Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

All properties in Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Helga's Folly

Art Deco hotel with 4 restaurants, near Kandy Lake

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$123
  • Helga's Folly
  • Guest Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Guest Room
  • Guest Room
1 / 19Guest Room
6.4Good
  • I wanted to love this place, but dirty sheets, dirt in the shower and cockroaches…

    Jun 6, 2018

  • Helga’s Folly is a dreamscape, unlike any other place I’ve been. Our stay here was one of…

    Aug 14, 2018

See all 12 reviews
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Kandy Lake - 10 min walk
  • Temple of the Tooth - 19 min walk
  • Lakeside Adventist Hospital - 11 min walk
  • Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre - 18 min walk
  • Malwathu Maha Viharaya - 18 min walk
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 19 min walk

Book this property and collect stamps after your stay

Remember, collect 10 stamps, get 1 reward* night

Check availability

Please enter your dates
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Mountain View
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Mountain View

Location

  • Kandy Lake - 10 min walk
  • Temple of the Tooth - 19 min walk
  • Lakeside Adventist Hospital - 11 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Kandy Lake - 10 min walk
  • Temple of the Tooth - 19 min walk
  • Lakeside Adventist Hospital - 11 min walk
  • Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre - 18 min walk
  • Malwathu Maha Viharaya - 18 min walk
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 19 min walk
  • National Museum - 19 min walk
  • Natha Devale - 23 min walk
  • Wales Park - 23 min walk
  • Kandy Clock Tower - 28 min walk
  • International Buddhist Museum - 1.5 mi / 2.4 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 118 min drive
  • Kandy Railway Station - 12 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle *

Parking

  • Free self parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1965
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Red Room - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Green Room - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Blue Room - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Nut Cracker Suite - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Helga's Folly Hotel Kandy
  • Helga's Folly Hotel Kandy
  • Helga's Folly Hotel
  • Helga's Folly Kandy
  • Helga's Folly
  • Helga`s Folly Hotel Kandy
  • Helgas Folly Kandy
  • Helgas Folly Hotel Kandy
  • Helga's Folly Hotel
  • Helga's Folly Kandy

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Helga's Folly does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Mango Garden (15-min walk), Lyons (2 mi), and Café Secret alley (2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
6.4Good
  • 4.0Fair

    Dirty throughout. Must have been amazing 25 years

    The hotel has been sadly neglected and whilst it's quirky to look at ... it's very dirty and very disappointing.

    Jo, 3 night trip, Mar 3, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review
  • 10.0Exceptional

    Helga's wonderland

    Helga"s Folly is more than simply an hotel where one goes for rest and refreshment. Being there is like entering a dream - on arrival your surroundings appear both vaguely familiar and disconcertingly strange. Our room for example, contained a regular double bed which on closer inspection was dressed with silk sheets and the softest, most generous pillows that we had encountered on our travels. Colour was everywhere. The windows leading the balcony were covered with gorgeous butterflies and the pink ceiling was embellished with a white magnolia tree. Every journey from our room to other parts of the premises was an encounter with something wonderful. Our corridor contained many images of Alice in wonderland which seemed most apt to us. Helga and her team have created an alternative world that we can marvel at, explore and enjoy. We found the food delicious and the staff, especially manager Singa helpful and friendly and all times.

    Yvonne, 3 night trip, Jan 23, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review
  • 4.0Fair

    Living off past glories

    A hotel that is living on its past glories - poor food, slow service, poor maintenance, needs updating. Many of Helga’s art and artworks are amazing but the hotel is doomed unless the many issues are sorted. Hopefully the new manager can turn things around.

    MR, 2 night romance trip, Jan 21, 2018

    Verified Hotels.com guest review
  • 8.0Very Good

    Magical

    One of the coolest hotels I have ever stayed in

    Laurie, 2 night romance trip, Jan 15, 2018

    Verified Hotels.com guest review
  • 10.0Exceptional

    Magical artistic hide out

    Helga‘s Folly is a magical place! Go see and experience this beautiful museum-ish diary of an flomboyant life.

    Marius, 1 night romance trip, Jan 9, 2018

    Verified Hotels.com guest review
  • 2.0Poor

    bohemian mess.. dirty, smelly, neglected and sad

    We booked but upon arrival found that the hotel did not meet even basic levels of hygiene. I have travelled in Asia and China all of my life and the condition of this hotel startled me. Neglected and dirty - bathrooms not clean and the bed sheets stained. Honestly, I could not stay in this hotel and left immediately to look for a different hotel. I know the hotel is meant to be eccentric and bohemian and charming - but there is no charm in dirty rooms.

    2 night trip, Jan 2, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review
  • 8.0Very Good

    Piscine

    La piscine n’était pas propre.

    Alexandre, 1 night family trip, Aug 4, 2018

    Verified Hotels.com guest review
  • 2.0Poor

    Fast wie eine veraltete Ruine

    Es fing damit an, dass unser einheimischer Fahrer die Hotelzufahrt nicht gefunden hat, da wir uns nicht vorstellen konnten über Schutthaufen einen ramponierten Weg fahren zu können. Der Empfang des 2. Managers war zutiefst unfreundlich und der Zustand des Hauses unzumutbar. Wir sind auf die interessanten Fotos bei der Buchung reingefallen. Das Essen konnte nur im Eingangsbereich beim Manager bestellt werden. Da das Hühnchen undefinierbar geschmeckt hat, haben wir es dem Manager auch persönlich präsentiert. Wir sind nach einer Nacht abgereist und halten diese Erfahrung bestimmt in Erinnerung.

    O + J, 2 night trip, Feb 26, 2018

    Verified Ebookers guest review
  • 6.0Good

    Sam, 2 night romance trip, Jul 2, 2018

    Verified Hotels.com guest review
  • 10.0Exceptional

    2 night romance trip, Jan 5, 2018

    Verified Hotels.com guest review
See all 12 reviews