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46 Saranankara Rd | S Kandy Lake, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 223 9418
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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Unfriendly, money-grabbing & noisy

Here's a brief summary of our stay: Rooms - quite clean, big and many with balcony. There was hot water, but almost no pressure. Surroundings - its about a 10 minute walk to the start of the main part of town. There is a lot of noise coming from a huge construction site across the road, that... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2014
LivingTheDream_KN
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Sydney, Australia
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Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The room was cheap, in a double meaning... At least clean, sort of. Overpriced breakfast, and eventually an unsuccessful attempt in screwing us over 1200 SLR when checking out. Just don't, there certainly is better things out there.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Here's a brief summary of our stay: Rooms - quite clean, big and many with balcony. There was hot water, but almost no pressure. Surroundings - its about a 10 minute walk to the start of the main part of town. There is a lot of noise coming from a huge construction site across the road, that doesn't look like... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It's worst place to stay in Kandy and worst I stayed during my more than 3 weeks in Sri Lanka. Rooms are typical - not super clean, quite dark, small "double" bed. But it's not what caused I hated that place. I'm an independent traveller, loving meeting people, helping them if I can. We checked-in and decided to go to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We thought it would be a great place to stay as the sign said it was Trip Advisor/lonely planet recommended. So we decided to stay a night before we headed off to Nuwara Eliya. Wish we never stayed there. The shower wasn't working, huge ant problem, moldy smelling room, music blasting all night and dirty room. The worst was getting... More 

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hannover
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

this rest house is a very poor one - iro quality, service and be carefull - the manager cheats guests. he applies the VAt to the accomodation price although for the rest of Sri Lanka VAT only applies to food and related services - but not to the room. also, the managed provided dutch labeled ketchup (!) after beeing asked... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The room from the view was great, reasonably priced, however there were some issues with ants. That aside, the vibe was excellent! We had a cracking night hanging out with the guys that run it and everyone else staying. Be firm around the offers to go on trips- if you're not interested then let them know. We clearly said we... More 

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Totally impersonal, crap service and totally geared towards squeezing as much money as possible from you. You get asked to take a trip, see elephants, eat breakfast, spend money relentlessly and it's really sh1t. The room was ok but the owner is a money grabbing sh1t-head xxx

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  • Address: 46 Saranankara Rd | S Kandy Lake, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: (081) 223 9418

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