Hanthana Mountains Knuckles range
The Buena Vista Kandy Private Rooms
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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This early Geoffrey Bawa masterpiece has a 180 degree bird's eye view of the city. Each room has a clear view of Temple of Tooth and lake. There is also a clear view of the Knuckels and Hanthana mountain. Property is 1.2Km from the centre of town.

The space

There are two large bed rooms, a smaller bed room, a library, large sitting and dining area, outer veranda and three court yards. Hanthana room accommodates two, while the Lake view room can accommodate three. The Knuckles room accommodates two.

You can book either the entire house at a discounted rate or book any of the private rooms

Guest access

The entire property is available

Interaction with guests

We will provide a personalized service on request in terms of organizing travel to and from city and outbound journeys.
You can walk to city for a meal of your choice or our Appu will be happy to cook you a meal of his choice. Appu cooks tasty Sri Lankan meals at a reasonable price. Alternatively, you can bring your stuff for Appu to cook for you.

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House Rules

Please do not smoke!


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Vanessa User Profile
October 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Buena vista in Kandy. Awesome location up on the hill with incredible views over Kandy and the lake. We were looked after so well by the lovely staff and special thanks to dilani who went out of her way to secure our train tickets. Definately recommend staying here if you are in Kandy.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2016
Buena Vista is a lovely house with stunning views of Kandy. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable and it was nice to lie in bed looking out of the window. Breakfast was tasty and very generous. The owner popped in one evening and told us about the interesting history of the house, and was very friendly. We had dinner at the house, and while it was very good it felt a little bit pricey for rice and curry.

Christian User Profile
July 2016
We stayed two nights at Indikas place, which is really perfect! We enjoyed the great view over Kandy and you really must try the (optional) dinner. We really had a great time and i can only recommend this place.

Harsha User Profile
January 2016
Our vacation to Sri Lanka was a last minute decision and Indika's place was one of the few places left. And what a great thing that turned out to be. The Buena Vista is a very unique place. Aesthetically designed and presented, it is located high on a hill overlooking Kandy town. The views and breeze from any point in the house are gorgeous. Our room and ensuite was spacious, clean and had all the amenities you would want - fast wifi, a/c, fridge, water heater and cable tv. The bed, pillows and linen were great quality and super comfortable. We appreciated the full sliding windows that allowed us uninterrupted views without having to leave our bed! The breakfast was also great - varied, good quantity and quality. However, what truly made the vacation memorable, were Dilani and Appu. Dilani made sure that she was always available when we wanted help. She arranged transport, was helpful with advice on things to see and do, checked up on us everyday and made sure we were having a great time. Truly hospitable. It was great meeting her lovely family and her. Appu is the other gem here. One of the things we found disappointing in Sri Lanka was the quality of Sri Lankan food in restaurants. Appu solved that problem for us. In our 5 days there, we probably ate out twice. He cooks from scratch, roasting and grinding his own spices, and everything he makes has this authentic, delicious home cooked quality. He's very particular about presentation too. Fresh, flavorful food. Do yourself a favor and have a meal cooked by Appu at least once. The only con is that the place is a little too far to walk from town, about 300 rupees one way by tuk-tuk and all uphill. We didn't have a problem with this as we used rickshaws and appreciated the quietness of the neighborhood. Buena Vista is a place that has left an impression on us - the house, its setting, the people - all together made for a very memorable stay in Kandy. a far more personal experience than any hotel. We will be back soon.

Anna User Profile
December 2015
There are a huge number of places to stay in Kandy, but I'm so glad that we chose Buena Vista! From communication before our trip, to the moment we left it was a wonderful experience! Indika, Dilani and Appu looked after us very well, and made sure that we had everything we needed. Special mention to Appu's fantastic cooking - the most delicious we had in Sri Lanka. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The house is about 10 minutes from Kandy by tuk-tuk, and the garden and verandah have wonderful views overlooking the lake. All in all, I would thoroughly recommend staying at Buena Vista.
Indika User Profile
Response from Indika:
Many thanks Anna, you views will inspire our team to be better even more!
December 2015

Kaytt User Profile
September 2015
I could not speak higher of my stay and experience at Buena Vista! Indika was a superb host and made us feel extremely welcome. The house, situated in a quiet street high in the mountains, is absolutely stunning. Each room is gorgeously fitted out, with an ensuite and full length windows over looking a spectacular view over Kandy. The terrace provides a perfect place to practice sun salutations (in fact it was very easy to organise a local yoga master to visit for some yoga classes which we did as the sun rose on a couple of occasions). Last but not least, the food and service was absolutely amazing. Apu, through his grace and hospitality, creates a beautiful atmosphere for the guests of the house. My stay in Kandy was fantastic!! I will be back.

Andrew User Profile
August 2015
Fantastic place, great Breakfast from Apo while looking past the monkeys and over old Kandy town, temple and lake. Same view from the bedroom. Really comfortable bed, great facilities in the room, fast wireless. Had a swim in the hotel pool next door. I have been coming to Kandy for work for 10 years, this place ticks all the boxes so I will stay again. Thanks to Indika for organising a visit to the old temples outside of Kandy, no crowds and much better than temple of the tooth

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