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“Helga’s Folly has a fascinating history bewitching decor quirky and unusually obliging staff a private cinema and the best views of anywhere I stayed during my trip. I had a fantastic stay there and felt comfortable and very well looked after but then again I did not go expecting Caesar salads on room service and state of the art”
“The hotel was recommended to us by friends. We called to get the rooms rates and it was incredible 120$ per night. It is hard to find another hotel in Kandy charging this in these times (Sri Lankas tourism suffers and everywhere you get much better rates than usual). So we decided to stay in a first class heritage hotel”
“We just went for lunch not having too much time we asked for 2 simple dishes but had to wait 1 hour for them to serve us (although they said “30 mins ready madam”) despite us being the only customers. The prices are crazily exaggerated and the food not that great (pasta overcooked) and the 3 USD lime soda comes”
“Sad and dusty made me think of Miss Havisham. Certainly could do with a good clean all round.. Helga also decorated this herself in incredibly vivid colours okay if you can sleep through a riot of pink. A unique experience! more “
“Helga’s Folly is not for the faint hearted or the spoilt and unimaginative. It isn’t a 5 star fur-lined cage with all the baubles one would expect of luxury hotel chains because it isn’t one. It is totally eccentric fun original and eclectic. You won’t find mini bars and TVs in your room but you might find a macaque monkey”
“My husband and I enjoyed a short ‘second honeymoon’ up at Helga’s Folly delighting in the Nutcracker Suite with its colourful palatial decor and a breakfast fit for kings! The perfect location above the Kandy lake and we really felt a million miles from anywhere splendid isolation and royal treatment. We’re looking forward to going again next month! more “
“Dont stay here if you are looking for five star elegance this is not what Helgas Folly is about. I have stayed there six times in 4 years on my visits to the central highlands. It is a unique experience to while away a few days here. Helgas is a family run hotel. The staff are marvellous food good “
“This hotel claims to have international standard facilities and great views. In reality it has rooms with holes in the walls 30 year old air con thread bare mosquito nets odd-ball staff and bathrooms which haven’t seen a cleaner in many a year Forget the reviews about the unique decor it merely paper over the cracks of a sub standard”
“I have stayed at Helga’s many times and enjoyed it every time. OK it’s not for lovers of faceless hotel chains where you don’t know which you are in it is a unique experience and you either love it or hate it. I am very surprised at the supposed peepholes in the doors so surprised that I asked to look”
“I had booked into Helga’s Folly after reading reviews from people raving about the place and the uniqueness. It was pricy for what it was US$138 for half board (discounted). I was shown to my room and the bathroom had not been cleaned. I was then given another room. On closer insepction as I was settling in I noticed there”
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Sri Lanka is a land that is truly blessed by Nature. Its beauty unfolds in myriad ways and with so much to see, time is precious and getting to the Helgas Folly Hotel or nearby resorts can get a real pain. So why not take a Sri Lankan air taxi and arrive at your hotel unstressed? Internal flights in Sri Lanka operate from a dedicated domestic terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport and fly to Colombo City (Waters Edge, Kotte), Bentota, Dickwella, Koggala, Kandy, Castlereagh, Sigiriya, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.