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Hotel Casamara
Ranked #42 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Decent stay in small rooms. Though the location is good.Very close to the lake. Temple of the tooth is also at a walking distance. Everything is walkable from the hotel. Also got a welcome drink at check in, which was a surprise..really.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Staff - The reception staff is very nice and were very supportive when giving indications. We even got a tip where to see the esala perahara for free, and it would have been a great spot but we got there too late. There was one downside: the keys for occupied hotel rooms with guests out and about were laying in the reception desk. With the staff changing shifts and no check if you are indeed in that room - I felt a bit insecure.

Location - The hotel is within walking distance from the bus/train terminals, but you can also take the tuk-tuk for about 150 - 200 Rupees. It is also close to some of the streets where the esala perahara goes through. It takes 2 minutes to be in the central area of Kandy, where you can find the city's lake and the sacred tooth temple.

Facilities - The facilities are a bit outdated but well maintained. Everything was clean and in proper conditions.The decoration is somewhere between colonial and modern. Great rooftop bar where you can have a view of the surroundings. Warning: No alcohol in some of the holy days. The pool is decent but it doesn't have much sun.

Room Tip: I would avoid rooms that have a window to the main street if I want good sleep. If it is the view...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights during the Esela perrlehera. The staff were very helpful and the hotel is located right in the centre of Kandy among the honking tuktuks.
The hotel is very dated with an ancient lift. Beyond that it is clean and tidy. Though it could do with some serious investment to give it a face lift. Cushions for the sun beds would be a start. The buffet breakfast is passable but nothing special.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Great location - bird's eye view of the Esala Perahera which went right out the front of the hotel on the day I was there (although had to pay extra). Few minutes walk to temple and the lake, supermarket right opposite which is always handy.

Room is pretty basic but was fine and clean. Bed and pillows were comfy - shower was hot and good water pressure. Pool looked nice although didn't use it. Restaurant was reasonable though nothing amazing.

All the staff were very friendly. Would happily stay again.

Room Tip: Balcony room if Perahera is on (though obviously noisy)
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

though the location is centralised but it is a very ill maintained hotel.
cleaning is not good, stinking rooms and lift, there was no water in taps in bathroom, when i complained, there was light brown color water, what the hell !!
there are many other good hotels nearby, opposite the lake and near tooth of relic temple.
avoid this hotel at all cost

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

Rooms were basic and clean. They kindly put in another bed for my daughter (I booked for four and they had given up three singles). Food average, wifi only in lobby (quite usual). I would recommend as one of few places I found that would allow four in a room and not make me book 2 rooms. Pool was great. Very quiet during our stay which was concerning. Overall a good choice for a central place.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

The advantage of staying in this hotel is its location. Casamara is strategically located, 2 minutes back to Temple of tooth, Kandy lake, Devon restaurant, Whitehouse restaurant.

Staff members were extremely friendly and helpful.

Rooms were neat, clean. Swimming pool is clean and quite. Restaurant is cramped. Lift is very small and cramped.

Ideal place for foreign travellers. Hotel is recently renovated. My recommendation, Go for it.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Kotugodelia Vidiya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: £40 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Casamara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casamara Kandy in Sri Lanka, is a unique City hotel, which has been built close to the Kandy Lake in the city centre, within walking distance to Kandy's famous attractions, Feel at home, in an European ambience with traditional Kandyan hospitality . Stay in Casamara as an honoured guest and be treated in royal style. ... more   less 
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