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“Typical international four star hotel”
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Hotel Thilanka
Ranked #13 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This hotel was well up to international standard - masses of well-appointed rooms, good restaurant, pool bar etc so it would suit those who like that type of luxury. Not our style however so we were glad to be there for one night only. It would have been helpful to have in-room wifi rather than the flaky signal in reception.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We arrived here after a long tiring journey at breakfast time. Although we were not really supposed to arrive until later due to a rearrangement of flight times they quickly found us a room while we had breakfast.
We thought they tried very hard to make your stay a pleasant one. the food, although a buffet was very good and the best breakfast we had in Sri Lanka. the Bar has a panaramic view of Kandy and is very pleasant to sit in in the evening. Overall very satisfactory, but believe what they say about the Monkeys' We had one trying to open our Patio doors!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GrazzaEssex
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The superior room we stayed in though compact was lovely. However our friends were not happy with the small and noisy standard room on the first floor. The hotel's restaurant was good and offered great value.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Jervaulx
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

The hotel is high on the hill side. There would be great views if it wasn't for the trees. The rooms are very nice but you can't leave the balcony doors open because of thiefing monkeys. They had a go at us. The restaurant has a great buffet but was crowded with European tour parties who were very noisey and the back of the restaurant is like an echoing cave, very poor acoustics & loud background music which just made the place manic. I hated it.
Meanwhile the pool was good and s was the bar

Room Tip: dont go for the ground floor
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Davancar
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

The Hotel Thilanka is set on the hill on the other side of the lake in Kandy and is in a great location if you wish to wander around the lake but it can be a long walk to the heart of Kandy. Of course there is always a Tuk Tuk for a few hundred rupees willing to drive you there! The hotel itself is lovely and there is an excellent pool and pool bar to enjoy the days when you just want to laze around. The hotel can cater for children easily and would make a great family stay very enjoyable. The service is spot on and the rooms elegant. There is no wi-fi in the rooms which is something they can improve on but the wi-fi is available in the pool area. Prices are reasonable and therefore this hotel comes highly recommended.

Room Tip: No wi-fi in the room but all other amenities are there.
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Thank Anthony E
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Good modern rooms with plenty of space including a settee in your room.
Own veranda with lovely views and good quality seats and table.(watch out for monkeys and keep your bedroom sliding doors closed).
Excellent restaurant, poolside cocktail bar, pool, recliners and SPA.
Some may not like the stroll / slight climb up to the hotel from town but we did!
If this puts you off, don't let it.
Book the hotel and use a tuk tuk.

Room Tip: Don't get a pool level room as too many pass your room and will look in!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Wonderful location, overlooking the lake, and within easy walking distance of the sacred tooth temple, central Kandy and bus/train. Solid service and good local options for dining if tired of hotel buffet. Enjoy the monkeys, but keep hotel balcony doors closed as recommended, to keep them from a too close visit.

Room Tip: Ask for room on high floor in older section for value/view
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Additional Information about Hotel Thilanka

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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Kandy
#6 Family Hotel in Kandy
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kandy
Price Range: £72 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Thilanka 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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