We recently stayed 2 nights at Hotel Devon. The hotel was chosen by our travel agent and it was just unpleasant.
The first room we were given was spacious but filthy. There were black molds everywhere. The blankets were very smelly. The room was furnished from 1970s and I don't think they were cleaned since then. The room was extremely damp and hot. It took a few hours for the air condition to work properly and cool down the room. The air condition had 2 options- 15 degrees or 21 degrees! It was so cold at night with the air condition on but too hot without it. None of us got any sleep as too uncomfortable.
We changed the room on our second night. Even though we only saw about max 10 other guests and it was off peak season, the receptionist insisted the hotel was fully booked! After complaints, we were given a different room. Less mold, less smelly room but the same problem with the air condition. We were sweating like pigs in the room. Another sleepless night.
Sri Lankan breakfast was good though. Western breads and cereals were stale though. Stick to curry if you can! Nice view of the hills from the breakfast room.
Wifi was unreliable. Only works in the reception area but it gets disconnected frequently.
Staff were unhelpful.
I do NOT recommend this hotel. Avoid at all cost!
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