About : ALEX Home Stay.
Our home stay is just 10 minutes drive from the Kandy Railway Station/ Kandy Main Bus Stand. Just 5 minutes drive to the world heritage Tooth Relic Temple (considered as the city centre) and other attractions in Kandy.
Running back to 2011 we just started renting just a single room with basic requirements at a very reasonable rate.
Now we can offer you four rooms with many more facilities A comfortable bed , clean linen, hot water shower, wifi , satellite TV, Microwave oven, Electric Kettle, Iron, Hair drier, gas cooker, DVD player, kitchen utensils to do your cooking if you want to.
In addition we offers you the beauty of the nature to those who loves the nature. You will hear the birds chirping and how they are busy with their activities and also squirrels passing from tree to tree from the verandah, though it’s a very small garden you will find all these and four varieties of Jasmin flowers with a lovely fragrance around the place. The world heritage Knuckles mountain range and the Hunnasgiriya Mountain is seen from the verandah. Some JAK ( Kos), Avacado ( Alipera), King Coconut ( Tembili) trees are seen from the verandah.
We are away from the hustle and bustle of the town in a quiet neighborhood. All the other facilities like supermarkets ( Cargills Food City), Fuel station, Bus stand, Private Hospital, Beauty parlors, Wedding planners, Clothing and textiles showroom, Wine stores. Local Eating houses and restaurants, TUK TUK & taxi stand, are at a walking distance.
We are good at serving Local meals (Sri Lankan and some Indian cuisines). Other than special offers our room rates are with breakfast. Dinner is served only on request.
•Rice & Curry ( Many varieties of vegetables )
•Plain Hoppers and Egg Hoppers ( Made out of rice flour)
•Dhosais and wade ( Indian )
•Fruit salads and Vegetable salads.
We rent the whole apartment or individual rooms. Rooms are categorized as follows.
•Room / apartment with Air Condition (Double) US $ 45.00
•Room / apartment with Air condition ( Triple)US $ 55.00
•Room with attached bath ( Double)US $ 30.00
•Room with attached bath (Triple)US $ 38.00
•Room with shared bathroom ( Double)US $ 28.00
•Budget Rooms sharing bathroom ( room rate per person)US $ 10.00
I am a licensed Tourist guide lecturer and offer guided tours and other facilities. My mission is all my guest should enjoy their holidays in Sri Lanka. The following services are on offer.
•Air Port pick ups and
•Day excursions ( Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla / Nuwaraeliya / Pinnawala…)
•Wild life safaris ( Minneriys / Yala / Wasgamuwa…)
•Camping and trekking ( Knuckles Mountains /Hortain Plains/ Tea Trails…)
•White water rafting
•Village safaris and meeting locals from villages.
•Visiting original cultural dancing teaching academies.
•Spice gardens and visiting of spice collectors.( Not the tourist attractions / Authentic places
•Wood carving and showrooms ( Not the tourist attractions / Authentic places )
•Cycling on a scenic area.
•Yoga classes ( only at request with prior arrangements with the YOGA guru)
•Ayurvedha Treatments. (Not the tourist attractions / Authentic ) with prior arrangement with the ayurvedha doctor.
•Shopping and walking around the city.
•The Tooth Relic Temple.
•Tea Museum at Hantana.
•Three temple loop ( Gadaladeniya / Lankathilake / Embekka )
•Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
•Bahirawakanda Large Buddha statue.
•British Garrisons Cemetery.
•Commonwealth war cemetery.
•Udawatte kelle Sanctury.
•Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
•Knuckles Mountain Range .
•Tea Plantations at Panwila / Gomaraya / Tangappuwa and other remote areas.
No special rules to govern as you should feel like living at your own place.
Though I love pets we are unable accomodate pets.
Use of Banned drugs are not allowed
maintain the peaceful enviorment
Staying at Alex place was just the best. He is very helpful, generous, kind and very good in organizing things. His wife is very good cook and she also showed me how to make rotti- thank you for this uniqe experience! We enjoyed his guided tours around Candy when he showed us authentic Sri Lanka. All the time we felt like a part of his family not just guests. We also loved the driver Derek ( Alex's friend). Apartment is very cleen, spaceous and its location is just perfect. We realy recomend him!
Communication with Alex was easy and efficient from the outset. We caught the train from Colombo to Kandy, which was actually one of the highlights of our trip to Sri Lanka. We were met by Alex's lovely driver, Derek, and taken to the house. It was up quite a steep hill, which meant it had lovely views over the treetops and was cooler, and also away from the noisy main road. The house itself was perfect for our family of 5 and provided a great base to explore Kandy and its surroundings. Derek drove us to Nuwara Eliya (tea country), which was simply stunning. We were also going to climb Sigiriya, but decided to try Pidarangula instead. This turned out to be a great decision because we had breathtaking 360' views and could see the tourists swarming all over Sigiriya. There were very few people we passed on our climb, which was truly special! The cost to climb Pidarangula was also much cheaper. Derek also took us to restaurants, which all served delicious food at very reasonable prices. In this way, it was invaluable having a driver with local knowledge so we could make stops along the way, which were not overrun by tourists. We caught local buses (easily and cheaply) into Kandy and enjoyed spectacular views of the lake and surroundings (particularly from a bar/restaurant called Slightly Chilled). Breakfast was provided each morning which had a true local flavour. Shops were nearby to buy basic provisions and we managed the steep walk home, rather than a tuk tuk up the hill. The wifi was excellent and provided free of charge. There was also a great selection of books and DVD's, which the kids loved. Just a small note, watch the monkeys! There was one morning when a large monkey joined us on our balcony and stole my cup of tea! Overall, we loved this house and the service provided by Alex and Derek.
The place is located little away from the city centre, but it means it's also away from the street chaos, and, believe us, you'd appreciate to stay away from the roads busy with traffic. The house situated a bit high on the mountain, but after tasting all traditional pastry it's good to have a little walk or, if exhausted, take a tuktuk.
The room was nice and clean, loved the antique wardrobe, and the bed was comfortable.
The host is a very nice and open person. He was ready to tell about Sri Lanka's culture and answer hundreds of our questions.
It was a great decision to stay at Alex's place, because we don't think that anyone else could and would like to help us with the planning of our stay and programme of places to see.
He and his friend Derek took into account all our (sometimes impossible and crazy) wishes, so we had 3 days of marvellous sightseeing trips around Kandy.
When you choose this place you get much more than just bed&breakfast, you get an insight into Sri Lanka's culture and a possibility to meet great people!
Thank you Sergei & Maria.
It is so nice to know that you loved your holiday in Sri Lanka and also we are proud that we have helped it to be so. Tlhank you for being so nice and taking your time to write this lovely comment. AYUBOWAN and best wishes from SRI LANKA
Kandy was our second stop on our journey through Sri Lanka and Alex Home Stay was a wonderful place to be. The place is on a hill, a little bit outside from Kandy, and has an awesome view over the whole city. Alex is a lovely, very helpful and open minded person with whom we had a lot of nice talks. We also got breakfast every morning which was very good.
We can just highly recommend this place for a nice time in Kandy.
This was perfect. The listing was absolutely accurate, it was clean, it was spacious, didn't even realize I'd basically have an entire floor to myself that included a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Gerard was insanely hospitable, even picking me up from the train station and organizing a full tour of all the sights and sounds I wanted to see. He set everything up for me to my specifications and within my budget. On top of that, he offered fresh cooked breakfast each morning. When (not if) I return to Kandy, this is where I'll be staying again.
Alex was a friendly host and was very helpful with planning the one full day we had in Kandy. One of his drivers took us around and we were very happy with the service and the price for this. The location of the place is not within walking distance to the center but worked out fine for us as we only had one full day there but it's difficult to find so be sure to coordinate with Alex before arriving. We really appreciated the time Alex took to prepare our breakfast and it was so tasty! The bathroom could have been cleaner but overall, we were satisfied with the stay.
Typical of the extraordinary hospitality of Sri Lankans, Alex made our visit to Kandy especially nice. What's better, though, is the professional, mature and flexible compliment to an already wonderful space we had for three nights. Location cannot be beat for respite from horns and hustle bustle, and the breakfast he offered us was exceptional. Best of all, the advice and resources available to us made the trip to Kandy beyond what we could have asked for. We were able to see the side of the country we wanted to explore without any fuss or exorbitant expense. An unbeatable value and great experience.
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Hi, I am Gerard, I like if you call me ALEX. I started renting one room and with due respect to all my past guests now I have three rooms for you. I serve authentic Sri Lankan meals, and organize tours at a reasonable price.
I love to walk and those who want to walk with me can join me when you are here. When you are in Kandy I recommend you to do a trekking at Knuckles Mountains and if you love camping then you can do it at Knuckles.