Amaara Residence
Amaara Residence
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"Staff is very friendly and helpful."

Ka K.

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November 12, 2016

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7.5
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10
Excellent service
8.4
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Distance to airport84.2 km
  • 800 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kandy

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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    Agoda Reviews (43)Booking.com Reviews (34)
    7.5
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    10
    Cleanliness6.7
    Facilities6.1
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service8.4
    Value for money7.5
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    7.6
    Very good
    Ka from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016
    Very friendly staff and quiet environment up at the hill”
    The location is not at the action pack but it gives a a great quietness if u need a good night sleep. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They care about your needs all the time. I had a pleasant time with this hotel.
    Reviewed November 12, 2016
    Dear Sir / Madam, we are very thankful for your review, and we came up with a new management and renovated the hotel in 2017. now we are getting more happy and satisfied customers.hope you will visit us one day and have a great expirience. regards Amaara residence
    Responded September 06, 2017
    Amaara Residence
    3.6
    Ramon from Spain
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
    Dirty and expensive”
    The place is old and not well conservated. Bathroom was dirty and breakfast poor
    Reviewed August 17, 2016
    Dear Sir /Madom , Thank you very much for your review. we have taken your review very seriously and considered about the areas you have mentioned and came up with a new management and renovated the hotel in 2017. now we are getting more happy and satisfied customers.hope you will visit us one day and have a great expirience. regards Amaara residence
    Responded September 06, 2017
    Amaara Residence
    4.8
    Alejandro from Spain
    Couple
    Triple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
    Overall not good”
    The place had an overall creepy feeling. Staff was strange and we didn't have any welcoming feeling as in the several places we had been in Sri Lanka (this is my last review after staying in 7 places). Location is good as you go down the hill easily and reach temples and centre within minutes (you need to go on a shortcut that may not be ok for individual travelers at night but can use main winding road- just a few min more- still easy). The beds were just ok, linen was not great and bathroom was old and not to the highest degree of cleaniliness. No breakfast included and honestly for the cost of 500 rupees demanded not worthy in this town (suggest to go to main street and take any of the side street, plenty of bakeries which offer you triple of things for same amount of money or the same for 3 times less and so much tasty). The point that agravated our feeling of this place is that one of the staff who brought us a non fresh juice when we arrived, checked my colleague passport and followed us when we got into the city, and when we were in the main street he came to say hello directly in italian (my colleague was italian) and start chatting (he had been in italy, exactly in the same place where she was from) and he took us to the spice market as a friendly person from the hotel who didn't want to sell anything- my friend totally fell for it and bought a few things- irrelevant in terms of money spent but the principle for us is we couldn't trust staff at this hotel
    Reviewed August 08, 2016
    Dear Sir /Madom , Thank you very much for your review. we have taken your review very seriously and considered about the areas you have mentioned and came up with a new management and renovated the hotel in 2017. now we are getting more happy and satisfied customers.hope you will visit us one day and have a great expirience. regards Amaara residence
    Responded September 06, 2017
    Amaara Residence
    8.0
    Excellent
    Gerard from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
    Very handy location”
    Just a few minutes walk down a lane to the corner of Kandy Lake. Rooms spacious, if in need of renovation, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My only negative point is that not only is there no bottled water supplied but they charge double the price of the supermarket.
    Reviewed March 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    David from Czech Republic
    Family with young children
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016
    Pleasant hotel above the lake.”
    Sitting in the garden and enjoying the city view. Everything else was just fine.
    Reviewed February 21, 2016
    4.0
    meehee from South Korea
    Couple
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016
    it wasn't good”
    I expect to be better condition however i felt wet and something dirty. I couldn't say exactly but i felt something smell and bathroom was wet the next day i found much cheaper and nicer room near there
    Reviewed February 21, 2016
    Dear Sir /Madom , Thank you very much for your review. we have taken your review very seriously and considered about the areas you have mentioned and came up with a new management and renovated the hotel in 2017. now we are getting more happy and satisfied customers.hope you will visit us one day and have a great expirience. regards Amaara residence
    Responded September 06, 2017
    Amaara Residence
    7.6
    Very good
    Jacquelyn from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
    Adequate and well Located”
    We enjoyed our stay here partly because of the location. We had lovely views from our room and it was a very quick walk down to the lake and center. The room could have been a tad cleaner as it looks as if it needs a little updating. Staff was great, attentive and warm. Breakfast was very good with lots of fresh fruit. For the money, it was fine, especially if you are interested in an excellent location.
    Reviewed February 17, 2016
    4.7
    Deepak from India
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2016
    Lovely Old Bungalow, needs effort & work.”
    Staff, Quiet Location, Not far from City
    We were very tired on arrival, and asked for a meal. The regular cook was absent, which we were not informed, and the meal turned out to be badly cooked and could not finish it. Roads are steeply sloped, not good for older people to walk on. Local tuk-tuk (The Indian auto-rickshaw)prices are exorbitant; the drivers cover more than a 2-way ride in their price. Breakfast was basic, but served cheerfully, with every effort by the housekeeping and restaurant staff to please; however, their culinary skills are very basic. Our room had a view of the lake and Tooth Relic Temple, but there was a long common balcony just outside where guests would sit and smoke. The curtains were very light, and with the lights on in the room, occupants could be seen clearly. Staff did make an effort and gave us 2 heavier curtains, but those did not cover the entire window. Bathtub was stained, and water supply pressure was low. Took some time for hot water to get to the faucet because of long pipes. The main gate was locked at 10pm, so if we came back later than that we had to inform the staff in advance. Kandy shuts down by 10 pm. There was a good restaurant nearby (10 minutes up a steep slope)
    Reviewed January 20, 2016
    Dear Sir , Thank you very much for your long review. we have taken your review very seriously and considered about the areas you have mentioned and came up with a new management and renovated the hotel in 2017. now we are getting more happy and satisfied customers.hope you will visit us one day and have a great expirience. regards Amaara residence
    Responded September 06, 2017
    Amaara Residence
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Erika from Switzerland
    Family with teens
    Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
    Best choice!!! :D”
    Staff, Staff and location
    We had a wonderfull stay there! The staff is so friendly, helpfull and kind!!! The location is great!
    Reviewed December 30, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    Tom from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Triple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
    kandy”
    the hotel staff were so helpfull, position of the hotel, hot shower wsa good
    You can walk from the train or bus station to the hotel so no tuk tukits about 1 km. It's a 5 minute walk to the lake and a nice 20 min walk around the lake to the Temple of the Tooth. Good value .
    Reviewed December 08, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    Felicia from China
    Group
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015
    good location”
    location, nice staff
    the location is good, not far from the lake and temple. but the city is quite small. Staffs are quite helpful. Okay for stay one night.
    Reviewed July 15, 2015
    5.7
    Xu from China
    Family with teens
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015
    Cheap but not clean”
    Cheap price, good location, no room for driver
    Not clean enough, bed sheets were not changed. Staff is nice with wellcome drink.
    Reviewed February 20, 2015
    4.3
    KAH from Malaysia
    Group
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015
    Dirty room but good location”
    The staff friendly, room is big and nice view from hotel
    The room is big but the toilet and the room is dirty and rubbish hiding in top of cupboard.. The breakfast is not really go... Other words is too stingy ...
    Reviewed January 04, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nadine from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2014
    Bien placé, agréable”
    Situation, chambre agréable
    A 5 min a pied par raccourci au dessus du lac / centre ville / temple. Les chambres au niveau du resto sont un peu bruyantes très tôt le matin. Le plus c'est la vue sur le lac, le moins c'est que du coup c'est aussi sur la route qui malgré tout est assez passante. SDB un peu vieillote mais ensemble agréable et chambre claire.
    Reviewed November 18, 2014
    5.7
    Marion from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
    guesthouse bien située”
    la situation à quelques minutes du centre, la gentillesse du personnel
    Accueil très sympathique et situation impeccable de l'hôtel. Chambre très simple. Toutefois peu de services sur place (pas de laundry ni de réservation de voiture possible par exemple). La salle de bain mériterait un sérieux rafraîchissement. Le bruit constitue le point négatif majeur : on entend les discussions en provenance de la chambre voisine comme si l'on y était et la dance-music à un niveau élevé dans les parties communes dès le matin n'est pas tout à fait à notre goût.
    Reviewed August 18, 2014
    4.8
    Anna from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    Alles voller Ameisen. ”
    Dort 2 Nächte gebucht. Das war absolut mehr als genug. Das Zimmer hatte keine Fenster. Sonst war da nicht mehr als Betten, plump in den Raum gestellt. An den Türen und Wänden mehrere Ameisenkolonien. Klopapier gab es nur auf Anfrage. Das Bad war unfassbar dreckig und sah schon seit längerem nicht geputzt aus. Das Personal war aber sehr nett. Frühstück, nichts besonderes. Ei, Früchte, eine Tasse Tee, jedoch nur mit Pulvermilch - ebenfalls nicht so meins. Das einzige was nicht zu verachten ist, ist der Garten mit einem schönen Blick auf den Kandy lake!
    Reviewed February 23, 2018
    5.6
    Matthias from Germany
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    Schönes Hotel, sehr schlechtes Zimmer”
    Das Hotel ist sehr schön und auch sehr sauber. Allerdings nicht unser Zimmer. Es gab keine Handtücher und auch nicht wirklich Bettwäsche. Zimmer insgesamt muffig / schimmlig. Das Bad ist völlig verdreckt. Überall Ameisen. Keine wirklichen Lampen im Zimmer. Frühstück gut, Personal nett.
    Reviewed February 05, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Benjamin from Italy
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016
    Günstige Unterkunft”
    Super Lage, sehr freundliches Personal, guten Frühstück, schöner Aufenthaltsraum und Garten! Zimmer sind nicht sehr sauber, Bad ist klein, Matratze ist schlecht!
    Reviewed October 11, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Susanne from Austria
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
    Super Lage, gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis”
    Lage mit Blick über den See, ruhig, herzliches Service
    am Hügel südlich der Uferpromenade gelegen, über Abkürzung 5 min zu Fuß in die City. Die nordwärts gelegenen Zimmer im oberen Stock mit Terrasse und tollem Blick über den See. Große Zimmer, breite, bequeme Betten mit guten Matratzen, Ventilator, AC (wir haben die Klimaanlage gar nicht verwendet, sondern mit Ventilator bei offenem Fenster herrlich geschlafen) Bad groß, etwas abgewohnt und vom Klima mitgenommen, aber sauber, die Badewanne zum Duschen ok, ein Bad würde ich drin nicht nehmen. Sri Lanka Standard Frühstück mit Tee, Kaffee, Eiern, Toast, Butter, Marmelade, Frischen Früchten. Die Speisekarte verspricht ein wenig mehr, als dann tatsächlich zu bestellen möglich war, ein paar Dinge gab's einfach nicht, dafür war die Bedienung umso herzlicher. Der Service großartig, es wird vom Tuk-Tuk bis zu Tickets für die Kandy-Dancer alles organisiert, und gute Tipps gibt's gratis, wie auch einen Willkommensdrink. Insgesamt ein gutes Quartier zu einem vernünftigen Preis.
    Reviewed December 08, 2015
    7.2
    Very good
    YOSHIHIRO from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016
    眺めがいい”
    湖から急な坂を上るのはキツイですが、バス停や仏歯寺から歩ける範囲で、部屋や庭からの眺望が良かったです。 バドゥミーさんというスタッフの方がニコニコしてよく話しかけてくれました。 建物は古いので綺麗さは相応ですが、ある意味クラシカルな良い雰囲気の部屋でした。
    Reviewed July 25, 2016
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