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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent two days in this guest house and it was perfect for us. It is not near Kandy, you need 10-15 min by tuktuk to reach it. But it has a great view over Kandy and is so carefully designed (minimalistic, cute, local, cosy chairs, large bathroom, romantic dining room, pleasant pool) that we could easily stay longer if...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was nice enough and the bed was comfortable, but when I asked for a blanket (there was none of any kind), I was given a mattress pad. The room REEKED of moth balls that had been tossed by the dozen into the armoire. The smell was overpowering to the extent that I had a hard time sleeping until...

Thank LoneStarSondra
2761Sue, Owner at The Change, responded to this review

dear sir madam good day sorry for the month balls. why didn't you ask to change the room .we have put some rooms .the balls , because we got some insects in the room .and we forgot to get read of them we are really sorry for that .we hope it will not happen again in the future. can you...

Murter Island, Croatia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Change is great place to stay near Kandy. Kandy is just too busy but the The Change is excellent choice to stay - nice rooms, nice owner and staff and great food. And the best is great view. And the breakfast in the nice decorated room with a view and small pool in the garden. We have really enjoyed.

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West Sussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were booked into this hotel by our tour guide. We had a lovely room on the upper floor over looking the pool with super views over the pool. The staff were all very friendly. We were there with our Son on Christmas Eve and to celebrate we shared our coffee liqueur with them & they in turn gave us...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service, very friendly staff who were extremely accommodating. The menu is simple with very good food - ask the staff if there are things you want, they were great and ready to help - I had off menu breakfast salad and fried eggs and they gave me free snacks to feed beautiful cats that come to visit from the...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a little gem hidden in the slopes of Kandy. It has a rustic feeling with a boutique style hotel setting. The staff are lovely and the food and breakfast were great. No tv in the room but who needs that. Clean swimming pool, but didn't try it, it's not our cup of tea. Room was on the small...

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2761Sue, Owner at The Change, responded to this review

dear sir. we highly thanks for your lovey review .its going to be relay helpful for our future clients. thank you very much. anura

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very relaxing stay at The Change, and enjoyed the beautiful views and sunsets. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and organised tuk tuks to get into town. It is worth noting that the hotel is about 20 minutes outside of Kandy on a partly unsealed road, which is a bit daunting in a tuk tuk! But...

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2761Sue, Owner at The Change, responded to this review

dear sir madam good day i just want to thank you for your wonderful review .that was a big big thing for us anura the change kandy sri lanka

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 January 2017

they have good rooms, staff and food. stayed at the Change for 2 nights. the road to the hotel is a problem but since it is away from the main road, it offers you quiet and peaceful stay. rooms are really pretty and colourful. the restaurant is nice and offers some great views of the city.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place! People were very nice and even helped us order a pizza and had it delivered by a tuk tuk. Rooms were nice, comfortable beds, spacious and the shower had beautiful wooden floors. They told us we were their first Mexican guests. Lol! Love that. Highly recommend this place. Pool was also very clean but we didn't get...

Thank lily522
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Its a very nice hotel situated on the hill. The view from the hotel is very nice. Its very calm and away from the noisy streets. Mr. Anoora and his staff are very courteous and helpful. The food is delicious. The ambience is very nice. Gives a rustic feel with modern amenities. Its very clean.Highly recommended!!

Thank ashwini s
2761Sue, Owner at The Change, responded to this review

dear sir madam. good day i think you arrive safely . and we realy wants to thank you for the golden review. and your very valuable time. it s going to be very helpfull for our new coming clients. thank you very much the change kandy srilanka anura

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Change

Address: Green Hill, Block 56, Heeressagala, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: RM223 - RM286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“rooms overlooking the pool are great.”
 of 5 bubbles GregorG310, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Main house rooms above the dining room probably get in-room internet (the other bldg does not).”
 of 5 bubbles LoneStarSondra, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Over looking the pool”
 of 5 bubbles SUNOMA, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one over looking Kandy hills”
 of 5 bubbles S7121SAmichelleo, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wi fi is dodgy in the hills, this was better than other places but not constitent. Only really matters if you really you need it”
 of 5 bubbles dano71, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
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