We travelled around Sri Lanka from 26 June to 15 July 2013 as backpackers (though with suitcases, as we are over 29). We've seen a lot and I feel in a right place to say that Sharon Inn was a nightmare. Our bible "The lonely planet" was not true this time. We shifted to Trip Advisor from Lonely Planet after Sharon Inn. We thought of staying only for 1 night, for the price for the room is doubled up compared to Lonely planet's guideline and that is "not" included air-condition. Additional 1,000 Rupees for aircondition, we were told. In the room, there was a flat screen tv, but only Sri Lankan channels. What will tourist with that tv? But we were prevented to move the next day, because one of us was not feeling very well and we stayed for 2 nights. Unfortunately, Lonely Planet made a typing mistake in room rates according to Sharon Inn. But The Lonely Planet made also a typing error in dinner price of 900 Rupees. We were charged for 1,100 rupees. The dinner price of 1,100 Rupees was a "rip off". You can get far better food for that price in Kandy. Faiesz called it "buffet", 1 piece of chicken, rice & vegetables. I have to mention, that we got the same food for our second night dinner. Chicken, rice & vegetables, But, that was not the reason why it was a nightmare for us. We hanged around the Queen's Hotel, which is the most exclusive hotel in the Kandy, for some meals in the daytime. From Kandy, we wanted to move up to Jaffna and we asked Queen's hotel for their taxi to Jaffna. We got a negotiable offer of 24.000 Rupees. Okay, we went back to our friend Faiesz, the owner of Sharon Inn and asked for the price of his taxi to Jaffna. It was 30.000 Rupees. My husband got furious for Faiesz' greediness and so was Faiesz because he argued that his taxi use petrol.
Faiesz, be good to tourists. It is a good investment. You must be aware that the reason why we were there is because we are professional travellers.
P.S. stop scolding your personnel all the time!
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