Well past its glory days! Unfortunately our guide booked us in for two nights. The rooms are quite large but cold and gloomy. The bathroom was adequate and the water hot, but the room remained damp, walls were mouldy and the towels smelt musty and felt damp at all times. Our room was near the entrance to the hotel and the door was always open to the howling cold winds and rain. The lounge area was usually occupied by staff playing cards in the only bright corner of the room. A fire (there was a fireplace) would have made the room a cozy place for guests to meet and talk - but no fire unless you paid 600 Rupees for a limited supply of sticks so that you could have a fire in your room for a short while. The door between our room and the next was very thin and allowed all sounds from the room next door to penetrate. Our next door neighbours talked for hours and then shouted into the phone until almost midnight. Then the roof took over - it rattled and banged in the wind all night long! The food ... we were shown a menu during the afternoon. Our first choices were "finished today". In desperation, I selected "roast chicken with bacon and chips". The chicken was very dry, the piece of bacon was tiny and the few chips cold. Not another vegetable in sight (needless to say, we ate out on the second night). Breakfast was adequate and we could at least make our own toast (Sri Lankans seem to think that toast is warm bread). The young, ever smiling waiter (who we dubbed Mr Bean) was trying very hard to please with limited resources. Other staff members seemed to be doing very little and spent more time with each other than engaging with guests.