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Queen's Hotel

No. 4, Dalada Veediya, Kandy Lake Front, Kandy, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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  • Robert, United Kingdom
  • July 1, 2015
  • Area: Kandy Lake Front
  • Rooms : 64

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Standard- Breakfast
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Features of Queen's Hotel

24-hour room service

airport transfer


car park

coffee shop



executive floor

family room

laundry service

meeting facilities

poolside bar


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smoking area


Sports and Recreation


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Located in the heart of Kandy, this colonial era hotel exudes a history of its own in a city steeped in ancient culture. Juxtaposing east and west, the Temple of the Tooth can be found directly across the road, as can the historical, man-made Nuwarawewa Lake. Opposite the hotel though, guests will also find modern examples of Western influences with a Pizza Hut and KFC literally across the street. Exuding the aged elegance you would expect from a former Governor’s Residence, the Queen's Hotel sends patrons back to a different time with its spacious guestrooms, high ceilings, ornate staircases, and an original iron elevator. All rooms have balconies with views over the lake, mountains, or the street – handy for catching Kandy’s Perahera procession. Queen's Hotel awaits your visit. Located in the heart of Kandy, this colonial era hotel exudes a history of its own in a city ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

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12:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

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Robert S. Solo travelers United Kingdom, July 1, 2015
Great hotel but....

Good ambiance , historical building, good location
This a great hotel in a great location with great staff. We had a fantastic time until a tour group arrived on our last evening and the noise just echoed around as they went to their rooms at 11pm I called reception twice and went outside my room twice myself to ask them to be quiet to no avail and we were awaken at 6pm by their tour leader banging every door and shouting breakfast at the top of her voice. All reception good do was say sorry. I great way to ruin an otherwise fantastic stay
William W. Solo travelers Singapore, May 2, 2015

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Jerome M. Groups Sri Lanka, May 1, 2015
Comfort and convenient

Staff, Food and location
The rooms were large and spacious. The rooms even old and colonial style were kept in mint condition. The staff are very friendly and very accommadating. The lodation was perfect as it is in the heart of town. close to the train, bus station and the famous Kandy temple.
Pak H. Couples United Kingdom, April 27, 2015
Great location but needs work

Location location location
This is right by the lake opposite the Tooth Relic temple and museum. The catering and interior (may be exterior too) need improvement and renovation. It has great potentials to upgrade itself to 5-star status. The room and bathroom resemble a backpackers' joint, but the price doesn't. There's only a Chinese restaurant in the hotel which a little bit of a let down.
Miho A. Solo travelers Japan, April 14, 2015
Great location, and staff was pleasant too

Location, staff, view
Chong C. Couples Hong Kong, April 12, 2015
Historical Hotel at Kandy

1)Staff Performance; 2)Good Location; 3)Reasonable Price
The Queen's Hotel is really historical building in the colonial period. Staff performances are good too. We will select Queen again during the next trip to Kandy :)
Nicole S. Couples United Kingdom, March 4, 2015
Over-priced, needs an overhaul, but great location

Location, location, location
This hotel would be fine if they charged about half the rate they are asking. Our room was musty and not super clean (my husband found something that looked like coffee grounds in our shower...). The service in the bar and at the front desk was mediocre and uninterested, which was really different from most of the other places we stayed in Sri Lanka. I found the accommodation in Sri Lanka generally over-priced, but the only real reason I would suggest you stay here is because of the location. If they ever renovate this place it will be a spectacular hotel.
Marco G. Groups Italy, February 18, 2015
Historical hotel kept poorly

location, features, atmosphere
i have to admit that this hotel is fascinating. I just wish that the owners will invest some money to keep it in a better state. Food is just terrible... In particular breakfast... Didnt try dinner as they had again a very plain touristy buffet
John B. Couples Australia, February 13, 2015
Terribly overpriced

location, breakfast, assistance with travel
Outragiously overpriced, dull dark room with leaking aircon, lights didnt work. Most dissappointing place we stayed at in Sri Lanka.
Wang C. Solo travelers China, February 2, 2015
Great historical hotel with a killer location, ver

Location, architecture, view of Kandy lake
Nice stay, very interesting hotel
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Asgiriya Railway Station (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • religious interests
  • sightseeing
Customer comments:
  • "Buffet breakfast" , "Clean and large rooms" , "Close to train station"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Kandy Lake (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Tourist Information Centre (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Kandy City Centre Shopping Mall (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
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