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“Convenient overnight stop”
Review of McLarens Lodge

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McLarens Lodge
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“Convenient overnight stop”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

This property is a 50+-year-old bungalow owned by a hotel in Kandy. It's a cheap option in a town with many hotels that are far grander and costlier. The 4 of us had booked through booking.com and were expected. The young man receiving us did his best to make us comfortable and after absurd consultations with Kandy who were resistant, our dirver was able to use the third bed in one of our rooms. Spacious bedrooms with no attempt at comfort really, the bathroom was not "private" as advertised, but communal and quirky. The rooms and the public rooms were spartan verging on seedy, the garden was sadly neglected; the whole place needed a large dose of TLC, i.e. decent management. The good breakfast was a redeeming feature as was the attention of the young in-charge. Fine for a night, but we wouldn;t have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We arrived in the evening and it was already dark. It was hard to find and didn't look anything like a guest house. We ware greeted by a rather dubious, strange looking guy. He didn't seem to expect us even though we had booked the room in advance. The whole place smelled terrible and was dark. He led us down a corridor to our room. The furniture and carpet were old and looked dirty. The bathroom was two doors away, we don't know if it would have been a private bathroom just for us or shared with other guests. We didn't really want to know, though, we decided not to stay there right away!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 March 2008

This is tranquil location situated just 1 KM away from the city of NuwaraEliya.It has 5 cozy rooms with hot & cold water & fire place.Also it consists with TV lounge & a Karaoke lounge.Foods are being served on request.Convenient location from NuwaraEliya town & has a lovely view of Gregory lake . Also Hakgala gardens,Vistoria park,Gallswayland National park are within close proximity to the Lodge.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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Property: McLarens Lodge
Address: 21 Upper Lake Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
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Ranked #82 of 196 Speciality Lodging in Nuwara Eliya
Number of rooms: 5

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