- Close to central Kandy
- Peaceful location
- Good facilities
Located in northern Kandy right by the shores of the Mahaweli River, Clove Villa is an elegant choice of accommodation for those wanting to explore everything Kandy has to offer. Stylish and modern throughout, this well-priced boutique villa is in a predominantly residential area, yet it’s a mere 10 minute drive from the city centre. The property is handsomely decorated and well-presented throughout, with neatly manicured lawns and trees laden with fruit adding to its character.
The accommodation comprises seven guest rooms set across three floors. All rooms are tastefully decorated with warm, subdued colours and are beautifully appointed. They’re individually decorated and have their own distinctive theming and style. In each bedroom there are one or two mahogany beds with luxurious cotton-rich linen, a television, air conditioning, a ceiling fan and an en-suite bathroom. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a selection of ‘Dilmah’ teas to try out. Two of the rooms are classed as ‘deluxe’ and the remaining five are classed as ‘superior’.
Clove Villa’s chefs serve a delicious array of Sri Lankan and international cuisine, taking care to ensure all food is freshly prepared using local ingredients. Those who want an extra special dining experience can opt for a candlelit dinner for two out on the pool deck, or a customised breakfast or BBQ dinner.
The villa boasts great facilities including an indoor pool table, a library and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by gardens. There’s also a large selection of board games and a well-stocked DVD library; DVD players can be delivered to private rooms on request.
Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second largest city and one of its oldest, and there’s plenty to discover. Perhaps the city’s most well-known attraction is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a majestic temple complex regarded as one of Buddhism’s most important shrines. In fact, it’s a major site of pilgrimage and worship, with Buddhists frequently travelling here from nearby and afar. Another top attraction is the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. These are the country’s largest botanical gardens providing home to over 4,000 plant species, including a large number of orchids. Note also that the city comes alive in July and August when the Kandy ‘Esala Perehera’ (also known as ‘The Festival of the Tooth’) is celebrated. This grand and lively festival is known for its traditional procession and many elaborate costumes.
While there are no child-oriented facilities or designated babysitting services, children of all ages are warmly welcome at Clove Villa, and the on-site facilities and nearby activities will keep family members of all ages well entertained.
- Historic property with colonial feel
- Temple visits in nearby Kandy
- Picturesque train journeys
- Lovely infinity pool
- Tranquil spot near central Kandy
- Immaculate rooms with great views
- Stunning infinity pool
- Spa, sauna
- Peaceful location just outside Kandy
- Superb views of surrounding hills
- Yoga sessions and bike hire
- Family Run Guesthouse
- 15 mins drive from Kandy
- Authentic local food
- 7 Bedrooms
- Fabulous mountain setting
- Set in a 100-acre tea estate
- Waterfall swims, tea picking, cycling, hiking
- Characterful, historic property
- Scenic mountainside setting
- Lovely pool & cuisine
- 45mins drive from Kandy
- Set in elegant golf course grounds
- Peaceful location near Kandy
- Great facilities
14 day Sri Lankan surf and sightseeing family holiday, featuring idyllic beaches, stunning Tea Country, ancient cities, and verdant national parks
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Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023