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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We stayed in Kandi view hotel during vacation time end of October 2012. The view is awesome! but nothing else. the location of hotel is very high, our taxi could hardly climb there. Room (left side next to jungle): we have chosen the room with 2 huge glass windows (practically glass wall) - amazing view but entire night I could...

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Thank Alsu-2012
Edinburgh
Reviewed 24 April 2013

After having difficulty with another property we found Highest View last minute in the Lonely Planet guide. The manager sounded very friendly on the phone and said he had room for 2 nights; there was no aircon but no curfew so we went over and checked in. They were very welcoming and although the rooms were a bit run down...

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Jeonju, South Korea
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This guesthouse is basic, with little more than a bed, fan, wardrobe and mosquito net in the rooms; however it is clean and pleasant and the views across Kandy lake from the balcony rooms or the top-floor restaurant are fantastic. For the price (3000 rupees for an ensuite room; 2500 for one with shared bathroom) it's great value in Kandy....

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Reviewed 9 December 2012 via mobile

The Highest View is located in a nuce spot and offers great views over Kandy. It's also clean and 3000 Rs seemed appropriate for the room. But the owner is a self-important little man with strict rules that he will let you know at every turn while at the same time smoking inside his hotel the whole day. He gets...

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1Thank fioonale
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights. We were on holiday and were planning on staying in hotels rather than guesthouses, but were surprised at the costs in Sri Lanka so decided to save a few pounds. We looked around at a couple of other places in the Sarananka Road area, and Highest view seemed the best of...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Really traumatic time staying at this horrible place. Room was okish, crap shower and room open to corridor so could hear everything outside so out 1st thing the next morning (like a few others that have reviewed this place!), found somewhere much better which was much cheaper and came back to collect our bags. We had said we would stay...

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3Thank _-M4rgaret-_
Manchester UK
Reviewed 21 April 2012

First, it's not a hotel - it's a very basic guesthouse. This place was highly recommended by my guidebook, so I showed up by tuktuk late in the day. Don't make the same mistake! He showed me a small room, absolutely basic, bed, fan m-net, not even a chair and asked $30. I said it was too expensive, so he...

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4Thank Mark L
Britain
Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is a good transit hotel. It is basic, but clean and the staff helpful. Everything was greying with age, but not dirt. Our sink was broken and they really had no urge to fix it. There was hot water, mosquito net, a great view from the restaurant and they have their own tuk-tuk which is very useful if you...

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Thank harobed
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Amazing find at the end of a steep climb. Great views and own balcony. Very clean and owners very helpful. Good shower with hot water. Good value for money stayed for 2 nights wished we could have stayed longer. 15 min walk into Kandy. Paid 30000 rupees per night

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Thank Y0rkshireLass58
Luxembourg
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Nice start, he showed us a good room for 3000 Rupies on the 3rd floor. After check in we had to get our luggage from another place close by. Coming back he told us that the same room was gone in the meantime, just a small (rabbit cage) was left - no refund or price reduction... We resisted several attempts...

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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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