I ran into a girl in Pinnawala and she said she was staying here and it was great for the price, so i checked it out.
I just got a budget room for about 3000rs. Nice clean bathroom, good shower, reasonable bed with mosquito net, lighting and fixtures. Could see across the valley from my bed and was woken with the most beautiful sunrises each morning. Probably the best view i have had in Sri Lanka for the price.
The restaurant while not being super budget does have great views and the quality of food is fantastic. I always go the local food cause it's what the chefs know how to cook best and the two nights i ate here the rice and curry were amazing. Great deviled chicken, dahl, spinach, jack fruit, all the local favourites, were great. I asked them to spice it up and they did... happy camper. Breakfasts with the views are the perfect way to start the day.
The staff are kind and helpful - all spoke english well enough and were only to happy to help.
The wifi is pretty good also, one of the only places in Sri Lanka i could play video on youtube without it buffering for minutes and minutes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blinkbonnie Inn prides itself with the best views in Kandy. You will believe it after you have your breakfast in the view-point restaurant, overlooking the whole of Kandy. All this combined with their outstanding service and traditional hospitality makes the Blinkbonnie Inn a great place to stay in Kandy. The rooms of the Blinkbonnie Inn cater for all needs and budgets. All rooms are having a view point balcony overlooking Kandy Lake, Mountains. The view point restaurant has 180' views of Kandy lake and Temple and mountain ranges. You can enjoy a lovely cup of world famous Sri Lankan tea in the mornings watching playful monkeys passing by as well as a beautiful tropical and migrating birds, a great way to begin your day. Tours can be arranged in all budget ranges. Eco and Adventure tours are available as well as cultural tours of the ancient cities and temples. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blinkbonnie Tourist Hotel Kandy