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Serene Garden Hotel

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189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Brampton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A super place to be. You could walk to the Kandy Temple from this place. Friendly staff. Plenty of quiet areas in the property if you want to do some reading or getting your facebook hit. I will go again.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I like this hotel a lot, just visited for the third time so that sums up my views. This time I noticed a few signs of wear and tear but would say it is far from jaded. The rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The staff are friendly and helpful, in common with most Sri Lankans and the buffet... More 

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serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, we thank you for having chosen us for your holiday. It is a privilege to serve you as a guest. We are pleased to know that you have so good opinion about us. We really appreciate your feedback Thank you very much for your comments and your interest. We are glad to know that your experience was... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We are very satisfy with location and staff but food and beverage have to be cared much more We enjoyed our time there as same as we spent like our home We will definitely go there again for few more days to stay You can have good food, enjoy by playing pool table , fantastic atmosphere around the garden which... More 

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Thane, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stayed there for one night...overall good experience!!! the rooms were fair, the view from the room was good..valley view...the pool was a bit small.... overall a good place to stay for a couple of nights!!

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1 Thank Ambarish O
serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this excellent review for us. I’m glad to see that our hotel met your expectations and that you had great stay with us. I hope that if you ever visit Kandy again or any other part of Sri Lanka you will choose Serene Garden giving us a chance to offer you another memorable vacation. More 

London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

A fairly basic 3 star lodging - rooms are reasonable size and beds not too bad. An extra towel would have been very much appreciated - 1 for both hand and bath not really sufficient. Breakfast was good with a great choice and the waiters both at breakfast and dinner were very attentive and well drilled in their art.

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Shenzhen
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This hotel seems to be the hotel of choice for tour groups. It is fantastic too. A free dinner and breakfast was included and, given the tightness of our schedule, we took advantage of both which were excellent. It's a great location within walking distance of the city and an excellent base to retire to at the end of a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stayed here for one night on a tour of Srilanka Can't comment on hotel cost as this was included in the tour package, but we found the amenities at the hotel very good. There is a pool which looked good but we didn't have time during our stay to use it Room was clean, had satellite TV and large... More 

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serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

...Thank you for your most kind review on Trip advisor. Guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that! We are grateful for complimenting on our comfortable rooms, the spacious balcony which gives you a splendid view of the mountains and the Kandy Lake, cleanliness, buffet, Wi-Fi and the attentive staff at the restaurant.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Rooms just about fit two people. Not much moving space around the bed. Bathrooms are tiny. Although good balcony space outside the room. Food just about fine, if you are looking for Indian food. Not much options available. Had ordered for Veg pizza and the guys served with cut chicken slices. Bad dinner experience of in room dining. Over priced.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The hotel was a great place to relax after a long day of cycling. The pool, albeit it very shallow, was welcoming and the staff were friendly. The food was good and the rooms were clean & comfortable. The hotel is over many floors and a bit of a rabbit warren so you need to be good on your feet... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights. Not directly in the city center of Kandy but easy to reach in 10 minutes by tuk-tuk. Nice location in the hills. Rooms were compact but clean and modern. Very good restaurant with great choice in food. Good service.

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serene garden k, Guest Relations Manager at Serene Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many Thanks for sharing your experience at Serene Garden Hotel with the other Trip Advisor readers we are delighted to see your positive feedback regarding our hotel. I express my gratitude for commenting on the cleanliness and our quality service, We are glad that you enjoyed the the buffet at the restaurant. We hope to see you again on your... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serene Garden Hotel is situated within walking distance of the city centre and overlooking the serene Kandy Lake. Above all these things, something unique about Serene Garden Hotel: its ambience is serene and the experience blends with the unique enchantment that Kandy serenely weaves in the mind of the foreign traveller, as it has done for centuries. From Serene Garden Hotel, it is walking distance to the Dalada Maligawa (The Temple of the Tooth) across the road from the Kandy Lake. This hallowed temple is synonymous with the historic hill capital of Kandy; it is where the tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined, enduring symbol of a nation’s sovereignty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serene Garden Hotel

Address: 189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $69 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Serene Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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