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Castle Hill

22, Rajapilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Hyderabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially very excited by the charming photos online, and the first impressions didn't disappoint. Fantastic location, gorgeous view in the evening, and a lovely old colonial villa. But this is a place with huge, unfulfilled potential. We booked two rooms, ours (for 3) was huge and airy, but flimsy bathroom fittings, cheap beds and tatty bedding. Our friends had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay and enjoy the lake view. The room was gigantic and all the house is funished with old style furnishings which gives a really nice feel to it. Really close to the lake. We were only a bit disappointed by breakfast which was a bit simple.

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Thank debdeb34
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The bathrooms were appalling with no prior cleaning and cob webs in the nooks and corners making it very unpleasant. The breakfast was changed without informing and the dhal curry was burnt but was still served to us. It was so disgusting. The prices were way too high compared to the service received.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Stayed 2 nights at the Castle Hill, even though the location is great, overlooking the milk lake, so many things were wrong, first we have booked on a half board basis and were surprised to find out that it was not the case! We managed to have dinner that night, a very poor but eatable meal. Even though there was... More 

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Agen, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Do not be seduced by the location of the 'hotel', which does have good views across the lake and town. This is NOT a hotel ...at the very best it is a hostel, though even the least discerning backpacker might be put off by the grimy owner, dirty mustard furnishings in the lounge, the brown stain in the bath, filthy... More 

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Kessel-Lo, Brabant, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

You can still feel the grandeur of the old day's in the big central room and the nice garden with great view on the temple of the secret tooth. The rooms and bathrooms however, urgently need some renovation. Breakfast was very basic. For us this was largely overprised. On the other hand, it's a quite place, just 5 minutes walking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The guest house is a stunning art deco bulding in a great location (only about 5 mins walk downhill to the lake and centre) within beautiful gardens and a friendly owner. The rooms are enormous and the and the 1950s furniture adds to the special charm. Sadly this also seems the last time when the place received a good clean.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

An old house with 1930s decoration, set in a beautiful garden with a stunning view over the city, very quiet. The only slight negative was the lack of refurbishment and in particular the lack of pressure in the shower. But the atmosphere is very nice and it is easy to access the city centre.

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Thank Sophie R
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Castle Hill is blessed with absolutely jaw dropping views of Kandy. A gracious old villa with large spacious rooms, this place has real potential. We were greeted by a man of dubious hygiene with betel stained teeth. He was the only member of staff at the hotel as far as I could tell. There's an air of not so genteel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Just look at the photos and you'll see this guest house is very charming and I imagine once upon a time it was a real favourite with travellers. We were treated to a massive room, very friendly staff and a near ideal location in Kandy. However, if you want spotless accommodation and staff on call to help you'll be disappointed.... More 

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Additional Information about Castle Hill

Address: 22, Rajapilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $47 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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