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Janaki Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #33 of 34 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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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Sri Lanka
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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103 helpful votes 103 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
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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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44 helpful votes 44 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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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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Address: 43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Janaki Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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