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Mahaweli Reach Hotel
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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89 reviews
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“Excellent service at affordable price”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

mahaweli reach hotel is located in the Hill capital "Kandy" in Sri Lanka.
Kandy is a must visit place if you visit Sri Lanka. the journey to kandy is about 3 hours by road from Colombo.
the Hotel is located on the bank of the Mahaweli river. The rooms are very good and the food and service is excellent. the staff are friendly too.

Room Tip: request for a Room overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Rodney A, Manager at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

My friend and I stayed in this hotel within Kandy for 2 nights as part of our 10 day customised tour of Sri Lanka and both agreed that this hotel was outstanding amongst all the other hotels we stayed in , as it was excellent overall in terms of comfort, dining, setting, and service level. The rooms were really spacious and well furnished. Service was attentive and friendly. We were spoilt by the choice at breakfast and our a-la-carte dinners were well done.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Rodney A, Manager at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Greetings from Mahaweli Reach !

Many thanks for your valued comments.

Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to welcoming you back !
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I rated the Mahaweli Reach Hotel excellent for Sri Lanka. The layout and grounds were visually appealing. The rooms were very large and consisted of the same bathroom amenities that I would expect had I been traveling in the U.S. A "menu" of pillow types was available for guest comfort. My balcony overlooked a river on the left and a wonderful pool on the right. The concierge was available to arrange outings both from the hotel (e.g., river ride) and to locations of interest within an hour or two away. The breakfast buffet offered a range of foods to suit the diverse guest population's tastes and dietary requirements. Wireless internet access was dependable both in the guest rooms and around the pool, although sometimes required re-entry of the password. I loved my stay here and wish it had been longer. The only downside that I could identify was that it did not seem to be walking distance to anywhere of interest but transportation was easily arranged.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Rodney A, Manager at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Greetings from Mahaweli Reach !

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Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to welcoming you back !
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Nice hotel, friendly staff, best food of any place we stayed. You do have to get use to the floor plan in order to find the shortest walk to your room. And many in the group I was with absolutely loved bargaining for gems at the on-site jewelers......

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Rodney A, Manager at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Greetings from Mahaweli Reach !

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Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to welcoming you back !
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Seminole, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Liked this hotel the best out of the 3 stayed at in Sri Lanka.
Stayed here to see the Perahara Festival - which was phenomenal! This hotel is near Kandy where the festival takes place, but in no means could you walk there.
IMPORTANT WARNING - There is no alcohol of any kind sold anywhere in Kandy during the 10 days of the festival. You cannot buy it at stores within the city, order it in restaurants or even the hotel. So, stock-up on your wine, etc. outside of Kandy and you can only drink it in your room. It is prohibited on hotel grounds. Rooms have a mini refrigerator.
Pool is exceptionally clean with cool refreshing water...even in August.
This hotel would be a good base to do day trips out to Minneriya National Park and Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress.
Great breakfast buffet and the guy at the omelet station is excellent.
Ladies - the rooms are equipped with hairdryers, but they are rather funky and tend to heat up after a few minutes.

Room Tip: Ask for river view
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Rodney A, Manager at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Greetings from Mahaweli Reach !

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Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to welcoming you back !
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We chose this hotel in order to see the Kandy Perahera and based on its good reviews. Our first impressions of Mahaweli Reach were rather disappointing where on arrival after an 8 hour journey we were informed that our room was out of order and we would need to travel to another hotel where a room was available for us. On arriving at the other hotel half an hour later we were then told that the room at Mahaweli was now available and we needed to return there. The staff were very understanding about our dissatisfaction offering compensation for our trouble.

However, after this shaky start we had a very enjoyable stay at Mahaweli Reach. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rodney A, Manager at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Greetings from Mahaweli Reach !
Many thanks for your valued comments.
Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to welcoming you back !
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Mahaweli Reach surprised us with its spacious rooms and the large pool that managed to weave its way into the bar area of the hotel. Large gardens and trees blocking out the sun gave you a comfortable sense of openness.

Dinner buffet was a large spread along with the breakfast buffet - one of the best we had on our entire trip.

Service yet again, was a mix of good and bad. Good was one of the staff taking a personal interest in our stay (though it was only a night) offering to take us around the grounds and also giving us advice on when to go down to the Perhara festival area - though we got there too late.

One of our rooms was missing the bed side table lamps and that particular room was later given one table lamp after we informed reception. Only to find out that the lamp had been taken from one of our other rooms!! When we called up and told them that we needed that lamp back (this room was triple sharing) and told them that they had taken it from our room - "Sir, you are from the same group, so I thought it would be okay, and we dont have any other lamps." Sure, pressing a little harder got us our lamp, but thats not really an excuse (or reason) I would expect.

But all in all, a nice property with a few niggles that come with any hotel I guess. Would probably stay here again - just for the rooms and the general relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rodney A, Manager at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Greetings from Mahaweli Reach !
Many thanks for your valued comments.
Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to welcoming you back !
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Property: Mahaweli Reach Hotel
Address: 35 PBA Weerakoon Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Kandy
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kandy
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mahaweli Reach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located along the banks of Mahaweli River, Mahaweli Reach Hotel offers 5-star accommodations with rolling mountains as a backdrop. It features a large outdoor pool, Ayurvedic center fitness facilities. Featuring private balconies, air conditioned rooms open out to stunning views of tropical greenery. They are equipped with classic wood furnishings and floors as well as cable TV. Guests can enjoy relaxing Ayurvedic massages after active workouts at the tennis courts. The hotel also provides bike rental, water sports and business facilities. Hearty meals featuring Sri Lankan specialties are served at the restaurant, which also features live entertainment. Hotel Mahaweli Reach is a 30-minute drive from Victoria Golf Course and about a 3 hour drive from Colombo International Airport. We speak your language! ... more   less 
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