We stayed 5 nights at the villa and will return for one more night after a short trip to Polonnaruwa. We can not recommend Villa Shenandoah more highly. Shamalie, and her son, Dinuk were amazingly gracious hosts- warm, caring and attentive. The staff were wonderful- very professional and extraordinarily caring. Collectively the owners and staff made you feel that you were part of their family and there was nothing you couldn't ask for. They seemed to take genuine pleasure in catering to our needs. The villa itself is well appointed, scrupulously clean and the bed was very comfortable. The view from the terrace was nothing short of spectacular. It was a joy to have breakfast sitting outside, admiring the view and listening to the birds. It was the perfect place to relax after day trips to Sigiriya and Nuwara Eliya. Certainly one of the nicest places we have stayed in, having travelled all over the world.
Such a pleasure to stay at Villa Shenandoah - set in beautiful countryside and with lovely views. The staff are all very attentive and the chef was fantastic - the best food we had in Sri Lanka!
This wonderful guest house in the lush hills above Kandy was a great place to stay. Our private veranda looked out to jungly forest and at night there were the lovely sounds of insects and in the morning it was the birds. Very clean. There are no close by restaurants, but the house cook was excellent, esp. his version of Sri Lankan curry. Owner and her son were friendly helpful
Villa Shenandoah was my favorite place that I stayed in all of Sri Lanka! Shamalie, Dinuk and all their staff were wonderful and so welcoming. I stayed in the guest house which has the most peaceful and amazing view of the surrounding hills. It was a joy to wake up to and have that view while having breakfast! Their dinner menu was very good as well, a wonderful way to end a day of exploring Kandy and the surrounding sites. Truly an amazing experience in one of the most absolutely beautiful areas of the island. I look forward to my return... hopefully someday very soon!
Villa Shenandoah was very well run with excellent and friendly service. The rooms were really comfortable and pretty and the food was top draw. Thank you for a lovely stay.
We had a wonderful stay at the villa... Service was good and the setting really warm and homely. The views from the property were fantastic and the overall feeling was one of relaxation and comfort. Thank you Shamilla and co.
Shamalie and her son Dinuk, were warm caring hosts, who took time to make us feel at home. The property is beautiful and the best of 5 places we stayed at in Sri Lanka. The food was exceptional and they have a full time dedicated cook with hotel experience serving generous meals, which were nicely presented and tasted great. Breakfast and dinner was delightful each time. We were sad to stay only 2 nights, but we will be back! Please note though that the property is a little far from town centre, (about 15 mins by car) which makes it even more perfect as a relaxing retreat for mornings and evenings after a long day of travel and site-seeing. Distance is not a problem as there are plenty of tuk tuks around, but just bear it in mind if you plan on walking anywhere.
I deeply recommend this villa and I am sure you will not be disappointed.