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Senani Hotel
Ranked #31 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
Negombo
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Kandy”
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Having refused to stay at a neighbouring hotel because it was so dirty I was pleasantly surprised to see how beautifully clean, modern and comfortable this hotel is.

The staff were very helpful & polite, the room itself was clean, has flat-screen, TV, AC, ceiling fan, small fridge, and a large wardrobe. Small balcony from the room which overlooked the swimming pool, there is a good view of Kandy over the rooftops too. Wifi not cost.

I will stay here again as I know there are many places in Kandy I would not set foot in again, but Sanani will make you comfortable for the little extra money it costs it's worth it.
Well done Senani Hotel I will recommend you to our own guests here at Serendib Negombo.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We used a car with driver to move around during our trip. I think to enjoy this hotel, you do need to have your own transportation. The Senani is precariously perched on the steep slopes high above the town center, so you wouldn't want to be on foot.
After having stayed in a few very simple country inns, we felt like we were stepping into real luxury when we arrived at the Senani. The first thing that catches your eye as you arrive at the hotel is the beautiful swimming pool and all the glass walls that allow you to see right through the reception hall from the entrance across to the gorgeous mountain view on the other side.
Our room was very comfortable, with a/c and fan, good hot water, and a nice balcony with a good view. Loads of monkeys in the tall trees surrounding the hotel.
The restaurant opens onto a terrace that offers great views down and out over the town and surrounding mountain landscape. A great place for before-dinner drinks and just winding down from a hard day of sight-seeing! The buffet breakfast and dinner provided a delicious variety of both international and Sri Lankan foods. Restaurant/bar service was friendly and attentive.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Nunavut, Canada
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273 reviews
122 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012 via mobile

Pay Wi-Fi, even if it can be used only at the lobby (!). Extremely noisy rooms, with constant machine-like humming; TV with a handful of channels, A/C, fan. Beware of monkeys roaming outside if planning to open a window (the view is far from being pretty, though). Good restaurant, swimming pool. Some ants in the toilets.

Stayed December 2011
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stayed in Senani two nights, before hiking and after. For our first stay we booked a room in new wing. The room was simple but new and clean. New shower and double bed.
The second stay was in the old wing. Room had stinky, wet smell and was very old with awful mattress, noisy, old air con. and many noises from outside that we can't explain, Maybe houses next to hotel or hotels generator.
The food is average and service is good.
If you book this hotel ask for the new wing and stay away from the old one, The difference in price between two wings is $10.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Stayed one night as part of a tour and had a lovely room with great views. Dinner and breakfast was very good and restaurant also had lovely views overlooking the hills. There is a swimming pool but no real sunbathing facilities. Still a great place to stay when touring.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pune, India
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Located on top of a hill. The views from the restaurant is amazing specially in the morning with the sunrays falling on the extended terraces of the restaurant. Buffet breakfast was good and fulfilling.
The check in was quick and with a welcome drink. rooms were ok. Since we were for only one day. we got a swimming pool view..Hot water is available throughout. Bathroom was spacious.TV was working but has only limited channels..but since we were there to see Kandy and not the TV it didnot bother us.
Best part of the Hotel is ofcourse the view from the Hotel.
I would recommend it to anyone who is on holiday/vacation.... but not suitable for business travellers.
If available get a room on the ground floor, lower floor or first floor. There is no lift in the hotel. Staff was good .

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Antwerp
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2012

What is there to say? It is clean, nice view. Great swimming pool (my husband took a dive and the water went over the edge in to the garage, and my husband is certainly not heavy!) :-)
Breakfast was better than dinner. Dinner was to western orientation.
No free wifi.
Good bathroom, hair dryer, good shower.
We asked for the new wing as somebody advised on tripadvisor. So that was a very good tip.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Additional Information about Senani Hotel

Property: Senani Hotel
Address: No. 167/1 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Senani Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Senani Hotel, a comfortable and luxurious hotel in the hill Capital. Here the guests can avail the modern comforts in a homely atmosphere. Relaxation in absolute Privacy in Luxury. Surrounded by breathtaking view of Sri Lanka's famous Hunnasgiriya and Knuckles mountain range. You can enjoy the warmth and traditional Kandyan hospitality and the tourists can move around easily from here and visit a large number of grand historical sites, which are part of rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka ... more   less 
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