Helga’s Folly – Kandy – Sri Lanka

Helga’s Folly is worth a visit, but I would not recommend eating here, have a Gin and Tonic by all means and take a look around.

This is what they say about themselves….


The Folly has a colourful history.. Playing host to many celebrities..Whose pictures together with family members line the walls , amongst them are Vivian Leigh , Peter Finch , Sir Laurence Olivier , David Lean , William Holden , Gregory Peck , Win Min Than, Sir Alec Guinness , Zandra Rhodes, Paula Yates , Andrew Logan , Mahatma Ghandi , Nehru , Indira Ghandi..

Kelly Jones of The ‘Stereophonics’ who was inspired to write the single ‘Madam Helga’…

Many of our celebrity guests come ‘incognito’ …escaping the ‘gold fish bowl’ that hounds them , and we respect this. the folly is their home in Sri Lanka ,as it is to so many others…

We can store your valises, have your clothes cleaned, and aired for your arrival . You need just your passport . A couple of our guests find this facility very pleasing…

MOTHER Esme De Silva…Artist…Designer of the original house in the 30’s…

Esme whilst

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