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“One night horror”
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Riverdale Hotel
Ranked #51 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Horrible. No other word can describe the facility. Imagine our shock when our tour guide had booked us into This hotel instead of Hotel Suisse. Why? Because he hadn't booked in advance and only Riverdale had available rooms. Well we can see why they had available rooms. We would have rather spent the night in our van.
The bathrooms were disgusting, we did not touch a piece of food at the breakfast Buffet, we were afraid of catching something from the bedsheets and we spent the night in overall horror.

Never again will I trust Sri lanka tour guides and we are all forever scarred from our night in Riverdale Hotel.

Oh and They claim to have 3 stars, but they have only 2 on the SriLankan tourism board. And I'm pretty sure they bribed their way into getting both stars.

  • Stayed: December 2014
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1  Thank Tanaz S
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

This hotel is a complete waste of money and time. The bathrooms are in horrendous conditions, absolutely disgusting, not even an animal would want to use a bathroom like that. During my experience, there were huge ants all over the floors and i was extremely worried my children would get bitten by them during the night. The duvet was a white sheet that was stained and there was no carpet covering the floor. The room maintenance was horrific, dirty and impossible to stay in. After less than two hours of sleep the entire night, i took one bread from the breakfast buffet and checked out immediately. Not worth the money, do not go there.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Sofia K
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Hi found this is very good hotel.Staff is cooperative.Food quality is nice.They have provided indian food in hotel.The only thing is television is not available in Non AC room.Location is good not far from tooth temple.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mahendra S
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed, with a business group, in May in the Riverdale Hotel.

When we arrived at 21:00 there was a party going on. Loud music was played in the dining room. Unfortunalety, the whole hotel is open. So there was no possibility of sleep.

Additional I noticed the following:
- A shower that leaks everywhere
- Not all the lights in the room worked
- The shower curtains where very moldy
- The Toilet hadn't enough water to flush everything
- At breakfast there were red stains in the white tablecloth.
Etc etc etc

Do not go here.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Sjoes
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We arrived in Kandy with no hotel booked and our guide found this one.
What a depressing shabby place. I could not even chance eating any food there.
The rooms appeared to be built by cowboys, I could have tiled the bathroom better myself. The water from the shower leaked all over the bathroom. The price was exorbitant,
A complete and utter 'Rip off'

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank 186338Ann_T_12
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Address: No 32 Aniwatthe Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Ranked #51 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: RM154 - RM429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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