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Grand Tourist Holiday Resort

4b/2 lake rd, Town centre,, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Grand Tourist Holiday Resort
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We did not stay here. It had views of Mihintale and it is by the lake with nice views. We felt that food was expensive and after completing the trip, we realized that price is about the same in many places. they took a long time to serve ala carte, but the taste was nice and well prepared. Toilets were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came here to have lunch on our drivers reccommodation. Prices are slightly above average. we ordered Nasi Gorenge and Duo grilled chicken and fish. The chicken in both dishes was cooked so long that it became very chewy and dry. The seafood was very salty and chewy also. The staff service response was very slow and we were about to... More 

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Chengdu
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

i didn't stay at the hotel but i tried the food for lunch. the food is not good and cold, the service is slow and bad and probably the most touristic place i've ever seen. not a pleasant experience...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I stayed here as part of a tour of the cultural triangle. The room I had was blocked by tables. Staff were unhelpful, lazy and were more preoccupied on their phones. The only upside is a good view of the lake. Stay away from this place

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Perth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This place had a clean room but was only ok. Easy walk into town but very hotelly - guest house would be much nicer. We got an aircon room but the aircon broke through the night (they didn't charge us in the end for it). It has a large function area right outside the room doors so thankfully there was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were here for 2 nights and was sufficient to visit the ancient attractions in and around anuradapura city. If you are looking for very basic accommodation for what you pay for then this place can be recommended. We heard that not too many visitror traveling to Anuradapura but they go to Polonnaruwa and Dambulla. But ever since we started... More 

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Kandy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We were taken here by our driver from a previous hotel...this was the only hotel so far that we haven't organised ourselves and I have to say we learnt a lesson! The rooms were damp and smelly, the staff weren't particularly helpful and I would only recommend the buffet if you get there early as it can sit out for... More 

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Munich
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our stay there was part of a tour through the cultural triangle organized by a hotel in Kandy. The room was ok, the fan switch was broken, but an electrician came to repair it quickly when we've asked for it. Bathroom was okay. There were moskito nets over the beds. The restaurant offered a very nice view over the lake... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

So we checked out a few other places around town and decided to stay here as it was half the price of other lodging and had sky t.v and free wifi. We paid 1500Rs a night, the room clean and the staff friendly and not pushy regarding tours etc. The downside to the room was a very strong musty smell... More 

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South Australia
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40 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Had lunch here early in our tour and most had the rice and curry whilst i had the devilled pork. It wasnt as hot as i would like but fine for most western tastes. The R&C was quite tasty as i tried a few of them and some were better than others we tried later in our tour. They also... More 

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