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Castle Hill

22, Rajapilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Kessel-Lo, Brabant, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can still feel the grandeur of the old day's in the big central room and the nice garden with great view on the temple of the secret tooth. The rooms and bathrooms however, urgently need some renovation. Breakfast was very basic. For us this was largely overprised. On the other hand, it's a quite place, just 5 minutes walking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The guest house is a stunning art deco bulding in a great location (only about 5 mins walk downhill to the lake and centre) within beautiful gardens and a friendly owner. The rooms are enormous and the and the 1950s furniture adds to the special charm. Sadly this also seems the last time when the place received a good clean.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

An old house with 1930s decoration, set in a beautiful garden with a stunning view over the city, very quiet. The only slight negative was the lack of refurbishment and in particular the lack of pressure in the shower. But the atmosphere is very nice and it is easy to access the city centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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