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Elegant Hotel
No. 200/3 Sunflower Garden, Meewaladeniya Handessa, Kandy, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #2 of 206 Kandy B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and the staff, food, service, views and location were great. We had a driver so did not mind being out of town a bit, it was well worth it. The room was clean and big with a beautiful balcony and great views. Such a lovely spot. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, October 18, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure the management and staff of Elegant Hotel would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Fantastic", which gives us a great honor in providing facilities and services to our guests with confidence and courage.

Hope you will visit us again in your next vacation to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again,
Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed 1 night at this hotel & the manager/staff were excellent. The room was excellent looking out towards the mountains & really clean.
We stayed in the hotel for dinner & this was excellent along with the breakfast which was prepared for us.
Only thing which they could improve is the softness of the bed as it's pretty solid.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, October 16, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Great Hotel in quiet Location", which gives us a great honor.

And also we are upgrading the hotel facilities with a swimming pool so that we are considering changes in the rooms also.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.

Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great little hotel, the only thing that one could possibly find wrong with it, is that it's off the beaten and bustling track of kandy. It's roughly 12km out of town, and it takes some effort to get here. However if you have a driver, it's all good. We didn't mind it being out of town, it's very quiet and had great views of the hills. It's surrounded by lovely gardens, and it's a nice place to just sit back and relax. The rooms are very clean and spacious, and there is free wifi. No English tv channels though. The staff and the food is what makes this hotel. Staff are very polite, friendly, and all have good English. The food is awesome. The mango chutney is a standout. Overall, great hotel, great staff and great food.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great we would like to thank you for the comment you have made about us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Great Hotel Out of Town", which accelerate us to facilitate our guests with more and more confidence.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We picked this Hotel because it was outside Kandy and we were glad we did. We arrived the last day of the festival and it was very busy in Kandy. Was lovely to arrive at this lovely little hotel and relax. The views are great as are the helpful, friendly staff. Loved the large clean rooms, breakfast on the balcony overlooking the mountains and even the trip into Kandy by tuktuk was fun.

  • Stayed August 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, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Great Views", which drives us ahead to serve our guests with more and more confident.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services.

Thanking you once again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

5 star service the staff is really welling to serve
4 star food but fair price
5 star view its amazing
3 star room need extra thing for and coffee makers as example to enjoy the view on the balcony
5 star breakfast please add something sweet

overall
4 star rate

Room Tip: for budget yes for view yes for people who have high expectation no
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, October 2, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "far away little bit but worth it" and also we do highly appreciate your overall comment regarding the hotel, service and staff.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services.

Thanking you once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This hotel was recommended by our driver, it was a little out of town but worth the extra drive, it was so peaceful. Set in beautiful gardens on a hilltop, the views were fantastic. Also enjoyed one of the best meals I had in Sri Lanka, the delicious fish curry and we were given some interesting local treats to try with our breakfast. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, we loved this place, highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, September 27, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "A Little Out of Town but Worth the Extra Drive", which drives our entire staff to move forward with their heads held high to serve our valuable guests with more facilities and services.

Hope you will visit us again in your next vacation to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with greater facilities and services.

Thanking you once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and really enjoyed it! The Elegant Hotel is outside of Kandy, and we actually preferred this, as Kandy was a bit smoggy. The hotel was on a hill, looking out over the beautiful gardens and hills- infact the view was stunning. We also loved the smells and the singing/chanting that would drift up to the balcony. You do really need a driver to stay here however.
The hotel was really nicely decorated and clean. The service was amazing- you literally couldn't step out of your room without staff checking your needs had been met. The food was also some of the best we had- with us opting for the curry and rice both nights and being met with an array of different interesting dishes. All in all it was a really relaxing, enjoyable stay and we would recommend this to others!

Room Tip: We stayed in a room at the front and back of the hotel, and both were beautiful! The rooms leading...
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  • Stayed August 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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UdayaGelioya, Owner at Elegant Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Elegant Guest,

It is with great pleasure we we would like to thank you for the comment you have made on us at www.tripadvisor.com as "Very Relaxing and the Food was Lovely", which motivates our staff to give better service in every day.

Hope you will visit us again in your next visit to Sri Lanka, where you will be pampered even more with more facilities and services at Elegant Hotel.

Thanking you once again.

Management and Staff of Elegant Hotel.
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Address: No. 200/3 Sunflower Garden, Meewaladeniya Handessa, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 206 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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