Dear Kieran,

I had a great time in Sri Lanka and everything went relatively smooth. As you know the only issue I encountered was at Amanwella, but the good news is they said they were doing a refund. Please let me know how that will be handled.

Kahanda Kanda was fantastic and I highly recommend it—specifically the Peacock room. My friends had the Garden room and it wasn’t my favorite. Tea Trails was great and accommodations superb, food exceptional and service good (I thought Kandy House service was much better though). They do seaplane arrival/departure and that would have been something I would have been interested in. The train one-way is a must, though.

Amangalla was a nice way to end the trip; accommodations fantastic and service great. Food was mediocre though; same in Amanwella. Galle Fort was nice for shopping but very commercial; still loved it. Kandy House was hands down my favorite from facilities to service. Cozy, exceptional service and food was fantastic.

I will likely be doing an African safari next but not sure when. Thank you for all your help! I do realize my planning was very last minute but it always is with my crazy schedule.


Many thanks,


MC, Sri Lanka, Aug ’15