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McLeod Inn
Ranked #6 of 394 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Lovely guesthouse up on the ridge, has a large balcony with views over the whole lake at Kandy. Great place to sit with a book and cup of tea in the evening. Guesthouse owners were very helpful with advising on local transport, arranging taxis, what to do in the area etc. We went for the room with a view over the lake which was incredible. Really great value, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was one of the cleanest places we stayed in Sri Lanka. The rooms are simple but they were very clean and comfortable. We chose the room with a view so there was plenty of natural light with a complete wall of windows! The view from the common balcony was beautiful and it was a nice place to relax. The breakfast was great and filling! Also, the owners were so kind and so helpful. They helped us organize day trips and they were always available to help with a smile on their face! Thank you so much!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

A neat, tidy, clean guesthouse, occupying a great position on the hill with awesome views from the communal balcony of Kandy Lake and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.
A convenient little road winds it's way down from the Inn to various eating places and the lake.
Friendliest, loveliest, most helpful owners ... who materiliase out of no where when you need them ... but somehow remain unobtrusive when you don't.
We loved our stay at Mcleod!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EranuCapeTown
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed here twice, both for two nights. The first time we stayed in room 2, with a view. This was a great view and it was nice to sleep an night with the lights of Kandy shining in the evening. The room was clean and plenty of space. It was 4000 rupees, which we think was a bit overpriced. Breakfast was separate at 450 rupees, better value may be to include it in the price. That said, breakfast is nice, which includes fruit, toast and and egg.
The second time we were downstairs in room 7. This was clean, but more clammy and sticky. The was a quite a lot of mould in the bathroom with was probably why the room felt a bit damp in the evenings.
Overall, a nice stay with lovely owners and a great balcony to sit, relax and enjoy the sights of Kandy from a hilltop. Lonely Planet guidebook, 2012, sates that they could charge more, which we think is why it they have upped the price a bit.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gordon Q
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Room and bathroom were clean and spotless. Great location with beautiful views over the lake from the dining area and balcony. Room was quiet and included hot water and free wifi. The managers were very friendly and helpful. There is a shortcut you can take from the hotel down to the lake which takes about 15-20 mins to walk.

The only thing that we would say were that the pillows were a bit lumpy but otherwise a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vivvy48
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Why this place is so great!
- basics are in place! Spacious clean rooms and bathrooms
- very friendly owners; place is family rund and you feel they care for you
- shared balcony attached to BF area with amazing views! Very possible to just spend the day there reading or browsing (they have proper WiFi)
- when I left for a trip up north, could leave part of my stuff for free
- the allowed me to use their kitchen to make my own BF

Possible downside;
- you need to get up to the hill. Walking down is a nice walk, going back a tuktuk from town will cost you only 150

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I recently spent 10 days travelling in Sri Lanka. At times, we found it challenging with people often trying to rip you off. It was a relief to stay at McLeod Inn where it was peaceful and the owners were helpful and honest.

Our room was clean with mosquito nets and hot water in the shower (unusual in Sri Lanka). Wifi was reliable. We didn't eat breakfast at McLeod Inn but heard from other travellers that it was nice.

The walk from McLeod Inn to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is about 20-30 minutes. We stayed in a room at the front that the owner warned us could be noisy in the mornings due to schoolchildren walking by. We were not waken by them though.

I really don't have anything bad to say about this Inn and definitely would recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 65A Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #6 of 394 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Price Range: $34 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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