Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kandy - Updated 2022

airbnb Kandy, Sri Lanka

Traveling to Sri Lanka in the near future? Make sure to visit Kandy. Situated in central Sri Lanka, Kandy offers lots of fascinating things to do. Firstly, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most beautiful temples in the country. The Buddhist temple is in the complex of the royal palace. There are rituals and live music in the background, so you can understand more about the culture and religion of the people. Be patient as there will be a long line to see the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. Then, spend a lovely time by the Kandy Lake. Situated next to the temple, you will enjoy tranquillity and peace as you watch over the river and the temple. There are plenty of spots to sit back and relax. Finally, board the train that will take you to one of the most beautiful views in the country: the green tea plantations. You can either take the trip to Nuwara Eliya (4 hours) or Ella (7 hours). Ensure to stay awake along the way and wonder at the beauty of the surrounding. If you are looking to rent a house in Kandy, there are plenty of accommodation options that can satisfy you and your companions. Keep reading to find out more about the top Airbnbs in Kandy.

1. A boutique villa (from USD 52)

Looking for the best Airbnb in Kandy? Enjoy a romantic getaway for couples or a sweet escape for solo travellers by staying at this boutique villa. The villa features a spacious bedroom and a private bathroom for two people. Other facilities you can enjoy include a kitchen, wireless internet and a swimming pool. Enjoy a relaxed moment as you marvel at the beautiful tropical garden that surrounds you. The Kandy Lake can be reached within a short drive.

Boutique Villa with a Pool
KANDY, Central Province, Sri Lanka
662 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pools are incredible and views stunning
breakfast was delicious room was comfortable with lovely balcony good a/c
the room has an amazing little balcony we could have sit in for hours
( 1750 lkr for 2 curry with soft drink and desserts)we enjoyed delicious breakfast food on both days
the villa is comfortable with a lovely balcony that is shaded by all sorts of plants
area and apartments are very clean and well designed
rooms were very much clean
nice clean room good bed and even a pool
swimming pool are clean & can be utilized at night also
the gardens are so beautiful and the room is spotlessly clean
host was very helpful with any questions
lovely home and great hosts that made our 3 days in kandy feel extra special
very kindly host with good tips arround kandy
hosts were very kind to accommodate our change of itinerary at quite a late hour
his dad madhu is a s super lovely man who is really helpful and accommodating
quick walk to the lake wonderful location
amazing value in a beautiful location
walking distance to the centre of kandy but feels like you are in a remote area
i recommended the location for some friends and they loved it too
what a lovely place to come to after the hustle and bustle of a busy day
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2. A modern bungalow (from USD 30)

Have the most pleasant stay at this modern bungalow that promises both warmth and comfort. Situated on the banks of the Mahaweli Ganga, this bungalow features a spacious bedroom with a super comfortable bed for a good night sleep and a private bathroom along with facilities such as wireless internet, an equipped kitchen and a private balcony. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning in the balcony with the view of the river.

Riverview - Kandy @ (3km city)
Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
234 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice river view from the room
our room was just as described and with fabulous views of the river
perfect room with a wonderful view on the river
the view from the balcony is stunning and the breakfast provided was plentiful and lovely
breakfast was incredible lovely with a nice view to the river
super clean and spacious
the bathroom also is very clean and spacious
the room was very clean and spacious
the place is clean bright & welcoming
so clean and comfortable - better than any hotel because of their special personal touches
irean was the most wonderful host
friendly hosts too
irean was a wonderful host who took good care of us
the host is very nice and helpful
very kind and hospitable hosts
the place & location is very beautiful
location is really good & peaceful
10minutes from the city centre so it’s a nice and calm neighbourhood
great place for family and a peaceful break from busy life
the house is slightly away from the city but easy to get to by bus or tuk tuk
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3. A cozy house (from USD 20)

Providing one bedroom with four comfortable beds, this accommodation is ideal for families of four. As a guest, you can also enjoy a bathroom, wireless internet and essentials. Major attractions are all within a quick drive, such as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Kandy Lake. You will also be able to enjoy the spectacular view of the Hantana Mountain from this house.

Amma's Dream (Mom's Dream)
424 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi signal was also very strong
there’s hot water and the fan works rather well
i enjoyed the view on kandy city and had an amazing breakfast
view on the home is nice and rooms are enough cool without a/c
comfortable stay simple standard and an absolutely lovely host
the room was clean and spacious
room was clean and comfortable
the room was clean and comfortable
the room was very clean and comfortable
simple yet spotlessly clean accommodation in a residential area of kandy
thank you for your host
she is a good host
she was such a kind host
the hosts are lovely
the host is super nice
the location is very nice
great location very informative from the beginning
the location is calm nearby the city and easy to walk from to everything
theresa’s place is in a great location; out of the busy centre but only 10-15 min walk to town
close enough to walk into town but far enough for peace and quiet
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4. A family villa (from USD 30)

Bring your loved ones with you when traveling to Kandy and book this family-friendly accommodation in Kandy that can accommodate five people. As a guest, feel free to access the entire villa and use facilities that include two bedrooms, two bathrooms and wireless internet. Everything is within walking distance and some attractions to visit when staying here include the National Museum and the Mahaweli Ganga.

Villa Nine Kandy
315 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the balcony where we ate breakfast was fantastic
and wifi which my daughter needs was good
included breakfast was good you can enjoy it at the balcony with a nice view
the room was just as pictured with good air con
the breakfast made at a time of our choosing on the balcony was excellent too
clean room and good breakfast
the room is clean and comfortable
basic facilities but clean and tidy
accomodation is very clean
the place was well kept and clean
navinda was an amazing host
navinda was a superb host
great host and brilliant hospitality
navinda is a very helpful host
the host is very nice
the location is tucked away from the city which is a nice respite from the hustle and bustle
the location is safe and you can tell it is located in a very good neighbourhood
navindass is a good place to see kandy close to town
the location is great as well just a twenty minute walk to the market area
a lovely breakfast and a really peaceful neighbourhood that's still close to town
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5. A private room (from USD 20)

Enjoy total privacy as you stay in a spacious and private bedroom that also has its own private bathroom. Experience great service and genuine hospitality of the locals as you stay at this accommodation that boasts modern and antique architecture as well as furnishings. Wireless internet and essentials are also provided. Getting to major attractions such as the Kandy Lake and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic will be easy and convenient.

The Deck - Room 2 (B/B)
Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
220 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we didn’t feel we needed air con the fan provided was more than enough
this is an amazing place with a scenic view from the deck and the rooms
great view from room window
great room good shower pressure good view nice breakfast
fan in room to help cool things abit
very clean and smart
very nice clean and stylish house
very clean and excellent breakfast
it is very clean with towels provided
it was very clean
the owner is very nice
the owner is very friendly and helpful
all credit to the amazing host : dilrukshi :-)
dilrukshi’s home is delightful & she is an amazing host
she was a wonderful host and cooked a delicious breakfast
dilrukshi has an amazing space tucked away in a quiet area close to kandy city
a perfect location for exploring kandy
the place of dilrukshi was very comfortable near the center of kandy
we loved our stay at dilrukshi’s place
we loved our stay at dilrukshi’s place
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6. A modern villa (from USD 20)

Spend quality time with your loved ones in Kandy by staying in this modern villa that can accommodate six people. This huge villa features three bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as facilities such as wireless internet and an equipped kitchen. Staying here means having the best views the city can offer. You will be surrounded by the Knuckles and Hunnasgiriya mountain range and you can also enjoy the view of the Mahaweli Ganga.

Kandy Holiday Residence
Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
157 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable space with great views
great place to stay with friends spacious accommodation great amenities and wonderful breakfast with lots of fruits
every morning we enjoyed the tasty breakfast and the great view
stunning views in the morning with delicious breakfast
lovely place spacious three terraces kitchen lovely breakfast great views lovely lounge
rooms were clean and tidy
the place was perfectly clean and the bed was comfortable
unfortunately we found the bathroom could have done with a good clean however bedrooms were very comfortable and clean
rooms are clean and comfy and have all the essentials
the room was large clean and comfortable
staff happy to help
the host is very helpful and polite
the staff was very welcoming and friendly
host is very helpful and friendly
they are kind people just not completely upfront about the listing
location was also fair recommended
try the history restaurant close by good and a good price too
wonderful place close to the jungle but still in walkable distance to kandy/lake
nice place situated on a hill overlooking kandy
it's a beautiful location and upul is very kind and helpful
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7. A comfortable apartment (from USD 22)

Situated in a quiet residential area, this comfortable apartment offers facilities such as a bedroom for two, a bathroom, a kitchen and wireless internet. From this apartment, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding as well as the view of the Hantana Mountain. When in the area, be sure to visit nearby attractions such as the National Museum and the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary.

Great view, Bernard's House - Apartment 2
350 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the balcony were stunning and breakfast here made a great start to every day
nice place with a great breakfast table view
we enjoyed the views of the place having breakfast
this place has an amazing view it even has a balcony for breakfast/tea
we had breakfast at the balcony and to food was so tasty and delicious
our room was so private and clean
the apartment was large and very clean
excellent breakfast and room is clean
the room was clean and well kept with a little kitchen fridge warm showers and good wifi
the service staff welcomed us
the hosts are beyond lovely
bernard and his staff were wonderful
bernard and his family and all their staff are wonderful thoughtful hosts
bernard and his wife were amazing hosts
the location is very central with excellent views
the location is also very good only twenty to thirty minutes walk into the center of town
very good location; it’s convenient to access and the home has spectacular views
there's also a nice bakery right across the street
breakfast quality is superb and the location just demands to be seen with the naked eye
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8. A charming room (from USD 18)

Make yourself at home as you stay in this charming room that will make your staycation in Kandy an unforgettable one. You will stay in a modern and spacious bedroom and enjoy a private bathroom for complete privacy. Wake up to the spectacular view of sunrise glory every morning. Let the views of the Knuckles and Hunnasgiriya mountain range take your breath away. You can relax in the hammock on the balcony after a day exploring the city.

Hillside Stay Kandy - Mountain view room
Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
204 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mountain view room was fabulous the view and the interiors
the balcony outside of your room was perfect and a special extra touch
the bedroom was lovely huge king bed with private patio and hammock overlooking green hills
comfy bed great decor and a lovely view of the mountains from the balcony hammock
the hill view room is slightly nicer and with a bigger balcony but both rooms are good
nice and very clean place
beautiful clean and stylish home
the rooms where clean and nicely decorated
the room was really clean and relaxing
everything was super clean and as expected
lovely and nice hosts
lakshmi and chandra were excellent hosts
lakshmi and chandra were excellent hosts
wonderful hosts and we enjoyed our stay
very caring and thoughtful host family
location of house is in good distance from city centre - about 10 minutes by bus
easy bus links into the city
location is peaceful and quiet
convenient location with a supermarket/kfc close by and an easy tuk tuk ride into town
hesh’s place provides the ideal environment to to relax and chill
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9. Luxurious three-bedroom apartment for six (from USD 44)

This luxurious three-bedroom rental can comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Situated near the city center, you can access several shops and restaurants with ease. The property has a beautiful garden with comfortable seating, allowing guests to relax. Other amenities include air conditioning, WiFi, and a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare gourmet meals during your stay.

Kandyan Fo Rest
37 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c is good and quite effective
big beds with comfortable mattress in all rooms
the apartment was very well set up with and close to all the amenities
we found our stay there to be very comfortable
we found the bathrooms splashed all over (hurried cleaning maybe) but clean nonethess
it was big and clean
this place is amazing cleaned and has met my expectations
and it is very clean
it is a very spacious clean and comfortable space
the host was very hospitable and provided clear directions for us to reach
fazil and his wife are lovely hosts
host is very nice and hospital
fazil is very much responsive and attentive
fazil was a great host the apartment was perfect for us
location is just perfect - very close to the town
fantastic place which is located slightly outside the heart of kandy but is as good as in the pictures
good location and very good and clean place
fasil was helpful and his place kept the expectation
great place to stay in
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10. A sleeping capsule

Have you ever slept in a capsule? Experience how awesome it is to sleep in a capsule for the entire night. Bring your friends or family along and you get to enjoy this unique experience together. There are a total of five capsules for five people. Inside the capsule, you will find a comfortable bed along with a reading light and a cooling fan. Other facilities outside the capsule that you can enjoy include a bathroom and wireless internet.

Clock Inn Kandy Capsules Sleepers
Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
165 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in tent 5 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a great view over the city and a comfortable place to rest at night
you have to keep the fan on otherwise it could be hot inside
there is a fan light and electric plug in each and they are clean and surprisingly spacious
nice lounge area in the first floor and good breakfast included
we didn't have the breakfast but it did look really nice
clean sheets and confortable bed &pillow
the bathroom was clean
a night in the capsules is a great experience the communication is good and everthing is clean
the bathroom in the hostel was clean and i loved the chill out areas
the entire area is very clean
staff were knowledgeable and helpful
the staff was always very helpful and kind
the staff were polite and helpful
the people were friendly and helpfully
hassan and his staff were helpful and accommodating
breakfast was lovely and it was central in kandy
a fun experience and a great location
all major restaurants places of interest are just 10-12 mins walk away
it was within easy walking distance of the centre of kandy
it's a nice place in the town centre convenient to get to the train station supermarket and restaurants
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11. Roomy villa with air conditioning

This air-conditioned villa is ideal for a family getaway, with four spacious bedrooms that can sleep up to eleven guests. The bright living room has a cozy sofa. There is a full kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, and other cooking basics, so you can easily prepare delicious meals for your loved ones. An outdoor barbecue grill is available as well if you want to enjoy an intimate barbecue dinner.

Villa Montfort
Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
38 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 8 Beds 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful place with stunning views their breakfast best the persons in charge took good care of us
the breakfast was one of the best highlights
they cleaned it up really well each day
they are incredibly kind and thoughtful people who are also very hard workers
friendly caretakers who made excellent local food
they were so happy about amazing hospitality by the caretakers and the place was sparkling clean
thanks to them for everything and thanks to the owner of vasika 10/10 it was great
the best part of our stay was getting to know sheila and rane the caretakers
the location is absolutely amazing
value for money is good and the location is wonderful
i booked this place for my family and they were delighted to stay at this beautiful villa
i will definitely recommend and book this place again for family vacation next time in sri lanka
just a can relax in the place without going out too
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12. A luxury apartment

Indulge in luxury as you stay at this apartment that is equipped with all modern amenities possible to make you feel at home. Enjoy the entire apartment for yourself and use all the facilities such as three bedrooms and three large bathrooms along with a modern kitchen and high-speed wireless internet among others. Moreover, the apartment is situated close to some major attractions. It will take you only two minutes to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the city centre.

Luxury 3BR Suite - Spectacular City & Lake Views
Kandy, CP, Sri Lanka
284 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very accurate description stunning views and comfy beds
this is a really spacious apartment with stunning views over the lake
all rooms have air conditioning thoughtfully stocked with extra pillows blankets and pillow cases as well as towels
also the view of apartment is good light is good
apartment is large with 3 bathrooms and extremely comfort sleeping and living areas
super clean 3
just ask to clean the apartment a bit better
really spacious and clean
the property is modern extremely clean and hygienic
spotlessly clean and had all amenities
helpful host
the host was always responsive and quick to reply if we had questions
nunu was a great host that was able to give us advice on local hotspots
great place great host highly recommend
the host showed me around the apartment he is very nice
best location 2
an excellent location very close to town centre
a large apartment in a great location overlooking kandy
ruchira gave us free ride to the station
great location close to everything and makes it easy to explore vibrant kandy
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Enjoy a beautiful time in Kandy

You will not regret visiting Kandy. The views and the attractions are all worth it. So, do not skip this city if you want to have a beautiful time in Sri Lanka. If you are traveling with your partner, the city also offers plenty of romantic places you can visit. Whether you are looking for modern hotels or comfortable houses for rent in Kandy, this city will not disappoint.

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