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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Reviewed 29 January 2015

me and my family stayed two nights in a triple room, the room size was just ok, clean room and toilets, to get to the rooms you have to go through too many stairs and corridors like a maze. but the room balcony had a breath taking view of the green hills and the valley, no wifi in the room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We stayed for 2 nights here. The family room was enormous, but tiny bathroom and basic, for example, no functioning plug or hooks on the backs of doors. No satellite TV (and none of the family rooms appear to be connected to the satellite so this appeared not to be possible). No wifi in rooms and we were promised a...

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Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

We got a room 701, it has an amazing view, room is big and clean. My young son was looking forward for seeing the monkeys there but we weren't so lucky. The pool wasnt much clean, although they clean it more than once a day, it gets attacked by insects and falling leaves right after they finish cleaning it. Its...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night, and paid the RAK rate because we were running out of options. For what you pay the experience doesn't equal. The rooms are average standard, bathrooms are clean. They don't put hand towels in the bathrooms which is strange. The breakfast was average. Nice views. Friendly staff. We did however have a lot of...

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1Thank ZohraD1984
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Hotel is located on top of the hill overlooking the valley. As we had our driver with us throughout our stay, location was No problems. Otherwise, there is a long walk downhill to get to the lake & Temple of the Tooth Relic.There are lifts to get to the rooms. Well maintained rooms and all with balcony. Balcony my face...

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1Thank andymuni
Goa, India
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Serene Garden is just what the name suggests....Serene! Perched on a hillside with a view of the valley below, it is unbelievably quiet and peaceful. Breakfast is very good with a choice of continental as well as local breakfast including rice and spicy chicken curry which would please expat as well as local palates. However, Beware of the little monkeys...

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Bangalore
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This hotel is on a hill overlooking the lake although our room did not have a view. The hotel was however clean with a beautiful hanging garden. The food was expensive like any other places in Sri Lanka. For a non vegetarian meal it costs around 1000 INR. The breakfast spread was really nice. The swimming pool was OK but...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly hotel. Positioned on a hill, with a restricted view of the lake. Rooms fairly basic, but clean. Only complaint would be some old stains on the bed sheets. Very good Sri Lankan breakfast.

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1Thank Salamanderquay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Hotel is refreshing, clean, calm and serene :) Food was good, rooms very comfortable. Quite homely I would say. UNTIL The Monkeys Come!! Remember to lock doors and windows if not the monkey will definitely pay you a visit and ransack the rooms. They went through our bags and ate up all the food we had as well. I am...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We only stayed one night but that was one night too many! On the positive side, the staff were generally friendly and went prompted they did there best to make up for the shocking state of the hotel. As for the negatives:- Small pool too cold to swim in even on a hot day. Hotchpotch of rooms on different levels....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $84 - $207 (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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