Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow Kandy Review

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow is located at 17 Richmond Hill, Heerassagala, Hantana. The way to the hotel is a long winding road off the main road that leads towards the Tea Museum. Tuk Tuk drivers do not know this hotel and the guests need to work with the Tuk Tuk driver to find the property by following the road signs that start at a point on the road leading to the Tea Museum. Cost of this one way trip from Kandy town to Kandyan View is around 400-500 LKR. Hotel's front office staff can call a Tuk Tuk to go back to Kandy at a cost of LKR 450. One night's stay in a Standard room in this hotel cost me about 3200 LKR including breakfast. Read more below...

Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow Kandy

My Standard Room was adequate in the sense that there was a confortable bed, a dresser table, and a clean bathroom. The hotels.com booking voucher promised a balcony and a tea/coffee maker but both were missing. There was a window opening towards a private house. Promised toiletries in the bathroom were missing too but when I asked, they gave me a small soap and a tube of shampoo. The booking voucher also promised buffet breakfast though no such facility was available there. My vegetarian breakfast was four slices of stale white bread, butter/jam and coffee. There was a TV in the room that was a waste because the TV signal was totally bad. It was on for 1 minute and off for the next five minutes.


Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow Kandy Standard Room

Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow Kandy Standard Room Bathroom

On the positive side, the views of the surrounding hills and Kandy town from the lobby were nice. Proximity to the Ceylon Tea Museum was another advantage but definitely no reason to book this hotel.


Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow Kandy Lobby

View from Kandyan View Holiday Bungalow Kandy

I found Kandyan View to be an average hotel with a less than enthusiastic management, not so much interested in taking care of their guests. What a waste of the beautiful views. If you ever book this hotel, make sure you get what your booking voucher promises.

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