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“2 Stars may be Generous, Rooms okay - avoid dinner eat elsewhere.” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Regent Holiday Resort
Ranked #47 of 88 Sigiriya B&B and Inns
Victoria, B.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“2 Stars may be Generous, Rooms okay - avoid dinner eat elsewhere.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

We did have a/c, plus ceiling fan and hot water & TV. Cleans sheets & Mosquito mesh with some bigholes. 1 Bath towel & 1 face towel. The room was adequate for 1 night maximum. The meal prepared for dinner was terrible. The fish and the chicken had some type of ketchup slathered over with a cheese piece melted on top. The price of the room was 5000 Rp which we feel was over the top. The dinner meal was a real rip. The breakfast on the other hand which came with the room was decent. Coffee, juice,egg, toast and coconut crepe.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank appywanderers
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Taken here by our driver from Sri Lanka Car Hire. He did OK as he had boys to clean his car. Dirty sheets, broken box on the dirty toilet, shower did not work, basin cracked, hole dug for plastic bottles outside our windows. I ordered grilled fish which came swimming in a garlic sauce. Sent it back and it was returned to me having been washed under a tap and back on the plate wet and soggy.Lazy staff lolling around. Overcharged us by 2 beers and were insistant we had them.
Masage for US $40 person each a rip off.
A disgrace to Sri Lankan tourism.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Our driver brought us there and the fact we decided to stay there was our biggest mistake in the trip. All night long we heard noise (probebly mice) in the a/c tunnels.thd generator stopped working at 21:00 and we had to ask them to turn it on(unless why did we pay for the a/c?) The bathroom was terrible,couldn't take a shower because of the dirt and all the mosquitos there. We were the onpy guests there and felt like in the middle of nowhere. It was the priciest place we've been to in 2 weeks in sri lanka,and the worst one!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

Stayed here for one night (our driver choose this one) . The room looked ok at the first glance, but I was starting to feel bad when I saw the pile of garbage behind the room!

Then the kitchen...it looked like a garbage place...but the prices...I wouldn't say anything but will add the menu card here for u to have a look. How they are ripping off the tourists, its really a shame!!

At night we couldn't get much sleep as "some animal" was running here and there in the room. In the morning only I could see that the animal was a "BIG RAT"!
When we complained the hotel staff, they were just laughing saying it cant be a rat...

Avoid this place...unless u want to get food poisoned or a disease from rats!!

Room Tip: no good rooms here...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Northleach, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed 2 nights on the recommendation of a previous guest house owner in Kandy. He did us no favour. It was not clean. The toilet by the restaurant was dirty when we arrived and I was told they hadn't had time to clean it yet that day. It was equally dirty the next. We had to ask 4 times before getting top sheets for our bed which had only a sort of quilt which we felt probably didn't get washed after each guest. The electicity supply to our room was regularly shorting and we were not offered a move.

Service in the restaurant was slow. We would be asked to order and agree a time for dinner and then they didn't start to cook until we got there. The staff seemed to be mostly sitting around watching TV.

We were offered a tuk tuk drive to Dambulla and charged way more than the going rate as we discovered when we took another trip independently.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

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Our driver could relax there, seemed that the owner was a good friend of him...
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*** The food was ok, unfortunately i saw the kitchen and had the feeling of throwing up my meals, just ugly hygienic consditions in the kitchen...
*** The rooms were not really clean and really rotten, had ants and even a frog in our bathroom, warm water was available...the moskito net was full of holes and dirty...

Overall i just cannot give a good recommendation, sorry...

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DonPedro1983
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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409 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

As we drove up I was concerned as everything looked pretty rustic. When we got to our rooms we found peace and quiet with comfortable chairs on covered porches. The rooms were a bit small, but were clean and well maintained. The food was marginal and more expensive than anywhere on our trip - certainly not worth it in my opinion. Staff were pleasant, but not outgoing. I recommend staying here for the relaxation, but I would try to eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gpotvin
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Property: Grand Regent Holiday Resort
Address: Galakotuwa, Pathana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #47 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Sigiriya
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Number of rooms: 12
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