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“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sharon Inn

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Sharon Inn
Ranked #18 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our Rough Guide was very positive about this hotel but I think the review is a little bit too positive. Ok, the rooms are clean, the buffet at night was delicious (and good value for money) but there is just no atmosphere here. Rooms very basic and staff wasn't into talking / very hospitable.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, rooms were great, clean and comfortable beds. Food at night is fantastic! Lovely curry buffet. Definitely worth a try even if not staying here. Male manager was quite unfriendly and didn't seem happy to advice on anything. Prices he suggested for taxi were very high, much more than what we arranged ourselves.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brussels
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights in this very welcoming family-run hotel. The room was impeccably clean and comfortable. Dinner is fantastic. The owner is a good source of information for travelling around Sri Lanka and he set me up with a driver for a couple of days. Recommended.

Stayed March 2014
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Almancil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Sue and Faiesz run the place impeccably and efficiently! The ladies working around the hotel and in the kitchen are absolutely delightful! The rooms were clean, mosquito nets excellent, showers delivered hot water and our verandah overlooked the lake. We stayed for three nights and ate there every night as the food was to die for. The buffet has different vegetables most nights, and there is everything from breadfruit to jackfruit to aubergines and so on! It was so good I would have liked a second stomach for more!!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a pretty good hotel overlooking Kandy lake. Presently they have twelve rooms in a 5 storey building. Upper floor rooms have nice views. Stayed there four consecutive nights, plus a fifth one after our return from Polonnaruwa. Rooms are very clean, bathrooms are fairly big and well equipped. One of the few places in Sri Lanka in this price range, where they will make up your room daily. Mattresses are a little soft for our taste, but most Americans might love it. Breakfast is okay, but not great. Servings a little small. Most days we were not offered extra tea or toast. When checking in it always took quite some time until somebody showed up. The owner-couple who run the place are definitely hard working. But they don't exactly seem to be in love with their guests. Were it not for the sub standard hospitality (the place also feels tense), I would have given a higher overall rating. The curry buffet in the evening still highly recommended.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights during our 6 week visit to Sri Lanka, then stopped for a further night on our return from Trinco. The Sharon Inn is a real find, the owners Sue and Faiesz are very knowledgeable and helpful, their staff are delightful and happy. Rooms are clean and fresh with great showers and verandahs! Food is amazing, nightly Sri Lankan buffets provided without question some of the best food we had during our holiday. Tuktuk and car drivers are available for hire via Sharon Inn, they are safe and highly recommended. We would certainly stop here again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Sharon Inn with three friends and we all loved every minute of our stay. The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. They were so friendly and smiley every day and it was a joy to come home after a long day sightseeing. The breakfasts (included in the price) and the evening meals were absolutely delicious. For dinner in the evening a buffet style meal of about 12 different dishes is served and you simply help yourself to however much you feel like. The Sharon Inn is on a hillside overlooking Kandy town, so there are great views and a lovely breeze when it gets too hot. We can recommend getting a tuk tuk into town and back to save yourself a steep walk, but it only costs Rs 300 (£1.30) for the journey and they are really good fun!
The Sharon Inn also arranged for us to be picked up in a car from Colombo airport, which saved a lot of hassle and made the journey very quick and easy. Also the Sharon Inn arranged a driver to take us to the further away sites such as Sigiriya and the Cave temple in Danbulla. Additionally the wifi is great in the Inn.
Overall I think the Sharon Inn is the perfect place to explore Kandy and the surrounding areas.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Sharon Inn
Address: 59 Saranankara Rd, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #18 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sharon Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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