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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night. We have a driver. The place is clean and nicely equipped. The bathroom in our room was external but private. The manager was very nice with us. Is quite far from kandy, uphills and difficult to find. But with a driver is no problem at all.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Location of the hotel was difficult for tuk tuk driver to locate. It would be better if hotel provide pick up service from Kandy train station. There was only 1 male staff, Kumar who was really friendly and helpful. As it was the Sinhalese New Year, cook and other staffs has returned to their hometown. We requested for dinner via... More 

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maheshrk70, Manager at The Hills Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you have had an issue whilst being at the hotel. Since you had gone quite a distance without realising the loss of money it became that much more difficult to investigate and find out what could have happened. The investigation is being carried out as we speak and as a counter measure to prevent... More 

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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We liked The Hills Lodge so much we ended up staying there twice- on the way down to the South of Sri Lanka, and on the way back up. It feels more like a home than a hotel. The owner Kumar was very helpful, and doubled as our private tuk tuk driver. The hotel is located in the hills above... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We stayed in this very nice small hotel for a few nights. The room was clean and we had everything we had. It is located on a hill with nice views close to Kandy (the staff organizes you a tuk tuk which is downtown in 5 minutes) and enjoyed the calm environment. The staff was amazing! Kumar and the cook... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We had a truly amazing time at The Hills Lodge in Kandy and will definitely visit them next time we are in Sri Lanka. The perfect views overlooking the mountains and in the night the views of the city lights far far away into the dark night. Amazing weather (cooler than most places) and some authentic Sri Lankan food and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I do not recommend staying at this hotel for anything. As we go to breakfast at 7 am, they entered our room and stole between rupees and euros a total of 250 €.They did it in a subtle way, that is, they did not steal all the money only a part. (We know exactly how much was because we had... More 

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maheshrk70, Owner at The Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, you checked out on 8th of December 2015 at 8 a.m and you called us around 3.25 p.m from Nuwara Eliya 7 hours later.[we have all the phone details and cctv footage.] ,and told us that you have lost money in our hotel during the breakfast.Initially when u called me i told u to come to the hotel and... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

After a long train ride from Ella we finally arrived at The Hills Lodge. It is a nice place just outside the city. It should be a great place to stay, if the manager wouldn't be that pushy. We weren't in for 5 minutes or he started asking if we wanted to some thinks and he could brings us everywhere.... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Kumar is a terrible manager. We booked via booking.com. It is advertised as having 24h reception, car park and free wifi. I can only speak on behalf of the first two since I never stayed at the place. There is only one spot for parking your car and there is no 24h reception desk. The place is very difficult to... More 

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2 Thank puszkamd
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

As others have mentioned a bit of a way out of town but in my opinion it's a pro as Kandy can feel a bit grubby and it just gets you away from it all. Don't pay more than 350Rs for a tuk tuk from town/bus and train station, the drivers will try to guilt you into paying more 'because... More 

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2 Thank Rezarf P
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Had a great stay here. It is about 10mins out and 350-500 ruppee tuk tuk away... but it is nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of Kandy. Kumar is an excellent host, the best we had in Sri Lanka. He takes great pride in the hotel he managers, and is very friendly and will help you out... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Hills Lodge

Address: 18B Paradise Park, Hanthana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $24 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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