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Janaki Hotel

43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have booked this hotel for two days mainly because of the pool there. On expedia the price for two days should be 53USD/2days. The final price charged to us was 140USD. Be carefull when booking this on expedia they charge you in indian rupies which is easy to replace with sri lankan rupies but the price is double. We... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I thought to Recommend the Cafe named "The Vibe" where i used to have my break fast and lunch most of the times. The Vibe is attached to Janaki Hotel it is situated just next to the Janaki hotel's entrance. You must try their Cheese toast which is available on order through out the day. It cost only Rs 200,... More 

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Thank Miflal F
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

As I travel back & forth from Myanmar I decided to stay at Janaki Hotel. Affordable Prices which includes breakfast. Plenty of restaurants in the vicinity. Comfortable rooms & a very nice bar. Friendly staff. Will stay there in the future.

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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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

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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Navi Mumbai, India
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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 1, 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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2 Thank Tom C
Sri Lanka
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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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