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Janaki Hotel

43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #36 of 39 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the second consecutive year we have booked rooms at this hotel, as we found it ideally located in Colombo, for our purposes, and most of all it offered the high standard we expected, comparable to good hotels we have stayed in during our frequent tours in Sri Lanka, Europe and Asia. From here we were able to get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This hotel is trying hard to upgrade, the lobby is new and modern looking, but the rooms, service, food, wifi and is strictly 3rd class. For the amount of money that is being charged there is better in Colombo to stay in. We will not be staying here again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Stayed here for a few days on business. From the outside, it still looks like a nice hotel, but on the inside it is pretty run down. The elevator smelled like a fish market. Rooms were basic and worn. Consistency between rooms also varied quite a bit. One of my colleagues had to change rooms 3 times because of various... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Hotel is not really that good. The rooms are not up to the mark. Ac remote did not work. Breakfast is good. Location is good. Since I had stayed previously at Taj Samudra hence may have not liked it so much.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This Hotel is a strict Avoid. Though the location is good and you get a fresh feeling while entering at the reception its a total let down inside. Poor AC, Mosquitos, Chokroatches, Poor Wifi, irresponsible attendants, beds sink in, TV signal is bad, food is pathetic. I tried to speak to the owner and she is also named Janaki but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

No idea where to start with this... But please don't waste your time or money Our travel agent booked us in here and we will be telling them to never book another traveller in The building is falling to bits, it really is a dump!!! Open lift shafts, horrible bath room The food at the buffet was in edible...stale everything,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this is situated bit away from the city center but still you can have easy access to the various places in the Colombo city. hotel room is big and good which I get but no good view. Front office staff gave friendly service but the room service staff not that like friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

stayed at this hotel during my recent trip to Colombo. Wonderful service staff but stayed during the hotel going through renovation. Too much noise going on and an air-con issue lead to room change. Staff handled it professionally.

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India
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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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