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“Impeccable hotel in great location overlooking Kandy”
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Hotel Thilanka
Ranked #12 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a large room with a balcony overlooking the lake and the large Buddha on the hill (not recommended to go onto the balcony though as there were some quite aggressive monkeys there). Beds were very comfortable, and the bathroom was good (albeit slightly dated). Staff were friendly and helpful. The pool was a good size and also had a great view of the sunset. Food was good. The hotel organised a tour to the elephant orphanage and our onward trip to Nurawa Eliya, which were both good. WIFI went down at times but just needed rebooting by staff which usually did the trick.
Overall, excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the sunset.
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Thank AustrianLondon
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

This lovely hotel is perfectly located overlooking the lake and the Tooth Relic Temple. My room was well set up and the bed was very comfortable. The buffet dinner was delicious with a great variety of food. The staff were all friendly and eager to please.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Trisha48
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Great view of the city - the lake, the tooth relic temple. Nice hotel, very comfortable, nice dining room, great food - sri lankan style. Wifi in the lobby works fine. Room comfortable and clean. Close to the Tooth Relic temple/last palace of the last king.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Garry H
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Actually, never even got our booking. Told us their email had been down the day before.
The guy we dealt with at the front desk was pretty hopeless, but to be fair to the hotel, the reservations department sorted us out another room a their sister hotel, which proved to be perfectly acceptable. They also upgraded us to half board, so they did retrieve what was beginning to look like a fairly sticky situation.

Room Tip: Call and confirm your booking!
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Godreamanboy
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This hotel is OK if you like large package-style hotels with mediocre buffet food, but we much preferred staying in smaller guesthouses and homestays elsewhere in Sri Lanka with their delicious freshly-cooked food and we found this place a bit impersonal. Our rooms were pretty good though and it was fine for one night.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Anne W
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This hotel deserves more than a three star rating! We only stayed for one night but the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Three of us shared a room and had ample space for all of us. The A/C was very effective and we didn't have to keep the noisy fan going all night - it added to the authenticity of the place. Lovely buffet dinner and breakfast, would definitely recommend. Just don't leave the balcony doors open or the monkeys get in.

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Thank AngelaJohnson
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Food super expensive and not good , cheese sandwich from sliced bread with rubber cheese is 500 lkr , view from pool is nice , but not wow .
Pretty noisy, traffic noise from road below is high
Nothing is in walking distance

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
5  Thank Rafi T
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Additional Information about Hotel Thilanka

Address: 3 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kandy
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kandy
#7 Family Hotel in Kandy
Price Range: $74 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Thilanka 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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