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Olde Empire Hotel

21, Temple Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Olde Empire Hotel
Ranked #50 of 162 Kandy B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part of the Olde Empire is probably the nice balcony which makes you want to rest there for a couple of hours. The cheaper rooms are pretty dark, have no windows and the beds are not very comfortable as well. But it’s cheap! The staff is helpful and the cafe has good but expensive coffee and breakfast. The... More

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den bosch
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There is no other place in Kandy that is so cheap and just around the corner of the main road. The rooms look nice and clean, but when we were there at least 4 rooms had bedbugs. On the second morning we even saw a woman with her face all red and swollen, it almost looked like an allergic reaction.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The location of this Hotel doesn't get any better. It is centre to everything that is downtown (banks, bakeries, food city, bus terminals, markets), across the street from the temple, and a stone's throw from Kandy's lake. The atmosphere is very relaxed (never even asked my name) and the cleanliness and quality of the rooms vary. I had room 11,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay in Old Empire for 5days with my girlfriend and we absolutely love it:-)very charming hotel,spaces room with wooden floor,nice restaurant specially two girls waitress. Saying hello to them:-)Hopefuly we will come back sometime.

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Barcelona, Spain
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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

this hotel does have good location in the centre of kandy, there is no wifi unless you buy something at the restaurant which isnt cheap with a cup of tea for 300 rps.we had a room right at the back down the stair, there is loads of noise from the street, mosque, cockrill, people walking around upstairs this is because... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Realy nice hotel which is super located! Its just next to the big temple. the rooms are small, beds are comfortable, shared bathroom. very friendly employes (especially F&B staff). Breakfast is good, you'll get good portions, try the coffee! We had a great stay in this hotel.

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We couldn't have been more pleased to get a room here. Old funky and spacious room with an excellent upgraded bath. A lovely old world charm veranda overlooks the flower stalls and the entrance to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The restaurant on the ground floor, The Empire Cafe, is under new management and has a new and... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This hotel has bedbugs in at least two rooms that we know of as of February 19, 2014. The manager says they "spray and burn every week" and some guests we spoke to had no issue but at least 3 of us did. So, if you're determined to stay here, please check your room with a headlamp or flashlight. Look... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Okay, admitted: we liked this place but also had some issues with it. First and foremost the location is unbeatable as it is right on the entrance to the temple. The building in beautiful with well worn dark shiny wooden floors. The room was spacious and clean and locatec on the top floor on the verandah overlooking the lake. The... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We changed to this place after staying at a different place far of the down town. This place has awesome location and good pricing (2000 rp). The room had some kind of chemical smell to it and they were dirty. If you can live with that then I definitely can recommend it!

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Address: 21, Temple Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #50 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
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