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Castle Hill

22, Rajapilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle Hill is blessed with absolutely jaw dropping views of Kandy. A gracious old villa with large spacious rooms, this place has real potential. We were greeted by a man of dubious hygiene with betel stained teeth. He was the only member of staff at the hotel as far as I could tell. There's an air of not so genteel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Just look at the photos and you'll see this guest house is very charming and I imagine once upon a time it was a real favourite with travellers. We were treated to a massive room, very friendly staff and a near ideal location in Kandy. However, if you want spotless accommodation and staff on call to help you'll be disappointed.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely stunning view and great coffee, room a little shabby and hosts indifferent. But worth it for the view! Furniture quirky and beautiful but I couldn't help feeling it hadn't been moved since the thirties, and not vacuumed behind since then either!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The property has a colonial & old world charm to it with many antiques all over the house.The house has a stunning view of Kandy lake and the Tooth Relic Temple. Though our stay at Castle Hill was very short (one night), we thoroughly enjoyed it and had a really good time. Special mention about the care taker Hassan who... More 

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Lankanfushi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed here for two nights (I wish we could stay longer, but we had limited time) in 2013 December. It was simply stunning, the garden entrance to the hotel is almost surreal, scenic to say the least, rooms are huge with big windows and very bright. Owners very friendly and helpful with planing travels. You can order lovely Sri... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stayed a week here in February 2014 - its an old Kanyan home that has been opened up into a guest house. The rooms are large and the house itself is large, and full of bric a brac that makes it quite unique. The view from the front of the house I felt was unrivalled by many places in Kandy... More 

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Bouloc, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Castle Hill has a fabulous view over the lake and is a short walk from the centre of town. But that's it. The rooms are shabby and sparsely furnished, and the bathroom was very dirty. A washbasin tap that wobbled, no soap provided, no hot water in the morning - other guests had used it all, we were told. Well... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A wonderfull guesthouse in Art Deco style, the rooms have a lot of charms to it, the guestroom had soo much space and the living and dining room make you feel like you made a trip into the past, we enjoyed sitting in front of the house with this nice garden and the amazing view over the lake and the... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed in one of the tripple rooms in the front of the house, which are incredible huge and beautiful furnished in an Art Deco way. You can feel the History in this house. Breakfast&Dinner were served in a large charming living room with Open doors to the neat garden and an absolutely overwhelming view on Kandy&Lake! Breakfast was good.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Good Points: -quiet, only 4 rooms. -very big rooms with mosquito nets. -nice view of Kandy and the lake. -cool art deco decor and living areas Bad Points: -breakfast not impressive. Pale eggs (on request), fruit, tea and coffee, crappy white bread. -quite far up the hill if you don't have own transport.driver

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