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Oak Ray Serene Garden Hotel
Ranked #32 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed September 22, 2010

Just come back from Sri Lanka on a 17 day tour. This hotel was one of the best. This Hotel is on a hill - thus the great veiw over the town - so need to think about transport to and from the town. Food was very good. Would definately put this hotle on my list for going back to next time.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

Stayed here for one night at part of a tour organised by Suresh (one of the beach boys from The Mermaid Hotel in Kalutara)
Very clean and spacious rooms with a balcony. Best of all was that Monkeys climb up onto the balconies and you can feed them.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

We stayed for one night at this hotel while we were visiting Kandy.

We paid £70 for a family room which included dinner, bed and breakfast. Dinner was a four course meal which was more than acceptable and the breakfast was also adequate. I have to say that this must be one of the best hotels in terms of value for money that we have ever stayed in. Our driver booked this for us - if we had booked it I believe it would have been double as there is a different rate for tourists.

The room was large and clean but the towels and bedding didn't smell particularly nice - as if they hadn't dried properly.

There was also a load of dinner plates with the remains of food which had been left outside one of the rooms and which was still there the next when we left which was pretty disgusting.

The bathroom has a window which is covered with a large mesh and I was concerned about insects that could easily get through it. The air con wasn't working but we didn't bother to get this looked into as we were only staying one night.

Overall the hotel is fine but not the sort of hotel that you would spend a two week holiday.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2010

A lovely hotel. Everything was made easy. Everything worked. Very welcoming, good food, very good service, nice room - although you could not leave the balcony doors open due to the visiting monkeys! - pool was fine but a little cold - I don't think it ever sees the sun for long!
Nice friendly staff - a pleasure to stay ther . I would readily recommend it and we will stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2010

How can this be ranked #12? I was very disappointed with my earlier booking at another establishment and my kind driver recommended and helped me book a room here. For the price, you really can't get any better. From the receptionist to the wait staff and porters, it's been 5 star service all the way.

I needed to send a work email out urgently and because the Internet kiosk was taken up, a kind staff offered his computer for my use. And it's because of this gesture that I feel compelled to write this review, I've been truly touched by the spirit of service here.

This hotel deserves the number 1 spot considering how sorely disaapointed I was with the number 1 hotel recommended by Tripadvisor.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2009

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Oak Ray Serene Garden Hotel

Address: 189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: $46 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Ray Serene Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Serene Garden Hotel is situated within 05 minutes drive from the city center and overlooking the serene Kandy Lake. Above all these things, something unique about Serene Garden Hotel: its ambiance is serene and the experience blends with the unique enchantment that Kandy serenely weaves in the mind of the foreign traveler, as it has done for centuries. From Serene Garden Hotel, it is 10 minutes drive to the Dalada Maligawa (The Temple of the Tooth) around 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 
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