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The Planter's Hotel

40/2, Ampitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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211 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

After a disastrous eight high drive through eighteen hair pin bends from mahiyanganaya to Kandy at 1 am during amongst worst earth slips ,We choose to call this place out of random. The owner himself answered at the dead of the night and took us in and carried our bags to beds were so inviting and comfy. Bathrooms clean we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We didn't choose this hotel but it was recommended by the lady where we stayed for the previous night. I tried to think of good things about it and I do agree that this place, if allowed with some renovation and design or the staff with some training in English, could become an option for your stay in Kandy. The... More 

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Paris, France
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed for one night in PLanter's Hotel. The staff was lovely, and gave us plenty of advices and recommandations. Rooms are spacious. The hotel is set a little apart from the town, on the hills. It is very quiet, surrounded by the forest. Nice view.

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London
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111 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

The Planters Hotel is situated around a five minute walk from the Kandy Lake and around 30-40 minites to walk into the centre of town. Its location is up a steepish hill and offers little or no view of the lake. The building has a grand old colonial feel, aided by the slightly shabby decor and (in our room) some... More 

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Beijing, China
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This moderately priced ex-colonial mansion may be a little past its prime but it still has a sense of grandeur & style of a previous generation which permeates the picturesque town of Kandy in the mountains behind Colombo. Situated a little beyond the end of the ancient man-made lake which was built centuries ago to service the palace, the hotel... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is very old, built in 19th century by British, it has great colonial feeling, rooms are really overpriced and need renovation, hotel was pretty empty and we were able to get good rate on our rooms it was ok for couple of nights, but i'm sure there should be better options in town. Staff was really helpful, many thank... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Planter's Hotel is a nice hotel with a perfect basis for your Kandy visit. Don't expect the most beautiful rooms but the building is beautiful as well as the view from the terrace where breakfast and dinner is served. The staff is very nice and trying very hard to offer the best service. I guess there are some young... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

At FIRST we enjoyed our first day and night at this hotel, staff were welcoming and helpful, room is large, breakfast was really nice. The 2nd day we were there we went up to our room in the afternoon( we were the only ones staying in the whole hotel) and about an hour later me and my partner werelying on... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This place is overpriced and overrated. It hasn't been refurbished for ages, and it clearly shows. The bathroom was disgusting, and the AC was weak. It could be a really nice place with some investment, but for the time being: Stay away, there are several better options in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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233 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

A nice walk to the lake and Kandy the staff couldn't be more helpful an elegant old bldg, not quite up to std; a good price compared to other offers Needed a wardrobe, or somewhere to hang clothes; a fan in the eating area would keep the mosquitos away; the food offerings were not very wide, and seemed overpriced to... More 

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