Tree Of Life Hotel Kandy
Kandy, Sri Lanka
011 2 824348
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Tree Of Life Hotel Kandy Reviews
Great budget hotel Feb 06, 2011
I stayed her for one night in Feb 2011 and can heartily recommend it for the traveller on a budget.
The Tourmaline and Topaz hotels are located on a hill overlooking Kandy. As of Feb 2011 the access was a little difficult because of heavy rains and landslips. A tuk-tuk from the station should be around 300 LKR if you bargain well, but the trip is "exciting" and you may prefer a taxi at 1200 LKR. Alternatively, if you are fit enough you can walk, but it's a steep climb.
The Topaz is the more expensive, the Tourmaline is the budget end, but very good. The hotels are jointly managed so you can book a spa treatment at the Topaz, swim in the open-air pool which is half way between the hotels.
The view from both hotels is excellent, and they are clear of the pollution that sadly chokes some of Kandy town. Arriving at the hotel, I was offered a hot towel and a chilled tea, and everything I needed was looked after quickly and efficiently. Indian hotels, please note! The room was basic and the plumbing/electrics were as expected (don't ask!) but the lobby and common areas were excellent. Free WiFi in the lobby, a decent restaurant, and service that can't be faulted. But the location and the view would be worth twice what I paid for it.
Highly recomeended to the budget traveller.
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