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Reviewed 3 January 2015

i've visited Sri Lanka staying in several hotels, The Change is absolutely the best place ever. On Kandy's hills, far from all the noises of the city, completely in the heart of nature. The owner is one of the kindest person i've never met in my life, the food is so tasty and it's cooked in a simple and healthy...

Thank Vulnevia
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The Change hotel just one night unfortunately, because the place is amazing! An hotel in the hills around Kandy where the nature hugs you. The silence of the night is broken just by the sound of the nature all around... Just amazing! The kindness of the owner and his employees has been the best we had in...

1Thank anna4586
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Where to start...first of all I am really not sure why this guest house is highly rated as such. I travel very often and this guest house if by far the worse I stayed in and I do not have high standards. 1: the guest house is way too far from kandy and in fact far from everything else (a...

Thank Momo M
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Ups: Very beautiful hotel with a lot of personality. Big room with very nice balconies overlooking the scenic pool. Very friendly and interesting owner, great for a chat. Wonderful food, the pumpkin curry was to die for. Downs: Bit of a bugger to find as it took each tuk tuk driver ages to find, maybe needs a few signs? Bar...

Thank Max D
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I got to know this place on tripadvisor. It was a heavy raining night that I was a little bit frustrated, not only because of the rain but also I had no idea of where to stay (I like travel with no specific plan, and of course it brings me troubles sometime). I searched on tripadvisor and found this place...

Thank Carrie-Zhou
Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2014

The Change is a bit out of the way, so you need access to a car. But it's set up in the hills with a view. It's smallish, and the service is friendly, prompt and personal. The room was large and with a bit of a view. The food is sensational and the pool is welcome at the end of...

Thank BFC51
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

Our original booking to another place was cancelled due to the bad road conditions and our driver-guide from mystilankatravel ( with which we were also very satisfied) suggested this place. It is quite a bit far from Kandy, but for that you get unique jungle feeling with a nice pool far from any noise. The food was also great as...

2Thank kobretti_felugyelo
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the change for one night. Friendly and welcoming staff who were 24/7 available for questions. We had a room with a beautiful view over kandy. And the pool is great to cool down when you had a busy sightseeing day. We had a tasty fresh breakfast with toast and egg. A beautiful stay in kandy. Little out...

Thank Eststi
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

To say it first: The hotel is about 15 minutes (by car) away from Kandy City. But it has a great view over Kandy and is overall in a "normal Sri Lanka-like" condition, what means: It would be unfair to compare it to European standards as the windows doesn't exactly fit to the hole in the wall and some other...

Thank DerJens83
Reviewed 9 October 2014

So, after reading the good and the less good reviews of this hotel, we finally opted to spend our stay at it. It was by far one of our best stays thanks to the homy feeling it provides, the welcoming staff and Anura's warm presence (the owner). 1. The location: contrary to some of the reviews, as soon as we...

Thank Seifhourani

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Change

Address: Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: ₹ 3,403 - ₹ 3,948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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#5 Family Hotel in Kandy
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
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“Ask for one over looking Kandy hills”
 of 5 bubbles S7121SAmichelleo, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wi fi is dodgy in the hills, this was better than other places but not constitent. Only really matters if you really you need it”
 of 5 bubbles dano71, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms have better views and privacy”
 of 5 bubbles sprabs, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All are good.”
 of 5 bubbles lilua_12, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“This is a very solid, comfortable,well furnished house and as far as I could tell all the rooms had expansive views from private balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles mama2227, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
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