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Mandara Rosen

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No 57 Detagamuwa, Kataragama, Sri Lanka, Kataragama, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In July 2014 my family and I went to this hotel to have lunch and use the pool. The lunch was not tasty, and was over priced for what was given. The pool was not clean and the changing rooms were filthy and smelled. There were big puddles of what on the floor. The restroom that were adjacent the lobby... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed at this hotel a few times, we found the services was better than the previous visit. The quality of the food was good, with limited choice. Staff were friendly, helpful and able to converse in English and Sinhal. We understand the management is unable to keep most of the good staff because they leave to work in the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled with a family of 5. had an excellent stay! 1. less than 10 minutes to the attractions 2. super spacious rooms 3. super clean rooms 4. luxurious feel 5. wifi at lobby area, good reception 6. food is alright.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The rooms were comfortable and spacious. However the food was extremely poor specially considering the high rate charged. Very poor quality. Absolutely no choice for a vegetarian. Very disappointing in a sacred city where there may be many vegetarian guests considering many guests go veg when they come for religious reasons. Public areas are not air conditioned. All in all... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Hotel needs proper staff who are efficient in work and who can understand in English. Food was not worth for the price.few items were in the buffet.No tasty at all.It was really good hotel few years back now totally neglected by the management.Need proper cleaning for public common areas.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good hotel with clean spacious rooms and bathrooms. Lighting within the hotel and rooms was a little dim. Nice pool area. Hotel is in a convenient location for Yalla National Park. Meals were buffet style with a reasonable selection of both local and continental dishes. Nice bar area upstairs with a selection of cocktails and a pool table.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed at the Rosen because of a good deal we got of a credit card. The rooms were good, spacious and had Air conditioning. The bathrooms were big but smelled bad, in one of the rooms the bathroom shower water did not drain out. The living spaces were confusing. It seemed like you had to walk through a maze... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I can agree with the reviewer who said this place was designed by someone with megalomaniac tendencies. My room in the villa building at the far end of the hotel was enormous but in all the wrong ways. There is a separate sitting area with small windows that overlook a fountain, armoire and bench for your suitcase in the entryway... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice hotels with spacious, clean and very comfortable rooms. We did not expect as much, it was very good. Pool is great as well as you can also enjoy the sub marin music that is very nice and fun. Concerning food, this was more mitigated as it is a big hotel for a lot of tourists so the restaurant is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We were pre-warned by our tour agent not to expect to much from certain hotels in Sri Lanka particularly those in more remote areas and this definitely made it easier for us to accept the shortcomings of this hotel. The rooms are too large which makes it a tough job for the worn-out air conditioner. Poor lighting throughout the hotel... More

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Address: No 57 Detagamuwa, Kataragama, Sri Lanka, Kataragama, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Kataragama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mandara Rosen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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