I spent a total of 2 months here and I think it's a fantastic place to stay in Kandy, especially for the price.
I've stayed in 3 rooms altogether and my favourite is the balcony room on the first floor (Room 6). Sizewise it was one of the smaller rooms, but it was very cosy and had a double bed. The hotel were also very kind enough to furnish it with a table and chair upon request which came in very handy. If you stay here, I would highly recommend the balcony rooms as they let in natural light, whereas the others not so much so.
I had the food here once shortly before I left - I had been avoiding it because I was on a budget and it's a little pricey at 700 rupees compared to other places - but I must say I was highly impressed with what I ate, definitely one of the nicest rice and curries I've had in Sri Lanka, as it had that home-cooked taste to it. I would definitely recommend eating here at least once if your budget allows it. Otherwise there are some really good cafes nearby on the same road, for example Shafa Bakers which is great for rice & curry at lunch time (no evening meal unfortunately), and Sri Ganeshananda Brahmins hotel which is also great for rice & curry and who also do the best dosas and idlis in town.
The family who run the guest house are really nice and friendly, not to mention very helpful in giving useful money-saving tips about visiting local attractions (e.g you can catch a bus to the botanical gardens for 20 rupees instead of 300 by tuk-tuk), and the staff are fantastic.
They also offer laundry services at a reasonable price and the quality is absolutely fine, I used them the entire time I was here.
Wireless internet is also included in the price, and although they generally switch off the router at 10pm, you can request that they leave it on and switch it off yourself. One thing, the strength of the signal does depend on where you are in the building with respect to the router, so you may want to move around to get a better signal if it seems to be slow.
The only minor grievances I had with the place were: there is only one power socket in each room, although it is a double socket so barring problems with plug sizes you should be able to plug at least two devices in at the same time. The bathrooms were generally fine, clean enough, the only thing is there was no shower curtain which meant that the water goes on the floor around the shower. Again this wasn't a huge problem as this seems to be standard in a lot of places in both Sri Lanka and India. Also before I was leaving it looked like they were redecorating various rooms so this may be something which will have been changed by the time you read this.
All in all, a great experience, and I'd strongly recommend this place to any of my friends.
#1: Unless you have some compelling reason to go to Colombo when you arrive in Sri Lanka (e.g. you need to extend your tourist visa beyond the default 30 days which I believe you can't do anywhere else) you can come straight to Kandy from the airport, either by bus or by taxi (should be 6-7000 rupees). If your flight lands late at night, you can stay in nearby Negombo until the morning and then catch a bus or taxi. This should save you a lot of money you'll probably spend on staying in Colombo.
#2: To get to the lake from the hotel, you can bypass the extremely busy town centre completely by turning right just before the police station (just after the little Devon's bakery on the right hand side), go down the road which slopes downwards, cross the road and walk past Kandy Municipal Market on your right (a very good place to buy fruit, much cheaper than Food City in the town centre) and keep walking straight on, crossing one more road then going through the bus station and up the hill past the car park.
Rooms at the front face the road, which can be noisy if you aren't used to it. Rooms at the back...
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