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““A world standard”” 5 of 5 stars
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Elegant Hotel
No. 200/3 Sunflower Garden, Meewaladeniya Handessa, Kandy, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #2 of 229 Kandy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
““A world standard””
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

It is impossible to find anything to criticize with Elegant Hotel. Every detail is

attended to, there is absolutely no sign of delayed maintenance, meals were superb and the

service level exceptional. All of this due to the competence of the general manager. Hotel

is built making full use of the surroundungs, views and prominences. Spacious rooms with

marvelous view.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
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It is with great pleasure I would like to Thank You for the tripadvisor comment you have made on us. Thank you very much again for the interest you shown on us. Hope you will visit us again.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is was a chance discovery - we hadn't booked a place in Kandy and, since it was off season, thought we'd figure it out as we went. A few quick searches and review-research later, we decided on "Hotel Elegant". It took us a while to find it since it's slightly outside the city and you have to go through some winding, hill roads to get there. Not too bad - but hard to find at night. However, that was the only non-extraordinary thing about this place. The owner, Uday, manages the property himself and was extremely sweet. The place itself is lovely and quaint, since it's a converted mansion. And of course, as others have highlighted already, the views are magnificent. Sunrise on one side and sunset on the other. Large balcony access from your room. Phenomenal experience - so glad we found it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Madam,

It is with great pleasure I would like to Thank You for the tripadvisor comment you have made on us. Thank you very much again for the interest you shown on us. Hope you will visit us again.

Best regards,
Management & Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The view, the environment, the ambiance, the service, the meals...all were excellent to make it one of the best guesthouses that we have ever stayed. The hotel is a little bit far away from town, but the extraordinary view over mountains recompense all. The hotel owner is someone of extremely kind and attentive. The service is compatible with taht in 5star hotel.We received a big welcome fruit basket.The food is variable and suitable for the taste from different countries.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Sir,

It is with great pleasure I would like to Thank You for the tripadvisor comment you have made on us. Thank you very much again for the interest you shown on us. Hope you will visit us again.

Best regards,
Management & Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We certainly will be going back to this little piece of heaven. We regret not having spent more time there. If anyone is visiting Kandy and surroundings this is the place to be. It is on top of a big hill and offers magnificent vistas of the surrounding mountains. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will find peace and serenity any time of day. It is clean, the food (local flavor) is great, whether at breakfast or dinner. The staff is excellent and always present. I just loved waking up early in the morning and head out to the main balcony with the birds singing and the air so calm and fresh. A must go to place to say the least, for the lovebirds as much as for families.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Madam,

It is with great pleasure I would like to Thank You for the tripadvisor comment you have made on us. Thank you very much again for the interest you shown on us. Hope you will visit us again.

Best regards,
Management & Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This small four room hotel has some of the best views of any hotel I have stayed at, and although slightly off the beaten track it's not a problem unless you like walking from your hotel to find a restaurant. Without a car the only option is to dine in their own restaurant which we did for 2 nights and enjoyed. The peace and quiet of the hotel, it's beautiful gardens, clean and nicely appointed rooms, and friendly unobtrusive staff make it ideal for a romantic short stay. The owner will arrange transportation and it's not too far to Kandy where we definitely would recommend going to the Botanical Gardens which are amazing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Manager at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Sir,

It is with great pleasure I would like to Thank You for the tripadvisor comment you have made on us. Thank you very much again for the interest you shown on us. Hope you will visit us again.

Best regards,
Management & Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Wow, what a place. This is what dreams are made of. Gorgeous views both sides of the property and from the rooms. Attentive service, great food and spotlessly clean rooms. I wish I could have stayed longer!

Simply the best place I have ever stayed

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Sir,

It is with great pleasure I would like to Thank You for the tripadvisor comment you have made on us. Thank you very much again for the interest you shown on us. Hope you will visit us again.

Best regards,
Management & Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

After the ugly Negombo we arrived at this place which seemed like paradise for us. We had a beautiful room with a balcony and a nice view over the garden full of flowers. The owner of the hotel was very friendly and gave us very good tipps what to see in the area. He organized a TukTuk driver for us who drove us to all the places we wanted to so for a very reasonable price. We had a great time there and we have seen a lot of the area. Was one of the best hotels of our whole trip.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Sir,

It is with great pleasure I would like to Thank You for the tripadvisor comment you have made on us. Thank you very much again for the interest you shown on us. Hope you will visit us again.

Best regards,
Management & Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Address: No. 200/3 Sunflower Garden, Meewaladeniya Handessa, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a very quiet rural atmosphere about 12 Km from the Historical City of Kandy, Elegant Hotel promise to all its guests a renew, refresh and a revival stay with a unique personalized service level and pampers all its guests with a novel deluxe living.Your are most welcome to have a magnificent dining experiencing within its Main Restaurant or with a special arrangement on the Roof Top overlooking the Adams Peak or in the Garden overlooking the Mountains.The designing is done from the new world and with the touch of Kandyan Culture and Arts to its interiors.Location is unique with views of Adams Peak from one side and the Mountains from the other. Free transportation is provided from Kandy to Elegant Hotel (Both Pickup and Drop to Kandy). ... more   less 
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