Hotel Review: Golden View Kandy Sri Lanka Guest House, Kandy – Sri Lanka

Hotel Name: Golden View Kandy Sri Lanka Guest House
Address: 46 Saranankara Road, Kandy Lake Front, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Golden View Kandy Sri Lanka Guest House, Kandy - Sri Lanka

I stayed at the Golden View Guest House in Kandy, Sri Lanka which I booked via Agoda. I booked it for its proximity to the lake, which seemed liked a central place to book. It turned out to be a good place to stay as the town itself is a bit uninspiring.

The Golden View is on a steep little hill that overlooks the lake of the city. On the other side of the lake is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. There are a bunch of guesthouses located in this area, but as the roads are steep and windy I wouldn’t want to be walking around trying to find a room. In this case I booked in advance so as to not be at the mercy of the tuk-tuk touts.

I got a single fan room with private bathroom. Kandy gets cool in the evening so I didn’t need the fan. As with many of these old guesthouses, there was only one power outlet in my room, which happened to be behind the bed head. I had to move the bed forward to access the power (and one outlet is why it’s always handy to travel with a powerstrip).

Golden View Kandy Sri Lanka Guest House - Bedroom

The bathroom was a bit old but there was hot water at least.

Golden View Kandy Sri Lanka Guest House - Bathroom

I was on the top floor so the wifi was somewhat patchy from my room.

My booking didn’t include breakfast so I bought breakfast at 450 LKR ($3.40 USD) which consisted of eggs and toast, jam, bananas, and a pot of tea.

Golden View Kandy Sri Lanka Guest House - Breakfast

I didn’t realise until I arrived that the guesthouse is a “Lonely Planet Recommends” guesthouse (which is proudly announced on the guesthouse sign, so the place has plenty of travellers passing through. The dining area has a wall covered in graffiti from around the world.

You can book the Golden View Guest House online, or search for more hotels in Kandy.


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