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Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I got the cheapest room after Taka, the owner, talked to me on the street. The room was comfortable enough for me, as all I needed was a place to sleep and shower. They offer tours in tuk-tuks but I wouild organize them myself with public transport so it is cheaper. Breakfast was good for 400 roupies. Only complaints are...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night & reluctantly so. The room wasn't awful, but the bathroom certainly was. The shower was so old that it had mould growing all over it & was cracked. There were a lot of ants scurrying around in there too, not making it feel the nicest of places to freshen up after a day of travelling....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Rooms are basic but what you would expect from the price. The shower isn't great though and our shower head holder was cracked so didn't work. Bed was relatively comfortable but the lack of A/C and fan being away from the bed made it a hot night. Staff however were very pleasant and Taka (sp?) even offered to drive us...

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Thank TophersTravels
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This hotel once had a great view, hence the name. Unfortunately, a new 6 storey hotel has been build, entirely blocking the view. On the balcony of the best room, you are watched by 24 rooms opposite the road. However, it is still a good value (RS 1800) if you just need a place to sleep.

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Thank Per R
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

We ate here having had a very bad experience at the Sharon inn which is located close by. Staff were very friendly and attentive. We had the Sri Lankan curry which was served with rice, coconut sambal and two additional veg dishes. Food was good and at a reasonable cost. Would recommend for a meal and seeing that the staff...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Had hot water (but abysmal shower pressure), a strong fan, a mosquito net, clean sheets and a comfy mattress. Also, its away from the early morning sleep busters, like the music school and temples, so great for a good nights sleep, which i badly needed. I only stayed one night and for 2000rs it was one of the cheaper options...

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Darjeeling, India
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Very bad business. We were offered a room at 730pm and were told the person that booked never showed up. I thought that was a bit early but the guy said he spoke over the phone with the person cancelling. An hour later the person with booking shows up and we were asked to leave immediately and to go up...

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Reviewed 29 January 2015

2500rupees for top floor room with private bathroom. Functional, basic, no frills. Fine if you're a backpacker on a budget, yes the bathroom is haphazard but hot water worked ok and no problems to report. On a steep road about 15 min walk to town centre. WiFi very slow.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2014

DO NOT STAY HERE. For a start there is no view, let alone a “golden” one. It is very noisy, with the staff seeming to believe that 6 am is the ideal time to start moving furniture around. The friend I was travelling with received some toilet paper for his room at the 4th time of asking. The rooms are...

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Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

The room isn't spectacular but fairly priced at 1500rs. We did not go on tours or trips but just paid for our room and stayed. It was clean, wifi was fine for most of the time but dropped out occasionally as we were on the top floor, had a nice balcony, warm showers (not hot but the owner was honest...

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Address: 46 Saranankara Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: ₹ 982 - ₹ 1,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Some rooms have metal bars on the windows protect you against monkeys - recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles IdaandKristof, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the 4th floor, the highest floor, are full of ants in the bathroom. The roof is made of some metal materials. You can hear all the sounds, from the running of monkeys on the rooftop on the early morning to the hunting noise of crows each day, can hardly fall asleep in the night. Windows not covered with curtains, zero privacy, not recommanded.”
 of 5 bubbles Ymadeafootprint, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
“#8 has a proper spring mattress instead of a foam one.”
 of 5 bubbles ala737, 25 May 2014 | Read review
“any one can do but BETTER choose one with AC”
 of 5 bubbles LindaZ174, 10 Jun 2013 | Read review
“DON'T Stay here”
 of 5 bubbles 29OAK, 25 Dec 2012 | Read review
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