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Nature Walk Resort
Ranked #18 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
Hamburg, Germany
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“very nice hotel”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

The Nature walk resort is a very nice hotel.
It's lying very quiet in a mountain near Kandy. From the hotel you can walk within 10 or 15 minutes to the city centre with the tooth temple.
The rooms and the bathroom are very nice and clean. We had a room with a perfect view down the mountain.
From the balcony you can watch a lot of monkeys jumping around.
Also you have a free wifi access in the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

We chose this hotel since it was used by our tour company, although we visited independently. The staff were extremely helpful, without being too annoyingly attentive. The first room we had was not brilliant, having no view, but they kindly offered us another one with its own bungalow which was fantastic.
For us the location was superb, as it was easily walkable into town (approx 10 mins, and not massively uphill). We had no air conditioning unit in our room, but there was a fan and since the climate is cooler than on the coast I dont think a/c was particularly necessary.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Firstly let me start by saying I usually stay in 4 or 5 star hotels but given review on here opted for Nature Walk.

I can agree with all of the comments below about the staff being very friendly. The place is also very clean and the breakfasts are nice. They can also arrange a safe and cheap day taxi service.

Someone mentioned wifi not working, I can confirm it is - you just need to ask them to turn it on - the plug is near the office chair!

The only negatives are as follows - Booking.com says aircon is available. We turned up and our room had none - we assumed given the cheap price that Booking.com was wrong so we didn't complain, We later found out that our room was the only one that didn't have it. We were in Room 3 (twin, front facing). So if you want a front facing twin room be warned you may get the non-aircon one!

The only other grumble was that there were lots of small ants in the room. They came in via the bathroom vent and made their way in a line into the bedroom (and my clothes/case!) but then again with monkeys/lizards around maybe its just nature!.

In summary, a good value and clean hotel, and my rating would be higher if there had been aircon.

Room Tip: Rooms 2 and 4 appear best (but one double bed only)
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Staffordshire
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I'm not going to go on about this place, suffice to say that I agree with all the positive reviews. One minor niggle was the wifi, it was not working during the 2 days we spent here, but i'm sure it's fixed now. It is a little way out of town up quite a steep hill, however a tuk tuk is only 250 rupees each way.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We cannot rate this hotel highly enough - spotless rooms, friendly and helpful staff (and extremely kind owner), beautiful view from the balcony (great to watch the bats in the early evening with a cold beer), and countless monkeys right outside the bedroom windows. We ended up staying here twice as long as we had planned and will definitely return next time we visit Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed two nights in Kandy and tried to book both nights here based on the reviews. We were not disappointed. Nature Walk is very peaceful and off the beaten path. It was an ideal location for us; easy walking distance to spend time in the city at the lake, at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Central Market, Gardens, or even go to The Pub nearby. Our room was perfect; very comfortable and we had a great night of sleep. The balcony provided stunning views of the surrounding areas and let us watch the animals roaming the area. The food available was also nice and enjoyable. This was certainly one of the nicer guesthouses we have stayed at in all of our travels.

In our mind, the best part of Nature Walk was the manager, Mr. Sarath, and his staff. He answered all of our questions beforehand over email, introduced himself to us when we arrived and helped take care of all of our transportation needs upon our arrival to the airport and our departure to other parts of the country. Mr. Sarath even made arrangements for us to stay at the Green Woods guesthouse down the street because there was no rooms available at Nature Walk on the first night we wanted to stay which turned out to be a nice place to stay as well (especially for people who are on more of a budget).

Overall, we would highly recommend Nature Walk and could not imagine staying anywhere else while in Kandy.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Calver, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

A very clean place in a peaceful location, but within walking distance of the lake & temple etc.We had an upstairs room with a balcony, from which we could watch monkeys playing & listen to the drumming performance in the hotel next door (which was much better than the drumming we heard in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth). The staff were very friendly & helpful & the food was good. My only criticism is that they didn't offer to pack us up a breakfast as we had an early start. We had paid for the breakfast, but obviously missed it. Other places had given us a packed breakfast when we had an early start. As the train broke down & was 2 hours late, a packed breakfast would have been very welcome.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Nature Walk Resort
Address: 9 Sanghamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nature Walk Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Nature Walk Resort located on the edge of the jungle just 10 minutes walk from the center of Kandy. Relax in a clean and peaceful environment and enjoy the breathtaking views over the forest from your balcony where you can observe monkeys and a wide variety of birds and butterflies. All rooms are ensuite and the restaurant serves delicious food throughout the day. An internet service is also available. ... more   less 
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