The Senani Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Senani Hotel Kandy
Lovely hotel, magnificent view of Kandy and surrounds. Big, clean spacious rooms with great service and a nice pool. Easy access to Kandy and nice jewellery shop attached.
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Sunday is a day of rest, well not in Sri Lanka, but either way today was a lot more low key. We started early by going to the Temple, praying and leaving some food for the monks. Arriving back to the hotel for our own breakfast we walked a short way to watch a batik demonstration, followed by a tour of the shop. The products varied from small …
... monks and the traditional music played as an offering to Buddha. As the crowds, gathered, the monks opened the temple and accepted offerings from outside the temple. It seems you never just see one Chinese person but all of a sudden a hoard of them will turn up clicking away and now with the selfie stick they bash you along the way!)Suddenly, all the crowds started to walk upstairs, so following Quintus, we took to the stairs and joined the hordes of people who wished to either ...
... would cause painful rashes if it had crawled on to his skin.
Other than swooping bats and vicious caterpillars it's a delightful and peaceful place that we have almost to ourselves. We wander on to the suspension bridge over the Mahaweli river, stroll down the Royal Palm Avenue and through the Memorial Garden, with trees planted by visiting dignitaries such as Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin, Marshal Tito, Prince Mikasa ...
... to say no, we would have ended up spending over $100 in his shop. And tuk-tuk man was, of course, on commission.
We ran, just about literally. The rain had sort of relented but it was still a miserable day and heading for mid-afternoon. Sigiriya could wait for the morning. Tuk-tuk man wanted it out of the way now, but we refused. Everything felt pressurised.
And so it was we retired to our room and I complained to Agoda. This was not the hotel we bought. These ...
... a slightly more expensive room (£5 each instead of ££3.75) that overlooked the trickling stream at the end of the garden, before settling in for a cup of tea and a dish of vegetable fried rice. Retiring to our room with a couple of beers, we watched a few Ted talks before desperately trying to get some sleep before our ridiculous climb a mere 4 hours later. 2am rolled around all to quickly, and we stumbled out of bed and layered up for our hike. As we had ...