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Country Garden Resort

Via Gadaladeniya,, Wattappola, Kandy, Sri Lanka 20454 (Show on map)

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Good 7.5
based on 52 reviews

"Fabulous Location, Beautifully restored old building with..."

  • Christopher, United Kingdom
  • October 12, 2014
  • Area: Wattappola
  • Rooms : 11

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Features of Country Garden Resort

24-hour room service

airport transfer


business center

car park

coffee shop

executive floor

family room

laundry service

meeting facilities


room service

safety deposit boxes

shuttle service


Sports and Recreation


outdoor pool

pool (kids)


Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

valet parking

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Country Garden Resort is an original manor house of 1885. Thirty minutes to the vivid capital city of the central province and easy access to the Temple of the Tooth enjoy the famous Kandy Dance and shopping offered in the city. The ancient Temple of Embekke, Gadaladeniya, Lankatilaka, and the Botanical Garden in Peradeniya are also within close distance to the hotel. There is a governor’s suite, a luxury cabana with a Jacuzzi, and a private terrace with views of the green valley. A swimming pool on top of the rock, a five-acre plantation with tea, fruit and vegetables, and lots of birds and butterflies surround the place, and visitors can choose to dine at the restaurant, on their private terrace, or at the swimming area. Country Garden Resort is a haven for rest and relaxation and is an ideal place for family vacations or romantic getaways for couples. Country Garden Resort is an original manor house of 1885. Thirty minutes to the vivid capital city of the ... see more
Children Policy
Babykot is given for children up to 3 years and extra charge is $10. Please note that extra bed for children 12 years and below is 50% from room price.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
70 USD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
20. Km

Distance to Airport
90. Km

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Christopher K. Business travelers United Kingdom, October 12, 2014
Hidden Gem

Fabulous Location, Beautifully restored old building with fine antiques, all bedrooms modern and stylish
We loved our stay, but were very surprised you could not buy wine to have with Dinner. The hotel should let guests know in advance there is no alcohol or bar facility at present. However, this was not a problem finally, as the Hotel TukTuk driver went to the supermarket to bring us some gin and tonics... They are constructing a new annex by the pool area and this will not be ready by Christmas. The hillside jungle garden is beautiful, and the concert of jungle sounds at night is memorably unique, with fire-flies twinkling in the bushes adding to the unique atmosphere. We would definitely come back for a longer stay.
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Jianjun F. Families with older children China, August 17, 2014
terrible location, far away from Kandy!

Quiet, good air and view.
Don't try it!
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Jessie C. Couples Australia, June 12, 2014
Value for money, but a little run down.

Good staff, lovely location, good food
The resort could be very good but it falls short on some levels. It has a lovely pool but poor pool furniture, it has lovely rooms but our hot water was not working, it has lovely staff. It could do with some nice touches, such as putting water in the fridges and a kettle in the room and soap in the soap dispensers. Kushan the manager is lovely and really tries.
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Abbas M. Families with young children Pakistan, July 16, 2013
Honey moon resort

Natural beauty , interior and quiet
Comfortable but access to kandy city was quite far like 45 minutes. worst was no wifi it was like cutting off from the rest world
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Tjebbe S. Solo travelers Netherlands, May 28, 2013
Relaxed stay, too short

The room is perfect, close to a fast running small river and tea. The pool is really great for a good swim. The breakfast is perfect and with real strong coffee.
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Egbert V. Groups Netherlands, January 8, 2013
Great stay, wonderful swimming pool on top of rock

Breakfast and dinner with home made specialities, jacuzzi, swimming pool, wonderful nature, very friendly staff
we were welcomed in the evening with a delicious dinner prepared by the chef cook. and found our bed decorated with fresh flowers for our honeymoon. the staff did everything to please us and was very friendly. next morning we enjoyed a real good breakfast with a variety of food including fresh fruit from the garden and a real good strong coffee. the jacuzzi for 2 was another thing we enjoyed very much….. we will for sure return to this relaxing place for a much longer stay. for this the hotel bus shuttle from the airport to the hotel is another good thing to mention.
Restaurant Tip: SriRam in Colombo Street in Kandy, a cosy small restaurant with delicious Indian food and a very friendly staff
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Narayana P. Families with young children India, December 27, 2012
Very far from Kandy

Well appointed rooms
Good thing, we got a free upgrade of one of our rooms to a Governor's suite. This hotel is in the middle of nowhere. While the rooms are well appointed, the service is pathetic. Jaccussi did not work. The breakfast is just a few slices of bread and half omelet each and limited cut fruits or juice (not both). The gala dinner was like wise, not at all value for money.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: This place is for relaxing and not a convenient location if one were to go to Kandy and other places around.
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Yuhong T. Families with young children China, December 26, 2012
Terrible service

Special location in the jungles
The waiters and receiption cannot speak very well English, difficulties in communication. We stayed 2nights but for the 2nd day nobody take care of the room service; on request, finally they did the cleaning. Very expensive restaurant. Finally when check-out, they made also wrong calculation and wanted to charge more money, incredible!
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Carly J. Couples August 18, 2012
Such a quaint little hotel with a real homely feel

Location was great as we're the staff.
This hotel was so unique and really quirky. The staff were great and so helpful. Breakfast was great and fruit came from the hotel garden. I would go back here again as it was so relaxing and made a great hideaway.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Have your own driver to pick you up as this place is very remote.
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Joost K. Solo travelers Belgium, July 17, 2012
Creatively built & decorated Resort in Full Nature

Calmness of the place, beautiful setting of the swimming pool, kindness and service of Staff
One can easily see that this Boutique Hotel is in full development: at the time of writing, an annex of 12 rooms is being built on top of the 6 existing cottages (mine with jacuzzi!). Located in the countryside, the Resort has a great potential to develop activities with focus either on the vacationer (f.ex. newly-weds, but also nature-loving adventure-seekers) or on the business-segment (meeting place for businessmen or training center for Top & Middle Management of companies). A 'baby-pool'is in place, but the cottages and (future) hotel rooms are more sized on couples or individual travelers (I didn't see any children's playground yet). As the place is situated in the countryside, I think more adventurous activities organised in cooperation with existing SL eco-tourism companies on one hand could be an option (I can't cite names here, but one of them organizes even hot-air balloon rides f.ex.), while for facilitating training activities one could approach middle-size and larger companies with direct marketing. A more visible indication (panels) of the Resort's location alongside the road would have made finding it easier.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: I stayed only two nights at the end of my SL journey, so I didn't doze around that much. I appreciated very much the 'three temples-loop' (Gadaladeniya, Lankatilake and most of all the wooden temple of Embekke). And, of course, Kandy is not that far.
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To arrive at Hotel Country Garden, guests coming from Colombo and Bandaranaika Airport or from Kandy need to take the Colombo road. In Pilimathalawa, guests need to take the road to the Gadaladeniya Junction and drive to Wattappola. Then take the road to Panabokke following Paranapattiya Road, keep driving till you see a junction at the road to the left side where the hotel will appear after 1.5 km.

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