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Haus Chandra Hotel

37, Beach Road, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haus Chandra is an old-fashioned, family-run hotel. It isn't for the mirrors and chrome crowd. It is somewhat run down (it has been awhile since any real money went into it), but it is clean and well-managed. The staff is terrific. It is very quiet, at a distance off the Galle Road (except on Saturday nights, when beach music can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It gets listed as a boutique hotel ..it isn't one ..but we got a suite for 9000rs per night ( £45 ) and it was adequately clean and wifi fast , spacious and had an almost charming shabby ( not knowingly so !! ) charm . Its 75 metres ( across railway tracks ) to the breakfast bar on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have stayed at the hotel for a week. I like the rooom and the view and the location and the service.. the only thing I still cannot understand why they were busy with chemical and very stinking desinfection while the guests were in their rooms.... At least, it was not good for health...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here at the end of June for convenience as I was travelling very early the next morning from Katunayake to Europe and my wife was catching an early Helitours flight from Ratmalana. We were checked in promptly albeit indifferently into a standard room which we had booked via Agoda. The room was very compact. However, the cleanliness of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We paid 8,000 rupees (negotiated down from a preposterous 10,000) for a night in a double room at Haus Chandra, and expected a stay to justify that price. Colombo is relatively expensive as Sri Lanka goes, so 8,000 is not unheard of, and cosmetically from the outside Haus Chandra is a good-looking place. When our flight was delayed by a... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I loved staying at this hotel. However, the plumbing needs some work. There was always water on the floor of the bathroom. Otherwise, the staff is very, very nice. I highly recommend rooms 27 or 29 as the a/c works very well and there is a nice sitting area outside the rooms, although it is not air-conditioned and may be... More 

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Swanville, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I can see why other reviews vary so much. It depends upon perspective. It's a grand old building, dramatic architecturally, classic old furnishings, with friendly staff and near beach. Building maintenance seems very lax, however. Faucets and toilets leak and need work. Good meals are available in their beachfront open cafe or on its sandy beach, but rooftop restaurant not... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A rundown disappointing hotel to say the least. Disgustingly filthy, moldy room. Towels not even washed. Questionable neighborhood. Do not venture out after dark. Restaurant one hour to serve a simple fried fish meal. Breakfast soggy toast, weak tea and runny old eggs.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The staff was extremely accommodating and hospitable. Great location near the beach. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, family, solo, business, etc. Exceptional value also. Clean rooms and very nice.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very disappointing hotel, annexe with restaurant in is across the street from the main hotel, very dark at night to get to, down a road to pool where trains hammer past all day blaring their very loud horns & everyone stares at you when sitting by pool.Unable to get wifi for 5 days and not enough power in room to... More 

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