Our last stop during our day trip.
A Tip to Remember:
Get a reliable and friendly driver to drive you around the Hill Country. You can make the arrangements in Kandy. You may inquire at a tour office. But you may also want to ask your guesthouse if they know anybody offering this service. Expect to pay at least $50 USD equivalent for a full day ride from Kandy with a local driver.
Where did we stay in Kandy?
We decided to stay right in Kandy. We felt that it was the best hub for exploring the tea plantations. The awesome property we stayed at is called 36 Bed & Breakfast. We don’t have a direct affiliation with this property. Therefore, this our honest opinion of the place. Overall, it is a extremely well managed place to stay. It’s located on the side of the hill in Kandy with a view of the lake below. It was being managed by a local couple while we were there. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings and the breakfast was awesome. The only downside that I can think of regarding this property is it’s accessibility for visitors who don’t want to walk up the hill to reach it. The hosts were so sweet and helpful while we were there. At the time of writing it had a score of 8.8/10 based on 140+ verified guest reviews. If you are not afraid of walking to reach your room, then we would highly recommend this property for you.
How to find the cheapest rooms in Sri Lanka’s tea country?
Technically, there are a few solid choices when it comes to booking rooms in Sri Lanka such as www.agoda.com, www.booking.com and www.hotelscombined.com. During our trip we primarily used Agoda. Many of our European and North American readers book exclusively with booking.com due to their excellent customer service and favourable cancellation policies. Hotelscombined is also a great option for those looking to compare prices prior to booking. It suits our backpacking readers very well. I have created links to their property lists to save you some time:
ALL ROOMS IN KANDY – www.agoda.com
ALL ROOMS IN KANDY – www.booking.com
COMPARE ALL ROOM PRICES IN KANDY – www.hotelscombined.com
Regardless, of what site works best for your personal preferences, I wish you a great journey in amazing Sri Lanka!