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Sharon Inn is a guesthouse perched on a hill in the heart of Kandy overlooking the Lake, the city and the Udawatte Kelle Forest Reserve beyond. The property is accessed or the circular road around the Kandy lake. The historic temple of the Tooth is just ten minutes away. Sharon Inn can be used to break up a long journey or as a base from which to explore the Kandyan region. The drive from Colombo or the airport takes around three hours depending on traffic.

Sharon Inn comes highly recomended by the Rough Guide and Lonly Planet Budget Travellers. It is a four-storey structure with the rooms located on four floors, and a roof top terrace with views of the city of Kandy. The living dining areas are on the ground floor. Owned by a German and SriLankan couple, the property is clean, efficiently run and full of charm. Such attributes are carried into the bed rooms, which are immaculate without being sterile.
Accommodation
Sharon Inn has ten bed rooms - seven doubles three triples furnished with single beds that can be put together or separately . All rooms have the added bonus of a balcony from which you can enjoy a privileged view of Kandy. The rooms all have Satellite TVs, mosquito netting and overhead fans which are sufficient in the cooler Kandy climate. The ensuite bathrooms have solar powered hot water showers, wash basin and w/c.
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There is plenty of communal space, including a relax dining room and living area opening out to a well-kept lawn. SriLankan and western meals are served in the dining area where you can also use the internet and phone facilities. Special dinners are also organized on the roof top upon request with the twinkling city lights of Kandy town in full view. While the standards are high at Sharon Inn, the price remains competitive and loyalties strong towards the guesthouse and traveler with an independent streak.
Explore the city of Kandy, steeped in history and culture. Walk around the tranquil Kandy Lake and visit the Temple of the Tooth where a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined since fourth century A.D. The temple has decorative walls, a golden roof and fine wood work. Religious services (Pooja) are held daily at dawn, mid-day, and in the evening where guests can participate. The services are accompanied with traditional music and drumming. We also recommend: a visit to Peradeniya's Royal Botanical Garden with over 60 hectares of tranquil, immaculately designed lawns, borders, pavilions and plant houses; nature walks in Udawatta Kelle Forest Reserve; and Kandy's rich ancient arts and crafts including drum-making, Dumbara mat-weaving and Kandyan jewellery.