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“Rude manager who tries to take your money”
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Hotel Mango Garden
Ranked #33 of 388 Kandy B&B and Inns
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9 reviews
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“Rude manager who tries to take your money”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights as a 'cheap' place to stay, although its expensive to surrounding hotels.
The manager pressures you into buying tours with his hotel although its extortion with the prices. There were ants in the bathroom and very dirty, no customer service what so ever. If you somehow choose to stay here, don't book online but haggle when you get here as you're likely to get almost half the price off.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

After leaving our original hotel because it was a hole, we was greeted by a man asking if we needed somewhere to stay. He offered to show us his hotel and us being very tired with our big bags we agreed but wasn't expecting anything great. He took our bags and drove us 100 yards up the road and we arrived at the hotel. Mango Garden hotel is in the heart of kandy. It looked nice, although building work was being done to hotel, but I saw the expansion as a good sign of a successful business. The staff were helpful and friendly. The manager showed us the rooms. We picked the one we liked, we haggled and he agreed. It was cheap. The staff are always trying to help and suggest what to do in and around kandy and advise you where to go and avoid. Imran was exceptionally helpful and got us everywhere on his tuk tuk and even ironed my shirts at his house! A pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

This hotel is a typical place were you need to stay because you want to explore the city of Kandy but this hotel is very basic. The beds were new and shiny but the room wasn't very clean. The bathroom had a entrance half a meter high, very dangerous. There were ants all over the toiletseat. The towels we dirty from the former guests....there was a construction site right across the street, they worked at the sight untill late at night. They said breakfast was included but there was no breakfast included. If you wanted breakfast or dinner you had to get it somewhere in the neighborhood. We had dinner there but it was not something you send people to you like....:-(

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We (2x adults and our 13yr old daughter) stayed here for three nights in July. The place was basic, clean, had wifi but at the time we stayed it had no restaurant facility, however just round the corner was a small B&B where we got a good breakfast each morning. I would say that although it is basic it's is more than adequate as you have everything that you need in the immediate area, and it's only a short walk from the town centre (10 minute walk) the hotel is just off the lake on the opposite side to town. I booked by via email and rang the owner on our arrival at the train station, he was with us with a couple of minutes and took us to the hotel free of charge which was very helpful. I would happily stay there again, shame about the lack of restaurant though as it would have been useful in the quiet evenings.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We were directed to the place when looking for accomodation in the evening, like some previous travellers, and were pleasantly surprised as well. We were thinking about moving our first choice place the following day but decided to extend our stay next morning. Saranankara Road is about 10 minutes walk from the city center and the more popular turist restaurants, 15 from the train station.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Celakovice, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

This hotel has saved our lives. It was the only one we found open with available room in Kandy at 10 pm (yes, we weren't aware that looking for a place to stay in the evening is a bad idea in Sri Lanka). When we started to thinking about sleeping in a park or accepting offers of local tuk-tuk drivers, we found this fine place. Even here there wasn't any free room, but the owner welcomed us most warmly and did his best to accomodate and feed us. He put matresses and blankets into an empty room and let us name the price.
The hotel is located in the centre of Kandy near the lake (about a kilometer from the railway station). Everything is clean and nice, there's wi-fi. The owner is a kind person with fluent English and he's capable of organising trips to Sigiriya or elsewhere. If you're looking for a place to stay in Kandy, this hotel is worth it.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Last year my fiancé and I stayed at the sister hotel, Palm Garden, we were treated so well we decided we would return to Kandy and stay at this new guest house - Mango Garden. We were delighted that it was so centrally located. The bedrooms were spotless and the beds very comfortable. We had an en suite bathroom and it was clean and well equipped with hot running water. The warm welcome from the staff was second to none and the management arranged a small tour for us to Sigiriya and stored our luggage for us free of charge. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mango Garden
Address: No. 32/A Saranankara Mawatha | Central Province, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 388 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mango Garden 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new pleasant guest house centrally situated and only a short walk to Kandy Lake. Ideal as a base for sight seeing in Kandy and surrounding area. If required, will collect from the station.Call us for free pick up from the bus or railway station Kandy. ... more   less 
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