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Gem Inn II - Guest House

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melbourne
Reviewed 14 June 2015

in reading the reviews prior to booking this place i thought i would be terrific as it looked great... booked it through airb and b for approx $179 for 3 nights... how to start a review like this... the owners were magnificent, friendly and to a degree informative... the room had been recently painted however was as basic a room...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This guest house has got an amazing view and if you have a room with a balcony facing the view you can easily spend some time on that balcony just enjoying the view. The owner is nice and very helpful giving us advice on what to do in Kandy, driving us around and also arranging a driver that took us...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Kandy is busy and can be noisy at times. Staying in the city centre was not an option for us since we knew hillside views are supposed to be great. So we went for the Gem II and it was really good. 10 minutes tuk tuk drive to the temple (lets call it the centre of Kandy) for 150 rupees...

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Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Located on a hill, overlooking Kandy, about 10 minutes of drive from city centre. Great views, nice room with balcony. Just bathroom was quite dirty and smelly. Do not forget to play with their cute dog!

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Me and my girlfriend stayed four nights in the Gem Inn II and we didnt regret it at all. Nice tours with Heshan (our guide), great views at the astonishing landscape combined with the tranquility made our stay really worth it. The house is not the newest one but the price is reasonable with a 10-15min tuck-tuck-drive to Kandy. One...

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2Thank Mi k
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Gem Inn 2 was happily changing!! Much to our surprise there we had the best stay in Sri Lanka. In comparison to last year the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable now! In the evening we had such a yummi dinner while enjoing the great view over the mountains. We can really recommend the spacious room nr. 1...

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1Thank Maria S
London
Reviewed 9 January 2015

This is a really beautiful place to stay. I stayed with my family for 3 nights while in Kandy. The views are incredible, the garden peaceful and serene. The rooms were spacious and most have balconies with views straight over the mountains. Rooms were also clean and bed linen comfortable. The guesthouse has its very own labrador puppy who is...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Quiet hotel in the mountain, better to have a driver or you need a tuk tuk. We arrived late and it was the last hotel available.in kandy. Staff very nice but the rooms were not cleaned and smell humidity.

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Reviewed 14 October 2014

We got here because of our kind driver's recommendation. It was late at night and we were tired so we said yes to the room without inspecting too much. They showed us a room on the third floor but there's no wifi in that room. Then for some reason, they gave us a corner room on second floor - even...

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4Thank D V
Beijing, China
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The mountain view is so nice! There is a big garden, when it is rainy, so romantic! We lived on the second floor with a large balcony. After rain, we have seen double rainbows!!! The cooker can cook some Chinese dishes....too delicious

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The excellent Gem Inn II about 2 km east of the town center, perched on a hillside with wonderful views over the Mahaweli River and the Knuckles Range. This spacious, relaxed home is good value with just a handful of doubles, and triple family rooms. The rooms are very clean, simple comfortable with veranda, nets, fans and private balcony / bath - and the cooking is some of the best you'll find in Sri Lanka. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gem Inn II - Guest House

Address: 102/90 Hewaheta Road | Thalwatta, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $13 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Take the room at the top for great views.”
 of 5 bubbles dennisschulz, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The top most room with terrace is the best in the Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles RajibSengupta_Kol, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“balcony on the front would be best however be prepared to be woken up about 6am as the curtain is thin”
 of 5 bubbles bfgstk, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room which has a room that is facing the valley”
 of 5 bubbles Sarisb, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
“try to get the room upstairs with the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 362mik, 24 Jan 2015 | Read review
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