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Majestic Tourist Hotel
Ranked #30 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had a wonderful time at the hostel. Joseph and Kumari were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. They arranged a free pickup from the train station (which we needed in the rain, arriving two hours late!) and a choice of rooms. The rooms were basic but comfortable with amazing views. The terrace is a lovely place to relax and the food was easily the best in Sri Lanka (home cooked from scratch). Don't be put off by the hotel being slightly out of town - it is a brief walk into town and a cheap tuk-tuk home again (if you don't fancy the hill!). Joseph helped us with ideas for activities in Kandy as well as heaps of local information about the culture. He also organised great value customised onward travel. Home from home!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank ben_taylor_cambridge
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed twice here, at the start and end of our trip. First room was a bit rough, and bathroom was a wildlife sanctuary! second time room was much better, with a balcony overlooking the valley! restaurant is brilliant, really great food and views. the owner is a lovely man!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank jheron1990
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I had high hopes for this hotel, but it was too basic and threadbare. The bathroom was dark and dirty. The bed hard and musty. We really didn't want to stay.

The food however, is exceptional. The person who was present when we checked in was wonderful. He listened to our fussy requests and still came up with a superb Sri Lankan meal that we enjoyed immensely.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

we stayed here during the off season so the hotel was completely empty which was quite eery as it is a very big hotel but that is not the fault of the hotel! otherwise the room was very spacious and clean bathroom, with a little balcony looking out over the hills. away from town in a suburban kind of area was actually really peaceful and lovely, a nice break from the chaos of kandy. great upstairs open dining area with great view. staff were really nice too

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank eanddbrown
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

The woman who runs this place is incredibly helpful and makes your stay very nice. The rooms were big and clean, with a rooftop restaurant and a decent view of Kandy. A little bit up a hill and out but this meant good views. Overall a good experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank EFBev
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

The Majestic Tourist Hotel is about a 250 rupee tuk-tuk ride from thr city centre around the Kandy lake and up the mountain side, but since finding reasonable accommodation in the city centre is next to impossible the location isn't bad. The views from the rooms and the breakfast area are stunning and make it worthwhile.

The bathroom was large and clean. The bedrooms were also of a reasonable size but the beds are so hard it's difficult to get a good night's sleep! They have AC and a fan as well as mosquito nets, although we gave the nets a miss as they smelled terrible! There's also a nice little balcony. There was some weird mould on the wall though and the furniture is outdated.

The owners are friendly, but not overly present. They provide a washing service, in line with costs at most Western hostels. The free breakfast was simple but did the job.

If you're looking for a budget hotel and don't mind a very hard bed, this is a great option.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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3  Thank MissAS80
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Absolutely breathtaking views.The breeze is cool and soothing.We stayed here for 2 nights at the start of our trip.Awesome neat rooms.Wifi was good and free.

The staff was so amazing.The manager Mrs.Kumari Jecob is very pleasant and the owner Mr.Joseph Jecob is very helpful.Breakfast was good.We have to wait couple of minutes after ordering the dinner, because they cook it freshly.

Nothing to complaint.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank DaisyEvelyn
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Address: 83/40 Ampitiya Rd | At the End of Kandy Lake in the Beginning of Ampitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: £12 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Majestic Tourist Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Majestic Tourist Hotel is located in a quiet, clean area within the Kandy city limit, over-looking rain forest and beautiful mountains. We are one and half km from the city center. We have 20 rooms with attach bath, hot/cold water, some of them have balcony and a/c ( a/c on add charge ) we are approved by *Sri Lanka Tourist Board as **A** Grade. Walking distance to Temple of Tooth, Kandyan Dancing Hall and Ayurveda center etc. Free Breakfast, Free Pick up from Kandy City on arrival, also we do Tours and Airport pick-up for very reasonable rates. Roof Top Restaurant over-looking Kandy Lake. ... more   less 
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