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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I very much doubt I will ever be in a hotel that is like walking through someone's imagination ever again! There is so much to look at! The hotel is a little tired and areas are in need of some tlc to bring it back to what it was in the past. Dinner was fantastic - set meal of 3...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We came to Sri Lanka on our honeymoon and were all set for our big adventure exploring all things new and different which is why we opted to stay at Helga's Folly on our second night. As we pulled up to the hotel we were really excited and when we went in we were buzzing off how different the place...

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Dear Sir/ Madam. So very sorry that your room was not up to scratch. Did you complain at the time, if so was nothing done. If you could be kind enough to let us know exactly when you came we could find out who was on duty at the time. So very sorry. Wishing you both all the very best...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent a few nights here in december 2015. I'm not a person who usuallly likes to visit a place twice, there are too many new places to discover for that. But I can't get Helgas Folly out of my mind. It's a magical place, no words can be used to explain the experience! I keep travelling back in my mind,...

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Dear Madam. Thank you so very much for visiting us, and thank you too for taking your valuable time to write your gracious review about 'our' home, which it is to many, who have been here for many, many decades, apart from Madam Helga and her husband. It is always so much appreciated when guests understand and enjoy what our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Helga's Folly is well worth a visit. I have honestly never been anywhere in the world quite like it. It is definitely worth going for drinks, and maybe dinner (although don't expect anything too spectacular) but I can't honestly justify the price of staying here. Were it $100 a night you'd be pretty happy, just for the experience of staying...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I were warned by our driver that the hotel was haunted, and tried to convince us to stay at a more modern, luxurious, very beige, hotel on another hilltop. We assured him that this was our preference. The manor rewards the curious - be sure to wander down every corridor, try to find the pool at night,...

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Dear Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write your gracious review of 'our' home which it is not only to Madam Helga and her husband but to many of us who have been here for many, many, many decades and which is much appreciated by all . Makes it all worthwhile...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit when staying in Kandy. Be careful where you sit down. I sat in cat poop when sitting on a couch. Staff was not impressed and not helpful at all. Managed to clean them under a water tap outside. While waiting for it to dry a bit they asked us to pay 4!! Dollar per person for...

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Dear Madam. So very sorry to hear this. Our 3 month kitten brothers Tommy and Toby are normally well trained, very sorry that one missed his tray. Please let us know when this was, as we would like to inquire what happened. Tea: Hotels pay service charge and taxes on everything here, some places miss out. Were you not offered...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pink walls with silver trees growing clouds for leaves... candles wax lyrical as they grow towards the zodiac ceiling like stalagmites... you could stay two weeks like I did and still not have tasted everything on the menu or grasped the artful kindness of those who have been before. The family stories go back and back and remind me to...

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Dear Madam. Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write your two lovely reviews of our home, and the other review for the food. Home which it is not only to Madam Helga and her husband but to many of us who have been here for many, many, many decades.. Your review is much appreciated by all....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this hotel just for a few beers was the best thing I did in Sri Lanka! Forget the hikes, wildlife, tea plantations etc., just come to Sri Lanka for this alone! My only regret is not sleeping there! I don't want to say too much as the less you know in advance the better! Surreal experience for which you...

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking your valuable time to write your lovely review about our home, which it is to many of us who have been here for many, many, many decades, and which is much appreciated by all the 'family' at Helga's Folly. All the very best for 2017 and much look forward to...

Nürnberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience and a lovely must have seen! The place is spooky and created with lots of love and fantasy. You meet many funny people there as well! We enjoyed the atmosphärische and the setting and we hope that this fantasy House will remain!!

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking time to write your lovely review, which is much appreciated by all. All the VERY best for 2917 and look forward to welcoming you back.

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funky place. Very different from the rest. You can buy a ticket to have a look inside and drink something. The lounge area is great and the have nice cold drinks. The food is terrible though! You can only choose between two meals, both Eurapean, and we gave most of to the cat. Rooms are old and musty. Bit of...

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly, responded to this review

Dear sir. Very sorry that you left unhappy. We have a very wide menu if you come before 4.30-5pm, after that we have a set menu, which changes daily. Menu ALWAYS includes Mulled wine Soup of the day with our freshly baked dinner rolls. A Vegetarian which is Eastern. [Owner is Sri Lankan and likes to promote her Sri Lankan...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HF is just a Sri Lankan’s home with some history and color, backed by jungle, and if expecting a regular hotel experience, best go elsewhere.... quite a different concept to a normal hotel. Please be assured that you should be interested in our hospitality, we will be delighted to assist you..Thank You ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helga's Folly

Address: 70 Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: €87 - €121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Helga's Folly 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Helga`s Folly Hotel Kandy
Helgas Folly Kandy
Helgas Folly Hotel Kandy
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
#14 Family Hotel in Kandy
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“Come here to chill out for a few hours in the afternoon/evening so you can see it both in the daytime and night.”
 of 5 bubbles 62juliannep, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Better to visit than stay”
 of 5 bubbles grahame663, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Monkeys try to get inside, (especially when the bread rolls are baking), so keep the door to the balcony closed!”
 of 5 bubbles JulieP942, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms that overlook the Kandy valley.”
 of 5 bubbles Bournemouth_ASD, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The bathrooms have slots to the floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 863elked, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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