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Janaki Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #23 of 27 hotels in Colombo
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

when i visited in november , it was CHOGM meeting time. Because of which there was extremely difficult to get hotels in colombo. Probably because of this reason , the hotel rent was very steep 130 US$ per day compared to the quality of rooms. The infrastructure is old & not upto mark. Bathrooms are beaten down. Open drain in... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

While I understand the negative experience some people had because its a really really old hotel. what it lacks in facilities , it makes up in the hospitality. I regularly stay at Janaki and the staff always welcome you with a smile. Trust me its a rare things in Colombo Hotels. In Colombo I have stayed in other hotels too.... More

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Tristan da Cunha
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I stayed here for 4 days in Nov.contrary to the adverse reports,this place is good.the choice of food is Ok.nice place to stay as it is in the city and near to CBD. The rooms are clean and quite large unlike other hotels The hotel also arranges transport

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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The reception area and downstairs on first impression look nice. The lift - which is largely used by staff - is a bit roapy. When I got to the room corridor the nastiness started - dank and filthy, piles of cut up foam propped against a wall, grey concrete, lots of dirt etc. My room was big but styled on... More

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Hyderabad, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Awful. Checked in after a late night flight into a room with no wardrobe and no bulbs in the two bedside lights. Toilet/shower room stank and the whole place was dusty and poorly maintained. Not much cheaper than other options in much better locations. They had framed a certificate by the front desk, from the national tourist office which gave... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

After booking in this hotel, I have read all these adverse comments in this site. But my experience was the hotel is not bad for what you pay. The food in the restaurant was good though they took long time to serve. Rooms were neat and reasonably maintained. Staff were well behaved. Wifi is free. Swimming pool though small, was... More

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A very old hotel. bad A/C or non functioning A/C Missing blanket Instead of promised king size bed, three single bed of 90 cm was provided Lizard/Gecko roaming inside refrigerator, where I had kept my food Hotel management promised a car so that I can go and have my food without Lizard or Gecko, but the car never got started... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I arrived in Colombo at 00:15 as many travellers do, after a very long day of travel, so I was pretty tired and looking for a shower and a sleep. The night manager was very welcoming, and took me right up to the first room-- it hadn't been cleaned or made up. No worries, on to the second room. Unpacked,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Hotel Janaki can be the best option for accommodation in Sri Lanka, when you are going for business trips. Staff has good knowledge of English and can help you a lot if you are unknown to the place. Our room was small and compact, but very neat and clean. Breakfast was delicious and had immense varieties. Environment of the place... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Don't go even near the hotel. Where to start...Sleazy, unfriendly staff, dirty room, AC couldn't be regulated (was freezing with no blankets in the room), dark and damp, horrible food & breakfast. can't say much about the management because apparently there is none...oh well, I could go on like this for a while. There are vastly better hotels in the... More

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Address: 43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
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Ranked #23 of 27 hotels in Colombo
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Janaki Hotel 3.5*
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