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Reggio Emilia, Italy
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We have been there for perahera event. We booked the room 2weeks before and we paid all the money before..fuor days plus the tip (10%) plus more moneta for the currency. We are not used to do like this but kandy city was almost full booked for the most important event of the year for them. So we paid trust...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

We were a little vary of place because of the review about the 'greedy owner'. Since we had no other choice we decided to take it and we were pleasantly surprised by it . We dealt with a lady with a warm smile who took very good care of us. The place is very clean and you have a better...

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Thank Thatwild1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here one night. The rooms are clean and basic and the view is lovely. It was 5000 for a room with a view. The restaurant is a complete rip off as the other reviewers have mentioned. Ask before you order! They add 10% to the whole bill. The view is great but that's what you're paying for.

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Thank LovesTheSun1987
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Wwe stayed for two nights in the Highest View II. Good value for money. The guesthouse is located on the hills around the lake (3 minutes away from the lake), in a very quiet area. The rooms are large and clean (no A/C). The mosquito net and bed sheets were clean. The rooms have very nice balconies overlooking the hills....

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Wish we had read Tripadvisor reviews/rating before checking in. Honestly, the rooms are fine (especially the new ones next door, named Highest View II), but the owner sabotages himself with hidden charges which he springs on you only as you check out -- "10% service charge" on room rates, meals, laundry. We were just relieved that we had not used...

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Thank carstenoga
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We found the Highest View after a long walk around every other guest house in Kandy, and had only skipped it due to previous poor reviews. Owner Tony (local guy who worked in hotels in Switzerland) welcomed us warmly with a bobble of his head, and showed us to our room with a great view over the valley below. A...

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Thank Charlieb4u2
Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

I stopped in to have a beer and curry one evening. The rooftop restaurant is pleasant with great views but it was the worse rice and curry I've ever had. I was still hungry afterwards and it cost 750 plus tax which is insane. The manager is so pushy with tours and meals even though I wasn't staying there. He...

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Thank michelle k
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Very clean house (no shoes allowed in the house) with a fantastic view from the rooftop terrace. The owner is very kind. Breakfast was ok. The hotel was empty when we came but we suspect it could be noisy when fully booked.

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Thank CamilleFrance_12
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed here for three nights and were charged 2000Rs per night. Our room was a double room with no view and had an en-suite. The room was clean if not a little damp. The bathroom only had hot water for one night and the others we had to get cold showers. We are not normally too bothered about this...

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Thank Chelsea R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Nothing to recommend, nothing to stay away from. We took the Rough guide recommendations and tried this place. The view from the room was truly amazing and the room was quite clean, mosquito net and fan included. What bothered me was mainly the approach of the manager, who insisted that the restaurant in the place is awesome and they make...

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Address: 129/3 Saranankara Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Number of rooms: 6
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“If you do end up here, make sure you ask for a room with a good view.”
Silver360, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't go there..”
203lucag, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms with a view are nicer but more expensive.”
ChelseaR328, 30 Sep 2013 | Read review
“do not chose this room with 2 glass walls - you will not able to sleep at all unless you are drunk enough :))”
Alsu-2012, 30 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Go to one of the other hostels!”
_-M4rgaret-_, 15 Aug 2012 | Read review
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