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“A Magnificent View Over Kandy City”
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The Peak Residence
Ranked #45 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
Hong kong
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Magnificent View Over Kandy City”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

The Peak Residence, Kandy, Sri Lanka

A magnificent view over Kandy City from a comfortable, clean and well serviced 10 room guest house. The facilities are basic, a little aged but spacious and clean. There is wifi available and the bed rooms have air conditioning and a ceiling fan. (Only one works at a time though). Each room is equipped with an automatic insect spray mechanism that keeps worries about mosquitoes away.

Some rooms have a small balcony to take advantage of the view and there was a nice shared balcony on the reception level which we enjoyed in the afternoon after our excursions.

The breakfast catered for all tastes and while I was there there were people from many different countries enjoying the food and the service.

The outstanding feature of the Peak Residence was the friendly and committed service. The staff and the owner manager were lovely, friendly and helpful. They were prepared to accommodate their guests in every way - even delivering the evening restaurant meal to the balcony so we could continue to enjoy the view.

If you like to try local drinks - ask the manager about Arrack! This Sri Lankan whiskey style drink is very pleasant and goes well with the view!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel very close to Kandy walking distance to Kandy town and the temple of the tooth and the wakarawatha forest which was a tea estate many years ago which has many species of birds and other wild life and famous for monkeys if you are lucky you have chances of seeing leopard's too

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

The good thing about this place: It has a splendid view, as it is in the hills overlooking Kandy. And the rooms have air condition - which you hardly need, however, as they only have thin sheets for cover for the beds, and if you ask for other blankets, you get heavy sets which look as if they have been used by generations of travellers. The bathrooms are not particularly inviting, but at least you have hot water. Walls are almost paper thin, so you hear all sorts of noises, especially early in the morning. Breakfast is the usual stuff, food quality is acceptable. This also applies for lunch. Staff is friendly and helpful, however, the only one who can really decide anything is the owner. He is also the one to ask about tours, drivers, taxis etc., and gets you good service at acceptable prices. All in all: this is a backpacker place with acceptable standard if you do not have high expectations.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

the place has a really nice view and it was great to have an evening drink on the balcony. room was nice, big and clean. i especially liked the staff. they were absolutely wonderful. i have never met such helpful and nice people in a hotel before. the manager arranged for us a driver who took us to colombo airport for a great price and the driver also showed us many things. it will be pleasure to stay here again if i get a chance to be in kandy again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The service was attentive & polite.
The staff includint the manager went out of their way to make my stay comfortable.
stunning view of the Kandy city. quite a climb to get to the location but worth every effort..
will definitely come again...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed only one night but i will definitely come back & recommend this hotel to my friends... when i booked over the phone, i was expecting an average hotel but when i arrived i was warmly welcomed (inspite of the bad weather) and my stay was pleasant every step of the way. peak residence has gone the extra mile to make their customers happy...
Breakfast was average. Staff were very friendly..

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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122 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for one night. The view is spectacular. The room is basic but clean. Probably one of the better hotels I stayed in on my trip. I had a sandwich, it was quite nice and it was brought up to my room. Breakfast was ok.The staff were lovely. The management seemed to really take feedback on board and care about their guests opinions which is always great to see. The highlight of my stay - when a monkey jumped onto my balcony just before I was about to go to sleep. Magic!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Property: The Peak Residence
Address: 20, Keerth Sri Rajasingha Road, Kandy 00948, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #45 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
Number of rooms: 9
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