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Clove Garden Kandy City
Ranked #42 of 368 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Recommended at the budget end of the scale with the following comments:
Clean but basic room.
Pleasant communal room with access to wifi.
Lovely breakfast and gardens.
Friendly and helpful staff.
A fair distance from town.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Pros - Calm and quite and scenic location, good breakfast.
Cons - Far from city, only one plug point in room,No AC, No blankets only bed sheet provided that too was small, I am 5foot 7 inch and even I was unable to cover my self in the sheet. We stayed in double bed room with attached bathroom. Better to find place near city at same budget.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amit_shrotri
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

The guest house is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by tropical gardens in a very quiet suburb of Kandy. It's about a 30 minute walk in to the centre of town, 10-15 minutes by tuk tuk - but we found that not many tuk tuk drivers had heard of Clove Garden. We found it easier to direct them to Anniewatta and then asked passers-by for the exact location.

The building is lovely - very rustic. We were greeted with a cup of coffee and homemade cake on arrival which was a really nice touch.

The room and bathroom were clean but very basic. There was a fan, but no AC - although probably not necessary anyway as Kandy is not too hot. The (very creaky) bed was decorated with freshly picked flowers - again, a very nice and thoughtful touch.

Breakfast was fantastic - huge and hearty.

Staff were friendly and very attentive to our needs.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank NJ26
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great spot out of the noise of Kandy, very pretty garden setting with lots of native birds singing. We were looked after well by Jana, current manager, and staff who were all friendly and by helpful with every question we had, and they identified good local drivers. Rooms were tidy and food was good.

Trevor & Pamela NZ

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Talsker
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

There`s not much that I can add to previous reviews. This property (and the more upscale `Sweet Cinnamon`) are nestled into the hills above Kandy, with the jungle rising up behind the property. The breakfasts were a real treat, and Priyan was very patient in helping us plan the next leg of our trip. The staff here are very attentive - and despite not speaking great English were always willing to give it a go (Sthoothiy). As others have noted, some tuk tuk drivers have difficulty finding the hotel, so negotiate the price beforehand, and have the address and phone number handy. We stayed in the family room which is more like a separate cabin, and for the price we had no complaints at all. If you`re looking for something more upscale then the Sweet Cinnamon may suit- the rooms there are quite grand! My only minor complaint is that we had laundry done there and it was very expensive (about $20 Canadian) - when we were out the next day we saw a local laundry that was within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Set in beautiful grounds this was a great place to stay for a couple of nights. Owners friendly and helpful and breakfast was delightful with French toast one day waffles the next. Make sure you take their card and ir phone number as tuk tuk drivers did struggle to find it.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Roux
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was my personal favourite hotel during our trip to Sri Lanka. This one is a boutique hotel and the sister concern of "Sweet Cinnamon". So here's a brief about the place:

Location: Secluded from the main city, hence cut off from all the noise and pollution. The Clove Garden is located in a valley in the canopy of huge trees. You almost get the feeling you've entered a rain forest. Its mesmerising!!

Rooms: Excellent is the word. Very clean and so is everything that one uses in the room. Rooms are beautifully done up with flower petals before the guests step in. Toilets are spick-and-span.

Service/Staff/Owners: We were delighted. Genuine guys managing the place leaving no stone unturned towards delighting the customers. The owners, Priyan and Shalini are lovely to talk to. They are well educated and well travelled, so they understand the needs of the tourists coming in.

Breakfast: Super! Well balanced continental spread with lots of fresh fruits. Sri Lankan breakfast is also available upon request. The cakes they serve are mouthwatering.

Price: Not very cheap, but not expensive considering what is offered

If you are looking at a more grander place, then you needn't go far, there's Sweet Cinnamon right next to Clove Garden which is got bigger, better rooms and "GRAND" wash rooms.

Room Tip: It is a choice among equals.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clove Garden Kandy City

Address: 198/11 George E De Silva Mwt, Kandy 01, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 368 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Price Range: $50 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clove Garden Kandy City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located within Kandy city limits just 2.5km from the center of the city and 2km from the Railway station.We strive to offer clean comfortable rooms. Our garden is possibly the largest privately held property within the City limits. Theres plenty of bird to greet you in the morning and beautiful tropical trees to keep you cool throught the day. The silence only a private estate can offer will assure you a good nights rest so you can continue to visit what Kandy has to offer. ... more   less 
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