We spent our first three nights of a three week trip to Sri Lanka at Kandy View, and - for the price we paid - we would find it difficult to fault it. We had one of the deluxe rooms at the top and the double aspect view alone made it worth the money. Like other reviewers, I would say that the rooms are basic in terms of amenities, but ours was clean and roomy. The manager was very helpful and really on top of his game. The staff were lovely, particularly to our four year old son. The hotel is up a hill, about 10 minutes walk from the lake, but we found this a great advantage as it was very peaceful. The food was cheap and plentiful and, as other guests have noted, the restaurant was a good place to eat and chat to other tourists/visitors if you wanted. The pool is small, but refreshing. For a more extended swim, we used Devon Hotel just down the road (200 Rs for a day pass). We went to some much 'finer', more expensive hotels throughout our stay, that were far less well run than this one. I would recommend Kandy View to anyone who was expecting more than they paid for.
Rooms at the top are probably worth the extra money.
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