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“Dated and simple hotel.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandara Rosen

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Mandara Rosen
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kataragama
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dated and simple hotel.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

++ located close to Yala National Park, staff is very friendly. Rooms are big and clean.

- - Pool was dirty, the rooms were dated, beds old. Restaurant is very noisy and our cloths smelled horrible after eating there. Hotel does not meet European standards at all.
Hotel organised a game drive for us but unfortunately the driver was didn't see the animals and was racing through the park.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

The food and room was excellent. This my second visit, but my parents have stayed at Rosen Mandara several times. The restaurant staff were extremely helpful and polite. The manager is very kind and friend and also offered us a discount. This is the best hotel in Kataragama

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shanuki H
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Colombo
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205 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

I wish to compliment the large cement rooms and facilities in this hotel, however hotels are not about things but experiences you receive from people. Checked-in with a group of 10 rooms by holidayplandmc Sri Lanka at 2030hrs night, one room totally used and wasted alloyed to guest and know one knows how it was so dirty at that time of the night, it was a so depressing first impression, dinner is average buffet with many types of good but wrong combinations, breakfast the same, the hope stand is the egg stand and that lady is so busy you gotta wait for your eggs, comfortable restaurant where you have to exit lobby and enter, room 307 far away long walk, room has no square pin plug points all round pin, asked for an adaptor and the HK has only square pin, the TV was fixed to a square pin so I survived, at check-out another guests extra bills were loaded to our guests room and caused chaos and delay at 0530hrs, located 2kms from Kataragama sacred temple complex, Yala is about a 30min drive, ideal for pilgrims as you could see a lot of them here, mistake over mistake for our group and the manager just said sorry and offered fruit plate, we demanded for fruit basket and bottle of wine. He provided but charged the cost to the staff not very professional I thought as most staff we saw were trainees, if the manager sets the systems right then staff will not make mistakes, the entire hotel is tiled so be careful it's slippery, main building 2 floors if you have trouble climbing ask ground floor rooms, good hotel, poor systems, must improve..

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Hotel was really great, very good location, well maintained, good clean spacious rooms, pool area lovely. Very convenient for Yala wildlife park. Particularly unforgettable memory was, sitting on the balcony at 6 am watching the birds. Food in buffet was good, but anything a la carte was painfully slow.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lepidoptera
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Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Everything about this hotel was perfect. You enter into a large airy vestibule with a large outside swimming pool visible behind a glass wall – very pleasing aesthetically. The pool is nicely designed and there is plenty of shade for those that need it. Further back, the rooms are on two floors and are tastefully arranged both sides of an outdoor walkway. Our room was at ground level and had everything you could ask for including a private patio. There are outdoor wooden steps that lead to the 2nd floor and an open air bar overlooking the pool. The restaurant is physically separate about 50 yards from the main entrance. Both the service and the food were excellent. Dinner and breakfast were buffet style with lots of choice and lunch could be ordered a la carte poolside. Most hotels have one or two blemishes but this one was faultless.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Adam P
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Our two day stay at Mandara Rosen was very enjoyable. This large hotel looked impressive when approached, and we were not disappointed.

We found the staff to be very helpful. The room was spacious and well appointed with large comfortable beds. The grounds are quite extensive and offer plenty of shade. There is an excellent swimming pool. Facilities also include a reasonably equipped although appeared to be little used.

The large restaurant had a good choice of food which was well prepared and of good quality.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

The rooms were spacious and clean - the bathrooms too. The staff were very courteous, and room service very quick. The food was great - there were many vegetarian dishes, which was helpful seeing that we were in Kataragama for the pilgrimage. The hotel grounds itself however were a little unkempt.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Senuri D
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Property: Mandara Rosen
Address: No 57 Detagamuwa, Kataragama 91400, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Kataragama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kataragama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mandara Rosen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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