ABOUT Helga's Folly

High above the busy and historical city of Kandy overlooking the wonders the city has to offer stands a red sprawling building known as Helga's Folly. Favored by travelers due to its eccentric colors and flamboyant murals, the hotel still retains its old charm. From delicious salads and soups to main dishes and a private pool to calm off your weariness, come visit us and enjoy a holiday in the hills.


An unusual yet tropical theme awaits you at Helga's Folly in Kandy with antiques, paintings, newspaper clippings, photographs and exuberant colours adorning the entire property. You can expect a typical homely setting and arty surroundings while meals are prepared with utmost care and concern for the guests likings. You can enjoy a typical holiday in the hills in a private setting that will make you return with eagerness once again.


Helga's Folly is located a mere ten minute walk away from the ancient city of Kandy where the ambience and grandeur still remains the same as the bygone era. Slightly overlooking the temple of the tooth relic and the Kandy Lake, Helga’s Folly is an ideal base for excursions in the central and regions beyond. Kandy is about a 3 hour drive away from Colombo while the central bus and train stations are within easy reach.


Every guestroom that is available at Helga's Folly in Kandy is unique in their own way while they speak of a story that is different from each one. All guestrooms consist of fans as well as air-conditioning while there are attached bathrooms and French doors that lead out to balconies where you sit around and relax enjoying the calming weather in Kandy. Some guestrooms have been decorated according to the taste of a few of Helga's Folly's regular customers while most rooms include antique furniture with four poster beds or even beds with golden crowns.


Renowned among a few guests as a private home to spend a quiet vacation in the hills, Helga's Folly is a large red building decorated by its owner according to a fanciful, tropical theme. The Kitchen staff at Helga's Folly is ever prepared to take in your orders and your early decisions are much appreciated so that they can cook you favourite meals. You have the option of choosing anything from the menu which includes starters, soups, salads, puddings, cocktails, canapes, scented rice, various chicken and fish dishes etc. Prior notice of your likes, dislikes and allergies are much appreciated. You can also have your meals in private in clandestine dining rooms and even on balconies.

A private cinema with movies of your choice can be enjoyed with family and friends while munching on bites and enjoying drinks. Surrounded by the jungle, the residence offers you a crystal clear swimming pool where you can enjoy a dip in fine weather. Our gardens comprises of jasmines and frangipani while exotic flowers, herbs, spices and coffee trees also surround the building. Helga's Folly also offers a classic wedding package which includes a whole list of traditional and ceremonial services offered for the couple.


Due to its proximity to the Kandy town centre, guests at Helga's Folly can visit various historical venues of this ancient kingdom. While in Kandy you can make a trip to the temple of the Tooth Relic, stroll around the Kandy Lake, enjoy a boat ride as well, or maybe head towards the museum to witness artefacts of yester years. For the more adventurous traveller, a hike to the Hanthane Mountain range will be ideal. The Peradeniya Botanical gardens is a blessing in disguise for the nature lover.

Our Facilities

Pool is available there
Restaurant is available here

It is the nicest hotel surrounds by nature