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The Change

Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 46 hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle B Alexandra Headland, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandra Headland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay here, its perfect for couples who want a nice place to stay where the food is brilliant and the service fantastic. It is a bit out of town, so best if you have access to a car. Anu the owner is very interesting and entertaining and the views are to die for. We highly recommend The... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our trip in Sri Lanka this was the only hotel we chose based on our driver recommendation and we were really disappointed that we agreed to stay here. First of all if you travel with kids- it is not a place for you to stay. Each room had a common balcony all around the building and it is connected... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Staying here feels a bit like staying in someone's home, albeit a five-storey home with multiple rooms on each floor, in that it feels very warm and cozy. It has quite a bit of character in the sense that it is thoughtfully and tastefully furnished. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and from our room on the third floor we had... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Firstly ,the journey to the hotel may seem a little difficult. Once you get there, it is completely worth it. It's beautifully decorated and immediately makes you feel warm and cosy. I love the simple decor and the blue painted floor. The view is gorgeous and the staff is very helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who... More

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Brunei
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Clean rooms but haphazard service; no towels or loo roll ( but immediately provided when asked for). Food was very basic and expensive for what was provided and service was slow due to lack of staff. Would I stay there again; probably not.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Nice rooms. Clean enough. Shower good with hot water. Lovely little balcony with great views across Kandy countryside. They have a good wi fi service. Food is terrible though. Dinner was awful, only rescued by a scoop of edible vanilla ice team. This was the extent of this chefs skill. Not normally overly fussy but we won't be recommending it.

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Mahilyow, Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Мы приехали в The Change Guest House на ночлег во время нашего двухдневного путешествия по маршруту Унаватуна - Нувара-Элия - Канди - Сигирия. Этот замечательный гестхауз посоветовала нам хозяйка отеля, в котором мы жили в Унаватуне, Такшила. Она уверила нас, что нам очень понравится гестхауз, т.к. он принадлежит ее сестре. Дорога была очень долгой и утомительной, на окраину Канди, в... More

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This cool and chic hotel has gorgeous views of Kandy. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We were sad we only booked one night. We wished we could have stayed longer. The food was delicious and the Internet speed was fast. We highly recommend The Change.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this guesthouse as arranged by our driver. The location is admittedly in the suburbs rather than the city centre but the views are great and it was very peaceful (apart from the neighboring dogs). Rooms are basic but clean and spacious each opening on to a balcony with spectacular views of kandy and beyond. The... More

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Arriving at this guesthouse was a challenge! There is only one handwritten board off the main road that indicates the direction where to find the place. Unfortunately though there is no board on the main road. The hotel itself is nice, the lobby area and the restaurant have been set up with taste.It has a nice atmosphere with lots of... More

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Address: Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
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