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Kataragama, Sri Lanka
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The Hotel is out of season! Fromm outsid it looks not to bad, bud inside, The rooms are more less than average. The shower provides hot water. well done! But everything seems filthy. The TV is old fashion and has only 2 colors...... The view from the Balcony is dreadful. ONe one side you see only dirty roofs, on the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

The hotel looks good from the outside but the rooms leave a lot to be desired. The bed was very hard, the bedding wasn't very clean. Although listed as having satellite TV, it only had a few channels none of which were satellite and the picture was very poor and kept going off, not to mention the aerial cable was...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I knew it was a decent price. I did not expect the world considering. I did believe the info from the listing on booking.com. It said a/c in some rooms. All rooms had TVs and al had wifi. It said there was a pool. I am not a picky westerner. I don't need all of the luxuries, but if you...

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colombo
Reviewed April 30, 2016

we checked in on the 18th,of April, the room was a twin room,there are no elevators so the staff had to carry our bags to the room which was in the 2nd floor and my husband had to carry half of the bags,the room itself had an awful smell, the wash rooms were dirty and badly maintained, we wanted to...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed April 17, 2016

I stayed here, because didn't have too many options. I could have moved back to Ella (I was coming from Wellawaya), but that didn't suit my options to go by train on early morning from Badulla. This was only reason I stayed there. Breakfast was okay, but room certainly wasn't clean. Shower curtain was awful, and there were too many...

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Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I like to write a review about this location because I am visiting this place at least twice a year. Since I am a train traveller this I like this place because with in 5 minutes walk we can reach the place. Also 10 minutes walk we can reach Badulla town and Muthiyangana temple. Rooms are clean and nice specially...

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Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

First of all, this place go by the name River Side Hotel now. Don't get fooled by name name. There is no River but a massive Power Grid around it. Made us so scared to stay when we saw the high tension power lines over the so close to our rooms view. Staff wise, at the Gate security was behaving...

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Reviewed December 4, 2015

Don't be fooled on arrival: the facade is acceptable, however the rooms are filthy and the bathrooms worse. The hotel is surrounded on two sites by a very large electrical substation and if there is a river view we were unable to find it. It didn't take us too long to decide it wasn't for us and checked out.

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Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for a day with family on our way to a function. the place is just another dissapointment around the corner. 1.Rooms are on the 2nd floor senior citizens and physicaly challenged guest would be impposible to stay ( No Elevator) 2.Rooms are not safe at all opennings in windows and gaps in doors easily accesiblr by looters 3....

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Colombo
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Reception Staff are courteous, but rooms are not so welcoming. The bathroom gully was undone with several cockroaches straying in which totally dampened my mood and made me decide to check out next morning. The Dinner restaurant at the roof top has a very limited menu and served by Stewards are also very limited in their hospitality and loaded with...

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about River Side Holiday Inn

Address: No. 27 Lower King Street, Badulla 90000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Badulla
Hotel Class:3 star — River Side Holiday Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“try to get a triple room”
sharmilal2013, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“check the room (and specially toilet and shower) before you accept it.”
Arackhaen, Apr 17, 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay at Badulla, instead stay at Ella which is only a 30 minute drive from Badulla.”
saikarthikreddy, Nov 4, 2012 | Read review
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