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“Lovel hilltop spot.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Change
Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovel hilltop spot.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

This place is well above par in Sri Lanka, huge rooms with an amazing view from the room's terrace. Luxury style rooms with large bathroom and all the essential amenities. Great food in the restaurant..

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Crammy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Odessa, Ukraine
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

To begin with, an excellent view from the terrace. You can see the mountains and hear the drums of kandian dancers somewhere in the distance.
The staff is friendly and helpful, not disturbing like many other people in Sri-Lanka (I mean not demanding tips for every little service).
The room is quite small but cozy - most people have one or two days in Kandy, so there is no need in TV or mini-bar (if you wish, you an have alcohol downstairs or ask you serve you in the room). Nice furniture. A blanket in the wardrobe was a good surprise - one can get cold in Kandy after rain.
The cooking is good - big portions, we had 1 rice and curry for 2 people. We asked to serve us on the terrace. Prices are average, maybe a bit higher than in Unawatuna where we stayes before, but remember Kandy is a big city.
Among the minuses is of course the road - quite scary, advise you to go in the daytime, still the condition of the road is understandable - the rain washes it down.
Another thing is sockets - only one in the room and one in the bathroom, so if you need to charge several devices like camera, mobile phone and computer, you need a special plug (they give it downstairs).
A little damp smell in the room but it's OK - just open the door for the terrace or switch on the air conditioner (by the way the smell is in all hotels where we stayed - rainy climate).
Thanks to the staff for the great job,
Ayubowan (may you long live in singaleese).

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Marina1289
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Woking, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

If you want off the beaten track, this is for you. Not the easiest place to find (take the phone number with you for directions), but very much worth it.Clean and nicely decorated through out. The owner and staff are very friendly creating a family feel to the place.The sunsets are some of the best we have ever seen. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Caryl C
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Strasbourg, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

The place was a great surprise, the rooms are clean and beautiful, the view is great and far away from the noisy Downtown.The owner is very friendly and a great cook. You will discover from breakfast util dinner the tasty Sri Lankan food!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Paola C
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Koblenz
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

The location is about 20 mins away from the center. The service and the food were quite good, but the rooms (esp the bathroom) were not very clean so we have been using our sleeing bags instead. All in all the price is too high for the value. We have been staying at the Sharon Inn a few days later, which is cheaper, cleaner and closer to the center (--> better choice)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank muellera
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012 via mobile

The rooms are nice but the stairs are a steep climb to each floor - not for the senior citizens. There could be more facilities in the bathrooms like shampoo and conditioner - and fresh towels. The two brothers go out of their way to make you comfortable in all respects. The floor can be cold, so take slippers. The noise from the dog next door or guests in the dining room can be a problem due to the thin doors. Good getaway.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Al M
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Beautiful location with stunning views on Kandy. Everyone here is very friendly and food is delicious. The place was designed by the owner with a very good taste. The place also is very clean and specious. Highly recommend. WiFi included. Short drive to sity centre.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GosiaC
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Property: The Change
Address: Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
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Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Kandy
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Number of rooms: 6

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