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River Valley Residence - Double Room

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Private room in house hosted by Dhanushri
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 shared baths
Sparkling clean
3 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Outstanding hospitality
12 recent guests complimented Dhanushri for outstanding hospitality.
Ayubowan!

River Valley Residence is a Tourism Board certified Deluxe Grade Home Stay/ B&B in Kandy. We are located 5-6 km from Kandy town, away from all the chaos. With free breakfast, this room is our best-seller and comes with air-conditioning. We can arrange a free pick up from the Kandy train station on your day of arrival and help you explore the best of Kandy and other attractions in a tuk tuk or hired vehicle.

We are experienced Airbnb Superhosts and we look forward to hosting you!

The space
The Double Bedroom at River Valley Residence is our best-seller! All comforts like air conditioning, fresh linen, clean towels, toiletries, ceiling fans, hot water, filtered drinking water, free Wi-Fi and a free flow of tea/coffee are available. Additional facilities like self-service laundry or cooking facilities are also available at a cost. Baby chairs, child-friendly cutlery, hair dryers and irons are available on request. Children below the age of 12 years may stay with parents at no extra cost with the existing beds.

Additional facilities at a cost include;
- Up to 1 extra bed (USD 8 per bed per night – includes breakfast for 1 person)
- Self-service laundry (Rs 450.00 per wash)
- Baby cot with pillows and linen (USD 5 per night)
- Gas for cooking (Rs 450 per day)

We are happy to help you with advice and recommendations on where to visit and what food to try. Reasonably priced transport and tours by tuk tuk or van can be arranged. We have a small organic home garden with various spices, fruit trees and vegetables, some of which you will enjoy for breakfast! If you like a free garden tour, we'll be happy to show you around. If you love animals as we do, we have a great diversity of wildlife (especially birds that will give you a musical concert of songs when you wake up in the morning!) and several pets that have become part of our family.

Our breakfast includes Sri Lankan cuisine and fusion options with a local twist. The hostess of the house is a good cook as attested by many of our previous guests! Depending on the season, we offer various fruits from our garden (guava, banana, papaya, mango, rambutan, pomelo, star fruit, avocado, passion fruit, soursop, jakfruit or sapodilla) for breakfast.

If you want a quiet day to relax between hectic touring schedules, we have the ideal greenery and peaceful surroundings to energise you. We have a small library for your use or we highly recommend a 3-minute walk down to the Mahaweli river (the longest river in Sri Lanka) to enjoy the calming sights and sounds of nature.

Parking is available, however, we do not have driver accommodation.

We hope this summary gives you a fair idea of what to expect. Please drop us a message if you have any questions or want any help with planning your trip in Kandy.

Guest access
All guests at River Valley Residence are welcome to use the shared dining and kitchen areas as well as the common seating areas.

The kitchen facility includes a sink, gas cooker, refrigerator, microwave oven, electric kettle, bread toaster, cutlery, crockery and cookware. The shared laundry facility includes a fully automatic washing machine, laundry detergent, drying racks, iron and ironing board.

Other things to note
River Valley Residence is a Deluxe Grade Home Stay certified by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

While we take many efforts to make our home as comfortable, clean and value-added as possible, we expect our guests to come with realistic expectations on the following areas:

1. LOCATION – we are located about 5 km away in a residential area which is more rural than the town area. While we can match service, facility and cleanliness standards of accommodations in the Kandy town area, we are not located conveniently in the Kandy town. Some of the highlights of coming to stay with us include an experience to live and interact with a friendly local family, observe the Sri Lankan culture and way of life in a less urbanised area, enjoy the tranquillity of being surrounded by nature (lots of trees and birds) and cleaner air, enjoy fruits and spices from our organic home garden, and be inspired to live a more eco-friendly way of life.
To overcome challenges faced by first-time drivers to the area, we have pinned our location to popular navigational maps and phone apps. For other guests, we offer a free pick up from the Kandy town on the day of arrival for their convenience. These and we are always contactable through phone, instant messaging or Airbnb to give clear directions to guests or their hired drivers.

2. MOSQUITOS – Along with Sri Lanka’s great tropical climate package comes a great biodiversity of animals, which includes mosquitos and various insects. Guests are advised to use insect repellent frequently when traveling in Sri Lanka. At our home, we try to avoid spraying harmful insecticides to get rid of mosquitos, instead, we have left Citronella-based repellent in our dining room for guests to use and we take extra care to keep the garden and surroundings clean to remove any mosquito breeding sites. All rooms come with mosquito nets and fans, which keep the mosquitos away completely.

We feel that the guest-host relationship is a two-way street, so just like our guests expect honesty and clear communication from us, we would like our guests to communicate all special expectations and requests clearly and in advance. While we strive to keep everything perfect for our guests, we may occasionally miss something. We are committed to improvement and resolving all issues as soon as possible, so we request our guests to inform us immediately of anything that is unsatisfactory about our facilities or services so we can ensure a comfortable stay.

Thank you and we really hope you enjoy your stay with our family.
Ayubowan!

River Valley Residence is a Tourism Board certified Deluxe Grade Home Stay/ B&B in Kandy. We are located 5-6 km from Kandy town, away from all the chaos. With free breakfast, this room is our best-seller and comes with air-conditioning. We can arrange a free pick up from the Kandy train station on your day of arrival and help you explore the best of Kandy and other attractions in a tuk tuk or hi…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Free parking on premises
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Breakfast
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

River Valley Residence is located in a village surrounded by mountains, rice fields, lush greenery, birds and the breezy Mahaweli river (which is a short 3 minute walk). It is ideal for relaxation. There is also a bit of history in this area (called Sirimalwatte) that is associated with the last Kingdom of Kandy that existed till the 19th century.

Eateries, shops and services (including a taxi stand) is within a walking distance of 300m. A pharmacy, medical clinic, communication centre, studio, beauty salon, tailor, barber, bakery, hardware store and a music entertainment shop are also in the vicinity. We can arrange a tuk tuk driver to help you run your errands.

There are several attractions nearby like the Degaldoruwa Temple with ancient cave paintings, the Polgolla Dam, a monastery of nuns, the Lewella Fatima Retreat House and a meditation centre (to name some).

In the city, travelers can visit the famous Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), Kandy Museum, Royal Palace of Kandy, Kandy Lake, World Buddhist Museum, Bahiravakanda Buddha Statue, Kandy View Point, Commonwealth War Cemetary, Udawattakele Sanctuary, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, gift shops at the Kandy Central Market and many other attractions. Not to mention, there are local restaurants and traditional sweets to sample in town.
River Valley Residence is located in a village surrounded by mountains, rice fields, lush greenery, birds and the breezy Mahaweli river (which is a short 3 minute walk). It is ideal for relaxation. There is als…

Hosted by Dhanushri

Joined in January 2016
  • 188 Reviews
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We are a local family and we've been welcoming travellers like you to our home stay (River Valley Residence) since January 2016. We can't promise a luxury hotel experience, but we can provide you with clean and comfortable basic lodging facilities with a homely feel. We have been recognised as Airbnb Superhosts several times in a row! Do check what our guests had to say about us on Airbnb and Trip Advisor. The main hosts are my parents, Nayana and Sena. Nayana, my Mom, is a housewife and loves to meet people. Besides this, she enjoys cooking, making home-made tofu, yoga, meditation and participating in social work as a volunteer. Sena, my Dad, is a retired Mechanical Engineer with a wealth of information on anything from automobiles to famous attractions in Sri Lanka to horticulture. His retirement hobbies are traveling and gardening. He is an expert in cultivation and he'll be happy to give you a tour of our small organic home garden with various fruit trees, spices and vegetables. Our family loves animals (be prepared to meet our dogs and cats!) and nature so we try to be conscientious by using sustainable practices and reducing our impact on the environment. We grow some of our own fruits (fun fact: we have counted 33 varieties of fruit plants in our garden, of which about 20 are fruiting!), vegetables and spices (9 varieties of spices). We sort and try to recycle most of our trash and use the composted soil for our organic home garden. We also try to conserve our precious resources like water and electricity. And we always try to fix broken items and appliances before buying new replacements. Our wish is that we can spread the inspiration for adopting more environmentally friendly practices to our guests too. Besides the family, we have other capable and deserving persons who we employ locally (mostly from the surrounding village) to help us with housekeeping, maintenance, gardening, tours and transport. Without their help and effort behind the scenes, we would not be able to keep up our hosting standards. We strongly believe that a sustainable tourism business should not only benefit us but also create opportunities for the communities around us. With each hosting experience, we learn how to be better hosts and how to give our guests the best value, comfort and convenience for their money. While positive reviews help us in knowing we are doing some things right, we take all negative reviews as constructive criticism to improve our service standards. Our satisfaction is to see our guests have a hassle-free and enjoyable stay in Kandy as we expect the same when we travel. We take pride in the values of respect, honesty and serving from the heart, which is in essence the true spirit of Sri Lankan hospitality. Travelling is a rewarding experience and we feel that having the opportunity to do so is a blessing. So we admire the spirit of adventure from our guests and are almost always fascinated with their travel experiences. Having hosted guests from nearly 60 countries, we realise that despite our wildly different backgrounds, we can always relate and connect as members of one human race. We would be delighted to host you during your visit to our beautiful city of Kandy!
We are a local family and we've been welcoming travellers like you to our home stay (River Valley Residence) since January 2016. We can't promise a luxury hotel experience, but we…
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  • Nayana
During your stay
River Valley Residence is happy to welcome travelers of all backgrounds:
- Budget conscious globe trotters
- Solo travelers, couples, families and groups (of up to a 3 persons)
- Travelers who like a genuine cultural experience with a local family
- Nature lovers and eco-friendly travelers
- Travellers on spiritual journeys
- Adventure seekers
River Valley Residence is happy to welcome travelers of all backgrounds:
- Budget conscious globe trotters
- Solo travelers, couples, families and groups (of up to a 3 pe…
  • Languages: English, हिन्दी
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed