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The Change

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Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Kandy
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is quite out of the way, but our driver knew where to go so we had no problems finding it. Once you are there, you are in for the night, so if you are the type that's likes to wander in the evening, be aware. It was fine for us though, because we went out in the morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed with a friends. Was good to have fun in the pool. Rooms clean and bite. Owner is very polite and pleasant. In the morning is really good to enjoy the view from the balcony. Good to stay while travelling around the country

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We're on a private tour of the island and apparently our tour company likes hotels at the end of a dirt road. This dirt road however is worth writing home about! Windy, narrow and super steep getting to the hotel was an adventure all in itself. Thank goodness for our driver who had been there before, and navigated oncoming traffic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel definitely worth the road you have to do to get there. Rooms are big and clean with a very beautiful view. The restaurant room is cozy and colorful; food is good and service very kind. Absolutely recommended!

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Cephalonia, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for just one night during a two day stay in Kandy. It wasn't originally on our itinerary but we urgently needed alternative accommodation for just one night at short notice. Our driver / guide suggested here and we went with his recommendation and left it to him to make the arrangements for us without looking it up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First off, this place was incredibly hard to find for our driver who lives in Colombo. It's important to either get very clear directions for your driver, or get a local tuk tuk driver who knows the area. That said, when we were driving there and having trouble, the staff told us to hire a tuk tuk driver to drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The service was excellent, staffs were polite and quick to attend to your needs. The view was mavellous and I can just sit by my balcony and admire it. I was kinda surprise that the weather can go as low as 15 degrees at night. It is a value add for me, I like the cold. I will surely come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What made us so happy about The Change Hotel is the clean room, quiet environment and helpful staff. In fact, on our way to the hotel, we were really concerned, the road is hilly, winding and bumpy. But when checked in our room, the lovely view from our balcony and the cleanness of the bathroom made us believe that we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I suppose it depends what you are looking for but we weren't impressed at all. To start its way out in the back of nowhere and the track - yes track - leading to it is incredibly steep. The road peters out into a rough road and then a track and then a worse track and then the hotel appears... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Me and my wife arrived at the change on the 26th Dec with 2 friends. We got married at the change on the 27th and it was awesome. We wore traditional sri Lankan attire and were led to a Buddhist ceremony by a precession of kandyan drummers and dancers. After the ceremony we had sri Lankan tea and cakes before... More 

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