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“Lovely, Affordable Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Amaara Lake

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Hotel Amaara Lake
Ranked #259 of 366 Kandy B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“Lovely, Affordable Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

My four day stay turned into thirteen days due to visa issues. This hotel was the perfect location for such a long visit. The staff are very friendly and eager to help with anything you need (amenities, extra items, local information, etc.). They are situated within 2 km of most Kandy attractions and points of interest. They offer taxi and tuk-tuk services that are "local" price and not "foreigner" price. And the atmosphere was relaxing and quiet.

I stayed in the big room that has a double and king bed with an awesome scenic view for a couple nights then switched to a smaller single room for the rest of my stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable. You forget something, you need something... just ask them. I can't praise the staff enough. The rooms are non-A/C, but the fans were quite sufficient for cooling off. Hot water in every bath room - you may need to ask them to switch it on. Some other reviewer said that the rooms were damp, but that is normal during RAINY monsoon season.

I ate several meals here and they were very accommodating to my vegetarian diet. All food was excellent and big proportions. You can't get a better meal in Kandy at this price. I especially like their traditional Sri Lankan rice and curries. They have a full menu of a variety of foods and drinks.

One of the highlights for this hotel is the free WiFi connection and computer for internet use. All other hotels that I checked in this price range were either pre-pay WiFi or nothing at all. I would recommend to anyone wanting a comfortable and affordable stay... come stay here. I am already planning my next trip to Sri Lanka and I wouldn't stay in any other Kandyan hotel.

Room Tip: Try to book/reserve early, their six rooms fill up fast. Room #2 is the BEST view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

we went to several places but couldn't find a nice place to stay and was disappointed....but at last we found this clean calm quite relaxing place. very nice place to stay ...with good people ...fast WiFi... tasty food... great view from the restaurant and from the room..walking distance to tooth temple and to the kandy city.....my departure was in the early morning they prepared me a very big breakfast very tasty one...spent great time in Hotel Amaara Lake....I recommend this place for sure...

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

nice place, friendly staff, very close to kandy lake, just few minutes to kandy city center,very nice view from the hotel...had delicious meal...wonderful feeling just like home.....very clean rooms...fast WiFi access .....trust worthy great people......wish could stay few days more....budget friendly...highly recommended....

Room Tip: "Select family room with the view......"
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

We booked 3 nights in this hotel ans spent only 2 since our experience was awthful :
. The room was really wet with no hot water (we have to ask them to put it on, a real joke) and the mattress way to thin
. Wifi did not work And when i was on the computer for internet, the staff Kept staying Behind me as if they were checking (be careful if u use ur credit card)
. The breakfast was not good and when we asked it for 8am they Woke us up at 7am .... Finally, we arrived at 8 as we asked and they let everything on the table, eggs and sausages were cold, toast not crispy anymore
. We asked for some laundry when we arrived and finally they destroyed 2 pieces of our clothes who came with blue stains
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In a word, worst experience in Sri Lanka

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

Very welcoming staffs, they make you feel at home, ,located very close to Kandy lake, so youcan have great view of Kandy Lake & tooth relic temple, food is very delicious & budget friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Amaara Lake
Address: 8/24 Sangaraja Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #259 of 366 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very calm, quiet relaxing place, very near to Kandy city central, walking distance to Temple of Tooth relic, have a very nice view, can arrange tours, free wi-fi, friendly environment, lovely food. ... more   less 
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