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“Clean, amazing views, slightly early curfew”
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McLeod Inn
Ranked #7 of 350 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Roatan, Honduras
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Clean, amazing views, slightly early curfew”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Great place overlooking Kandy, with magnificent views. A room with a view will set you back 4000 LKR whilst cheaper rooms are 2500 LKR. The owner was very friendly and nice and gave us a great feeling of welcome. The rooms are simple, clean and well maintained.

The center is only a short tuk tuk ride to the center for about 200 LKR. The only slight negative from our point of view was the 10.30pm curfew as we are night owls by all accounts and we had to hurry back to the hostel at 10.20 pm to avoid being locked out.

Overall great place and beautiful city.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Me and my partner stayed here for two nights and paid 3000Rs a night for a fan room with no view. It is more expensive than other places nearby but it is a cut above the rest. The place is spotless and cared for by a very friendly and welcoming owner. They have a veranda to admire the view and drink a pot of tea on. The owner booked us a tuk tuk into town for us to catch our 5am train to Galle and rearranged this for us when I became really ill. There is no food here, only breakfast but around the corner is a posh hotel serving good food at the same prices as the mediocre guesthouses below if you can't manage the walk or drive into town. We had no problem with noise and the walls went all the way up to the ceiling. We found this place quiet and peaceful and enjoyed our relaxing stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Top: a peaceful and open space guesthouse. Rooms directly enter the shared breakfast area. Our room had big windows with great view on the lake, but rooms do not have a balcony. There is a nice shared balcony you can enter from the open space common (breakfast) area.
Tip: room is small with very basic bed and bathroom. Owner finds it important to be real quiet from 10pm.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

best location we could have asked for. Views were incredible and great value for money! lovely owners. would definitely recommended. Not noisy at all, good recommendations from the owners for Kandy and travelling Sri Lanka in general. Large rooms. Just around the corner from a brilliant view point.
We stayed here during the festival and it was still a complete bargain.
Shame they don't provide a Sri Lankan breakfast, just a continental option but this is a good size.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

THis was our first night in Sri Lanka and it ended up being a bit disappointing. THe rooms are definitely clean and affordable but the walls are very thin (and do not go up to the ceiling). We could almosthear the neighbours breathing ! THe view is really nice but it is a shalme that the owners do not make the most of the small terrace by offering fresh drinks. COmpared to the other places we stayed afterwards where hosts were getting out of their way to share tips and ideas, we felt that this place lacked warmness even though the owners are definitely efficient.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Although difficult to find (having said that any tuctuc driver will know where it is) this Inn is a fantastic option for those on a budget, the inn itself was very clean with very few mosquitoes, the rooms were basic and came with mosquito nets. What was rather quirky was the small part above the windows which had no glass and thus a constant source of fresh air. The room had no air con but the hotel is quite high up and thus not very hot, and there was a fan. The beds were rather hard.

The common area was nice and spacious leading out to a balcony exhibiting spectacular views of kandy, a brilliant area to sit read a book or surf on the free wifi.

The owners were extremely nice and helpful, and make a cracking breakfast.

Overall a lovely experience and if I were to return to kandy I would definitely return to this inn

  • Stayed July 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

My partner and I stay here on a regular basis on our visits from Colombo because the owners provide consistent, comfortable, clean and good value accommodation. If you are on a visit to Kandy, it is well worth paying the small additional charge to have a room with a view over Kandy, which is breathtaking. However, there is a comfortable and relaxing terrace for all residents to use with the same view if you choose not to. The owners are really good people who can arrange trips and excursions for you with trusted and experienced tour guides. We have stayed here on at least five occasions and will no doubt continue to do so. A real gem!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: McLeod Inn
Address: 65A Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #7 of 350 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
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Number of rooms: 28
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