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Highest View

Sarananka Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #43 of 47 hotels in Kandy
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there for perahera event. We booked the room 2weeks before and we paid all the money before..fuor days plus the tip (10%) plus more moneta for the currency. We are not used to do like this but kandy city was almost full booked for the most important event of the year for them. So we paid trust... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were a little vary of place because of the review about the 'greedy owner'. Since we had no other choice we decided to take it and we were pleasantly surprised by it . We dealt with a lady with a warm smile who took very good care of us. The place is very clean and you have a better... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed here one night. The rooms are clean and basic and the view is lovely. It was 5000 for a room with a view. The restaurant is a complete rip off as the other reviewers have mentioned. Ask before you order! They add 10% to the whole bill. The view is great but that's what you're paying for.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Wwe stayed for two nights in the Highest View II. Good value for money. The guesthouse is located on the hills around the lake (3 minutes away from the lake), in a very quiet area. The rooms are large and clean (no A/C). The mosquito net and bed sheets were clean. The rooms have very nice balconies overlooking the hills.... More

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Berlin, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Wish we had read Tripadvisor reviews/rating before checking in. Honestly, the rooms are fine (especially the new ones next door, named Highest View II), but the owner sabotages himself with hidden charges which he springs on you only as you check out -- "10% service charge" on room rates, meals, laundry. We were just relieved that we had not used... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We found the Highest View after a long walk around every other guest house in Kandy, and had only skipped it due to previous poor reviews. Owner Tony (local guy who worked in hotels in Switzerland) welcomed us warmly with a bobble of his head, and showed us to our room with a great view over the valley below. A... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stopped in to have a beer and curry one evening. The rooftop restaurant is pleasant with great views but it was the worse rice and curry I've ever had. I was still hungry afterwards and it cost 750 plus tax which is insane. The manager is so pushy with tours and meals even though I wasn't staying there. He... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Very clean house (no shoes allowed in the house) with a fantastic view from the rooftop terrace. The owner is very kind. Breakfast was ok. The hotel was empty when we came but we suspect it could be noisy when fully booked.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed here for three nights and were charged 2000Rs per night. Our room was a double room with no view and had an en-suite. The room was clean if not a little damp. The bathroom only had hot water for one night and the others we had to get cold showers. We are not normally too bothered about this... More

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San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nothing to recommend, nothing to stay away from. We took the Rough guide recommendations and tried this place. The view from the room was truly amazing and the room was quite clean, mosquito net and fan included. What bothered me was mainly the approach of the manager, who insisted that the restaurant in the place is awesome and they make... More

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Address: Sarananka Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
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