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Chez Allen

45B Underbank, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the location of the hotel was about 2 km from town up in the hills. parking car up the slopes can be difficult if your car is manual. the view from the hotel is nice. the owner was very friendly. he packed us lunch for early next morning when we were leaving for Horton Plains. Thank you very much. the... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked over the phone and when we turned up, he gave our room away!! so sent us to stay at his 'friends', big wet patch on the bed (discovered too late), bathroom floor drenched (in who knows what), noctural singing dog & the icing on the cake was having to escape early this morning by climbing out the window... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we really liked man who owns this hostel (Anton) and his sister. rooms are very nice, clean and he can help you to organize your trip. the hostel is about 10mins from center city center, there is a nice view and you can eat in his sister´s restaurant which is next to this hostel.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We made reservations for this guesthouse. But when we arrived nobody was there. We also couldn't reach them by phone. In a few minutes a neighbour guesthouse offered us a room (Hill View Bungalow). They said that they had contact with the 'Chez Allen' guesthouse about this. It wasn't the room we expected but because it was raining we took... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

I have had some very nice homestay like experience. This felt very much like it. The place was comfortable. Very clean toilets and hot shower. The food decent but not all cheap. It is a bit of walk to the town or market area. So it cost us 200 rs every time to come to the hotel when it was... More 

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München
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed 2 Nights at Chez Allen. Our room was very nice, clean, with a big bed and good view. Bathroom with Hot Shower, which is very important as it can get really cold in Nuwara Eliya ;-). For the night we got some extra woolen blankets so we could sleep warmly. Berakfast is good and plenty, with fresh fruit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have stayed here for two nights and Allen and his wife made me feel at home. Whenever i needed something, they helped me out! The rooms are tidy and enough blankets against the cold. The kitchen is accesible if you need something, i had to heat up my food ;) I would definitely go back to enjoy this place... More 

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Nara Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very surprised to see the negative reviews of Chez Allen as our stay was so wonderful. The hotel staff (family/friends) were very kind, considerate and helpful. My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights and never once did we encounter any problems either with theft, staff, or anything else. Our experience was quite the opposite. We checked... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It´s true what some other people already wrote here (unfortunately just read it when it already was too late). We were backpacking almost 3 weeks all around Sri Lanka in August and September without any problem except for this hotel. We arrived by train at Nuwara Eliya, and had not booked an accomodation. Some locals reccomended us Chez Allen and... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived in Nuwara Eliya not knowing where to stay and ended up staying at this place because the weather had taken a turn for the worse and we didn't fancy getting sodden in the rain. From the decor to the people running the place, everyone looked terribly seedy. The person who picked us up from the bus was incredibly... More 

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