We chose the Serene Garden just, over Thilanka. We are touring with Red Dot. They say, that they do not recommend Thilanka because of bad reviews, and they do not deal with Serene Garden. They have offered Kandy Cottage or Randholee. I do not like the look of Kandy Cottage, not upmarket enough and Randholee is further out and has dubious reviews on TA. Should I push for Serene Garden with them or book it ourselves? Red Dot said they would try Serene Garden but could not guarantee getting a good room. I thought these tour operators could get most accommodation.