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Janaki Hotel
Ranked #40 of 45 Hotels in Colombo
Mumbai, India
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84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“so so hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

i have stayed there once for 3 days.. the rooms are expansive and is a very old hotel..the location is good. there is no room service after 12 midnight...mobile recharge vouchers are available at reception. all rooms are non smoking and if you need to smoke then you need to step out of the room.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

If you want to experience Hell while you're alive, check-in at Janaki Hotel. 'Expect the unexpected' is their motto.

No Water, No Towels, and if you feel cold please wear three layers and go to sleep because they don't provide blankets.

A word to the owner : Please shut down the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

We had stayed in Hotel Janaki from 25th Jan to 27th Jan 2012, this is the worst property I have ever stayed on.

Buffet services sucks - they run out of items so fast, there is no room service after 2200 hrs, rooms smell and have ants running here there. The person on the reception is rude and lost in his own world. We had taken 7 rooms and all were the same or worse. In some rooms air condition was not working, in some was basins had problem or flush.

Would suggests people to stay away.

Room Tip: This hotel doesn't has any decent rooms...sorry guys.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Amit A
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Stayed one night there and regret it. Reception staff was clueless and unfriendly, rooms dirty and smelly...and words can't describe how bad the breakfast was. Also location isn't the best if you want to get a good feel of the capital so save yourself some money and choose another hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Mohsen M
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Muscat
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Totally Unclean, unkept and smelly rooms, leaky bathrooms, noisy or non-working A/c broken TV remote......not a place to stay, Restaurant serves horrible food, and was charged LKR500.00 for the free wifi.

Changed Rooms three times, but all rooms similar. Breakfast served seemed to be stale.

Would NOT RECOMMEND staying at this so called "hotel" for any traveller.

Room Tip: Never rely on websites....make bookings throuhg a local agent, who could be taken to task for provid...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Honed T
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Additional Information about Janaki Hotel

Property: Janaki Hotel
Address: 43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 45 Hotels in Colombo
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,542 - ₹ 5,517
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Janaki Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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