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Lakshmi Guest House
Ranked #221 of 409 Kandy B&B and Inns
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103 reviews
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“Basic but friendly ”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is expensive so I suggest you eat out. We had dry chicken fried rice- wasn't great. Also the breakfast is hugely overpriced. The rooms were fine for the budget traveller, we even had hot water in the morning. The staff were super friendly though and the laundry service is great.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Listed in the newest Lonely Planet as a budget option. I can't stand when hotels and guesthouses that are listed as budget options automatically start charging more, even though they keep things the exact same, or even worse! That seems to be the case here. They're cashing in on their listing in the Lonely Planet. This is why I try to avoid places listed in the guide. The restaurant prices are ridiculously high, as are the beer prices - the highest I had seen in Sri Lanka! The only thing budget about this place are the dingy rooms with dirty bathrooms. I don't mind staying in those kinds of places, but I expect to pay budget prices then! Also, I asked for help booking a train ticket, as they advertise that service - but they wouldn't. They also sleep in past 7, which I haven't heard of in Sri Lanka. You'll have to unlock the gate yourself to get out to visit the temple. Just down the road not even 100m, there is a hotel with far superior rooms for almost half the price! (1300 rupees instead of 2000). If you're looking for mid-range options with budget rooms and luxury restaurant prices, then by all means stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We've been staying in hostels all over Sri Lanka for two months and this is the WORST one we've stayed in! The bathroom was so dirty that we were unable to shower, the beds had very mysterious stains on them and the staff were rude!

3 days before our arrival, we had to cancel one of the days of our reservations (as we had to work). When we arrived and saw the state of the room, we (very politely!) asked for a discount. The hotel manager yelled at us for him loosing money on us canceling one of the nights!

At all of the hostels we've stayed at, the Sri Lankan owners have been friendly, helpful and welcoming. At the Lakshmi Guest House we had the only bad experience of our 5 week stay in Sri Lanka.

Avoid it!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Lakshmi is a good value for money place for modest backpackers. The rooms are small and the bathrooms are basic but all is clean. The stuff is nice and helpful, esp. Roomy, who was our guide and tuk tuk driver for 1 day. The terracce was great for the breakfasts as well as evenings - food is good, although Sharon Inn (just next door) serves probably better, yet more expensive. Overall, we would come back :)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

nice view on Kandy city and very quiet guest house in a peaceful area. Due to several hours of delay with our flight, the taxi driver coming from the guest house to pick us up doubled the price ! not nice...

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The guesthouse is located on a hill, the view from the terrace is obstructed by giant water tanks. The room was rather gloomy, the attached bathroom wasn't very clean and could use some renovation. It cost 2000 Rs per night. Food was OK but pricey.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We came to this hotel because of good review in Lonely Planet guide book. Rooms were simple and quite clean as it was described there. The difference was price. For simple doubleroom with shared bathroom cost after some negotiation 1 800 LKR.
Well, the manager was helpful, the shared terrace of the guesthouse is nice, so it was not bad simple place to stay, but not for prizes which you can see in the book. I'd recommend to find other place to stay in Kandy.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lakshmi Guest House
Address: No. 57/1/1 Saranankara Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #221 of 409 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
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Number of rooms: 7
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