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Majestic Tourist Hotel
Ranked #29 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
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17 reviews
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“Great value, walking distance from town”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Very clean spacious rooms. Breakfast was great on a terrace with a beautiful view. The owner was very helpful and helped us with getting our next bus. The hotel is walkable from the centre of town or a cheap tuk tuk when dark and close to the lake. Wifi wasn't the best. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

It's alright! The staff are friendly and helpful and it is a nice place to stay. It's on the cheaper side of Kandy and is on the outskirts, but it is walkable if you want to head down to the lake. The hotel has a tuktuk you can hire which is cheap, and they are good at hiring cars for the day to places like Dambulla/Sigiriya.

Room was clean and nice with hot water in the shower :)

Only quibbles - food good but takes ages - if you want dinner at 7:30, order around 6! Also, the wifi is very temperamental an frequently doesn't work. I'm not a massive wifi fanatic but if you advertise that you have wifi, to not be able to send an email home isn't really that great!

Overall though a really nice place :)

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

First stop in Sri Lanka from the airport and checked in with a smile at 3am, Family run and very helpful with info and any requests. Food was excellent. Curry and rice good as any. Great view from the roof and lovely walk downhill and then by the lake into Kandy. Rooms clean and OK. Good value.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Amazing views from our room and the roof top restaurant. It appeared that they were lacking in staff though. We couldnt check in for some time as there was no staff around and breakfast also took a while. It appeared that there was only the manager and one staff member running the quite large hotel. Although, I must add that both staff members were very friendly and when available, their service was faultless. I have not been put off staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I stayed here with 2 friends for 3 nights. The room was basic but clean and with everything you need. What really makes this hotel though is the owners. Joseph and Kumari are 2 of the most welcoming and helpful people I have met when travelling. Kumari drew up an itinerary for us for a day out. She took us to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and gave us a guided tour getting us great seats at the spot where you can see the elephants playing in the river and then queuing up to go back to the orphanage. On the way back to Kandy she took us to a spice garden where we had a free tour and demonstration which included complimentary Ayurvedic massages - these were very much appreciated as it was the day after we climbed Adam's Peak. We also went to a tea factory where we enjoyed a nice sit down and complimentary cups of tea.

On returning to the hotel, we put our order in for dinner - rice and curry - and were then delighted when we were offered a curry making lesson. Joseph is a brilliant cook and his rice and curry dishes are fantastic. He taught us how to make 5 different vegetable curries and a chicken curry, all of which tasted amazing.

The view from the top floor restaurant is also great.

If you want a truly memorable trip to Kandy but want to stay somewhere cheap and cheerful then this hotel is a must.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I was traveling with my friends and our driver messed up our plans by taking us to the hotel even though we were supposed to go to the hotel another day. We arrived around 1AM and everyone was sleeping already. While we were sitting in the car feeling confused, the driver started waking the hotel staff up. We felt really bad since we didn't even have a hotel reservation for that night. However, the staff was very nice and kind enough to give us a room.

The room was very big. No A/C but it was not a problem at all. Wifi was also available in the room.
We had a nice breakfast on the top floor of the hotel and the view was fantastic.

The owners of the hotel were some of the most kindhearted people I have ever met in my life.
We had some difficult times when we found out we were charged way too much by our driver that we needed to go to the police station to negotiate for a reasonable price.
The lady and her son who own the hotel helped us with everything. I really don't know how to explain how thankful I feel to them.

Once you become their guest, they really do take great care of you.
I would totally go back to Majestic Tourist Hotel and would recommend everyone to come here when they visit Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We very much enjoyed taking breakfast on the terrasse with a beautiful view. Nice breakfast (even though the jam could be improved). Nice dinner cooked by the owners. They were also very friendly and gave a lot of good advice and gave us occasionally a lift to town. Good Wifi, also in rooms on last floor. Once we got an additional bedsheet and a softer matrass, we were happy with the room and balcony (basic but very clean).

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 54 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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