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“Just don't...”
Review of Golden View Rest

Golden View Rest
Ranked #116 of 145 Restaurants in Kandy
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Asian
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating
Warsaw, Poland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just don't...”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

The room was cheap, in a double meaning... At least clean, sort of. Overpriced breakfast, and eventually an unsuccessful attempt in screwing us over 1200 SLR when checking out. Just don't, there certainly is better things out there.

Visited February 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Unfriendly, money-grabbing & noisy”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Here's a brief summary of our stay:

Rooms - quite clean, big and many with balcony. There was hot water, but almost no pressure.

Surroundings - its about a 10 minute walk to the start of the main part of town. There is a lot of noise coming from a huge construction site across the road, that doesn't look like it will be finished in the next year or so. There is also a very noisy restaurant nearby that plays loud music well past midnight.

Staff - Be very careful when dealing with the staff here. They see you as a money tree, treating you as such. And as a result, there is no nice atmosphere. On top of this, they can be plain rude, (once they have you through the door and paid of course:)) treating you as though they are doing you a favor

Overall, you can do better. We happily left after just 2 nights.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank LivingTheDream_KN
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Poznan, Poland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worst place to stay!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

It's worst place to stay in Kandy and worst I stayed during my more than 3 weeks in Sri Lanka. Rooms are typical - not super clean, quite dark, small "double" bed. But it's not what caused I hated that place. I'm an independent traveller, loving meeting people, helping them if I can. We checked-in and decided to go to the city. Sitting downstairs I've heard the owner saying to one man that there is no bus to Sigiriya and he had to take taxi (which of course he can organize). I went there and told a guy that we just came from Sigiriya by bus and I can explain him everything. Owner followed us on the street and started to intimidate us saying that it's his business and his right to say what he wants and we should leave tomorrow. We didn't wait and left right away. Found place with wonderful people for half of the price.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank EwkaPoznan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Do not stay here!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We thought it would be a great place to stay as the sign said it was Trip Advisor/lonely planet recommended. So we decided to stay a night before we headed off to Nuwara Eliya. Wish we never stayed there. The shower wasn't working, huge ant problem, moldy smelling room, music blasting all night and dirty room. The worst was getting harrassed by the staff. They would pressure you into tours and get mad if you declined. Give you wrong info and mislead you, so you can do one of their stupid tuk tuk tours.

The manager said that we would get 2 tuk tuk tours with our stay. Both times he yelled at us for not doing his tours. (he owns a tuk tuk too-confusing. I know!!) He would try to over charge us on things.

I'm also a travel agent so when i say this is bad, it's bad.

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3 Thank Missyvonne604
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hannover
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“be careful - they are cheating customers”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

this rest house is a very poor one - iro quality, service and
be carefull - the manager cheats guests. he applies the VAt to the accomodation price although for the rest of Sri Lanka VAT only applies to food and related services - but not to the room.

also, the managed provided dutch labeled ketchup (!) after beeing asked for some spicy sauce

so except for a very friendly doorman this place should be left out.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Mat H
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