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The Change

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Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #16 of 52 Hotels in Kandy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the hotel were very friendly. The food was very tasty (Chicken curry was one of the best we had throughout our entire Sri Lanka trip) and the views from the hotel were fantastic. The room was basic, the bed was really hard (Great for the hubby, but not for me), and the bathroom so-so. When we went... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in a quite place, clean rooms, freindly staff, good kichen. Me and my husband were in a private tour with local driver. The city and the historical places were easy to approach. The swiming pool were very usful after the daily programs.

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Scotland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Unawatuna
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Pavia, Italy
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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