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“Quiet familiar accomodation”
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The Glen
Ranked #64 of 381 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Reviewed 29 March 2015

My wife and I stayed 3 days there. They have only 3 rooms so you feel familiar. The owners (an elder couple) are very friendly and helpful. We had Sri Lankan breakfast which was delicious. The room was clean and spacious.
The house is on the hill in the south of the lake in a quiet area. There are some restaurants around so you need not to go down to the traffic hell around the lake.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank TrillianAustria
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

We stayed 3 nights end September 2014 in this family homestay. The eldery couple is nice, although in the beginning the man is a bit reserved. In this time of the year they don't serve dinner or breakfast, but there is a small restaurant around the corner. They have 3 room, each with badroom, clean, hot water, enough place for your luggage, moscitonet. Wifi is not always working well, but we bought at the airport a 3G sim card (Dialog) 10 euro for a month, so no problems with slow wifi... In September we paid Rs 1500 p/n, because we stayed 3 nights. There is not a great view, but they hava a veranda where you can sit even when it rains. With a tuktuk it is 150 Rs to the centre, but is also an easy walk down hill and along the lake.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank wamky
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

I walked to The Glen from Kandy town. A bit of a walk up but it was no biggie. Of course, along the way up, there will be people trying to convince you to take their places but just politely decline and be firm with you choice. The Glen is a home and not a hotel. The elderly couple who lives there are simply offering up some of their rooms for travellers. They keep their house and rooms very clean so I felt very comfortable with the affordable rate that I paid. Kinda reminds me of my grandfather's house. The couple were also very easy to talk to and they spoke a fair amount of English. The old couple basically watches TV at home or do some gardening so it's definitely not a place for big groups to be making lots of noises. They also go to bed early, so if you have intentions of coming home early or checking in late, I would suggest some place else. I'm a morning person and I get out at 6am so I was thankful that it wasn't a bother for them :) Great place to stay in Kandy! It's also up a small hill so you'd get a way from the noise and traffic of Kandy town.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank smellyocheese
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We had a chance to stay here for 2 beautiful nights.
The elderly couple was hosting us their place, preparing great food and giving great advise for sight-seeing in Kandy.

Nice and clean rooms, very nice hosts and homely atmosphere.

Be aware of the tuk-tuk drivers, some of them try to get a comission from other places, when they bring you there.
Stay at your route and get to The Glen,
room-rate will be probably even better, hosts will be great for sure.

If we are around, we will visit back!

Ben and Tina

p.s. Sad to read the previous comment, we can't imagine the couple would force you to be back at 10, our experience was different from that and usually communication is key!

Room Tip: There are 3 rooms, we had a nice double-room with bathroom.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place is really good. Very kind owners, the room was nice, big and clean with free wifi.
They have also a dinning room. Breakfast is good but you can also bring your food. They don't cook dinner.
Location is also good. We walked to the city. It's not too far.

Marko & Lidija

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marko G
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Address: 58 Saranankara Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #64 of 381 Speciality Lodging in Kandy
Price Range: RM143 - RM151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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