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Front of Polwatte HouseHigh above the property facing the pump house
Private room in bed & breakfast

Officers Mess, Kandy - Room 3

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Officers Mess, Kandy - Room 3

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
DryerThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

This Building was a WWII British Army Officers Mess now converted to a Grand House with a breath taking views alongside the beautiful Mahaweli ganga (the longest river in Sri Lanka).

Room 1 is a comfortable room, its own spacious bathroom with hot and cold water, a ceiling fan and a mosquito net.


Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

Self check-in with building staff


81 Reviews

Hanna User Profile
August 2015
Lovely family with a spacious and comfortable house. Views out side were amazing. We felt very welcome and relaxed there. Our son had a brilliant time with the girls. It's great to stay a bit outside kandy which is noisy with a lot of traffic.
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Thanks Hanna, we really enjoyed the days you and your family stayed with us. Our daughters still talk about playing with Sandro too. All the best Ailsa, Andrew & the girls
August 2015
Richard User Profile
August 2013
Beautiful home on the river just outside of town. We enjoyed meals with the family and Ailsa and Andrew were very helpful hosts.
Claire User Profile
March 2013
It was great to stay with such a lovely family. They really make you feel at home. The information was invaluable that they gave us for the rest of our travelling around Sri Lanka. Nothing was too much trouble and they offer there time with you. It was such a lovely quiet area to…
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Thanks Claire!! Was so lovely having you both stay with us, we'll definitely stay in touch. Thanks again.
March 2013
Marielle User Profile
September 2018
A new stay at Andrew house and again so much pleasure to take advantage of his sublime property by the river, thanks to its welcome so charming and thoughtful !
Atheeq User Profile
May 2018
Andrew is a very friendly great host, He took very good care of us during our stay, we really enjoyed the place and Andrews company. Highly recommended.
Mihiri User Profile
November 2017
Location was excellent in terms of the view, comfort, food & hospitality.
Shivani User Profile
October 2017
We intended to make Kandy the base and travel around, but reviewed plans when we checked into Polwatte House. Polwatte is beautiful, both on the exterior and the interior and we considered ourselves extremely lucky to have found it! Andrew is warm, easy and great company— his fam…

Hosted by Andrew

Kundasale, Sri LankaJoined in March 2012
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220 Reviews
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Andrew is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm Andrew, and half British/ half Sri Lankan. living in Kandy and renovating My family home which is also our guest house. I'm married with 2 kids, Kids are in school in the UK, Ailsa is with the kids so they come on school holidays. The House is a old British army officers me…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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