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“Great value with a smile”
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Kandy View Hotel
Ranked #36 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 22 August 2010

This place stands out because Mr. Kanchana, its Chairman, dedicates his energy and time to making his guests' stays as comfortable as possible. From picking you up at the station to giving you a lift back into town to organizing tours, getting tickets at discount prices, making recommendations on where to go, lending you his laptop to check your emails on the wireless internet, to sorting out any other problems you might encounter - he'll do it, and he'll do it with a smile. (He even advance-covered the costs of some stranded travellers who hadn't gotten to a cash-point in time.) He can also arranges tours in the area, and arrange pick-ups from Colombo airport.
This is a budget hotel, but it's good value for money. It has a little pool and a nice rooftop balcony restaurant with a great view over town and the surrounding hills (nice food, too). The restaurant even offered food at 1 in the morning, to attend to hungry guests' needs after the perahera festival.
A ride into town costs about EUR 1 or is a 20 minute walk - the views are worth it. They're adding ayurvedic massage to the hotel's amenities.
Definitely a good value for money location for Kandy with staff you'll remember!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

Service was amazing, the manager even took us to the station at 4'0 in the morning, free of charge! good food, friendly , helpfull staff, clean rooms - plumbing left a little to be desired, location is brilliant, just outside main area of town but on the edge of the forest- tuk-tuk to town cost about a £1 or you can walk. would definately visit again

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

My family and I stayed at the Kandy View Hotel on June 20th and enjoyed a quiet comfortable night. The rooms are simple, yet clean and comfortable and very affordably priced. The service is top class and representative of what I now know to be true Sri Lankan hospitality. For e.g. we had purchased tickets for the cultural show through the hotel. Not only did the hotel deliver the tickets to us prior to the show, the manager actually met us at the theater and escorted us to 2nd row seats that had been reserved for us.

We were on the half board plan where dinner and breakfast were provided. Both meals were ample in quantity and delicious. We had to provide our selections from a menu ahead of time, and once seated, the meals were served promptly.

The rooms are airconditoned, but you pay for it only if you use it. It was a comfortable night in Kandy and we did not use the a/c.

Note that this spot is not the Ritz Carlton by any means. For e.g. the area around the back of the hotel could use a general cleaning/sprucing up...currently looks somewhat of an eyesore. Also, one of the faucets in our bathroom was leaking. However, if you are looking for a comfortable place to spend a night or two, this hotel provides great value. Mr. Kanchana Ranasinghe (Chairman) seems very committed to proividing his guests a comfortable and pleasant stay and personally attends to them. We experienced warm home hospitality and enjoyed it very much.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

The location is just terrific, on the steep hill with panoramic view within walking distance to Kandy Lake. The rooms are clean and have everything you may need including hot water, TV and AC. Nice little swimming pool is located just outside the door, and it is highly enjoyable to bathe in the cool water after tiring trip. Any tour is available for a reasonable price, I went on elephant safari, and it was really amusing. The owner was very considerate and helpful. I would recommend Kandy View Hotel to my friends looking for a nice budget stay in Kandy.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed 23 May 2010

I had a marvelous stay in Kandy at the Kandy View Hotel. The rooms are comfortable, very good service and some excellent dining too. A good value for money hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 May 2010

Great views, little outside of town, but most likely the best place to stay in Kandy with a budget. On top of that Kanchana, aka the Chairman, aka Mr. K, will help you with anything and everything while you are in Sri Lanka without any alterior motives. A must stay for any traveler on a budget.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2010

By the time you read this review, the rooftop restaurant should be finished, and the Kandy view will once again have a view of Kandy.... For the price, which included a free breakfast, this hotel can't be beat. The rooms are spacious if spartan. The hotel itself offers a respite from the general chaos of Kandy as it is tucked away on a quiet road up a rather steep hill. As Kandy can get somewhat hot and sticky, the small swimming pool was an added bonus. The staff, especially Inoosha and Khanchoo (the manager) are very helpful; smiles rule here!!

  • Stayed: April 2010
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Additional Information about 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 #36 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: £9 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kandy View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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