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The Drop Inn Kandy Reviews

No:10,Dharmaraja Mw, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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34 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Great place to stay. It is on the far side of the lake from the town centre, up a hill. However it doesn't take to log to walk into town and it's a very nice walk. Definitely in walking distance to temple of the tooth. As the view from the hotel balcony is beautiful. Staff are very helpful and friendly, complimentary breakfast good and the rooms decent.


We stayed at the Drop Inn for two nights. The hotel is in a good position overlooking Kandy and although the climb is steep, you can walk to the Temple area from the hotel if you wish. The room was basic but clean and the sheets were good, although the towels were rather shabby and I did not use them. The bathroom was acceptable and the shower had lovely hot water. Breakfast was okay and consisted of the usual toast, eggs and fruit as you would expect at a hotel of this type.

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


We were disapointed as this hostel was advertised on hostelworld with outdoor pool and their was not one. Location was good but up a hill so would have to get tuk tuk to and from town if not a good walker. Breakfast was good. No facilities to make tea or coffee or any cooking. Next door to school so expect an early morning wake up. Owner was talking of making improvements to property. Friendly staff.


Hostel was adequate, a 15 minute tuk tuk ride from the centre, traffic permitting. staff were helpful but overall atmosphere and service wasn't fantastic. Wouldn't stay again but did have lovely views across the town and did the job.


We enjoyed our stay at The Drop In! The staff were awesome! The food was good! The rooms were comfortable! And the view of Kandy was great! We would stay there again! Thank you Drop In!

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It's been a real pleasure staying in the Drop Inn. The staff has been very lovely & helpful. Having breakfast on the terrace in the morning overlooking Kandy Lake in itself is worth coming to this place. Would return to the Drop Inn anytime...


Nice quiet place not far from kandy, last hill is a killer but tuk tuk is cheap like 250 rupees from town. Owner and staff are nice so if ur after a quiet place away from traffic then here is perfect ... Not a party hostel but dunno if kandy is like that anywhere even SL 4 that matter Only issue is school next door is loud as at 7 am, but I was awake by then... Buddhist prays wake you anyway

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