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“Wonderfull guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Castle Hill

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Castle Hill
Ranked #50 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
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“Wonderfull guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

A wonderfull guesthouse in Art Deco style, the rooms have a lot of charms to it, the guestroom had soo much space and the living and dining room make you feel like you made a trip into the past, we enjoyed sitting in front of the house with this nice garden and the amazing view over the lake and the temple of the tooth! The owners are very friendly and helpfull and the food is great as well! It was really one of the best places we stayed in Sri Lanka!

Room Tip: The front room with a view over the lake!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We stayed in one of the tripple rooms in the front of the house, which are incredible huge and beautiful furnished in an Art Deco way. You can feel the History in this house.
Breakfast&Dinner were served in a large charming living room with Open doors to the neat garden and an absolutely overwhelming
view on Kandy&Lake!
Breakfast was good. The curry was tasty...but it felt a little akward when ordering.
We absolutely enjoyed our stay!!!


  • Stayed January 2014
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Napier, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Good Points:
-quiet, only 4 rooms.
-very big rooms with mosquito nets.
-nice view of Kandy and the lake.
-cool art deco decor and living areas
Bad Points:
-breakfast not impressive. Pale eggs (on request), fruit, tea and coffee, crappy white bread.
-quite far up the hill if you don't have own transport.driver

Room Tip: Choose either of the 2 front rooms with a view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

The guesthouse has a beautiful location with a great view over kandy and the temple. It seems that the house hasnt changed much since the 30s including no warm water. But people who appreciate the retro charme should def visit the place.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This is the second time I have stayed at Castle hill the first being 6 years ago. I don't think much has changed except the price which has doubled . You stay here for the location,gardens and art deco lounge -all wonderful and the view over Kandy is stunning .The rooms are large but could do with a lick of paint and some dusting would not go amiss.Hot showers were fine. Breakfast was good eggs cooked to choice fruit etc.There is a small library .The staff were very friendly and helpful. My overriding memory is sitting on the terrace drinking tea taking in the view after a dusty squashed 6 hour bus journey from the north- BLISS.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

A breath taking view! Best location ever! The place is very warm & cosy. Had a great, pleasant, relaxing stay. Super service. The rooms are huge & very clean. The food was brilliant. The staff was very hospitable. The owner/manager was friendly. All facilities were provided. We are satisfied & happy customers. We just loved our stay @ Castle Hill. No complains at all. Hoping to come back soon! Can’t wait to go back there again! Looking forward for our next stay. We highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Amazing view of Kandy from the house, even the location is great but I had one of the worse experience ever. For a person who is never fussy and easy going, this place took tolerance to the next level. Was told hot water would take 10 minutes...then 30 minutes and I waited 2 hours and still no hot water. Owner/manager was out of the country, rang her to politely ask her is it was possible if I used another bathroom to shower (wasn't even asking to change rooms!) as there was no one there. All I got was her getting defensive and telling me everything was fine and I didn't know what I was doing. Like I'm not a child, I gave it 3 hours in total and if there is still not hot water, from the previous night than there is something wrong with the system. The staff was sweet enough to get to a portable cabin with running hot water.

Another thing that was out of place was things going bump in the night. I was a solo traveler so I noticed a few things a miss when I checked in. The tap in the bathroom went on in the middle of the night... the fan speed kept changing...and a few things just didn't seem where I'd left them.

This place was over priced for what it is, and for the little freak incident, I'm will not recommend this place to anyone...also the power goes off!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Castle Hill
Address: 22 Rajapilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #50 of 53 Hotels in Kandy
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Number of rooms: 4
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