Myself and my four friends greatly enjoyed our time at Alex's place in Kandy and rented the two AC rooms in his top apartment, (one with ensuite). As students we were on a tight budget and Alex was very accommodating towards our needs, both in the cost of the apartment and for his expertly guided tours. He and his business partner know Sri Lanka like the back of their hands and not only did they arrange amazing tours to the major sites (Sigiriya Rock, Polonowara, Adam's Peak) with our own private, AC, new minivan but they also took us to incredible local sites that we wouldn't have known about (like white water rafting and the spice garden tour!)
The apartment is clean and well-furnished, and the beds were comfortable although some minor maintenance would be beneficial. The apartment is well located, a 5min walk from the supermarket and 10min tuktuk ride from decent restaurants, and Alex can also recommend good takeaways for when you're too tired to go out to eat! Alex is an incredibly accommodating, warm and friendly person, like all the Sri Lankans we met are, and his knowledge is invaluable for those who want to explore Sri Lanka and his English is impeccable. We didn't request meals so didn't have a chance to try his cooking and although his room was in the apartment we were renting, we never felt he was intruding on us.