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Kandy View Hotel
Ranked #37 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

This hotel was definitely average. It's quite a walk away from Kandy up a steep hill - bring a torch if you are planning to walk back at night! The rooms were a little tired but clean & a good size. Breakfast was quite good - eggs cooked to order & some Sri Lankan buffet items. Ok but not great.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

We had a nice stay here - this old style hotel is very typical if that in Kandy. Our driver recommended this place to us -We had a look around at others while we were there and we're very happy with our choice of Kandy View.
As the name suggests the view from both our room and the restaurant were fantastic it felt like you were high upon the hills but are not too far from Kandy town.
The food was good with a buffet for breakfast and very good curry options for dinner.
The staff were fantastic - we had to have a very early check out of 5am so they organised a tuk tuk driver for us to the train station and one staff member slept in the lobby to meet us before we left!
I would recommend this place to others, it would be hard to find better in Kandy in this price range.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Secunderabad, India
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed at Kandy View after reading all the great reviews here for 4 nights and changed our room thrice. So the state of the rooms is evident from that. The rooms are nice and decently spacious.. but they aren't maintained well. The first room had a leak in the bathroom and moss smell in the room, the second room, had the beds creaking badly.. and when we checked to see what was wrong, we discovered the fixed bed plank was missing and by placing loose woodden planks the bed was converted to a makeshift one.
The third room was the most decent one.. and we stayed there for the last 2 nights. But again, the washbasin taps were leaking. The view of the town from there was good with floor to ceiling windows. That was the best thing.But the rooms on the top floor do not have a TV, which may not be an important thing while travelling - but while booking, since these amenities were mentioned, then it should be specific enough.
The place is a nice one.. but not maintained well.
The staff is extremely courteous and Mr. Kanchana, the owner is an interesting person to meet. It's due to the personal interest he takes for the comfort of the guests, that the guests have the good reviews of the place. Else, Just for the rooms, I would not highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

We spent one night in Kandy view hotel.
The first great point is the nice terrace from where you can enjoy a really nice view.
The second and greatest point is the friendliness of the staff, always smiling, trying to give advices for you to enjoy Kandy and Sri Lanka.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Great experience, nice clean rooms, friendly and lovely staff, great rooftop restaurant, cozy swimming pool, nice quiet location. Not around the lake area but close to it, internet a bit slow for uploading, it takes minutes to upload one photo. I recommend a very nice small pottery shop before you arrive to the hotel, it's a family house with pottery outside, you can't miss it on the way to the hotel, we bought a lot of gifts, they sold us one pottery for 350 SLR, we found it in the market for 1350 SLR, they have a naughty kid that we played with :) very nice family

Room Tip: our room was standard but we got out of the window to the balcony :)
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

The staff at Kandy View are always ready to do their outmost to help you. They can arrange fairly priced transport and trips - be sure not to miss the rafting trip which is beautiful and cheap. Book a deluxe-room facing the forest and you will wake up to a green carpet of nature right in front of you! The view from those rooms are really fantastic. You can also hire a three-wheeler for the day which gives you the opportunity to go to many different places in Kandy. We loved the breakfast with Sri Lankan options as well as the small banana pancakes and the eggs as you wish made right there in front if you. The staff was really helpful and that made the stay so much greater!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed for three nights and really enjoyed it. The staff and manager are extremely helpful and service oriented arranging our trips to Nuwara Eliya and Sigiriya perfectly. Our room had a great view over the jungle and valley towards Kandy with floor to ceiling windows and both breakfast and dinners on the third-floor terrace are recommendable. Next time we visit Sri Lanka we will be back for sure!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kandy View Hotel
Address: Ampitiya Road | 40, 22 Hillpankandura, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #37 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kandy View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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