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... with during our stay in Sri Lanka. Towels were not in the room and when asked for them, the staff brought the unfreshed...
... sleep. During reading a book we noticed 25 big bugs in our room. After kiling them we waited 5 minutes and saw again plenty...
... information and wonderful company. The beds are big and our room, while a little drab and with a poky ensuite, was clean. ...
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reptilian1976 wrote a review Dec 2014
Luanda, Angola2 contributions3 helpful votes
Mahaweli View hotel has met us with lots of signs on the wall that had been left by previous customers. Though the signs were praising the good hospitality and the service of the staff, it turned out to be the worst level of service we have faced with during our stay in Sri Lanka. Towels were not in the room and when asked for them, the staff brought the unfreshed ones with the strong smell of tobacco.
Breakfasts can be strange here as the staff selectively serves fresh juices: one morning our table was not served while the rest of the tables were and when we asked for the juice, our request was ignored. Laundry turned out to be dissapointed: the staff has collected it from us and the next morning it returned back uncleaned claiming the laundries in town were closed... The hotel staff had been seeing us on the evening night after we returned from the sightseeing and did ignored to say, the laundry was impossible to do during that day (in fact, we have reason to believe they simply forgot to do and decided to screw it up their way). The hotel does not have any warm blankets, so if you are happened to drop in during the shower season when the temperature gets cooler at evenings and nights, the only way you can keep yourself from getting freezed is to put all your warm clothes you have taken with you with the trip. Electricity in the hotel was inreliable as it went on and off several times during a day. Mosquito nets are not provided at all.
Travellers and tourists visiting Sri Lanka's inlands probably know that the easiest way to visit those places is to hire a driver who will be taking you around. Our driver assured us he had negotiated the best price of 4500 rps per night in this hotel as the manager of Mahavelli View hotel is his best friend. Booking through a hotel booking web-site, the same hotel category can be as low as 3000 rps - we had done such bookings ourselves before getting to Mahavelli View hotel.
When we asked for a discount giving the reasons why the price seemed to be unfair taking into account the above uncomfortances, the crew went on impolite manner claiming the price that had been negotiated by our driver was the final one and further negotiations come to nowhere but will disturb the other guests.
I do personnally believe this was pretty unfair and the story has to be shared.
To those, who does not care on the price-quality, please, ignore that post. For the rest who would like to have positive emotions - do not rely on what a driver tells you and proceed through web-site bookings on your own. I believe, you will get a fair price for that kind of quality spots. Our stay in Mahaweli View was totally dissapointing.
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jan T wrote a review Nov 2014
Fuerth, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay was total horible - it was our worst night in a two week Sri lanka roundtrip. The Hotel crew celebrated in two floors until midnight and it was impossible to sleep. During reading a book we noticed 25 big bugs in our room. After kiling them we waited 5 minutes and saw again plenty of them inside our room. Our balcony was attacked by thousands of bugs and they found a way through the closed balcony door. Until the next evening no dead bugs were cleaned by the Hotel staff.
Never again!
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Peter J wrote a review Dec 2013
Sydney, Australia188 contributions70 helpful votes
This well-priced hotel has a lovely view across the river and the young student who helped serve our dinner was a font of information and wonderful company. The beds are big and our room, while a little drab and with a poky ensuite, was clean.

Our balcony breakfast allowed us to view some of the local wildlife, namely birds and a large monitor lizard which was taking its morning wash. Whilst this would not be an easy place to find (down a steep, narrow lane) its outlook make this worthwhile.
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Date of stay: June 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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