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Serene Garden Hotel

189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Goa, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Serene Garden is just what the name suggests....Serene! Perched on a hillside with a view of the valley below, it is unbelievably quiet and peaceful. Breakfast is very good with a choice of continental as well as local breakfast including rice and spicy chicken curry which would please expat as well as local palates. However, Beware of the little monkeys... More

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21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This hotel is on a hill overlooking the lake although our room did not have a view. The hotel was however clean with a beautiful hanging garden. The food was expensive like any other places in Sri Lanka. For a non vegetarian meal it costs around 1000 INR. The breakfast spread was really nice. The swimming pool was OK but... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very welcoming and friendly hotel. Positioned on a hill, with a restricted view of the lake. Rooms fairly basic, but clean. Only complaint would be some old stains on the bed sheets. Very good Sri Lankan breakfast.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hotel is refreshing, clean, calm and serene :) Food was good, rooms very comfortable. Quite homely I would say. UNTIL The Monkeys Come!! Remember to lock doors and windows if not the monkey will definitely pay you a visit and ransack the rooms. They went through our bags and ate up all the food we had as well. I am... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We only stayed one night but that was one night too many! On the positive side, the staff were generally friendly and went prompted they did there best to make up for the shocking state of the hotel. As for the negatives:- Small pool too cold to swim in even on a hot day. Hotchpotch of rooms on different levels.... More

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Albany, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This hotel is in a nice elevated location, it is an old building and has been renovated to some degree but does not provide hairdryers, shampoo, conditioner. Small rooms with nowhere to open your suitcase. The food was below average, drinking water has a cost, tea, coffee etc. for consumption in the room is strictly limited. Walk in clients pay... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We only stayed one night at the Serene Garden. Our package included the evening meal and breakfast - so sampled a variety of the cuisine - all satisfactory. The restaurant sported a local folk band playing round the tables - all very romantic, but arriving late as we did, we were more focused on eating. Our room was nice, we... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were on a 2day trip to Kandy from the coast. The hotel was booked by our guide and was fine for the time we were there. The food was fine as far as I was concerned, and I thought the salads particularly were tasty. Husband went swimming and the pool was quite cold. Internet connection was very slow when... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

More than meets the eye from first glance of the entrance and rather small reception area, with rooms across a few floors, a swimming pool (which we didn't use), lounge, and decent looking little restaurant. We only stayed one night, so our experience of the facilities was admittedly minimum. The rooms were compact but comfortable, with a little balcony and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The hotel looks small from the exterior, but its actually big when you step inside. The rooms are clean including bed linen( a rarity in 3* hotels). The WiFi connection is very good.We were served welcome drinks. The hotel staff is very helpful. The view from rooms is also excellent ,all rooms overlook kandy and you can get a minor... More

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Address: 189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
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Number of rooms: 12
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