Lassana Kanda Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
18-Nov-2014
Lassana Kanda is a destination in itself – one of Sri Lanka’s grandest private villas (on a par with those in Bali and Thailand) and offers such an abundance of space and facilities that it encourages you to stay put.  The interiors were furnished elegantly and felt distinctly uncluttered.

The pool is stunning and plenty large enough to swim decent lengths while others relax in the shallows and admire the gorgeous palm-fringed valley views.  The meticulously designed tropical gardens complemented the verdant hillside setting perfectly.  We loved the pool pavilion for dining and the sun deck for relaxing on the plentiful loungers.

The guesthouse has a little kitchenette and works well for independent teens as well as elderly relatives or less mobile family members who prefer ground level bedrooms.  There are plenty of kids’ toys and facilities at the villa and this, together with such an abundance of space for letting off steam or finding your own quiet corner, make Lassana Kanda a dream destination for families.

The villa has a dedicated staff team.  The manager is also an experienced chef (he’s worked in Australia and the UK) and served us seared tuna with a mango salsa for lunch and a Thai selection from one of his evening set menus; both meals were excellent.  Staff do not live in, but there is 24-hour security and the manager is on call.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:8
Value:8
Highlights

The villa’s abundant facilities, including the stunning pool and sun deck, gym, spa room and gorgeous gardens are a treat.  The staff team are efficient, the chef is very experienced and the villa’s tranquil hillside setting is exceptional.  You get to see quite a lot of wildlife here too:  kingfishers dipping in and out of the pool, monkeys rustling their way through the trees and chipmunks chasing each other around the garden.

Surprises

You’ll find a few more mosquitoes here than on the coast, so bring plenty of repellent.  The villa is set on a hillside and although the main terraces and lawns are fenced, there are still a few areas where you’ll need to keep an eye out for toddlers on the slopes.

Guest Reviews (1)

Kanika Dhawan, United Kingdom checked out on 07-Mar-2015
Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
11-Mar-2015
We spent a fantastic week at the villa. The staff are fantastic, the pool and views from the villa are unbeatable and Sharluka's cooking rivals the best I have had in London. I highly recommend the villa and look forward to going back there myself!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:9
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based on 2 user reviews. Lassana Kanda is a destination in itself – one of Sri Lanka’s grandest private villas (on a par with those in Bali and Thailand) and offers such an abundance of space and facilities that it encourages you to stay put.  The interiors were furnished elegantly and felt distinctly uncluttered.

The pool is stunning and plenty large enough to swim decent lengths while others relax in the shallows and admire the gorgeous palm-fringed valley views.  The meticulously designed tropical gardens complemented the verdant hillside setting perfectly.  We loved the pool pavilion for dining and the sun deck for relaxing on the plentiful loungers.

The guesthouse has a little kitchenette and works well for independent teens as well as elderly relatives or less mobile family members who prefer ground level bedrooms.  There are plenty of kids’ toys and facilities at the villa and this, together with such an abundance of space for letting off steam or finding your own quiet corner, make Lassana Kanda a dream destination for families.

The villa has a dedicated staff team.  The manager is also an experienced chef (he’s worked in Australia and the UK) and served us seared tuna with a mango salsa for lunch and a Thai selection from one of his evening set menus; both meals were excellent.  Staff do not live in, but there is 24-hour security and the manager is on call.
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