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“Nice place to stay in Kandy”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Glen

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The Glen
Ranked #44 of 284 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to stay in Kandy”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We spent three nights here in May . The Glen is a great place for a relaxing stay , there are three rooms in this Homestay .The price for the rooms is quite reasonable . The rooms are very clean and have attached bathroom . The couple who own the place Carmilla and Deen are just so nice , they go out of their way to make your stay pleasant . Its about a 15 minute walk to town or 150 rupees for a tuk tuk .Breakfast at the Glen is available and good . There is a restaurant just down the road that serves nice food for evening meals . If you want a beer, buy it in town and you can store it in the kitchen fridge. I would stay here again and recommend it as a great place for couples .
If you arrive without a booking and they are full there are a number of other places to stay near by .

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed a few nights here having stumbled across it due to guide book recommended guest houses being full. So glad we found it. The couple running this place were unbelievably friendly and welcoming, couldn't ask for much better. Booked some trips using there own transport, good prices and near faultless. Would recommend this place to anyone and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

We've spent 6 days here. Lovely homelike atmosphere, friendly folks, clean rooms, hot showers and good internet wifi connection. A ten minute walk from the town. You can chill out in front of the house, use the kitchan fridge to cool some beers.
That about sums it up, recommended!

Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Kandy in the evening, and upon enquiry we definitely wanted to stay here.

The couple who own the home stay are very proud of their home and that is clear in the quality of the rooms.

The bathrooms and bedrooms are very comfortable and clean, with good hot showers.

The location is great, near other backpacker lodgings and to the main attractions in town.

The price is competitive for the good quality of the accommodation. We stayed an extra night as we found The Glen to be a great place to stay.

I reccomend!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

A thoroughly unpleasant couple. We phoned ahead to book a room. The rate we were told was 3500 Rs which we were happy with.We went round an hour later to check in and was told by the owner that we should look for other accommodation as the room was reserved for foreign tourists. We said that it was us who had phoned. He then said that he didn't like us and we should go elsewhere so we did, in the tropical downpour at 9.30pm after a very long and tiring drive.

We are 2 Malaysian sisters who live in Europe hence our European voice on the phone. We have had wonderful experiences from other hotel owners all over Sri Lanka. This couple was the exception.
07/01/2013

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

This is absolutely home away from home. They have very clean and nicely decorative rooms. But mainly the family you stay is absolutely wonderful. After a nice day you can relax in front of the house with à nice cup of tea. The surrounding is nice and quiet. Breakfast is nice and the family offers transport. We loved staying here!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

Only 3 rooms, which makes for a quiet and relaxing stay. Pleasant dining area with communal table so easy to meet fellow travellers. Good breakfast, evening meals available nearby, or get your own picnic food from supermarket in the town. Handy for lakeside and places of interest.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: The Glen
Address: 58 Saranankara Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #44 of 284 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Number of rooms: 8

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