Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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Coffee Bungalow Kandy

Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy No. 68, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
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Royal Suite
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Food was fresh and delicious, served in style!
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#43 of 120 hotels in Kandy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Coffee Bungalow Kandy, operates as a Boutique Villa.Originally built in 1860's, we seek to indulge you in luxury and absolute comfort. Offering seven suites each hosting a uniquely spectacular view of the surrounding landscape. The rooms at the Coffee Bungalow Kandy encapsulate the perfect blend between traditional Kandyan and colonial furnishings, to create an atmosphere of comfortable elegance. We serve International and local cuisine at our fine dining restaurant "Gilbert's". Our infinity fresh water pool offers excellent views of the surrounding Hunasgiriya and Knuckels range of mountains and the ancient Royal city of Kandy and the Kandy lake.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Adults only
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Dishwasher
Extra long beds
Bidet
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala

Location

Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy No. 68, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Polgolla Reservoir Airport
Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport
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Razeen S wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, null, Singapore9 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my third visit to Coffee Bungalow and the second for my mother. We were last there for Christmas 2018. I can't think of a better location for a stay in Kandy, away from the noise and congestion of the town, and with breathtaking vistas of the lake, the Tooth Temple, Udawattekelle and the hills and mountains beyond. Our welcome was as warm and homely as it was a year earlier. We had a full Sri Lankan breakfast on the verandah, enjoying the glorious view from the garden and pool.I noticed more personal touches to the decor: Kandyan furniture from bygone days, and memorabilia from the owners' family, who hail from Kandyan aristocracy. My mother had the delightful ground floor room by the pool, and I had one of the rooms upstairs with an even better view of Kandy and the hill ranges beyond. I look forward to a repeat visit before too long.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The two upstairs rooms either side of the staircase have the best views
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Response from Thusitha Paranagama, Owner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Responded 24 Jan 2023
Dear Razeen, Thank you for returning to Coffee Bungalow Kandy and for this wonderful review. We strive each day to make all our guests feel relaxed and comfortable. We take great pride in paying attention to detail and providing our guests with a personalized service to ensure their stay with us is memorable. Aspects that make Coffee Bungalow so unique is our Kandyan cuisine and the breathtaking uninterrupted city and mountain views. We are both delighted and humbled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a great pleasure to host you; Thank you for being a wonderful guest. We would love to welcome you back to Coffee Bungalow Kandy for your next holiday. Wishing you Happy & Safe Travels! Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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taliward wrote a review Dec 2022
Warwick, United Kingdom1,986 contribution472 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a welcome! The hotel is tucked away in the hills above Kandy, although within easy reach of the city. It offers spectacular views of the city, jungle and the Knuckles Mountain Range.

Head just past Helga's Folly and it will be the first property on your right. Go down the stairs on arrival and you'll be greeted by the friendliest staff with cold towels and a cooling drink.

We were staying in the lake view junior suite located on the top floor with wonderful views of Kandy below. The room is huge with a tall vaulted ceiling and a four poster canopy bed. The bathroom is one of the largest we've seen in Sri Lanka. Each room has a roll top bath and walk in shower. They also provide a coffee body scrub but no individual shampoo/body wash etc. There is a good hairdryer provided and a laptop sized safe. They had UK plugs, a fan in place of AC which works well and you don't really need AC here.

The infinity pool here is lovely and refreshing but not too cold, even on a cooler day in December. There are comfortable loungers and pool towels provided.

Breakfast was superb. We enjoyed fruits, toast (the first actual toast on our trip, mostly it's warm bread), hoppers and a Sri Lankan omelette. On our departure day we had an early start to catch the train and they kindly made us up a breakfast bag with fruits and sandwiches.

We also enjoyed a traditional Sri Lankan dinner in the evening which was delicious. The property has a lovely verandah and so no matter what the weather you can enjoy a meal outdoors overlooking the city lights.

The staff are just wonderful and cater to every need. Everything is just perfect here from the cleaning (everything sparkles) to the placing of cutlery. One day we were relaxing and we were offered cinnamon tea and cucumber sandwiches which was lovely as we'd not had lunch as we'd been travelling. Thank you to Adrian, the chef Dinusha, Sameer and the gardener/security guy whose name we didn't get but was lovely. The genial proprietor himself spoke to us at length, and went out of his way to make us feel like part of the family.

I couldn't think of a better place to stay in Kandy. Close enough to town but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility and views.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The top floor rooms have a great view, especially the suites.
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Response from Thusitha Paranagama, Owner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Responded 24 Jan 2023
Dear Taliward: Thank you for visiting Coffee Bungalow Kandy and taking the time to write this review. We take great pride in paying attention to detail and providing our guests with a personalized service to ensure their stay with us is memorable. Aspects that make Coffee Bungalow so unique is our High Coffee, the Kandyan cuisine and the breathtaking uninterrupted city and mountain views. We are both delighted and humbled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team was delighted to hear your comments. It was a great pleasure to host you; Thank you for being a wonderful guest. We would love to welcome you back to Coffee Bungalow Kandy for your next holiday. Wishing you Happy & Safe Travels! Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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Matt J wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two lovely nights at Coffee Bungalow as part of our honeymoon trip around Sri Lanka. The hotel is placed on a hill with incredible views of the city. It provided welcome calm from the hustle and bustle below.

Upon arrival we were greeted very warmly with a welcome cocktail, and history of the unique property.

Service was excellent throughout our stay, with everything catered for promptly.

A really special effort was made on Christmas eve with a 5 course menu, gifts, decorations and fireworks.

We highly recommend this hotel and hope to return one day!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: corner room, second floor, overlooking pool and Kandy view
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Response from Thusitha Paranagama, Owner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Responded 24 Jan 2023
Dear Matt, Thank you for visiting Coffee bungalow Kandy and for this wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to host you; Thank you for being a wonderful guest. We would be delighted to host you again so do let us know the next time you are visiting Kandy. Wishing you Happy & Safe Travels! Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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MjTj688 wrote a review Jan 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 6 days and nights; each of which was unforgettable in it’s own way
The location, hotel, views and staff are all of the highest quality, with a special mention to the chef whose cuisine was of particular note. Nothing is too much trouble for them to ensure a memorable stay.

This would be our first choice on return the the area
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Thusitha Paranagama, Owner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Responded 24 Jan 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting Coffee bungalow Kandy and for this wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to host you; Thank you for being a wonderful guest. We would be delighted to host you again so do let us know the next time you are visiting Kandy. Wishing you Happy & Safe Travels! Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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bethorda wrote a review Feb 2023
fort lauderdale13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family stayed at the Coffee Bungalow Kandy over the Christmas holidays. We were treated like absolute royalty and enjoyed a most wonderful Christmas dinner with our host, and owner of the resort, Thusitha. The house has been in his family for many years, until he refurbished it as a boutique hotel, and so the physical building has much character and history. We saw his incredible family photos from 19th and 20th century that capture the history of Kandy and of Sri Lanka as well. It was an exciting and narrow drive up through the hills to the hotel itself, but worth it for the great views from the grounds. The rooms were very comfortable and traditionally furnished with upgraded modern fixtures in the bathrooms. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tonymontana2122 wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My recent stay at Coffee Bungalow Kandy was a rejuvenating experience. As soon as I stepped foot on the property I was greeted by the warm hospitality of the staff followed by the breathtaking view that ensues once you step onto the immaculately maintained garden. The location of the property provides a peaceful, meditative environment. Located 5 mins drive from Kandy city, allowing for sightseeing.
I look forward to returning!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Thusitha Paranagama, Owner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Responded 24 Jan 2023
Dear Tony, Thank you for visiting Coffee bungalow Kandy. We strive each day to offer an enjoyable and memorable experience for all our guests so, we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. It was a great pleasure to host you; Thank you for being a wonderful guest. Let us know the next time you are visiting Kandy and we would love to welcome you back to Coffee Bungalow Kandy. Wishing you Happy & Safe Travels! Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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Matthew G wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the most wonderful dinner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. The team were so accommodating of lots of different requests and went out of their way to make it a very special evening - the food was delicious, the setting spectacular (stunning views over Kandy) and the service impeccable.

We ate outside but were shown inside the house, which is beautiful. It would be great to stay next time we are in Kandy.

Coffee Bungalow Kandy comes highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Thusitha Paranagama, Owner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Responded 24 Jan 2023
Dear Matthew: Thank you for selecting Coffee Bungalow Kandy to celebrate a special occasion and taking the time to write this review. We take great pride in paying attention to detail and providing our guests with a personalized service to ensure their stay with us is memorable. We are delighted and humbled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was a great pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back to Coffee Bungalow Kandy in the near future! Wishing you Happy & Safe Travels! Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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Sitara F wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers stayed at the Coffee Bungalow for 3 nights in late Dec ‘23. The Bungalow is nestled in the Kandy Hills with stunning views of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Kandy town, lake, and beyond. It sits above the hustle and bustle of the streets beneath in a serene spot with manicured gardens and a beautiful infinity pool. The rooms are opulently decorated, and also have sweeping views across the valley. We dined on the terrace each morning and evening and were also treated to a “High Coffee” experience on the pool deck one afternoon which included a variety of cakes and treats as well as coffee and tea. Staff are friendly and discreet so that you feel like you are in a home rather than a hotel. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ceylonese_Explorer wrote a review Feb 2021
Lausanne, Switzerland30 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the good fortune of spending four nights and five days at the Coffee Bungalow Kandy whilst seeking a city-break away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Although in very close and convenient proximity to "downtown Kandy", I felt as if I was secluded in nature whilst at the Bungalow, albeit connected to the city life with the stunning views. The staff were friendly and hospitable from my arrival until my departure. The Bungalow is styled in a colonial fashion, with tasteful contributions made by the Owner's family. The bathrooms are perhaps the most luxurious in Sri Lanka, and the rooms certainly comfy! I certainly look forward to my next trip to the Coffee Bungalow Kandy.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Every room is unique and luxurious in its own way, but Arabica and Robusta are definitely the...
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Responded 24 Jan 2023
Dear Ceylonese Explorer, Thank you for visiting Coffee bungalow Kandy. We strive each day to offer an enjoyable and memorable experience for all our guests so, we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. It was a great pleasure to host you; Thank you for being a wonderful guest. Let us know the next time you are visiting Kandy and we would love to welcome you back to Coffee Bungalow Kandy. Wishing you Happy & Safe Travels! Coffee Bungalow Kandy
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Charlie P wrote a review Sept 2023
18 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying at the Coffee Bungalow, it really was a home from home. We loved the views and the pool deck area. The staff were brilliant and so attentive and the meals simply superb. The tomato curry and coloured breakfast hoppers were a real treat. Easy walk into Kandy (20 mins+) and then 5 mins back in a rickshaw. Great location.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you make time to enjoy the sitting room area and the pictures, maps and drawings there.
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Response from Paranagama Thusitha, Owner at Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Responded 19 Sept 2023
Glad you and your amazing family enjoyed a happy and memorable experience at the coffee bungalow Kandy.Looking forward to your next visit soon. Thank you for your review on our product which is appreciated. Warm regards,
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Simon C wrote a tip Jan 2024
United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't miss the sunset!"
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Charlie P wrote a tip Sept 2023
18 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you make time to enjoy the sitting room area and the pictures, maps and drawings there."
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Langkapura wrote a tip Feb 2023
Winterswijk Henxel, The Netherlands573 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your time at the bungalow to relax!"
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taliward wrote a tip Dec 2022
Warwick, United Kingdom1,986 contribution472 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The top floor rooms have a great view, especially the suites."
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Ceylonese_Explorer wrote a tip Feb 2021
Lausanne, Switzerland30 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every room is unique and luxurious in its own way, but Arabica and Robusta are definitely the most cozy!"
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PRICE RANGE
€332 - €398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictKandy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coffee Bungalow Kandy
Which popular attractions are close to Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Nearby attractions include Monte Fano (0.4 km) and Sri Maha Badrakali Amman Temple (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vito Wood Fired Pizza, Sharon Inn, and Hideout Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Coffee Bungalow Kandy have airport transportation?
Yes, Coffee Bungalow Kandy offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coffee Bungalow Kandy?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
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