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“Mountain Gem is a great place to stay.”
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Private Room, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province

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Niroshan1...
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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“Mountain Gem is a great place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Mountain Gem is a great place to stay. I was truly inspired by the surrounding of the hotel. It will provide you the best facilities what you are expecting in a real good stay. The hotel Mountain Gem is a very nice place which is really quiet and calm. For me I think this is one of the best places where I can give a good relax to my mind. The staff is friendly and they try their best to make the place feel like our home. Service was excellent. And as an often guest I would like to admit that the tidiness and the cleanness of this hotel were perfect. The price for the stay is affordable and it worth the facilities they provide. As a Travel agent (Viaggio Sri Lanka) in Sri Lanka and also as a national guide lecturer in Sri Lanka I would like to recommend Mountain Gem as a great place to stay.
Niroshan wijewardena
proprietor,
Viaggio Sri Lanka.
info@viaggiosrilanka.com
www.viaggiosrilanka.com

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Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Sep 2013
Thank you very much for the positive feedback - we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Mountain Gem, and hope to welcome you back soon.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: very interestingly laid out inside
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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Management Response
23 Sep 2013
Many thanks for your review - we hope to welcome you back to Mountain Gem soon.
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ABandJG
London
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15 reviews
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“An amazing find in Kandy”
Reviewed 29 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We stayed in Mountain Gem as part of an 18 day tour of Sri Lanka. We researched lots of hotels, lodgings & B&B’s in Kandy but then were quite intrigued by this house, we booked not quite knowing what to expect as we did not find many reviews of the place beforehand but thought we would take a chance… when we finally arrived we couldn't quite believe our eyes (and our luck).

As we walked in we couldn't quite work out what part of the place was for our use as it was just massive, the wonderful house keeper Mr Kalu explained to us that the whole of the property was for us and showed us around the beautiful bedrooms, living rooms, dining areas, kitchen & bathrooms- the whole house was so impressive and we thought there must have been an administrative error as the price we paid was so reasonable. The location of the house was really great, very easy to get to all the surrounding tourist destinations and tucked away enough to only be able to hear birds singing in the morning.

Each morning we were given an impressive breakfast of fruit, cereal, eggs, sausages, toast, teas, coffees and Mr Kalu and another lovely lady made sure we were well looked after. The evening meal was again a wonderful experience, there were different choices but we opted for traditional Sri Lankan food and we were given a feast of chicken curry, fish curry, prawns, a variety of vegetables, rice & salad- there was so much choice and we could tell a lot of effort had gone into preparing this meal for us and the food was absolutely amazing.

All in all Mountain Gem was an absolutely perfect choice for us not only for the beautiful house but also for the wonderful staff that came with it. Both Mr Kalu and the lady (I never caught her name) were so caring and wonderful to us that we were actually sad to leave them.

If returning to Kandy I would definitely stay at Mountain Gem again and would highly recommend it to all travellers.

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Liked best: Staff & the actual house
Liked least: Absolutely nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
6 May 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback - we look forward to welcoming you at Mountain Gem again when you next visit Sri Lanka.
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London
Reviewed 25 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The beautiful house and the friendly staff
Liked least: That i couldn't stay for longer!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
6 May 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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