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“kandy - fragrance of serendib scent”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blinkbonnie Inn

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Blinkbonnie Inn
Ranked #10 of 284 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Vijayawada, India
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“kandy - fragrance of serendib scent”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I was not only overwhelmed by steven of the hotel, facilties in particular but enthused of the Srilankans in General. Trip being the first time, we managed to see very good places based on trip advisor., but steven helped us to see the best and wonderful place called Ella. Though wish to stay longer there, coudnt for lack of time in our itenary. The hotel , food and enterprenuership adds charm to holiday..

Room Tip: One that is upstairs with balcony , with a wonderful view of kandy
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love my stay at the Blinkbonnie Guest house. It offers amazing value for money (I paid £19 for a twin room). The room I stayed in had an amazing view over Kandy and although basic it was very comfortable and clean.

The owner is also incredibly helpfully and arranged transport for us to get to our next destination. I also ate dinner whilst staying at BlinkBonnie and the food on offer was very tasty Sri Lankan cuisine.



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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We stayed here 2 nights after checking McLeod (fully booked) and Nathashiya (they had the room with great temple view room but only expensive family one).
We had the room with private balcony and great views over the city and Knuckles range in the distance (though no Tooth Temple itself). Room is nice and clean, owner and staff pleasant and helpful. The city centre is pleasant walk downhill, though back uphill you may consider tuk-tuk :) .
The only disappointment was breakfast. They couldn't serve us Sri Lankan breakfast though it was in menu. Toasts and tea/coffee were far too expensive, we usually had good lunch for that price.

Room Tip: Be aware of monkeys - keep the windows shut! We were warned by personel and I saw how they are climb...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

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.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Room was large, little old, but clean. Nice view of the gardens and lake below. Really good service and amazing local food. Owner bought beer to the room too. Good value for money. Lock doors and keep windows closed due to the monkeys who love to play on the roof.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I do not need luxury on my backpacking trips, this accommodation was perfect for me. Low budget, but nice service, clean and nice room with own bathroom and very quiet, so you can sleep like a stone :)
I felt very safe as a woman traveling alone.
This accommodation was close to the centre of Kandy, so that you an walk to visit the most important things.

Room Tip: I do not need luxury on my backpacking trips, this accommodation was perfect for me. Low budget, but...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

for the price we thought it was pretty good and i think it included breakfast . We were there in August 2011, Had a really good view of the lake from our balcony . nice walk into town . Take the short cut next to the Indian embassy

Room Tip: we had a room with a view over the lake
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blinkbonnie Inn
Address: 69 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 284 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blinkbonnie Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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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