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Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed here for one night. There were no other guests (June) at that time. Our Room was quite big but not really clean. The one in the left corner close to the dining area. Almost no light came in the room trough the windows, because the bushes right in front were so thick. The Bathroom was pretty dirty and...

2Thank DerBabo
Aalst, Belgium
Reviewed 25 April 2014

This hotel lays in the outskirts of the city of Kandy, and you need a tuk-tuk (one-way 300Rs) to get to the center. We booked for 2 nights for 2 people for 4500Rs a night, breakfast included. Wifi didn't work on our tablet (of our whole stay in Sri Lanka this was the only place it didn't work!). We had...

1Thank nele b
Cape Town
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Besides the staff being friendly, the rooms were tacky... No bottled water or Wi Fi as advertised except in the entrance hall...The bathrooms were disgusting. Breakfast were the normal eggs, juice, toast and fruit. We were afraid to eat the peeled fruit..it was far out of town and even our driver suggested the place should close down. They had a...

1Thank Fatima786
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We spend 2 days in this hotel, the beds are so huge, clean place. We had so much fun here, staff is so friendly, we played cards and pool, it was like in our own family. We were like princess in this place, everybody was so friendly and helpful. Thank you to Isuru the chief, his food is just amazing...

Thank virginiedub2000
Dauglas S, Manager at Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the rest of your stay in sri lanka is as enjoyable

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Stayed for two nights, and I was taken here by the driver who I arranged the tour with. Other places I stayed in Sri Lanka were a bit tatty, so when I arrived here, it looked nice, organised, spacious and clean, with a pool table - wow entertainment! Bath tub was a big plus for me, being a Japanese. Food...

1Thank carioca500
Dauglas S, Manager at Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Ancient Lanka. I will have a meeting with the staff and raise these comments for training purposes. Kind Regards Ancient Lanka team

Reviewed 18 October 2013

We tried to stay for a night there but we couldn't. Remote, the bathroom was terrible and the bed with bed bugs. We complained and showed us two more rooms even worse. People were sleeping with the door open, half naked walking around. First time we scared in SL. We left in the middle of the night without paying of...

1Thank elitsa83
Dauglas S, Manager at Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I regret that I was out of town during your stay. Obviously we do not condone unruly behaviour from other tourist guests, our customer safety is paramount. Our beds have new sprung mattresses and to my knowledge we have never had an incident of bed bugs which would be dealt with very seriously

Reviewed 30 September 2013

My driver knew this hotel so brought me into it. Once i entered the hotet the staff welcomed me nicely and they gave me one of the best rooms in the hotel. I used tge swimming pool too and i liked the view from there at sun set, it was amazingly charming. I recommand it.

Thank Salamoos
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I visit Kandy often and at the begining of August I was recommended to stay at Ancient Lanka by a friend. A new manager has taken over the hotel in March 2013 and like all things in Sri Lanka it takes time to sort out old issues. I found the rooms to be clean and extremely comfortable with large sprung...

Thank Chilledvibe
Dauglas S, Manager at Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I try and do daily training with the staff and encourage them to practice and improve their english

Reviewed 11 August 2013

Stayed in October 2012 for a night. Booked this through a travel agent in Colombo and cursed him for the recommendation. The location is remote and inaccessible. Our driver Had to make numerous phone calls to trace the place. Its located in the midst of a residential area and far away from market, tourist attractions and the main city. The...

Thank SuhasChakravarthy
Dauglas S, Manager at Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review a year after your stay. I am pleased to inform you that Ancient Lanka has been taken over by new management since March 2013 and custom service as well as renovation has been our main aim. All rooms have king size beds unfortunately in 2 of our rooms this will...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

It's pretty fascinating how dirty a hotel can become. The walls, the tables, the floors. Just good old dirty. The staff is friendly and hospitality is ok, but the hotel is a wore down, dirty tragedy. Breakfast is extremely poor, while the curry they serve for dinner is actually not that bad. Would never have stayed in this hotel of...

Thank anarkistix
Dauglas S, Manager at Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we serve a full breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs, toast with juice, tea & coffee as well on request we can serve pancakes or coconut roti.

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Ancient Lanka Hotel Kandy

Address: No 31/3 Riverdale Garden | Aniwaththa, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Number of rooms: 8
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