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21, Temple Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Olde Empire Hotel
Ranked #74 of 195 Kandy B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only moments stroll from the temple of the tooth relic the olde empire hotel was a great budget option. The room was the cheapest we found in Sri Lanka, 750Rs each for a simple twin with shared bathroom. The ground floor has been converted into a trendy cafe (which does amazing pancakes) while the upstairs is like something out of... More

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Osaka, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was stabbed 100 or more locations to bed bugs . Very itchy !!!! Could not sleep. Was dressed , but did not prevent. The host said to discount to 800 rupees , but it is not a problem of money . Still itchy and go to hospital. Cheap, but super itchy place. Also does not have hot shower.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is in the style I an old English mansion. Good ambiance and they play good old rock music :). Food is a bit less. We had the chicken pasta, was not very good. Lots of creme and not real pasta. The wrap with cheese was okay. The smoothies were perfect though! Place is good for a bite after the... More

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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stayed here twice on my trip to Sri Lanka. The rooms vary in how nice/big they are quite dramatically. The second time I went there they tried to put us in a tiny room next to the communal showers. But I knew there was a nicer room for the same price and asked if that was free, which luckily it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It's worth the price of a room with a shared bathroom. No breakfast is included in the price. Rooms are big and clean. A great balcony allows you to put your writing up to date. And also to read the reviews in a book that goes back to 1970. And the location is great!!! With a quick walk you can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Right next to the Temple of the Tooth and walking distance from the bus and railway stations the Olde Empire is a great choice of stay in Kandy. The rooms are simple but nice. All have fans, only some have windows and though most do not have en suite bathrooms, the shared bathrooms are pleasant enough. I would say that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Best location in kandy but awful rooms. Very dirty and one room didn't have mattresses on both beds, I got the impression they were doing renovations at the time. They tried to charge us extortionate prices so we left. The men were very unwelcoming and didn't really answer our questions.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stayed here for 1 night only in June, and really loved it. The location was perfect in the centre of Kandy city, right next to the temple of the tooth. The room was really nice, lovely old dark furniture and white walls. Old world charm. with a lovely terrace upstairs too. The restaurant downstairs was separate and a lot... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were at this place between the 19th and 21st May. Centrally located, just outside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and overlooking the Kandy lake, walking distance to the Railway Station, the place is ideal for tourists. Since it is a heritage building it does not boast of state-of-the-art decor, but those who like wooden floors and period furniture this... More

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Calum Matheson
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If the genuine Empire experience is what you want you can't do better than visit this hotel. Providing you don't mind cold showers, which actually aren't so bad in Sri Lankan weather. Rooms are basic, can be noisy, but the hotel is friendly. There's a nice balcony space on the first floor looking out over the Tooth Temple which is... More

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Address: 21, Temple Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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