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“Heavenly, peaceful, relaxing place”
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Front aspect of Mandalay Swimming pool, overlooking one of the cabanas and paddy fields below
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55 reviews
Mandalay viewed from pool
Front aspect of Mandalay
Swimming pool, overlooking one of the cabanas and paddy fields below
Second cabana
Garden and treehouse
Mandalay's beautifully manicured grounds
Pool cabana and sun loungers
Mandalay illuminated at dusk
Master bedroom
Overlooking second cabana from master bedroom balcony
Second bedroom
Third bedroom
Fresh local fruit breakfast, prepared by your chef
Mandalay's team of staff and its fleet of vehicles
Picking our own tea
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Darga Town, Western Province

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gillyjazz
Upton upon Severn UK
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9 reviews
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“Heavenly, peaceful, relaxing place”
Reviewed 21 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Just returned from this delighttful villa amidst paddy fields and set in glorious gardens. The accommodation is comfortable and a proper home. There are lots of places to sit both inside, on the verandah and in the gardens. The pool is beautiful and immaculately kept as is the property. Almost the best thing about it was the Manager and his attentive staff who made our holiday really special. Nothing was too much trouble. The chef cooked us some amazing meals and we were able to go to the markets and purchase the ingredients which is always fun. I urge anyone who wants an 'away from it all' holiday to go - we certainly will visit again.

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Liked best: Peaceful situation and atmosphere plus wonderful management
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2012 for a stay in January 2011

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Liked best: The quiet location.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Tim R
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic, the best holiday ever”
Reviewed 1 October 2012 for a stay in February 2012

We stayed at the Mandalay during February, we found Sudu and his staff took care of everything, even the meals ( what service ? ) The rooms were cleaned everyday, they even moved our belongings, dusted, and polished every surface in our room and made the beds!
Would recommend this villa and its location for anyone wanting to " chill out " We will all be returning to be pampered very soon, once again many thanks for fantastic, safe and enjoyable time in Sri Lanka.

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Liked best: location,
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Duncan D
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Holiday of a lifetime”
Reviewed 29 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Thank you Thank you Mrs Lafdi, for giving us the privilege to rent your beautiful home "Manderlay", we were in oar of the hospitality given to us by Sudu and the house boy Chatturanga, Patti the chef, the gardener, and DJ the manager, they were so attentive to our every need, the food was so beautifully cooked, and fit for a queen and presented to us with loving tender care, "Manderlay" is a magical place with fantastic views and wonderful gardens kept to a fantastically high standard.

Sudu you are a wonderful man, I can not thank you enough for the attention and care that you gave to my 86 year old mother, she had a holiday of a lifetime she has stated as we all have that she would love to visit Sri Lanka next year and stay at "Manderlay", if you will have us.

During our stay in Sri Lanka we visited numerous places for example the Tea plantations, the Elephant Orphanage, the Buddhist temples, in fact we toured the country from top to bottom and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our Teenage son had a wonderful time as well, he was not bored for a single second, there was so much for him to see and do and he loved the company of Sudu, and the staff at "Manderlay".

We have extensively travelled the world as a family and yet have never had such a wonderful experience as Sri Lanka, the culture, the people but most of all the kindness and consideration given to us whilst stopping at "Manderlay" by Sudu and the staff, we felt safe and secure at all times and as a recently retired front line Police Officer I can say that is fantastically reassuring.

I would highly recommend Sri Lanka to anyone, what a fabulous country, but most of all I would like to thank you Sudu for making our holiday such a memorable one.without you and the staff we would not have experienced Sri Lanka to its full potential.

A 50th birthday never to be forgotten.

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Liked best: The Staff, The food, the facilities
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Adam V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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“The perfect family retreat”
Reviewed 29 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed at Mandalay for 3 weeks with my family of 5. 3 boys aged 5 years, 3 years and 8month old.
We had an amazing hoilday, Sri Lanka is a beautiful place with beautiful people. We were made to feel at home so much so the children wanted to stay!
Lots to do and see and fantastic staff to look after us.

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Liked best: Friendly staff
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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