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Hotel Black & White
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UK
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85 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our tour driver booked this hotel for us. It was 10 mins drive from the centre of Anaradnapura.
The Host/owner was very welcoming and eager to ensure that everything was good. The room was very clean, not a lot of furniture but this did not matter for one night.
We ordered our dinner, curry and rice, before going out for the afternoon and the food was very good. After dinner the owner, our driver and us had a chat over a drink. A sri lankan breakfast was arranged. Roti, dhal and fresh fruit. Much better than the usual sliced white barely toasted bread found in other hotels.
A pleasant stay. There are building works going on as this young man expands his business with three new rooms, but these were not intrusive. BUT in this part of Sri Lanka you must be equipped with mossie repellant. We hope that he continues to be successful.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

I was really surprised to read negative reviews for this guest house. We stayed here for one night on our travels around Sri Lanka and had a very positive experience. The owner and his family were lovely and very welcoming. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable (although mosquito nets might be a bonus). We had a lovely home cooked rice and curry dinner which was delicious and the breakfast was also great. All in all a pleasant nights stay.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was very nice and family run. The rice and curry was amazing and they ran down the road to buy some beer.
The restaurant was being built along with three more rooms. It looks as if it shall be lovely.
I felt it was expensive compared to other hotels and maybe they should reflect this especially whilst the work is going on.
The room was pleasant but the under sheet was very stained. (Never good!)
Overall, a pleasant stay over once the issues are ironed out.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I just got back from my trip to Sri Lanka and we were placed in this lodging through a tour operator for 2 nights. It has a nice rural setting but the property was not up to standard. My room had the screen removed from the bathroom and even after asking the owner to repair it, it was not repaired. Hence we had mosquitos in the room and the bathroom was full of small frogs. I was brushing my teeth and 2 came up from the drain into the sink. The ceiling fan made so much noise we were unable to use it and had to leave the air conditioner on. The owner was more concerned to organize us having dinner at their restaurant. The breakfast was good, the first day with string hoppers, toast, fresh squeezed fruit shake and freshly prepared eggs. We had dinner out both nights as the location was remote and we wanted to experience a few other restaurants which were recommended on trip advisor. So we didnt have dinner at Black and White. Our driver mentioned that he might not be too happy since we didnt eat dinner there at least one night, not sure if the owner made a comment to him or not. We explained that we contracted the room and breakfast only and we had no obligation to eat our meals there. I understand he would have liked us eating as he could make more money from us, but we decided to eat out. The last night we arrived and after about an hour the electricity to the rooms was cut and I called the owner to complain and he said that he had called the electric company to complain and they were working on it. Sadly we realized the next morning at breakfast that they had electricity in the kitchen and what had happened was that he had turned off the electricity as having air conditioning running all night was expensive. We realized that is what happened as his attitude had completely changed towards us. The breakfast was correct that morning except there was no fruit shake and no string hoppers. The butter and jam was cold from the fridge so obviously they had electricity in the main house. The wifi worked only in the main house and only after asking for it, it was kept unplugged during our stay. If you should decided to stay here I definitely would not pay more than 8-10 euros per night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Black & White
Address: Mihintale Road | Kannatiya, Mihintale 50300, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Mihintale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Mihintale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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