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Hotel Thilanka
Ranked #12 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. We were in a room on the 5th floor with a balcony and lovely view of the city.

Large room that was spotlessly clean. All mod cons. Bed was really comfortable. Bathroom was huge and beautifully designed, very modern. Breakfast was normal compared to other hotels here in Sri Lanka.

Spa is excellent and reasonably priced. Worth using.

Location is good. An 8 min walk to temple and city centre. Best to take a Tuk-Tuk back up the hill (300 rupees) :-). Much better to stay up here rather than the centre (Queens hotel, etc) as it is quiet up here. I had friends at Queens who complained about street noise.

Would stay here again.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

There are a number of hotels in Kandy and whilst this one is not within walking distance to town it is a good property with great views of the lake, Kandy and the surrounds. The hotel has some very modern rooms and others that are older but well appointed. There is a nice pool area and a great bar that has all glass windows with an incredible view. We were first put into a room by the pool area (cheaper room from agoda booking?) but it was very dark as there were no windows and had all the pool foot traffic. We asked and were moved after one night to one of the older rooms in the original building (via the pool area). Whilst these rooms are older they are large and had a great view over Kandy. The building directly above the reception area has the best new rooms but these seem to be kept for the higher rate payers. It is worth checking out the rooms if you have the opportunity and make sure you are happy with it. The food in the restaurant is average and there isn't actually anywhere else available on foot so plan ahead. A good Kandy option (after we looked at a number of others). Note the service was quite average and not the usual friendly honest service we had come used to in Sri Lanka.

Room Tip: Check the room out first and keep away from the ground level rooms along side the pool - ask for a h...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

we stayed 2 nigth in this hotel and were really suprised by great standart of hotel we ahd fantastic view over the lake good breakfast I was abit confusied by alot of monkeys on our balcon but they looked pritty nice
good location of the hotel allows short walk to temple and lake iwouls really recomendet this hotel

Room Tip: we had large balcon but couldnt use it becouse there were alot of monkegs i suggest high floor with...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

An easy walk to the lake, Temple and even the daily show. Rooms a bit dated but clean and spacious and staff generally helpful. Food good and the buffet offered a good selection. The perfect base to explore Kandy. Pool was a bit chilly but popular with the kids.

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

Kandy is very hilly and this hotel has agreat view ofthe lake in centre of Kandy. Food so good[no hotel in our 3 weeks was any better] we did not eat elswhere. Our very large corner room overlooked the hotel pool and the lake below. We would stay again.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Stayed here for a night recently, and was surprised by the great standard of the rooms and amenities offered. We had read previous reviews which suggested that this place was a bit over-the-hill, but were pleasantly surprised at how good the rooms were. The buffet breakfast was quite good too. And with the temple of the tooth just a 15 min amble away, the location is really convenient to explore the town. The pool is worth mentioning - it really is spectacularly located and in itself makes the stay worthwhile.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 6 nights and the hotel is clean, central and the staff are very helpful. The food is excellent and plenty of choice both at breakfast and dinner. Rooms are spacious however please remember to keep your balcony door shut due to the monkeys but that just adds to the features of the great hotel.
Would love to return.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 3 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kandy
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kandy
#7 Family Hotel in Kandy
Price Range: £65 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Thilanka 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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