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“New and nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vino Villa
Ranked #53 of 270 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Biel, Switzerland
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74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“New and nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Vino Villa in a very nice room where everything was working properly. Unfortunately it was never cleaned during our stay (maybe we should have asked?!) Raja takes care of this place and he does this with a great sense of hospitality.
It's 300 TukTuk Rupies or 25 Minutes from the centre but therefore calm and less stinky

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed in vino villa for 3 days in August. They showed us 3 rooms and we could choose which one we wanted. Unfortunately we chose the one that other people just left so we had to wait untill it was clean. A team of 5 people cleaned the room while we were enjoying our welcome drink. By the time we had finished the drinks the room was already very clean! The beds are comfortable and the ac en wifi function good!
The service is great. The tuktuk of the hotel brought me to a doctor without charging anything and the people always tried to help.
The hotel has a great cook en the food is delicious. For breakfast you can choose between Englisch and sri lankan and both are great and enough: we couldnt finish it once!
During our stay there was a noisy Turkish family but the manager asked them to leave because of this.
The manager is very nice. They know what service is in this hotel! And I would really recommend this hotel if you are staying in Kandy. The price is really reasonable especially for what you get!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed few days in Kandy during the Esala Perahera in August. First night was at the Freedom Lodge, a place strongly recommended by Lonely Planet and to be honest this "Guest House" should even not be mentionned in the guide. Noisy, dirty shower, hard bed, and a buffet like in a refectory, not to mention the amazing festival surchage of nearly 30 dollar on top of the normal price. We quickly moved to Vino Villa recommended by a fellow backpacker and it couldn't have been better. This brand new hotel idealy situated south of Kandy Lake in a residential area is 10 mn walk from the Tooth Temple. It meets Occidental Standard which is quite rare in Sri Lanka : thick and confortable bed, spotless bathroom, AC, TV, extemely quiet, not to mention the amazing service that the manager, Darshana is giving to the guest. Darshana has been trained in European 4 stars hotel and is knows what service means. Forget previous negative comments, we came in when a group of 14 people from Saudi Arabia were indeed leaving cause of all the trouble they have created. The staff had to repaint the 3 rooms these people have occupied and fix what they have broken. Darshana handled the situation with great patience and courtesy. Vino Villa is one the nicest place we have stayed during our one month traval in Sri Lanka and I strongly recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony overlooking a nice property.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is a nice hotel for the money that we have paid. The hotel is located in a beautiful area in Kandy which is very close to the Temple of Tooth. The room is comfortable and the food is delicious. We were well treated by the friendly staff reminding us Sri Lankan hospitality. I would recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Kandy for accommodation and if I visit Kandy once again, I would probably choose this hotel for my stay.

Room Tip: Nice and comfortable place to stay for the money you pay
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We paid a lot of money for this room and the personnel was extremely kind. We had a good night sleep but we were woken quite early because people were making a lot of noise outside our room! When we went for breakfast we saw what the fuzz was about: a big family was waiting to get into their room at 8.30 in the morning. We were told that checkout was at 10 so we were not speeding to pack our things! Check in is at 12 so they were too early and they had to wait! During the packing, we got disturbed by this family several times, like knocking on our doors and even opening them. When we told the manager about this, he didn't accept our feedback that this wasn't the way to treat your guests. Meanwhile, we got a call from our next guesthouse that we should come in immediately. We didn't understand why and didn't want to but we felt forced to go because they even send a tuktuk to pick us up. When we got to our new guesthouse they told us that the manager of Vino Villa asked them to help them to check us out early. We do not feel this is the way to treat your guests and we would not recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Lotte V
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice room with airco, although very bad (hot) shower. The people were nice, however due to other guests arriving very early, we were very hurried to check out. Since we've paid a lot of money, I would never recommend this hotel, they have to learn a lot about hospitality...

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Vino Villa

Property: Vino Villa
Address: 9/203 1 / 2, Rajapihilla Terrace, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 270 Specialty Lodging in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vino Villa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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