Stayed here before christmas, this hotel was our first stop at the beginning of our travel around Sri Lanka. Arrived after three hours in a taxi on a Friday night after landing in Columbo in the afternoon from the UK. Friendly welcome and quickly went down to the restaurant tired and hungry soon recieved our first try of Sri Lankan rice and curry which was nice and tasty washed down with a cold can of lion (sri lankan lager).
The hotel itself is basic and needs a lot of repainting and a good scrub up to make it a decent ish hotel as that is what lets the place down, grubby carpets and bathroom.
Plus points are the service (cyrill the waiter) and spacious rooms with star sports sattellite (premier league football) the young lad who drives the tuk-tuk (he took us into a bar in town each night and waited in his tuk-tuk for three hours until we were ready to go back, so give him a decent tip) the driver they have who will take you sightseeing he was very knowledgeable and very reasonably priced . The view of Kandy from the balcony
Thanks to the hotel for giving us a take away breakfast for the early train to Columbo(5am) consisting of cheese and tomato sandwiches,apples and cartons of orange juice
Ok for two nights but i wouldn't want to stop for a few weeks due to the cleanliness such a shame as it would be a lot better if it was brought up to spec.
Tip the old train to Columbo takes 3 hours and is ridiculously over crowded (people hanging on the outside) and no chance of using the toilet and very bumpy and hot (well worth a £30 a/c taxi instead) The driver offered to take us to the south coast for about £60 (wish we had used him)
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