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Majestic Tourist Hotel Reviews

83/40 Ampitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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144 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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The staff here are fantastic! They were so helpful with suggestions and helping us plan our stay in Sri Lanka. We organised cars, tours and day trips. Kandy is much nicer than Colombo and the elephant orphanage and tea factories plus more are easily accessible. Joseph and his wife are very well known by the locals and they are so friendly and happy. Nothing was too much to ask. Highly recommend to other backpackers and the view from the breakfast restaurant is awesome!


The hotel has a good location only a 10 minute walk to the lake. The room was spacious and clean and included a nice filling breakfast each morning. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the hotel is very good value for money. I would very strongly recommend the hotel. Thank You for a lovely stay


We stayed here just one night. The staff was very very nice. We actually had a trouble with a tuk-tuk driver when we got here. He claimed I broke the seat cover with my suitcase. I knew he was just lying so I kept saying no to him and then the hotel staff came and let us go in and everything was settled. The room was very clean and the breakfast was also very good. I recommend you stay here when you go to Kandy.


A nice quiet hotel a little far out of town, great views, nice roof top restaurant.


I liked this place a lot. The view from the roof top terrace is wonderful, especially at sunset. You can feel the nature around you, but still it is not far away from the city center. To go to the city, you can either take a nice stroll along the Kandy Lake past the Temple of the Tooth. It will take around 15 to 20 minutes to reach the center. You can as well take the bus there. Buses run often and they are really cheap, I can really recommend them. The owners are very helpful, just ask them. :)


Everything about this place was fantastic. Joseph was really good with setting up a bus tour outside the city and getting tickets for a performance at the culture center. He was very knowledgeable AND helpful. No ac in rooms but no complaint here. The only caution is when ordering food for dinner here. The food was great, but since there was a lot of prep that goes into making it, it did take quite a long time to get to the table. Common area was conducive to meeting other travelers.


A bit hard to find in the dark, somewhat basic but been in worse. The roof top restaurant, by its very nature, is a fair few flights up! Lovely views tho.


Our room was at the back of the hotel and so we didn't have a view at all, only the building next door. It was very dark and damp in our room which made all our clothes smell. The view from the restaurant is amazing and the food was nice. However it is very far away from Kandy city centre so we had to get tuktuks in but these were quite hard to find.


The hostel is in a secluded place but we enjoyed the privacy that comes with that. The staff members were very warm and helpful.


Was adequate for the price. Staff friendly. Nice view from dining area. Buiding quite noisy.


+: Location (Get a room with a balcony. It overlooks the beautiful mountains in Kandy and with the cool temperature, the balcony was the perfect place to read a book and drink tea.) The owner of this guest house was really friendly and welcoming. Gave us all the info we needed and ensured that we had the perfect stay. And he cooks really well! Stay comes with free breakfast. The rooftop restaurant is a huge plus, overseeing the beautiful mountains. I highly recommend you to stay here!!!


A bit far from the city center, but still beautiful location: fresh air, no noise, beautiful view and terrace. Really nice people and nice relaxing place.


Joseph and his wife could not have been more helpful. Joseph even took us to the bus station in his old VW Beetle! The rest of the staff were also very friendly and just as helpful. The food is excellent, especially the breakfasts and the rice and curry with really generous helpings. We have travelled extensively and would recommend this hotel to anybody.

  • 12th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Joseph went out of his way to make sure we had a great stay. He was knowledgable and kind and an amazing cook! Nothing was ever a hassle - a very relaxed stay in a great place - would definitely recommend!


Very good and nice stay! Price was worth it!


This is a basic hotel no modcons. It is up a bit of a slope but walking distance to the lake. What it lacks in mod cons it more than makes up for in hospitality, food and the view is great! Joseph and his wife are just a delight. The hotel was undergoing some refurbishment which will hopefully improve things. The only downfall was the WiFi wasn't great. The roof terrace is a great place to meet fellow travellers and make new friends.


great place, lovely family! nice big clean rooms, good bathrooms, beautiful view, great rates. excellent restaurant/rooftop for a beer and a curry at the end of the day. would recommend this place to anyone In Kandy. even picked us up from the train station at very short notice! thanks Majestic, I'll be back next time in Kandy!


Outstanding staff - very attentive, friendly, and helpful. Great location with nice views of the lake and surrounding area. Would definitely stay there again.

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