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The Hills Lodge

18B, Paradise Park, Hanthana, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked The Hills Lodge so much we ended up staying there twice- on the way down to the South of Sri Lanka, and on the way back up. It feels more like a home than a hotel. The owner Kumar was very helpful, and doubled as our private tuk tuk driver. The hotel is located in the hills above... More 

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Munich, Germany
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this very nice small hotel for a few nights. The room was clean and we had everything we had. It is located on a hill with nice views close to Kandy (the staff organizes you a tuk tuk which is downtown in 5 minutes) and enjoyed the calm environment. The staff was amazing! Kumar and the cook... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a truly amazing time at The Hills Lodge in Kandy and will definitely visit them next time we are in Sri Lanka. The perfect views overlooking the mountains and in the night the views of the city lights far far away into the dark night. Amazing weather (cooler than most places) and some authentic Sri Lankan food and... More 

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27 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not recommend staying at this hotel for anything. As we go to breakfast at 7 am, they entered our room and stole between rupees and euros a total of 250 €.They did it in a subtle way, that is, they did not steal all the money only a part. (We know exactly how much was because we had... More 

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maheshrk70, Owner at The Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, you checked out on 8th of December 2015 at 8 a.m and you called us around 3.25 p.m from Nuwara Eliya 7 hours later.[we have all the phone details and cctv footage.] ,and told us that you have lost money in our hotel during the breakfast.Initially when u called me i told u to come to the hotel and... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

After a long train ride from Ella we finally arrived at The Hills Lodge. It is a nice place just outside the city. It should be a great place to stay, if the manager wouldn't be that pushy. We weren't in for 5 minutes or he started asking if we wanted to some thinks and he could brings us everywhere.... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Kumar is a terrible manager. We booked via booking.com. It is advertised as having 24h reception, car park and free wifi. I can only speak on behalf of the first two since I never stayed at the place. There is only one spot for parking your car and there is no 24h reception desk. The place is very difficult to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

As others have mentioned a bit of a way out of town but in my opinion it's a pro as Kandy can feel a bit grubby and it just gets you away from it all. Don't pay more than 350Rs for a tuk tuk from town/bus and train station, the drivers will try to guilt you into paying more 'because... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Had a great stay here. It is about 10mins out and 350-500 ruppee tuk tuk away... but it is nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of Kandy. Kumar is an excellent host, the best we had in Sri Lanka. He takes great pride in the hotel he managers, and is very friendly and will help you out... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stayed here for one night on our first visit to Kandy and enjoyed it so much we stayed for another two on our way back to the airport. The hotel is about a 10/15 minute tuktuk ride from Kandy City Centre and the hotel manager has his own tuktuk and will take you wherever you need to go for... More 

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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

It's located at a nice and quiet area, around 15 min tuktuk ride from the centre. The room we had was amazing, all was clean and the mattress was very comfortable. We arrived there quite late but the owner still liked to cook some delicious chicken rice for us. Good value for the money!

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