GERARD’s HOME STAY
Come and experience the real Sri Lankan hospitality at GERARD’s HOME STAY. We are nestled five minutes away from the busy city center and located in a quiet neighboring with all facilities are within a walking distance.
GERARD’s HOME STAY an apartment with a separate entrance with cosy rooms with attached bath in addition to it a pantry, sitting area with a lovely verandah is waiting for you.
A comfortable bed , clean linen, hot water shower, wifi , mini fridge, 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 GERARD’s HOME STAY 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 rage and the Hunnasgiriya Mountain is seen from the verandah. Some JAK ( Kos), Avacado ( Alipera), King Coconut ( Tembili) trees are seen from the verandah.
Gerard (ALEX) and his family is waiting to WELCOME you to spend your holiday in Kandy and to experience the real living style of a Sri Lankan family.
Wir hatten drei Tage online gebucht und bereits bei Ankunft sofort gefragt ob wir ein Tag länger bleiben können. Wir haben uns sofort sehr Willkommen und "zu Hause" gefühlt! Morgens Kaffee auf dem Balkon mit Animationsprogramm von Affen; 0)! Alex hat uns alles ermöglicht-was wir sehen oder unternehmen wollten-er macht seinen Job mit ganzen Herzen und freut sich, wenn seine Gäste glücklich und zufrieden sind!!! Wir können Alex Homestay absolut nur weiterempfehlen! Es war einfach großartig und überwältigend! !?
Alex Home Stay surprised us in two ways.
Firstly, its location—its located about 10 minutes tuk-tuk ride from Kandy's city centre, which totally worked for us since it was away from the city's busy-noisy activities. Also, its located high on a green hill which makes the space breezy and airy and offers a good view of the surroundings.
Secondly, its size—the home stay is not just a room with an attached bath. Its an entire apartment with an outer sitting area, a living/study area, a kitchen & dining area, a bedroom and a washroom and not to forget a tiny patch of green with lovely trees and plants. The room was very comfortable, peaceful and spacious. The home stay is equipped with everything that you can think of and more. The little details made it extra lovely for us.
While Gerard, the owner was not in the city when we arrived, his wife Malakha was there to receive us and gave us a brief about the space and the city. She even made fresh watermelon juice for us which was very thoughtful since we were exhausted from our train journey just before checking-in. When we did meet Gerard, he came across as a very soft-spoken and warm gentleman. He helped us plan our day (we had only one and half days to see the city) and even recommended good places to eat and shop.
Alex Home Stay can be a little difficult to find, but mentioning Kandy Private Hospital to tuk-tuk drivers really helped.
Thank you Gerard and family for making our stay such a lovely one. We'd cherish it forever.
Arif & Inderjit
Stayed from March 25th to 27th, 2014.
For three nights we stayed at "Alex Home Stay". The bedroom and bathroom were big and very comfortable. We even had our own kitchen, with cooking facility and a fridge, and a big entrance space; everything looked very nice -typical sri lankan style- and all rooms were very clean. Coffee and tea and a bottle of water was also available at our arrival.
Breakfast was served upstairs and Alex offered us every day a different Sri Lankan specialties e.g. cooked Jakfruit, Dhal, Sambol and Porridge with Kitthul, additionally bread, butter and marmelade.
Alex helped us organizing different things like TukTuk driver, driver for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, restaurants but especially a chocolate cream cake for my boyfriend's birthday. He was very surprised and delighted by that. :-)
Alex, his family and also his "drivers" were all very friendly and helpful. We had a great time staying at Alex home and during the trip with Alex. Highly recommendable :-)
After booking a room at Alex Home Stay, Alex offered himself as driver for our tour to Anuradhpura, Sigiriya, Dambulla etc. so the main places we wanted to see. It was the best decision to choose him as a guide. He guided us to all the sightseeing points, accompanied us and explained a lot about the various points. During the whole trip, Alex was very considerate and showed us a lot of points of our interest, like a place for wood craft, spice gardens, batik fabric, tea museum. But not any places were he got a lot of commissions - he was always interested in providing us a very good tour rather than his benefit. He made us “feeling Sri Lanka” by offering us local fruits and snacks during the trip. One highlight were the rice pluckers we saw, he stopped and we could watch them plucking the rice and even tried ourselves to cut the rice with their sickle or a Cashew Nut Tree we were passing. Overall a great experience! Thank you!
Brilliant introduction to Sri Lanka. The apartment was well located for Kandy, very clean and had everything we needed. Gerard's hospitality was great - loved the Sri Lankan breakfast served both days and also enjoyed chatting with Gerard about Kandy and Sri Lanka. We came straight from the airport and Gerard organised transportation for us, which made for a very smooth transition and a stress-free start to our holiday.
Would definitely recommend.
Our stay at Kandy was very brief (only for 2 nights) but Gerard's place was perfect to explore the place. We did not use public transport but rather opted to walk around.
The guesthouse was amazing with a kitchen and very clean restroom. Everything we needed was provided, even a garage for our rental car. Gerard was very nice and helpful!
We stopped at Gerard’s guesthouse only for two nights, but we spent really good time there:-) Gerard’s place is in good location. It’s easy to get to the city center by tuk tuk or by local bus. And the view from its balcony is gorgeous! Our rooms were very spacious and clean. They were equipped in everything we needed. It was the most comfortable Sri Lanka’s guesthouse that we’ve visited.
And, last but not least, I need to mention that our host was very kind and helpful. He helped us to organize trips, he told us a lot about Kandy and he prepared very tasty Sri Lankan breakfasts for us :-)
It is also worth to mention, that we were a group of 6, but thanks to Gerard everything was perfectly organized.
It was a good choice to stop at Gerard’s house. We totally recommend!
Gerard was an excellent host, and the flat was everything I had hoped for having read previous positive reviews. Definitely recommend. Thanks!
Жильё лучше чем может показаться на фото, постельное бельё чистое, апартаменты так же в отличном состоянии. Есть wi-fi. Жерард прекрасный человек, отличный собеседник и гид. Мои рекомендации.
Gerard's home stay is situated a short distance from Central Kandy. The accommodation has plenty of room for two and the patio is a bonus. Gerard and his wife were very pleasant and happy to chat. Breakfasts were Sri Lankan and dinner was available at the weekend. The cost of this was very reasonable.
One negative about this property is the noise caused by local dogs. We came home late, around midnight, after a day trip and this caused the dogs to bark which continued for about 2 hours. This happened on our last night and this time with no prompting from us. Again it continued for a very long time. If sleep is important to you or you are a light sleeper you may wish to consider this point.
Gerard and his wife are really very nice and helpful people, they even had some sweets and tea to welcome us!!! The appartement is like shown on the picture, it looks very nice and we felt welcome.
The appartement is hard to find and on a hill, wich was ok for us because we had a driver. Also, because of the window design there are some areas without glas, so it's hard to get the mosquitos out, but that's more my problem cause these animals just find and bite me so easily... :-) Nice place for this price... and more important, very very nice people.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.