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Serene Garden Hotel

3.0 of 5
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189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good amenities, close to the action in Kandy which was what we wanted. Nice view. Not much space to park the car, so had to leave our keys with reception a couple of times. Staff very helpful. Unpredictable lift which closed on me unexpectedly a few times.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 200$ plus per night and for valley view room with no valley view as the overgrown trees were obstructing the possible nice thing about our stay. Not to mention constant early morning power failures I will not recommend this hotel

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Hermosa Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 15 year old son and I stayed in the serene garden hotel for 2 nights. We first spent the night in room 803, directly in front of the pool, a small but dank room. We asked for an upgrade they moved us to the room directly next to 803 into 804 which was bigger but smelled horrible, musty like... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is good enough, great views, nice and helpfull staff. Pool is a bit cold since ti's always in the shade. The rooms are not worth the high prices. Ours slept four, with a crampy bathroom with not even the space to hang out 4 swimming pants. Very noisy too, can hear neighbours all the time. Too expensive for... More 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in the Serene garden hotel. The staff was extremely friendly and had an eye for details. All the food was in buffet form, but each day there where different dishes to choose from. There was more then enough variation in the buffet foods. The room itself was clean and modern. Maybe one little tip, give the... More 

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serene grand h, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your most kind review on Trip advisor and particularly for praising efforts of our staff and thank you for pointing your positive experiences of our various buffet items, clean and modern rooms, facilities and services. Thank you again for being our guest and recommending our hotel as “Very good hillside hotel.” We are glad that you enjoyed... More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When you drive up to the serene garden it does not strike as anything special but when you enter into the hotel, you realise it is much bigger and on many more floors (some below reception due to it being on a hill side). Rooms were small, but clean and tidy. The balcony looked out into a valley which was... More 

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serene grand h, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. Great to hear your overall experience of Serene Garden during your stay was good and that you recommended our hotel as “Surprising little gem.’’ Thank you for complementing our fantastic and fresh buffet, hotel facilities but most of our location which gave you a good view of a pretty valley. Thank you for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This hotel is situated at the hillside and it has several stories. It has lovely balconies and terraces from which you can admire the beautiful plants and a pool. The stream runs along one side of the hotel. The restaurant is very nice, with a great staff, nice selection of buffet items and live music and night. The views of... More 

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serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that! Thank you for your most kind review on Trip advisor and particularly for praising efforts of our staff at the restaurant. Thank you for complementing our buffet items, hotel facilities but most of our location which has a beautiful view . We express our gratitude... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The stay at the hotel, really made me feel comfortable & a back home feeling because the hotel staff was very Pleasent and Friendly and the service was quick and efficient. Good rooms with the "Kandy Lake" View and the "Temple of Tooth" view Which you would love to see every morning. The food was good and the Restaurant too... More 

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serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks on your great review. We are thrilled your stay with us was enjoyable.. Thank you for your compliments on our staff, rooms and other facilities. This kind of feedback is most valuable to us. Thank you for choosing serene Garden We hope to see you back soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This hotel is great if you want to be on the hillside overlooking Kandy - just a short ride to the town . We stayed 3 nights at half board and thought it was great value . Great buffet dinners and breakfasts . The staff are wonderful as they are extremely helpful and cheerful. Yes the rooms may be dated... More 

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serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks on your great review. Thank you for your compliments on our food, variety, pool, balcony view, garden, staff and other facilities. It is very important for us to know that our rooms are comfortable and that our guests can get a good night’s sleep. Thank you for choosing serene garden hotel and if you decide to come back... More 

Colombo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

40 roomed hotel in Kandy could be reach easily if you take the route leading to Mahamaya College. Tim Tim from town will cost $1.5 per way, Parking is a problem only 3-4 cars on front, small reception area with lobby seating for 4, one staircase down some more lobby seating, 700 series rooms no lift, some 800 rooms have... More 

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serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from serene garden hotel and thank you on your encouraging and supportive review! It is great to read of your experience during your stay with us and we will try and improve on a few points you have raised on which we can do better. We are so pleased we were able to make your stay a memorable success.... More 

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