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“Great location but in need of TLC” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria Inn
Ranked #154 of 217 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
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42 reviews
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“Great location but in need of TLC”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

When the manager has to get a brick from outside to bang a couple of nails back in to make sure the lock on the door actually works I think it's fair to say the place has been neglected!
Great location it just needs a bit of work. We turned up without a booking in NE and hence ended up here. I guess the moral of the story is book somewhere good in advance if you don't want to end up in a place like this....

  • Stayed February 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Pros - relatively cheap and close to town. Food is offered although we didn't try it. Nice view over park.

Cons - The room was quite basic (e.g. bare bulb for light, lots of squashed flies on the walls), the bed sheets were dirty and clearly unchanged (fresh stains on sheets), the window in the bathroom wouldn't shut properly allowing lots of flies in and the communal area was fairly basic and uninspiring.

The manager, although friendly and chatty, was telling us his schemes of how he over-charges other tourists which left us very wary.

We only stayed one night before moving elsewhere (infinitely nicer guesthouse for only a fraction more cost). I wouldn't recommend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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This place was quite basic but with a good location close to the centre but not right in it. But it was Gerald who really made this place for us. He took the time and effort to get to know us and even took us to a Macwoods tea plantation. He always made sure we were comfortable. In Nuwara Eliya you have to pay a lot of money to get somewhere really nice to stay but this is a good option for those on budget.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

This was the cheapest place we managed to find in Nuwara Eliya (granted, we only looked at the Lonely Planet). It was off-season, the place was empty so we bargained him down to 1300 Rs. The room was small, and had no mosquito net. Bathroom was ok, with hot water in the shower. the window overlooked Victoria Park, which was pleasant. The owner seemed pleasant enough, although he "rented out his bicycles" upon our request for 1000 Rs/day, where really he just drove us down to a bike rental place by the lake which charges 100Rs/hour, so it was a tiny bit of a rip-off.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

The GH looks very tired and is need of refurbishment. The room that we stayed in was a smoking room (I think you are able to smoke in all rooms) and the bedside draw had not been cleaned out as there were cigarrette buts still in there. When we told the manager about this he replied and said that this must have been from yesterday, however it looked like as if this has not been cleaned for awhile. The room smelt horrible and the bed sheets had not been changed either as we found strands of hair on there. A double room was 2000 rupees, it is not worth this. Do not stay here!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Victoria Inn
Address: 15 Park Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
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Ranked #154 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Nuwara Eliya
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Number of rooms: 7
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