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Sharon Inn
Ranked #19 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai
1 review
“Warm, genuine and caring”
Reviewed 4 November 2009

My room was excellent, the water was piping-hot, and the free internet worked well. A very calm, peaceful and tranquil spot right at the end of Saranankara road up from the hotel. Mr. Faiesz Samad the proprietor was very warm and had nice long conversations with him. Mr. Ramesh cooked an excellent buffet dinner on the two nights that I was there. Overall a quiet, relaxing place with excellent value for money.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

We had had great stay at the Sharon Inn. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was clean with a superb view over Kandy Lake with a spacious balcony and hot power shower. The free internet connection was a bonus in a country which seems to have very limited access to internet. I would also recommend the Sri Lankan buffet, we really enjoyed the variety or local dishes available.

Just a few notes on the trips organised by the gueshouse. The owners were very helpful in arranging a tour for one day around Kandy and also for a driver for a couple of days to take us into the hill country and beyond. Although we paid slightly more than what the touts were quoting down by the lake, our friendly, knowledgeable driver called Anil was worth any extra. Would highly recommend arranging a driver directly through the Sharon.
On a downside, we also had a day trip around the temples in Kandy and for this tour we had a tuk tuk driver, who was friendly enough but he took us to a spice garden/ayuvedic centre which was a total con. We werent quite sure at the time where he had taken us as there were no signs anywhere only a "spice dr" who greeted us and promptly took us into the garden. If you get the same experience, dont go into the garden. He will show you some of the plants and then do a massage using some of the ointments and creams. You then get taken to a shed or "the pharmacy" where they have what are their alleged home made products for sale at astronomical prices. They are ayuvedic products, I don't doubt that but at 4 times the price as from a dispensary on the street. They say they are not pushy but they very much are. After getting cornered into buying an oil product, I have since checked out the web address on the bottle and there is no such website so I think that says it all!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 14 October 2009

the owners are extremely helpful and wonderfully nice. the rooms are spotless and the nightly sri lankan buffet is a great way to meet other travellers. it feels more like you're visiting friends than staying at a hotel...they remember your name and ensure you're having a good time. the free internet was an excellent perk! i would definitely recommend Sharon Inn to anyone staying in Kandy!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

The owners and staff provide hands-on service and care and do all that they can to make you relax and enjoy your stay.

We echo the many comments about the cleanliness of this hotel, the sensational views, the spacious communal areas, the cable TV (where we could watch movies and the cricket) and the tasty and ample food.

While an earlier comment mentioned losing money, all rooms have posters advising guests not to leave any valuables in their rooms and free lockers are made available.

My wife and I had to check our email daily and we were especially glad of the free and fast Internet and computer service that was provided by the Sharon Inn.

We noted that some people commented on the way the Sharon Inn was near the end of the road and there were many stairs to climb but the position high up on the hill overlooking the lake and the town means that the rooms have marvellous elevation and a balcony from which these views can be savoured.

We have taken away many rich memories of our 4 day stay at Kandy's Sharon Inn but here are two:

1. The food at the Sharon Inn is second to none. We had a Sri Lankan breakfast every morning that consisted of a pot of Sri Lankan tea, a plate of tropical fruit and a plate of the traditional string hoppers with coconut sambol to give it some kick. Such generous servings and very reasonably priced.

We had a Sri Lankan lunch most days with rice, a meat dish, about 8 vegetable dishes and some papadoms. This was a total Sri Lankan experience.

The variety was only greater for the evening meals. No wonder many from other hotels come to dine at the Sharon Inn in the evening.

2. The homely touch is illustrated by the way the owners help you arrange tours or transport to different attractions. Also on our final morning, when we had to leave early , the owner and manager got up to make us a cup of tea and prepare a breakfast we could take on the train. It doesn't get much better than this!

Dr Geoff & Lyn Pound (NZ/UAE)

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sharon Inn
Address: 59 Saranankara Rd, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sharon Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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