Mahaweli Reach

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

35 PBA Weerakoon Mawatha, Kandy, 20564, Sri Lanka

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Mahaweli Reach Hotel
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    Unfortunately i had to encounter this, the worst stay of my life!!! the food was tasteless, the service had no form of professionalism or proper standards, seriously they call themselves a 5 star, starting from the front office the reception has no clue about anything they keep calling all the departments available just to get small information. An obnoxious front office manager or whoever that was was the same, he himself has no clue as to what the front office is there for all he knows to blab is the star of the hotel...! the rooms were horrible we asked for a river view and what we were given was a room facing the laundry area.and the room stank so much i had to complain.whoever the housekeeping head is has to be a LUNATIC!!!!!....SINCE THE ROOMS WERE NOT HOW THEY TOLD US IT WOULD BE WHEN WE MADE THE RESERVATION!! .i hope the MD knows what he's doing because he certainly has recruited employees who have the least amount of qualifications and experience....the restaurant was not clean at all the floors were dirty the linen was dirty and worn out, the cutlery wasn't clean enough along with an IDIOTIC restaurant manager who was mostly on the phone not paying any attention to the guest needs. im sad to mention these things in the public but anyone out there who wants to stay here my advice is DONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY CHARGE ABOVE AVERAGE RATES WHICH WOLD BE ALRIGHT IF IT WAS HILTON OR SOMETHING BUT WITH WORSE THAN "POOR" SERVICE THEY ARE JUST MONEY GREEDY PEOPLE...



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    Best B+B of Kandy


    On the outskirts of Kandy, some 5 kilometers from city center there lies a haven of tranquility, luxury and wellness: Mahaweli Reach Hotel.
    The rooms are superb - although the hotel is buildt in modern style, the rooms resemble the high and big rooms of former colonial days. The pool is excellent, in the middle of a serene park with old, big trees, stretching around the various parts of the hotel.
    Service is not bad, (but not living up to the 5-star-rating), the only drawback is definitely the food.
    It is not necessary to describe all the fiascos, experienced with the Mahaweli - kitchen (warm beer and cold steaks, etc etc).My sincere advice: savor the hotel as one of the good Kandy.
    - retreats, but better book B+B only !

    Unique Quality: Superb Pool, large and high, tranquil rooms. Beautiful setting somewhat out of the city center

    Directions: By the banks of Mahaweli River, a few minutes from Kandy`s center

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    Hotel Mahaweli Reach


    Swimming pool, tennis court, indoor games, billiards, laundry & pressing service, 24 hr room service, Ayurvedic treatment centre.
    115 A/C rooms (+ fan) with balcony and luxury bathroom, piped music, color TV, inhouse movie, IDD telephone, mini bar.

    The open main restaurant: both exotic Sri Lankan & international cuisine with à-la-carte service.
    TIP: try their chillied crab which is delicious.

    The Bar Lounge: overlooking the pool/garden, serves a wide selection of fine wines, liquors and snacks.

    Unique Quality: Service with a capital S in this hotel!

    Directions: 5 km from Kandy city centre

More about Mahaweli Reach

Romance and luxury

by wimjan about Mahaweli Reach Hotel

The rooms are huge and airy ! If you like to dwell in a bit of luxury without losing the Srilankan feeling, the hotel is most lovely ! Food is also nice, and it is one of the few places where you can enjoy a bottle of good French Wine with your food along the swimming pool at very reasonable prices. Good idea for romantics... If you like spacious rooms, this is the place !!!

Mahaweli Reach Hotel,Kandy,Sri Lanka

by nishantha076 about The most succeeded hotel in Kandy

The Mahaweli Reach hotel is nestled on the banks of Mahweli River in P.B.A.Weerakoon mawatha which is about 120 kilometers away from the city of Colombo. Sri Dalada Maligawa (The temple of tooth relic of Lord Buddha), beautiful range of Hanthana hills, Udawattekele forest reserve are within close proximity to the hotel.

The Mahaweli Reach boasts with 112 rooms comprising of 108 deluxe rooms, 3 Executive rooms & One President suite. All the rooms ensures its luxury provided with fans & air conditioning, mini bar, piped music, satellite TV, boarded floors and electronic safe etc. Main restaurant opens to lawn sloping down to the majestic Mahaweli allows you to indulge in exotic Sri Lankan cuisine and excellent Table d’hote choices while the Bar Lounge overlooks the pool & garden serves snacks & refreshments throughout the day. Kandy’s largest free form swimming pool owns by Mahaweli Reach which spreads over a large area of the garden under the shade of mango, olive and jak trees.

With its special business centre allows their guests to keep in touch with any part of the world. This business centre provides high speed internet access, photocopy facilities, fax facilities etc. Also is consists of a small meeting room. Weddings in Paradise, Mahaweli Reach is very special for arranging the weddings in very traditional Sri Lankan style. Guests enjoy the luxury of having their ceremony outdoors with spectacular mountain backdrop or opt for a ceremony on a boat on the tranquil waters of Mahaweli. This comprehensive wedding arrangements includes Kandyan dancers/drummers, Traditional singing of wedding blessings by young Sri Lankan girls, conducting of traditional Kandyan wedding ceremony by the Master of Ceremonies, Decorated Poruwa ( platform of which ceremony is performed) , hair makeup and dressing of the bride in traditional attire comprising of saree & jewellery, Registration of the ceremony by the Government Registrar of marriages, Caparisoned elephant on which groom will be brought to the wedding venue, Palanquin in which bride will be carried to the wedding venue, Bridal bouquet/head dress and décor for the venue including traditional oil lamp etc.

The Mahaweli Reach hotel can be described as the most succeeded hotel in Kandy. It has started as a four roomed guest house more than quarter of a century ago and today it has obtained 5 stars rating because of its determination and the intangible feeling of warmth and hospitality with exuded by the management and the staff.

The spacious banquet hall comprising with sophisticated audio visual equipments can be used for any occasion.
Some of the very special features the Mahaweli Reach offers are
• Cultural visits to Sri Dalada Maligawa (The temple of tooth relic of Lord Buddha), Gadaladeniya temple, Embekke temple etc.
• Golf Tours to the scenic Victoria Golf links with views of the sweeping water of the Victoria reservoir
• Visits to the Peradeniya Botanical garden
• Special Theme nights & Cultural shows
• One day & half a day city tours to Kandy
• Nature trails to Udawattekele Forest Reserve
• Bird trails to Hanthana hills
• Experiencing the traditional Sri Lankan life style
• Cooking demonstrations etc.

Five Star Hotel with the friendy staff

by TammyCLS about Mahaweli Reach

This was a really relaxing hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. I must recommend the full body sauna massage. A dip in the pool and a tan if the weather allows.


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one night outside Colombo

by emmet7

to all the SL experts; if you only had one night and were to travel a few hours maximum outside Colombo, where would you go? Beach destinations not necessary as I will be coming to SL after several days in Maldives.

Ease of transport and / or a favorite hotel of yours being there are a plus ;-)

Thanks in advance.

Re: one night outside Colombo

by erikdr

Hi there,

Kandy no doubt. Our favourite hotels there are Mahaweli Reach and Earl's Regency, both 4-5 stars. By train 2.5-3 hours and about the same by car.

All the best,

& [Sandya]

Re: one night outside Colombo

by Emichelle


I too suggest you visit Kandy. Its a city rich in culture, you will experience a bit of nature througout your journey. You may visit the Elephant Orphanage on the way. You can also visit the Dalada Maligawa.

Journey could take upto 3.5 hours depending on what time you travel.

All the very best !!


Re: one night outside Colombo

by figaro7

Hi! I was in Sri Lanka last Nov, it was ok! for hotel: when you in the airport, get to the transfer counter, they might have some nice recommendation for you since the airport is situated in Negombo, quite close to the beach. I was in Colombo, just one night, I stayed at Hilton, then I went to Kandy- I stayed in a nice budget hotel: Majestic Tourist Hotel (highly recommended- the staff and owner were so kind and helpful. the hotel is run by a nice christian family with nice breakfast), then on my last day in Colombo, I stayed at Blue Dolphin Hotel (recommended by the airport staff from the transfer counter), it was so great! the breakfast was splendid!have a joyous trip in Sri LANKA! IF you want to have more variety choices log on :

Re: one night outside Colombo

by truemyth

Yeh, Kandy sounds good for you. Best hotels I would recommend are Amaya Hills, Eearl's Regency, Citadel and Mahaweli Reach. Amaya hills is my favorite.

Re: one night outside Colombo


The Kandalama luxury in the jungle near Kandy. The most amazing hotel Ive ever stayed in. Completely covered by jungle foliage and all rooms with ceiling to floor windows with views of the lake and the animals coming down to drink at sunrise. Even the bathroom has these windows so you can sit in the bath and watch the spectacular views. Check out and go straight to the Kandalama page. Very near Dambulla Caves and Sigirya Rock.


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Address: 35 PBA Weerakoon Mawatha, Kandy, 20564, Sri Lanka