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Entire home/apt

5 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds

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About this listing

Welcome to ALEX HOME STAY.
Located in the city in a hill top and with a quiet neighborhood. The railway station and the main bus station is very close to our place and we will pick you from there free of charge.
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The space

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 center) 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.

Location :

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)
•String Hoppers
•Dhosais and wade ( Indian )
•Fruit salads and Vegetable salads.

Room Type:

We rent the whole apartment or individual rooms.
•Room / apartment with Air Condition (Double) US $ 32.00

Other services:

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
Round tours.
•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 )
•Elephant rides.
•Cycling on a scenic area.
•Wedding arrangements.
•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.
•National Museums
•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.
•Polgolla dam
•Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
•Knuckles Mountain Range .
•Tea Plantations at Panwila / Gomaraya / Tangappuwa and other remote areas.

Guest access

Free wifi / Kitchen

Interaction with guests

I would like to interact with my guest as they need me. If they need to have a very private time yes I will not interfere if you want have nice chats yes I am there for it too

Other things to note

you will find many information at my desk and in the book shelf. I am always there to give tips. If you need me to guide you in and around Kandy Please let me know prior to your visit. I have a lot of knowledge about KANDY and also around Sri Lanka.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: 1PM - 7PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 8 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 bunk bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 7PM

No special rules to govern as you should feel like living at your own place.
Though I love pets we are unable accommodate pets.
Use of Banned drugs are not allowed
maintain the peaceful environment



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

154 Reviews

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Achchu User Profile
May 2017
The accommodation is a tuk tuk ride away from kandy bus station and it's secluded and quiet. The hosts were bee friendly and offered a good breakfast as well. A great Airbnb if you're staying in kandy

Ceva User Profile
May 2017
We stayed there for 3 nights. The accomadation was run by a family and they were very hospitable. We did a fullday'sTour with Alex (Gerard) to the outer area of Kandy. He is owner of a license for such tours and the Tour was very interesting with a lot of information. He fulfilled all of our wishes at the tour. The accomodation was not in the Center of kandy but he took us every morning to the center and back without any fee. There is 1 room with aircon available and another without ac but kitchen. There is also warm water available  (very hot). They provide a mosquito net. The accomodation is on a hill, in a very nice and green surrounding. Therefore you have to get used to geckos and other insects inside and animal noises outside. The breakfast was traditional and tasty. General information about us: Travelling a lot by backpack Stayed 18 days in Sri Lanka Slept in 7 accomadations in LK

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Gerard is the best host we've ever had - so helpful in guiding us around Kandy, and even picked us up from the station unexpectedly because he had a free afternoon. Don't worry about planning too much before you get there, Gerard will be able to share the history and offer loads of recommendations if you want them. His lovely wife made us the most delicious breakfasts, and if you're on a budget - you couldn't beat cooking in your own kitchen and eating on your private terrace overlooking the city - its a gorgeous, quiet, shady spot. Honestly - the best sleep we had in Sri Lanka!! Would urge anyone to forget about the few big hotels here, save your budget for nicer accommodation elsewhere, and stay at Gerard's - so reasonable and just a short tuktuk ride to the centre.

Bouke User Profile
April 2017
Loving reception in quiet neighbourhood. Alex is very knowledgeable about activities near and far, and kindly brought me to Kandy centre for an Ayurveda experience. His wife cooked us a delicious meal. Very kind and welcoming. Good accommodation.

Vaclav User Profile
February 2017
Really nice place to stay not far from the city center. There is a nice patio with a beautiful view to treetops. it's really spacious, suitable for families. Gerard and his wife are really lovely people.

David User Profile
February 2017
Very welcoming hosts - alex and his wife are both incredibly friendly and helpful. Rooms are very spacious with good air conditioning unit and lots of room. We saw monkeys one morning too which was really cool!

Erin User Profile
February 2017
Gerard and his wife were great hosts, really friendly and knowledgable about the local area. We were served a fantastic Sri-Lankan breakfast that was really delicious! A lovely apartment, that had more than everything we needed, and a stunning view across Kandy. It's a little difficult to find at first, but we called Gerard and he told the tuk tuk driver where to go. Gerard's place is really recommend for your stay in Kandy!

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Kandy, Sri LankaJoined in May 2012
Gerard Prasad User Profile

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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