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Royal Tourist Lodge

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No.201 | Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed there for 4 nights at the begining of our holidays. Royal Tourist Lodge is a peaceful place (besides the barking dogs at night) with a lovely garden. This is definitively an oasis of peace. Clean rooms and only 5 minutes walking to the lake. Lovely owners.

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a really great place to stay! The owners are both very friendly and helpful! They were very concerned about our onward travel arrangements and made several calls to the train station to make enquiries on our behalf. This was very much appreciated having just arrived to Sri Lanka 2 days previous. Our room was very authentic and cosy... More 

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Hampshire
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112 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We choose this homestay (3 rooms accessed through their house) due to the reviews and location. The location is great: very tranquil and easy to walk into Ella. The room is very comfortable with retro (in my opinion c1980’s) decoration style. The bathroom, particularly the shower, which has hot water after it has been running for 5 minutes, is exceptionally... More 

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Razik, Owner at Royal Tourist Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry about the gardener"s behavior.It would have been appreciated if this was brought to my notice immediately.I have fired my gardener over this issue.My wife does not remember complaining about the domestic,one of them has been with us for the last 35 years and they dont come into direct contact with my guests as they cannot communicate other... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Clean, polite and knowledgeable owners, good breakfast, good location (about 20 min walk around lake to main part of town). One of the better bathrooms we've had in Sri Lanka. Owner does try to tout his buddies but that seems to be the norm

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the double room with balcony May 10-13. It was spacious and super clean. We enjoyed taking delicious home cooked meals on the balcony with a view of the neighborhood. The hospitality was superb, like family. Also the hotel connected us with Fazeel, tuk driver whose kind, trustworthy, and expert tour guide services we used for 3 days.

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Royal Tourist Lodge is a beautiful house with a lovely well-kept garden and is hostet by a charming and pleasant family. We stayed four nights in a big spotlessly clean room on the first floor. Very well furnished, comfortable bed with good quality llnen and good air con. Can recommend the tasty home-made Sri Lanka dinners which are served... More 

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London
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great location, peaceful residential area with a short walk down the hill to the lake and a 30 minute walk to the Temple Of The Tooth. Owners arranged a Tuk Tuk driver for a day,who spoke very good english so we did a lot in one day.Breakfast is served in their lovely garden. If you want cooking lessons they can... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a well run small family hotel. The owners Razic and Nasli are very friendly and when helping their guests nothing is too much trouble. They have good contacts in the local area and can give excellent advice as to places to visit and good people to take you there. Their advice is sound and they make sure you... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Beautiful guest house with a lovely garden. Owners were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Room was very good, spacious, comfortable and with a fridge! Good bathroom with both bath and shower and lots of hot water. Lovely patio area where we had a lovely breakfast and home cooked rice and curry dinner. The only down side is the noise... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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95 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The place offers absolute peace and quiet, which has nothing to do with the centre of Kandy. The triple room is spacious and comfortable, we had no mosquitos inside. The hosts are intelligent and friendly peopleq welcomed and helped us in every possible way.

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