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“Great place and location, very basic rooms”

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Majestic Tourist Hotel
Ranked #29 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
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3 reviews
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“Great place and location, very basic rooms”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Good:
Kandy is a must see and the hostel is in a great location with incredible views
Very friendly staff, always willing to chat and help out.
Rooms are very basic- hot water, bed card (but i found comfortable)
Amazing terrace with VERY good food, beer, views and space.
Offers great tours (spice gardens, elephants, waterfall)


NOT SO GOOD:
Tear in sheet
Stains on sheet
Very noisy outside in the morning, you can hear all the other guests and outside creatures

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed at the Majestic Tourist Hotel for 2 nights last week, and were very pleased with our experience. The hotel is a little older, and out of town a touch (a nice walk), but the owners are super-friendly and accommodating. The breakfast and dinners were delicious, and the room was clean. My travel companion became sick during our time there and the owner fixed him a special ayurvedic treatment for his tummy, which was most appreciated.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

This was further out of Kandy town than I expected but reasonable price by tuktuk. To be honest, the distance is part of the charm - it's quiet and there is no hassle. The staff were friendly but be ready for lots of stairs. I ate elsewhere in the evening but breakfast was good. Bed was comfortable and fan worked - not noisy.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Really friendly staff and basic but clean rooms. The rooftop restaurant is great, food tasted good, but order in time, it takes a while to prepare.

PS: be sure to close the windows and doors when you leave the room; monkeys are on the hunt!

Room Tip: Make sure you can see the lake. And probably the higher up you are, the better the wifi works.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The rooms here are big and most have balconies with views of the surrounding hills which is lovely. The food at the roof top restaurant is fabulous, you have to try the deviled dishes - super yummy. The best part about this hotel is the family that run it, so friendly, so happy to give advise and ideas and so smiley! The only down side is the location as it is about a 15 min walk up hill from town but the family have plenty of advice on tuk tuk drivers and they are also happy to pick you up from the train station which is awesome.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Joseph and Kumari are wonderful hosts. They gave me excellent advice for onward travel and how to deal with tuk-tuk drivers and touts. The room is spacious and hot showers are available 24 hours a day.My only issue is the poor condition of the pavement from the main road to the hotel.The food is exceptionally good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Alstonville, Australia
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

This Hotel situated in the hilly area just up from the beautiful Kandy lake has great views from the roof top terrace. This is the spot for breakfast overlooking the city and green leafy area around the lake. Joseph and Kumari the owners are very friendly and helpful with lots of information on what to see and do. The hotel itself is basic clean and comfortable, also like everything else in Sri Lanka not yet complete. The food is also very good and great value for money although it takes time to arrive so have a cold beer and enjoy the view. must mention Silva the help, a funny little guy always willing to help and it's worth the rupees just to see the smile on his face

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Majestic Tourist Hotel
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 #29 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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