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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Awesome view of Kandy and the lake from big windows in our room. One of the nicest bathrooms we've had on our trip. Clean sheets, clean towels. Room was pretty small. Very honest but grumpy owner - won't try and rip you off but a bit gruff. Lots of choices on the same street so be sure to shop around.... More 

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Goettingen, Germany
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were at this hostel as a family of four (2 adults, 2 children) and had two beautiful rooms next to each other. Both rooms were very clean and beautiful. The view is really great. The staff was very kind and helpful. They also organized a very nice driver to get to the botanical gardens and to a tea factory... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We are a couple of friends that stayed there 2 nights. The staff is very reliable and very helpful, the rooms are new, clean, good bed..the best you can find in that budget. The restaurant is wonderful, elaborated recipes, wide menu, good quantities and good price. We want to recommend this stay home.

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

While it is true the owner isn't exactly Mr Sunshine, we did not have any complaints about our stay. The clerks were especially friendly and considerate. We booked the cheapest room for 2000 Rs. The toilet didn't work so we got upgraded to a more expensive room for the price of the cheapest one. The hotel and rooms were clean... More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We were here last year..have to say that we would neer recommend anybody to go here. Rooms are ok but owner is not nice at all. Just wants to make us spend money on his activities and if you say no..he will let you know by being very pushy and not welcoming at all!!

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Prebooked a room two days ago on the phone, agreed to have their "cheapest" room, without a view, for 2500 rupees a night (despite the guidebook suggesting 1000-2000). Turned up this afternoon to find out that a mystery guest who was out all day and therefore unable to verify the story had decided to stay an extra night, meaning we... More 

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50 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

This place looked good when we entered, the manager was very friendly and the rooms were ok, clean but small. The sister of the owner offered us the room for 2000 rupee, we accepted. After this, everything changed. The owner was clearly not happy we got the room for this price and there was absolutely no service left. They tried... More 

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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85 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

I wish I saw the reviews before we took a room in this place. We'll it is actually not too bad, the rooms are quit nice and have good beds. It started when we negotiated the room for 2000rp. The managers sister approved to that, but he didn't like that at all!! So then they started asking money for everything,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

This is a basic hotel with simple rooms and simple breakfast. The view (if you get one) is OK, although there was a huge building being built when we were there, so the view included a crane and lots of construction work. What we didn't enjoy much was the pushy manager. He did help us out on a couple of... More 

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We have been there for perahera event. We booked the room 2weeks before and we paid all the money before..fuor days plus the tip (10%) plus more moneta for the currency. We are not used to do like this but kandy city was almost full booked for the most important event of the year for them. So we paid trust... More 

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Address: 129/3 Saranankara Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Number of rooms: 6
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“If you do end up here, make sure you ask for a room with a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles Silver360, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't go there..”
 of 5 bubbles 203lucag, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms with a view are nicer but more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles ChelseaR328, 30 Sep 2013 | Read review
“do not chose this room with 2 glass walls - you will not able to sleep at all unless you are drunk enough :))”
 of 5 bubbles Alsu-2012, 30 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Go to one of the other hostels!”
 of 5 bubbles _-M4rgaret-_, 15 Aug 2012 | Read review
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