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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This guest house was absolutely filthy and not worth the money at all. The room was full of ants, the sheets were dirty and the whole room was full of someone else's things. Open a draw there were socks in there, open the fridge (full of ants and other insects as seal broken) and there were half drunk bottles of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful house with large spacious rooms, very friendly staff and an owner that knows a lot about Kandy. The view of the town, lake and the tooth temple is spectacular. The various ratings for this place probably reflect people's sensitive to bathrooms in need of renovation and that the cleaning could be better. Still it is a... More 

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Thank Ulrik K
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Initially very excited by the charming photos online, and the first impressions didn't disappoint. Fantastic location, gorgeous view in the evening, and a lovely old colonial villa. But this is a place with huge, unfulfilled potential. We booked two rooms, ours (for 3) was huge and airy, but flimsy bathroom fittings, cheap beds and tatty bedding. Our friends had a... More 

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay and enjoy the lake view. The room was gigantic and all the house is funished with old style furnishings which gives a really nice feel to it. Really close to the lake. We were only a bit disappointed by breakfast which was a bit simple.

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Thank debdeb34
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The bathrooms were appalling with no prior cleaning and cob webs in the nooks and corners making it very unpleasant. The breakfast was changed without informing and the dhal curry was burnt but was still served to us. It was so disgusting. The prices were way too high compared to the service received.

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Thank Gayan J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stayed 2 nights at the Castle Hill, even though the location is great, overlooking the milk lake, so many things were wrong, first we have booked on a half board basis and were surprised to find out that it was not the case! We managed to have dinner that night, a very poor but eatable meal. Even though there was... More 

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Thank AnneMarieFrance58
Agen, France
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Do not be seduced by the location of the 'hotel', which does have good views across the lake and town. This is NOT a hotel ...at the very best it is a hostel, though even the least discerning backpacker might be put off by the grimy owner, dirty mustard furnishings in the lounge, the brown stain in the bath, filthy... More 

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Thank pigonini
Kessel-Lo, Brabant, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

You can still feel the grandeur of the old day's in the big central room and the nice garden with great view on the temple of the secret tooth. The rooms and bathrooms however, urgently need some renovation. Breakfast was very basic. For us this was largely overprised. On the other hand, it's a quite place, just 5 minutes walking... More 

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Thank Krien H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

The guest house is a stunning art deco bulding in a great location (only about 5 mins walk downhill to the lake and centre) within beautiful gardens and a friendly owner. The rooms are enormous and the and the 1950s furniture adds to the special charm. Sadly this also seems the last time when the place received a good clean.... More 

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Thank SGFstravels
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2015

An old house with 1930s decoration, set in a beautiful garden with a stunning view over the city, very quiet. The only slight negative was the lack of refurbishment and in particular the lack of pressure in the shower. But the atmosphere is very nice and it is easy to access the city centre.

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Additional Information about Castle Hill

Address: 22, Rajapilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $65 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Do not go there”
 of 5 bubbles pigonini, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the front rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles KrienH, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The front room with a view over the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles siljabb, 3 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Choose either of the 2 front rooms with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles NevillePettersson, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles sudantha2013, 18 Nov 2013 | Read review
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