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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We had two different experiences in our two nights there. Our first night was terrible as we were put in a room on the pool level that should never have been rented out. The shower flooded the bathroom and it was extremely noisey. We were moved our second night to a much better room with a fantastic view. Overall the...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Very good hotel the rooms were clean very good and huge. Stayed 2 nights 4&5 Jan 2013. Good location and easy to city centre and the main attractions. There was a lovely view from the rooms and the city of Kandy. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 10 January 2013

There was a change to our itinerary and we ended up using the Serene Garden which became a real treat. Without the help of a tour guide it is probably difficult to locate but it has a lovely hill side setting with great views from the walkways in the hotel and from the balconies.of the rooms. Access into Kandy by...

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1Thank Pwillholme
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We had a comfortable stay at this hotel for two nights, finding it to be great for a short stay in Kandy. Although we were there during a busy period (Perahera festival) we were delighted to find there was a family room available, with separate beds for my two children. The bedroom and bathroom was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed...

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motherwell
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We stayed here while on a 3 day trip and it was ideal for an overnight stay.Our room was comfortable and dinner and breakfast were both to a high standard.Kandy itself was an interesting city with the traditional dancers and the temple of the tooth being particular highlights.

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Wet Wigan
Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

We were on a 2 day tour and our guide amith took us to stay here for one night while we went to the temple of the tooth and watched the traditional Sri lankan dancing. The room was ok but didn't have mozzie plugs and I got eaten alive so wasn't very happy. The food here was excellent we had...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Basic hotel but clean and the staff were friendly. Great for a one night stay if you are doing a day trip to or through Kandy. Showers were great and the view was amazing. Kandy itself is suprisingly quiet and more relaxed than we thought - we really struggled to find a good local eatery however chilled out for most...

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3Thank wkblau
Reviewed 1 September 2012

The worst of the many lovely hotels and rest houses we stayed in during our two weeks in Sri Lanka; the room for three was terribly cramped and it was almost impossible to open the wardrobe door. The bathroom was not clean and the bathroom mat was so dirty I had it changed. We were on floor one which, as...

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3Thank Karen M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2012

This was one of the worst hotels I have stayed in for the price we payed!absolute rip off!if we paid $50 not bad at all but paying over $100...WOW felt totally ripped off! so much so that we had to complain and get some of our money back,and for me to complain it takes a lot. Like i said,for a...

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3Thank becky23_richardson
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We stayed here for two nights and used it as a base from which to see Dambulla and Sigiriya as well as Kandy. The location is on the hillside - there are a lot of hotels on the same road and the location gives views down to the town. Our room had a balcony with views down to Kandy which...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serene Garden Hotel is situated within walking distance of the city centre and overlooking the serene Kandy Lake. Above all these things, something unique about Serene Garden Hotel: its ambience is serene and the experience blends with the unique enchantment that Kandy serenely weaves in the mind of the foreign traveller, as it has done for centuries. From Serene Garden Hotel, it is walking distance to the Dalada Maligawa (The Temple of the Tooth) across the road from the Kandy Lake. This hallowed temple is synonymous with the historic hill capital of Kandy; it is where the tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined, enduring symbol of a nation’s sovereignty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serene Garden Hotel

Address: 189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: €55 - €138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Serene Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“top floor always the best”
 of 5 bubbles an6711654, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't select low level rooms like 2nd or 3rd floor, weird toilet pit smell in balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles suhand2015, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher floors have better view, rooms looking out for the pool are bigger but there is a risk of the noice from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles AleksanderJ, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can have views across to the city”
  • Guest on our balcony, worth a visit just for this
 of 5 bubbles frosty_11_11, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a Kandy view”
 of 5 bubbles Mustanghalls, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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