We stayed in an apartment in Kandy called Wales Park Residence. We booked the apartment through Airbnb. It was a quick and easy process. We always check the reviews and pictures of the apartment first. We arrived in Kandy early and although check in wasn’t until 2 pm the person who manages the place Priyantha allowed us to drop the bags, whilst we waited in Kandy for check-in time.
The service we experienced from booking the apartment until check out was outstanding. Priyantha is helpful, friendly and professional. He really tries to make you feel welcome and gives great advice to any traveller, which we find is like every Sri Lankan, they go out of their way to help you.
The property itself is very spacious, clean, and tidy. It has everything you could need, with 5 of us staying with 2 rooms all with air conditioning, two bathrooms, one with en-suite, a living room/kitchen. All rooms have a balcony with views of the lake and the temple. What is amazing and so convenient for travellers is the drivers quarters downstairs. If you have a driver, they have their own bedroom and bathroom, so you won’t get disturbed by them. The kitchen is well stocked with the standard groceries, which is unusual for apartments. Normally when you stay somewhere food isn’t included so this is a big plus. Yes, there might be a few things you need to buy, but with Cargills only 5 minutes walk away down the hill, then this is the perfect location. If you don’t want to cook, then there are many Sri Lanka restaurants or takeaway’s that may take your fancy The apartment has a lot of outdoor communal area, as there is an area on the roof for relaxing and basking in the sun, or taking in the views further up.
The location of the apartment is ideal too, yes it is up a steep hill before you go back down a short steep driveway to the property which can make it a little difficult for vehicles but having said this, it is so close to the lake, the temple and the shops and restaurants, why would this matter anyway. The property is about 1-2 minutes away from the lake, and about 3-4 minute walk to the temple, this is therefore in a prime location.
The price is very reasonable at about £70 (RS15000) per night for the whole apartment. The price is different depending on how many are staying in the apartment. When splitting it between the number of people staying, it works out a very reasonable price for what you get.
We would say this is a very reliable, with a great location, and a great host to make you feel welcome. The apartment is of a very good and high standard with the amazing views and great outdoor space.
Our overall opinion of Wales Park Residence is one we would recommend to anyone wanting to visit Kandy in which you won’t be disappointed. If we go back to Kandy, which I am sure we will, we will be rebooking this place. We found that we could ask Priyantha any questions prior to booking the accommodation and was always happy to help. This has to be one of the best places we have stayed when travelling.
As we highly recommend this apartment, and should you also wish to stay here, then please click the link to book the apartment.
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