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The Change

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Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #14 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This guesthouse is well located on the high of Kandy, outside city noise and turmoil. We loved the rooms and the hotel open to the air with nice pool. The decoration is original and personnel very welcoming. The boss of the place is also very present and wants to make your stay memorable. The food in the evening was delicious.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a good stay at The Change. Takes some time to get here by tuktuk (500rps), but you'll get a reward: the view. Dining room is bright and spacious, room was alike, with a balcony and a clean bathroom. Internet is slow, don't come here counting on Skyping your relatives. Meals are okay, not bad but fairly overpriced.

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Zulte, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You arrive in an old colonial style building, which is "the change". It's a very nice, hidden place in the hills of Kandy with a magnificent view and a swimming pool. You get a very warm welcome from hotel owner and Sisil Peiris. Beautiful and very calm place!! You must stay here when you come to Kandy!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent one night at The Change. The room was very clean, cosy, quiet and so comfortable. The view in the morning was amazing where it looked over Kandy. The balcony had a couple of chairs that were very comfy.The breakfast was on the balcony with a view to the pool and Kandy again. Don't forget to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel situated in the most beautiful scenery in the hills. Lovely staff and friendly atmosphere. Beds are so comfortable one day we slept till 11:45am, so make sure you set up an alarm if you really have to get up early, otherwise you will sleep so long, as the place is very relaxing. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

thanks again for the wonderful time we had in your hotel. the location is a bit in the hights from kandy, and despite what one might think ots an advantage ! great view, freshly renovated and wonderful staff! we had the last night of our holiday and it was perfect to get great last memories. they let us keep the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The manager and the cook are very nice. They offered us free fresh juices. The hotel offers a very nice view on the mountains around Kandy. We had a great time at the swimming pool. They are still building the garden. The rooms and bathrooms are clean. I would definitely recommend the place. They also provide free pick up from... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I stayed “The change Hotel” for 2 nights and really enjoyed my stay. my room was superb, I had a beautiful view with a balcony room. And Mr. Anura(owner) arrange everything, also i really enjoyed breakfast/dinner for two days, staff arrange some varieties of sri lankan food. Interest thing is while you are traveling in the night road is stunning,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you want to get out of the busy city life and relax this is the place. Simple but very clean and with an amazing view. Only the sound of nature in the surrounding. But be aware that is a bit far away from the city center (5 km distance), up in the hills. Not easy to find even by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our stay at "the change" was certainly a highlight of our Sri Lanka round trip. The hotel has an amazing view and its architecture allows for a very natural, bright and open atmosphere. We also liked the simplistic, pure yet very elaborate interior design. The fact that it is located 10min (TukTuk 500Rupees) from Kandy is a big plus. It... More 

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