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“Decent Modern Hotel”
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Senani Hotel
Ranked #31 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
Ocala, Florida
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“Decent Modern Hotel”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Modern, clean hotel perched on a hillside high above Kandy. Not really walkable to town so wheels are pretty much required. (Although I did not see if there was any guest parking nearby.) We relied on tuktuk transportation at about 200 or 300 rupees to/from town depending on time of day.

Room was clean and average size. Breakfasts had a great buffet selection. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here during a trip around Sri Lanka on honeymoon. Senani was nice, clean and comfortable - it's a little way up the hill behind the town so you would want to have transport or be prepared to get a tuk-tuk into town. Staff were friendly and the pool was clean - breakfast was plentiful, buffet one morning and a la carte the following day for some reason but both were good. Overall I would recommend to others - make sure you get a room in the new section of the hotel. There is accommodation for drivers there if required.

Stayed May 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The hotel is located on the hills near Kandy so it is preferred to get some transport if you want to go down to the city.
Our room was clean and well equipped, with a small balcony but no view - compared to the restaurant upstairs which is very nice and also the food was really OK.
You have plenty choice also for foreign taste (we even could try their hungarian gulash :))
The staff was friendly and we had a quite good stay overall.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Budapest
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

The rooms were moderate size but nice. Nice size community areas perfect for table or card games. You need a driver or a tuktuk to get to the city center as the hotel is located in the hill area(nice view from the restaurant).
The personnel was helpful but we couldn't get the Internet to a working speed. In the mornings and evenings we heard table and chair movement possibly from the restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Hotel Senani Kandy
Arrived at 1630 in light rain, as there was no room in the small reception car park our driver was directed to park in a small garage beneath the Hotel. Even he of multiple driving skills stated it was very difficult down the 45 degree access into an extremely tight parking spot. There was then a long climb to the hotel reception where we were dealt with efficiently. Next a further climb to our room some three floors up. The room was reasonable with the usual facilities of TV, small fridge, small safe, bathroom with shaver point, hair drier and shower. There were very limited views from our room and the hotel itself is quite a long climb and distance from Kandy City centre.
Food was to prove to be good, with views down the steep valley towards Kandy. We requested a Sri Lankan Ayurvedic speciality called Kola Kanda for breakfast, this was produced with large smiles next day and subsequently during our stay. To our great delight a local wedding party appeared during breakfast and so we were privileged to participate in the celebrations during the various times we were in the hotel, even being presented with wedding cake.
A visit to the Temple of the Tooth proved to be most enlightening and enjoyable. Other than that the lasting impression of Kandy will be the requirements for tips for the least service from all you meet, from the local TukTuk driver to the shoe store boys in the temple.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Senani hotel is located in a hilly area above Kandy. The hotels location gives you a very beautiful views over a part of Kandy. That is a nice plus. Another positive thing about Senani hotel was full buffet breakfast. Nice selection of cold as well as hot dishes. That is all I can say about this hotel. Service, room and restaurant was nice but nothing special. Staff was polite and tried their best.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Senani hotel is located near the center of Kandy and most of tourists attraction but in my opinion is good for a short stay - 2-3 days. I spent there only 1 night and it was ok. but for longer stay I would probably ask for changing my room. This was located in the lower part of hotel, with view on the wall and very close to second building (with rooms for drivers and staff). Unfortunatelly all noises to late night was clearly audible... Anyway the room was clean and comfortable - with AC, all TV set and nice bathroom. In the hotel you have a lot of stairs so you should be prepare on that. Restaurant is very nice, with good food (sri lanka and continental). The view from the restaurant is amazing and the staff is really nice and helpfull. Big PLUS - very good wi fi connection in the hotel - fast and enable sending big files. So when you travelling around sri lanka and have a plan to stay in Kandy just for a while - Senani hotel is ok, but I don't think that it will be a good choice for longer holiday.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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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 54 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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