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“Fantastic place, lovely hosts”
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21 reviews
View of the main house from the garden chalets
Swimming pool
Lounge area
Patio area of the main house overlooking the hills
Room with twin beds in one of the garden chalets.
Luxury Suite  with large balcony in the main house
Bathroom in the suite, main house
Garden chalet
Chalet batbroom
Terrace
Terrace at night for secluded dinning
Garden chalets with shutters and patio doors
The Ayurvedic Hut
Waterfall in the hills - view from your chalet
Relax and take in the view by the pool
Take in the view from the bench under the tree!
Another view of the valley below
View from the second chalet
Sunset by the pool
The McLaughlin family with the dogs
Pool Room in the main house
Pool room bathroom
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province

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Martin S
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
“Fantastic place, lovely hosts”
Reviewed January 22, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We came as a group of eight had a really fantastic time here. It's a lovely house with truly stunning views over the hills and Liz (the owner) and Luke (her son) are really nice, friendly and accommodating. The rooms were very spacious and clean (a few of them have amazing views), the meals were really tasty (lovely breakfasts in particular) and the pool was a welcome bit of fun! We'd definitely love to stay here again - thanks guys for having us!

Oh, one thing to bear in mind though - the route up to the house is quite steep and zig-zaggy. Our normal minibus managed it OK, but just be careful if you're travelling in anything particularly big like a bus or underpowered like a three-wheeler.

Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Beenthere...
Atlanta
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Solo traveller with Summit View Family”
Reviewed January 22, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

It was my first time visiting Sri Lanka and I will return the same time next year, just to visit Liz and her family. The hospitality was superb. The meals, ambiance, atmosphere was incredible. The view was to die for. I ended up forfeiting a trip to Ella because I just wanted to stay an extra night at summit view! The whole family is great and you'll feel at home!

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Liked best: The family atmosphere
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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jessica w
melbourne
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“Beautiful views, wonderful hospitality”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed 2 nights with Liz and her son Luke and were so glad that we had chosen to stay here rather than in Kandy itself. Liz is a wonderful host, we felt very well looked after and yet had plenty of space to ourselves. The house is lovely, all the rooms are great and the views are amazing! It was a gorgeous peaceful place to stay. The kids loved the pool, and especially loved Luke splashing around with them! The food was fantastic - we loved eating out on the terrace by the pool and watching the fireflies. The drive up to the house was a bit of an experience, particularly in the rain, but we were glad to have made the effort! I would not hesitate to recommend Summit view to my friends and would stay there again if we are ever back in Kandy

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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MadhuriAg...
Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great views with awesome hospitality”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The house has a beautiful location. It is lovely to wake up to great views of the valley from your room.
What is even better is the hospitality and company of Liz and her son Luke. (Liz's daughter is a little shy, so we didn't get to speak with her much, but she made dessert for us once, which was delicious!). They know when to come and speak with you and when to give you the required space. The home-cooked food that you get here is lovely.
I will return to Kandy, if only to stay at Summit view again.

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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528956Joh...
Gosford, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Summit View Kandy District Sri Lanka”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The view matches the hospitality, both were superb.
After being on the road for a while we just wanted somewhere serene to unwind and this lovely property fitted the bill to a T.
Liz and her family went the extra mile for us and gave us great advice on what to see locally and what we should pay when we got there.She even arranged some onward travel for us.
My wife is particular about her food and she just loved the food especially the Kiribath and the Lunu Miris.
The room was spotless and very comfortable, we enjoyed dining by the pool at night time.
We were glad that we chose to stay here rather than nearby Kandy.
We will be back next time with the family.

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Liked best: The honest advice
Liked least: nothing in particular, it was all good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ouistreham
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Liked least: le transport
Traveling group: En famille élargie
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Non.
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john49201...
Hardenberg, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed March 5, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Liked best: plek, uitzicht
Liked least: ongevraagde adviezen, (meer dan) zuinige eigenaresse
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nee.
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Management Response
Mar 13, 2014
We always try to meet our guests expectations and I believe this is why we receive everwhelming positive responses from our myriad of contented guests. Although we have been only operating for a relatively short time we have had many return bookings already and have had a large number of referrals from our loyal guests. However, I would like to respond to the points you have raised in your review,
I have had to rely on "Google translate" so please bear with me.
In your review you gave us one out of five for directions to the property.
Your driver inspected the property last November, prior to your booking so he was aware of where we were.
He didn't raise any issues about location or access when he arrived in a tuk tuk last year.
When we spoke with your driver we offered to transport you in our jeep but the offer was declined because a local three wheeler had been hired for the purpose by him. fair enough.
Your comment about "left overs" at meal times aren't accurate as we prepare all our meals fresh each and every day.
In fact guests are welcome to watch the cook prepare the meals and many do just that and enjoy the experience very much.
We operate as a Bed & Breakfast so that is what we offer in our advertised tariff. Naturally, dinners come at an extra cost.
Your driver was given a choice in terms of his accommodation.
He could either stay in the staff quarters and share or reside in the bungalow next door.
He knew of the nominal charge that he had to pay to the watchman, when we gave him his accommodation options. He had the Bungalow to himself.
We gave him his food free of charge and he said "it was tops"
He was in fact, full of praise for the meals; it's a comment that is echoed in many reviews on both Trip Advisor and other agencies that we use.
Liz for Summit View.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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