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The Change

Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Whitianga, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful situation overlooking Kandy. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Good room size with A/C and hot water. A really good find. Value for money too as the evening meal was very tasty and the breakfast was plentiful. Took a bit of finding down a steep lane but we'll worth the effort.

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Reading, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here last night - fantastic! If you bear in mind that this is Sri Lanka, I would give it a real thumbs up! Our driver took a while to find it - but it was an exciting drive... The views - as everyone has noted - are stunning and I saw one of the best sunsets ever! Decor was... More

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Baden-Baden, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this was our second hotel during our sri lanka tour. we stayed with our kids and friends travelling with us. being our drivers recommendation we deliberately stayed there because we wanted to show our kids the rather traditional/local places and hotels as well - and not only 5 star hotels. the place was clean, the staff was friendly and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stunning location, views, service and standards. As a large group of 10 people (among them there were 6 children) read tripping around Sri Lanka we spend an amazing two nights in this hotel. This is a lovely hotel with views over the surrounding mountains of Kandy. The rooms were nice with the comfortable beds, clean sheets and towels so the... More

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Alexandra Headland, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Address: Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
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