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“NOT to recommend”
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Janaki Hotel
Ranked #43 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“NOT to recommend”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Stayed one night there and regret it. Reception staff was clueless and unfriendly, rooms dirty and smelly...and words can't describe how bad the breakfast was. Also location isn't the best if you want to get a good feel of the capital so save yourself some money and choose another hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Totally Unclean, unkept and smelly rooms, leaky bathrooms, noisy or non-working A/c broken TV remote......not a place to stay, Restaurant serves horrible food, and was charged LKR500.00 for the free wifi.

Changed Rooms three times, but all rooms similar. Breakfast served seemed to be stale.

Would NOT RECOMMEND staying at this so called "hotel" for any traveller.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Stayed at this hotel for a business trip for few days in August 2011. Wouldnt say it to be a great place but ok for business trips where you will be out of the room most of the time. The hotel smelt mold-like and lots of old half broken furniture around the conference room. I particularly didnt like the taste of the food - must be because my Fiji tastes. Basically the hotel needs overall renovation and upgrading particularly rooms, air conditioning etc. the staff were very helpful and friendly - very polite i might add as well. taking a universal charger to charge electronic equipment is mandatory. the hotel's wireless facility was not functioning either

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Islamabad
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

They charged us $95 plus tax. Services against this amount were pathetic. Dirty towels, broken furniture, torn curtains, dirty bathrooms. Worms were floating in the juice served during breakfast. Served stale food in breakfast. The hotel owner is just ripping tourist off. I rented far better hotels in Europe in half price. Surprisingly, this hotel was booked via www.booking.com and I am surprised that why booking.com will have such a fake property.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

I stayed for only two weekend nights and it served its purpose of providing a comfortable bed, a hot shower and a space to relax from the hustle and bustle of Colombo.

Pros:
The room was better than I thought it would be based upon some other people's reviews, and especially the chaotic concrete filled interior/walkways of the building.

Reasonable value for money although this was my first ever trip to Colombo, so I did not know what to compare it with. The twin room was $75 per night but taxes and exchange rates bumped it up to about $80.

Quiet....even though my room faced the main road.

Cons:
The Wi-Fi reception was very poor from the 3rd floor.

The buffet breakfast is not that appetising to look at, especially with many flies landing on the food. The Western styled food was atrocious, but the Sri Lankan food i.e. curries, stringhoppers etc, was quite tasty. The cafe in the front of the hotel is ok, nothing fancy, but if you really are hungry, have a bite.

They charge you for the water that they deliver in your room.

Service: no smiles, but efficient. The security man was very friendly and helpful though.

Not so close to the centre of town, but it was only a 10 minute three-wheeler ride away (About 300-400 rupee to Galle Face area).

Overall: It was close to work, I slept well, and it suited my purposes. I would not necessarily stay here for a holiday, but for a quick business trip it was fine.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Janaki Hotel
Address: 43 Fife Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Janaki Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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