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46 Saranankara Rd | S Kandy Lake, Kandy, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239418
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Chicago
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84 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Not so great place for variety or quality or service but safe to eat. Slow in service and unprofessional presentation

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Thank Sundaramurthy P
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We've had more than our share of bad meals in Sri Lanka. But in all cases, we've managed to eat most of our food. In Golden View, I honestly thought I would vomit after the third bite. Because that's as far as I made it. But let's start from the beginning. We ordered a beer, which came warm, and a... More 

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Thank FunkeeeBuddha
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Good western breakfast - toast with jam, eggs, papaya and tea/coffee. Wanted Sri Lankan food but they needed to be told in advance so it was unavailable.

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Thank Anna C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights in Golden View after stumbling across it by complete chance. The staff were all very attentive and the room was perfectly clean and comfortable. My only gripe would be that we were told that the buses to Dambulla were not running due to a holiday and we would need a taxi (which by chance... More 

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Thank trudle85
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

The food is over priced and not tasty. We had to wait an hour for our food and there were no other customers, it was 15:30. The vegetable noodles were bland and the vegetable curry looked impressive but it was not very tasty. Avoid this place

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1 Thank jamie78h
Warsaw, Poland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

The room was cheap, in a double meaning... At least clean, sort of. Overpriced breakfast, and eventually an unsuccessful attempt in screwing us over 1200 SLR when checking out. Just don't, there certainly is better things out there.

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1 Thank Caroll_n_Markus
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Here's a brief summary of our stay: Rooms - quite clean, big and many with balcony. There was hot water, but almost no pressure. Surroundings - its about a 10 minute walk to the start of the main part of town. There is a lot of noise coming from a huge construction site across the road, that doesn't look like... More 

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1 Thank LivingTheDream_KN
Poznan, Poland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

It's worst place to stay in Kandy and worst I stayed during my more than 3 weeks in Sri Lanka. Rooms are typical - not super clean, quite dark, small "double" bed. But it's not what caused I hated that place. I'm an independent traveller, loving meeting people, helping them if I can. We checked-in and decided to go to... More 

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2 Thank EwkaPoznan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

We thought it would be a great place to stay as the sign said it was Trip Advisor/lonely planet recommended. So we decided to stay a night before we headed off to Nuwara Eliya. Wish we never stayed there. The shower wasn't working, huge ant problem, moldy smelling room, music blasting all night and dirty room. The worst was getting... More 

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3 Thank Missyvonne604
hannover
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

this rest house is a very poor one - iro quality, service and be carefull - the manager cheats guests. he applies the VAt to the accomodation price although for the rest of Sri Lanka VAT only applies to food and related services - but not to the room. also, the managed provided dutch labeled ketchup (!) after beeing asked... More 

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3 Thank Mat H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Saranankara Rd | S Kandy Lake, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 239418

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