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Majestic Tourist Hotel
Ranked #29 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in December, I would definitely return.
The Owner and his wife were so friendly and extremely helpful. The room was clean and we had lovely views over the hills.
They have a rooftop restaurant with fabulous views, which is great for breakfast, and they serve a good range of food for other meals too. My daughter (6) is not really into rice or curry and they had western options for her.
It is on the far side of the lake so my guess is that it would take 15 mins to walk in, by the lake (basically a nice stroll) and you are not far from the Temple of the Tooth.
I would definitely recommend this place,extremely good value for money :)
The place is quite big and not so full, it can feel a bit empty, but someone is always around..somewhere :) , one is mostly out and about anyway and people meet up in the restaurant morning s and evenings..

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights as a base for visiting Kandy & Anuraduphura. The owner Joseph couldn't be more helpful, and his advice served us well. If you are eating in Kandy, go to the 'Muslim' for the best value and tasting curry you will ever have ;)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank misterwoods
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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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1  Thank Craig B
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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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1  Thank travelkarma14
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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
1  Thank AnnaMullovely
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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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2  Thank Marciasiebers
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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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1  Thank KatFive
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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 #29 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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