5 bubbles leips, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room in front of the garden”
 of 5 bubbles 132erikc, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
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