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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

A fairly basic 3 star lodging - rooms are reasonable size and beds not too bad. An extra towel would have been very much appreciated - 1 for both hand and bath not really sufficient. Breakfast was good with a great choice and the waiters both at breakfast and dinner were very attentive and well drilled in their art.

1 Thank jackw53
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This hotel seems to be the hotel of choice for tour groups. It is fantastic too. A free dinner and breakfast was included and, given the tightness of our schedule, we took advantage of both which were excellent. It's a great location within walking distance of the city and an excellent base to retire to at the end of a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stayed here for one night on a tour of Srilanka Can't comment on hotel cost as this was included in the tour package, but we found the amenities at the hotel very good. There is a pool which looked good but we didn't have time during our stay to use it Room was clean, had satellite TV and large... More 

1 Thank judith J
serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

...Thank you for your most kind review on Trip advisor. Guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that! We are grateful for complimenting on our comfortable rooms, the spacious balcony which gives you a splendid view of the mountains and the Kandy Lake, cleanliness, buffet, Wi-Fi and the attentive staff at the restaurant.... More 

Mumbai, India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Rooms just about fit two people. Not much moving space around the bed. Bathrooms are tiny. Although good balcony space outside the room. Food just about fine, if you are looking for Indian food. Not much options available. Had ordered for Veg pizza and the guys served with cut chicken slices. Bad dinner experience of in room dining. Over priced.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The hotel was a great place to relax after a long day of cycling. The pool, albeit it very shallow, was welcoming and the staff were friendly. The food was good and the rooms were clean & comfortable. The hotel is over many floors and a bit of a rabbit warren so you need to be good on your feet... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights. Not directly in the city center of Kandy but easy to reach in 10 minutes by tuk-tuk. Nice location in the hills. Rooms were compact but clean and modern. Very good restaurant with great choice in food. Good service.

Thank JGoethuys
serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many Thanks for sharing your experience at Serene Garden Hotel with the other Trip Advisor readers we are delighted to see your positive feedback regarding our hotel. I express my gratitude for commenting on the cleanliness and our quality service, We are glad that you enjoyed the the buffet at the restaurant. We hope to see you again on your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2016

View from the hotel is fantastic..staff were friendly and attentive. Easy to get to from the Kandy town. Rooms are spacious, clean and well decorated with all the amenities provided. Overall a great stay

Thank Kaumadi K
serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks on your great review. We are thrilled your stay with us was enjoyable and I express my gratitude for your compliments on our clean, well furnished and spacious rooms. Guests’ satisfaction is most definitely one of our major aims, Therefore, when we share your comments with our friendly staff, it warms their heart personally to hear of a... More 

Galway, Ireland
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

At first, the hotel looks nice. The room too but the shower was leaking and this was leaving water everywhere. The food was good in general but the dining room is rather small so you may have to wait to be seated. The views from the dining room are great

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Antibes, France
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Avoid the rooms 518, 519, 520 and 521. They are located directly under the dinner area, which is on the top of the building. The live music is obviously very loud into the rooms. And then you ear very clearly the noise of the cleaning staff until midnight.

Thank Lolo0606
New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is an excellent, clean hotel with very friendly staff. It is a healthy walk (or easy tuk-tuk drive) up the hill above the lake to the hotel, but you will be rewarded with beautiful views from the well-run restaurant. Wi-fi works well too.

Thank David Robb C
serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about our hotel and the friendly staff. I express my gratitude for recommending us as an "Excellent Place to stay in Kandy" We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful mountains view and the Kandy Lake views from the restaurant while tasting the well... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serene Garden Hotel is situated within walking distance of the city centre and overlooking the serene Kandy Lake. Above all these things, something unique about Serene Garden Hotel: its ambience is serene and the experience blends with the unique enchantment that Kandy serenely weaves in the mind of the foreign traveller, as it has done for centuries. From Serene Garden Hotel, it is walking distance to the Dalada Maligawa (The Temple of the Tooth) across the road from the Kandy Lake. This hallowed temple is synonymous with the historic hill capital of Kandy; it is where the tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined, enduring symbol of a nation’s sovereignty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serene Garden Hotel

Address: 189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: ₹ 4,023 - ₹ 12,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Serene Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“top floor always the best”
 of 5 bubbles an6711654, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't select low level rooms like 2nd or 3rd floor, weird toilet pit smell in balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles suhand2015, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher floors have better view, rooms looking out for the pool are bigger but there is a risk of the noice from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles AleksanderJ, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can have views across to the city”
  • Guest on our balcony, worth a visit just for this
 of 5 bubbles frosty_11_11, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a Kandy view”
 of 5 bubbles Mustanghalls, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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