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Highest View

129/3 Saranankara Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #51 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Prebooked a room two days ago on the phone, agreed to have their "cheapest" room, without a view, for 2500 rupees a night (despite the guidebook suggesting 1000-2000). Turned up this afternoon to find out that a mystery guest who was out all day and therefore unable to verify the story had decided to stay an extra night, meaning we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This place looked good when we entered, the manager was very friendly and the rooms were ok, clean but small. The sister of the owner offered us the room for 2000 rupee, we accepted. After this, everything changed. The owner was clearly not happy we got the room for this price and there was absolutely no service left. They tried... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I wish I saw the reviews before we took a room in this place. We'll it is actually not too bad, the rooms are quit nice and have good beds. It started when we negotiated the room for 2000rp. The managers sister approved to that, but he didn't like that at all!! So then they started asking money for everything,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a basic hotel with simple rooms and simple breakfast. The view (if you get one) is OK, although there was a huge building being built when we were there, so the view included a crane and lots of construction work. What we didn't enjoy much was the pushy manager. He did help us out on a couple of... More 

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
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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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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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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
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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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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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