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Situated along the banks of Mahaweli River, Thotupola Residence offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It operates a 24-hour front desk and provides complimentary parking on site. The property is about 6 km from Kandy Railway Station and 3.5 km from Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens. Bandaranaike International Airport is accessible with approximately an 100 km drive. Offering river or garden views from the balcony, rooms come with tiled flooring, a wardrobe, mosquito net, a TV and seating area. The private bathroom includes towels and shower facility. At Thotupola Residence, guests may relax at the common lounge area or rent a car to explore the surrounding vicinity. Currency exchange, laundry service and tour arrangements are available, while airport transfers can be provided at a surcharge. Housing a restaurant, the property serves a tasty selection of local dishes on site. Special diet meals can also be prepared upon request.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.1 for a two-person trip.

Thotupola Residence has been welcoming guests since 2 Sept 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Asian

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
2 double beds
1 large double bed
1 single bed
2 double beds
3 single beds
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Valentin
    This place has a wonderful location near the river where kids can run around and there are lots of birds. I only wish we had spent more time near our room. Sulochana can also teach you how to cook curry and she makes great breakfast too.
  • Andrew
    We took a cooking course while we stayed there and had so much fun. Rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated. Beautiful view down the river.
  • Richard
    Room was great. View was amazing. Hosts were charming and helpful. Also did the cooking class which i would recommend.
  • Michael
    Very friendly and helpful. Tasty breakfast! Extra baby bed.
  • Jan
    Super nice and comfortable place next to the river, feels as you are in the nature. If you are looking for a quiet place outside of the busy town, this is a good place to go. The owners are a very friendly family and they give the best that you...
  • Tessa
    We hebben een heerlijk verblijf gehad. Bij aankomst kregen we gelijk een drankje aangeboden. In de avond is er heerlijk gekookt voor ons en hebben wij genoten van het eten, dat was echt super lekker. We hebben een receptenboekje mee gekregen zodat...
  • Danique
    De mensen hier zijn zó vriendelijk! We hadden de boomhut geboekt maar deze werd gerenoveerd, waardoor we een andere hele luxe, mooie kamer kregen. Erg comfortabel! Er werd met ons meegedacht over het vervoer. Zo regelde we via de accommodatie een...
  • Nicola
    Sehr schönes Anwesen mit tollem Blick auf den Fluss und sehr schönem Garten. Die Zimmer sind geräumig und die Betten sehr gemütlich. Auf Nachfrage gab es Frühstück und Abendessen - beides sehr lecker, wenn auch unerwartet teuer. Per Tuk Tuk ist...
  • J
    Fantastisk sted, god atmosfære og stor hjælpsomhed. Ligger et skønt sted med udsigt over Sri Lanka's længste flod. Rigtig gode fugle oplevelser.
  • Nuttree
    Das Hotel ist sehr schoen gelegen und das Zimmer 106 sehr schoen geschmackvoll eingerichtet! Von der Buchung haette ich zwar groesseres Zimmer bekommen sollen aber auch ok! Schoener Platz um sich ausserhalb von Kandy zu entspannen! Super heisses...
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

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  • hi team, Can you please let us know if your hotel room has good wifi and power backup? we are planning to work remotely.

    Hi, there for the office work cost is really high for the wifi. If you are flexible for paying extra GB's yes we can.
    Answered on 29 November 2022
  • hi, is their has tv and shower in tree house?

    Hi, sorry, don't have T.V. Yes there is a private bathroom and shower.
    Answered on 29 November 2022
  • how much is an evening meal thank you

    Hi, 10 USD Per person. And we serve Authentic Sri Lankan non spicy Rice & curry. If you like you can prepare by your self via cooking class and Cooking class with Dinner will be 30 USD. Thanks. Sulochana.
    Answered on 5 March 2022
  • hi i noticed on your room options, the treehouse rooms have free drop off to city but the standard rooms don't. or do they?

    Hi, Sorry for the inconvenience. That option is very old option (free drop) we already have send a request to remove that.
    Answered on 28 March 2022
  • How to reach the city centre? Do you provide a free shuttle? if not how much would it cost to reach there?

    15 minutes... No we don't have free shuttle. you can try with pick me.
    Answered on 25 December 2021

Managed by Rohan, Sulochana & Nehan

Company review score: 8.8Based on 30 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Hi, Rohan, Sulochana & Nehan are owners of the Thotupola Residence are warm, caring, loving & trustworthy people.We love to share our culture, our hospitality, our history, our religion & specially Sri Lankan Authentic food. Enjoy your freedom @ Thotupola Residence.

Property information

We warmly welcome you all to our little home Thotupola Residence situated about five kilometers away from Kandy town. Thotupola residence is a boutique type homestay facing a breath taking view of Mahaweli river and natural landscapes which will provide you the perfect location for relaxing your mind and body.

Neighbourhood information

Thotupola Residence situated near the Mahawelli river.The Mahaweli is also the longest river in Sri Lanka and originates from the Hatton Plateau that is located on the Western side of the country’s hill side. From this point it proceeds to flow through an area that is dominated by tea and rubber growing takes a turn to the east before reaching the city of Kandy. It eventually passes through Trincomalee and ends up in the Bay of Bengal. From here onwards it still carries on in the form of a major submarine canyon which allows it to function as one of the finest deep sea harbours in the world. You can visit Kandy Botanical garden,University of Peradeniya,Temple of tooth relic, Bahirawakandda Buddha statue, Lake round, Tree temples, Nuwaraelliya, Nukels range, pinnewala elephant orphanage, Sigiriya,

Language spoken


Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Thotupola Residence
    • Cuisine
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Thotupola Residence
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • River view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Kids' club
    Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Children's playground
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment and family services
    • Baby safety gates
    • Kids' outdoor play equipment
    • Indoor play area
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Babysitting/child services
    Cleaning services
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Grocery deliveries
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Private entrance
    • Car hire
    • Packed lunches
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Wake up service/Alarm clock
    • Room service
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Thotupola Residence takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 12:00


    Until 11:30



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Cash only

    This property only accepts cash payments.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please inform Thotupola Residence in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Thotupola Residence

    • Check-in at Thotupola Residence is from 12:00, and check-out is until 11:30.

    • Room options at Thotupola Residence include:

      • Double
      • Family
      • Triple

    • The prices at Thotupola Residence may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, Thotupola Residence is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Thotupola Residence offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Children's playground
      • Kids' club
      • Evening entertainment
      • Entertainment staff
      • Cooking class
      • Badminton equipment
      • Live music/performance

    • Thotupola Residence has 1 restaurant:

      • Thotupola Residence

    • Thotupola Residence is 1.8 miles from the centre of Kandy. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.