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Newest reviews for The Kandy Samadhicentre

  • Radhika
      United Kingdom
    August 10, 2014

    Amazing location, feels like living in the rainforest. Lots of unusual features in the rooms. Fantastic food - among the best curries of our trip. Friendly helpful staff.

    Meals quite expensive in comparison to all the other places we stayed. Facilities fairly basic - one or two of our group found it all a bit too rustic. Rooms were not "done" during our 2 night stay - not a problem for most of us.


  • Charlotte
      United Kingdom
    July 7, 2014

    The samadhi centre was simply wonderful. The location is incredible. After a hectic stay in Dambulla town centre we were looking for somewhere to relax. Samadhi is set within an exotic haven of calm and wonder! The walk to our room (we were given a free upgrade) was an amazing ten minute walk through the jungle. The centre has obviously been thought out with care and passion to provide a thrilling tour for the senses, each house is individually placed and decorated to feel private and comfortable, with lovely, calming, antique laden decoration inside. Also there were monkeys right outside our room! And friendly dogs that belong to the centre that guided us along the paths (they do not come in the rooms). The staff were SO helpful, it was such a relief to feel looked after and well advised when there is the possibility of feeling somewhat harassed elsewhere as a tourist in Sri Lanka. The staff know the perfect combination of when to help out and when to give you some privacy. We called before we arrived and they picked us up from the bus station, we were greeted with fresh juice and shown around our room, we were offered help wherever we needed and they helped us to find somewhere to stay when we moved on to Ella. We also tried the yoga, with an amazing teacher who was very attentive and encouraged our relaxation at the centre. We tried the Ayurvedic massage and steam bath which was heaven on earth. We were also offered a guide to walk to a nearby waterfall for no extra charge which was a fantastic trip. The centre is close enough to Kandy to arrange a tuk tuk (around 40 minutes- through breathtaking hilly scenery) but far enough away to feel secluded. Oh and the food was delicious! Three courses every evening, all traditional Sri Lankan fare, and the breakfast was delicious too- with herbal Ayurvedic porridge and lots of Sri Lankan sweets to try.


  • Yang
    June 29, 2014

    Other than far from downtown about 30min driving, everything was great. I had a great chat with the friendly staff and owners, and they had their dogs guard my door at night. So sweet! The hotel was quite and it was not much to do though, if you are looking for a quite vacation in nature, definitely the place to go!


  • Fiona
      United Arab Emirates
    April 21, 2014

    Yoga, setting, nature, staff kindness - Jack in particular, food served directly to the table, peace&quiet

    bathrooms were not cleaned during our 5 day stay (not really a problem, but apparant) those adverse to the odd creepy crawlie should travel with their own mosquito net or request one in advance


  • Jason
    February 26, 2014

    Everything about this place is amazing. It's a really unique property and e staff are so welcoming. It's just a beautiful experience all around.


  • Craig
    February 9, 2014

    The Samadicentre is undoubtedly the most unique accommodation in Sri Lanka. The staff were very friendly and the food was outstanding. Waking up to mist on the mountains and wildlife in the tree tops was pure serenity.

    Insects. Although that's a small price to pay to live the jungle!


  • Syed
      United States of America
    January 27, 2014

    I have traveled a decent amount. This is the nicest place I have ever stayed. It is an absolute steal at their price. Stay here. You will not regret it. Promise.

    You are in the mountains. Expect uphill walks.


  • Jason
    January 18, 2014

    The Samadhi Centre really was a beautiful experience. We only had one night there but spending the two days there gave us some well needed, peaceful relaxation after what can be very full-timeon travel in Sri Lanka. It is a one of a kind. It would not be the best idea to stay here if you are wanting to do the sites and attractions in Kandy as it is located about 50mins away on windy roads. But that makes it all the more wonderful! Out of the hustle and bustle of kandy, with rooms by a flowing river open to the jungle and a waterfall for swimming. We could bathe in the refreshing river, the views and sounds of the wild were amazing, and the local food they cooked were like none other we had on our entire trip, they were delicious! I would definitely return to Samadhi and recommend it to anyone open to an experience!

    There was no WiFi, however this is probably a positive for the concept of the hotel, being a retreat of sorts. Also, we missed out on swimming in the waterfall because if it has been raining, they get leeches! Neither of these are a fault of the hotel, however, and they do everything they can to accommodate


  • Donna
      United Kingdom
    December 31, 2013

    The Samidhicentre, Kandyis an enchanting and romantic place to stay it was just excellent we would definatly come to stay there again!!!

    Nothing bad to say


  • Stephanie
    August 7, 2013

    The staff were all great, particularly Jack who's very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious, the location was beautiful and peaceful. Even the resident dogs are delightful! It's not just the standard run-of-the-mill hotel- it has been beautifully designed with a fine eye for artistic but simple details. The outside bathrooms were highlight for us!

    There was nothing we didn't like. It may be less suited to people wanting a quick journey into Kandy though, as it is a reasonable drive from the city.


  • Nimesha
    July 24, 2013

    everything from the location, the amazingly hospitable staff, the delicious local food and the beauty of nature unspoiled by development....


  • Anonymous
    July 1, 2013

    Very authentic -- food, accommodation, massage -- really felt like we experienced Sri Lanka. Even our driver said it reminded him of his home. Beautiful scenery, right beside a stream. Kids loved the fireflies at night, frogs, exploring, etc. Beautiful authentic rooms. Loved that there was no tv, wifi, telephone -- no choice but to relax. Initially food was a bit spice for the kids but staff bent over back to accommodate them, making food specially for them (fried chicken) Note : The hotel does not recommend for toddlers, which given the environment is fair (steep hills)... our kids are 5 & 6 years old & it was fine for them.

    Was far from Kandy (50 min) but worth it to enjoy getting back to nature. Room smelled like moth balls which was annoying for a short time. We were not informed that it was cash only payment. This should have been noted on our confirmation.


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