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“Avoid room 111”
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Senani Hotel
Ranked #32 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
Lisbon, Portugal
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“Avoid room 111”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed in this hotel only for one night during our trip to Sri Lanka. The lobby of the hotel was very nice and the view from the buffet area were great, but then they give us room 111. This room was located 4 floors bellow the lobby and the view was to what seemed like a disposal area, the smell was awful, and was not clean at all, there was even some towel in the floor used to clean...
During buffet dinner the waiter/cook was very nice explaining the food in the buffet ans the food was good.
Overall it must be a nice place to have lunch but not to stay.

Room Tip: Above lobby level
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed 2 nights here - the view from the restaurant was really nice, however our room was 4 floors below the lobby, looking out into a tiny garden-like space but cramped by the walls of the rest of the hotel/buildings next door. We would have preferred a room overlooking the view

The room was clean, the water pressure was very weak (not unlike many hotels in Sri Lanka, so you do get used to it)

Room Tip: try and stay within a couple of floors of the lobby floor (up or down) - ask for room with view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here overnight in one of their family rooms. 3 beds (1 quite hard), our room was on the top floor with balcony overlooking the swimming pool and road (only heard beeping in morning). The room looked recently refurbished was clean and had a bath, which our kids enjoyed. The views from back of hotel was lovely. The swimming pool was fine - kids used it. The buffet meals were ok and staff attentive. Tooth Temple was only 5 minute drive away. Overall, a good value hotel for 1/2 night stay.

Room Tip: Our room looked recently refurbished - top floor overlooking the swimming pool but there appeared to...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Budapest
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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here one night during an overnight tour to Kandy. View from restaurant terrace is very nice, but rooms need some renovation, especially the shower, there was some mould in it. Towels smell very badly. Buffet dinner was quite good, but breakfast is below average. Very noisy, could not sleep well. Ok for one night, but definitely not more.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I stayed there for two nights and unfortunately had no other option, because I was on a package tour. It was the worst hotel I stayed at Sri Lanka, definitely! Don't be fooled by nice looking lobby!
First night I was placed in a room located 2 floors below the ground floor. The room seemed to be unused for a long time. It had a fusty smell! Even towels were smelling unpleasant. Moreover, there was no chance to catch some fresh air, 'cos the windows look directly onto other walls of: some staff rooms/kitchen (not sure), swimming pool's underside and staffs' car-park (keep in mind it was 2 floors below the ground!). The walls created a deep well with my room's windows somewhere at the bottom.
Of course we tried to change the room, but the hotel was fully booked and ... even overbooked! They were missing 2 rooms for our tour leaders. We were offered a superior room for the next night (will cover that later on).
Then I had to stay the night there. It's not surprise I didn't sleep well. In addition I was woken up on early morning by loud noise coming from opposite of my windows, ie. staffs' talks, loud radio, cars engines.
Next night I spent in a superior room. And here comes another discomfort, I needed a 2 beded room and got a double. Generally the room standard was far better the previous room, but even here not every thing was ok. The water pressure was so weak that water hardly leaks.
The hotel restaurant was poor as well: lazy waiters, modest choice of food, very tough meat and they rather didn't add food when it had finished.
Poor bandwidth WIFI was available in lobby and restaurant only.
My recommendation: Don't go there, staying there is totally waste of money!

Room Tip: Avoid hotel and especially the room #110. If any circumstances force you to stay there, take the sup...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a tour around Sri Lanka so can't really comment on value as we payed a package price for hotels, transport etc.

Our room was ok with a balcony with mountain side view but the bed wasn't the comfiest with the springs of the mattress poking me in the ribs most of the night. The shower was temperamental and would change from cold to boiling at the slightest touch but, wouldn't cool down even if you switched it to just cold so you had to turn it off for a minute or 2 and then back on to get it just right.

We were half board and the food was ok but the drinks were the most expensive we got during our trip. Maybe they feel that they can charge more because of the elevated location knowing that most people won't fancy venturing out into Kandy because the hotel is just that little bit too far from other options.

Wouldn't recommend staying here as I'm sure there are better options to choose from that Kandy has to offer.

  • Stayed February 2013
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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stayed here in November 2012.

1. Rooms: We stayed in the rooms in there basement level. Yes, they have rooms in two basement levels as well and looked like the rooms near the pool that had a better view were all reserved for the whites (non-Asian tourists).
Anyhow, the rooms as such were pretty okay with all the basic amenities. However, the loo was very dimly lit with a zero power bulb, so in the night it looked very gloomy. Hot water supply was available at all times. The rooms also had an attached balcony but we hardly stepped out there as it did not offer much of a view.

2. Food: We had their buffet spread for Breakfast and Dinner which was sad. Breakfast was still manageable as you can go for bread, butter, boiled egg, juices, etc. but the dinner was bad. They do not have any Indian dishes in their spread and the other items were totally tasteless. The next day we chose to stop over at KFC for food.

3. Service: Room service is pathetic, they seriously need to work on that. We asked for coffee in the morning in our room which came after half an hour and that too was cold! House keeping was disinterested in carrying out their chores.

Overall, an average hotel- just okay if you have to spend a night or two.

Room Tip: Try to get the rooms near the pool side.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Senani Hotel
Address: No. 167/1 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Senani Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Senani Hotel, a comfortable and luxurious hotel in the hill Capital. Here the guests can avail the modern comforts in a homely atmosphere. Relaxation in absolute Privacy in Luxury. Surrounded by breathtaking view of Sri Lanka's famous Hunnasgiriya and Knuckles mountain range. You can enjoy the warmth and traditional Kandyan hospitality and the tourists can move around easily from here and visit a large number of grand historical sites, which are part of rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka ... more   less 
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