Majestic Tourist Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kandy
Sorry we are only posting our first entry now! We started our trip off being quite busy, lots of buses, taxis and trains to get to places.
Basically after landing in Colombo on the 26th we got in a taxi and headed to the hill country. Stayed in Kandy the first night and as soon as we arrived we were off to the cricket …
It feels like ages since I last wrote.. That might be because it really has been ages, or it could just be because all days seem to run into each other here and I hope very little concept of time.
I'll start from where I think I left off, after last weekend - weekends are good milestones to explain things around I guess!
On the monday I taught at the girls home (sangamitta). It is so hard not to be negative about that place. The girls have never had any rules and so ...
... of interest in Kandy, and the point of most religious significance in Sri Lanka for Buddhists. Buddahs actual tooth is here so they say, and we were allowed a 5 second glance at the giant gold container it's kept in before being ushered on by security. Also in the complex is the world Buddhism museum, which features art, models and information about buddhism in each country where it is of significance. Loads of interesting stuff, but the bottom line is that Buddhists ...
... wall for a window and no fan. Lucky we had mosquito nets! Rip off for 35 NZ a night. 2nd April After no sleep whatsoever we caught an air conditioned bus to Sigiriya, the bus ride wasn't great, the usual motion sickness for 4 hours. We got off at the entrance to Sigiriya rock and purchased an ice cream each, we walked for about 20 minutes down a dirt track with ice cream dripping down our hands and faces like little kids, we saw a big guana looking thing on the way and ...
... jogged up along side me and exclaimed that in all his 28 years in Kandy he had not yet been to the museum, so he would join me. I was going to the museum after all then!
The museum turned out to be mildly interesting, and Saman turned out to be nothing more suspicious than a local who had some time to kill. He ended up accompanying me along my sight seeing afternoon to the botanical gardens (with a comical rs1000 entry fee for foreigners, rs10 for locals) and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsMajestic Tourist Hotel Kandy
Not centrally located but still nice hotel. The rooms are old fashioned and very large. Nice balcony overlooking the hillside of Kandy. The breakfast leaves a lot to be desired and I am not even sure what the juice was that we were given, one sip told us enough that we didn't drink it. We took a day trip with the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it and the owner's wife was really nice. Good value for the money and despite it's location, it's a nice walk into town.
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