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About Thilanka Hotel


Be it dipping in the huge swimming pool or retreating yourself with delish dishes and magical drinks, Thilanka Hotel will definitely make your stay worth it. All 87 lavish rooms are spacious and elegantly designed with classy furnishings maintaining its sophistication. Guests can relax and feel healthy with the facilities provided at the hotel like the Ayurvedic Spa, yoga, and meditation. A business center available on-site provides the corporate travelers with all their needs and an on-site banquet hall is there for organizing events like wedding receptions, parties, and other celebrations. After a hectic day, head straight to the Woodpacker bar to sip refreshing drinks in a mesmerizing atmosphere or an on-site restaurant for mouthwatering dishes. Thilanka Hotel is a perfect sanctuary for business and leisure travelers who seek sophistication within a serene environment.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Valet parking
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Tours
  • Garden
  • Steamroom

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-1 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 75USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 6.50USD
Check-In From: 01:00PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00AM
Distance from City Center: 1 km
Distance to Airport: 121 km
Internet Usage Fee: 1USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 7
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 80
Room Voltage: 230
Time to Airport (Minutes): 180
Year Hotel Built: 1983
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2006
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Cleanliness 7.8
  • Facilities 7.7
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for money 7.4
  • Food/Dining 7.4

Josephine H. from United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
No view of Kandy at all
One of the main sells with this hotel is that the hotel has a view over Kandy. This is not true. We were first put in a room that overlooked the car park. On top of this our room was at the end of the corridor where the light dos not work and there were leaks all over the floor outside the rooms. Oh and the key was temperamental! Nightmare in short and not what we expected. When we complained we were told that we could not move as there were no other rooms. We were moved the following morning (not ideal moving when we were only staying two days) and moved to a room overlooking the roof of the restaurant with a sliver of a view of the lake mainly blocked by the lake ( and I mean a sliver). In short all the rooms either face the back or the view is blocked by the restaurant / rooms on lower floors. We are low maintenance travellers but this was disappointing as the main market of the hotel is the view. The wifi is ok but unreliable at times. Pool is nice but not heated and so very cold. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the temple of the tooth.
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Simon L. from France
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Hotel with a view
Thilanka has a nice view over part of Candy. It is nice to see monkeys in the morning as well. The staff is very kind and helpful and the location only few minutes from the temple of the tooth relic. Only drawback is there s no wifi in the room
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Lene H. from Denmark
Families with older children
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Everything was just perfect.
We love this place
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Nidarat U. from Thailand
Stayed one night in July 2016
Not meet our expectation
We got a room that close to a pool area. It was a loud noise. The room was okay but staff in the hotel is not friendly. Food was pretty much cold and blend. I would not recommend this hotel.
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Chance G. from Singapore
Stayed one night in July 2016
Great hotel, great location, great facilities
Great place overall marred only by a weird smell emanating from the AC. The staff did their best to solve the problem though, so definitely plus points for service recovery.
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Kenneth K. from Malaysia
Families with older children
Stayed one night in July 2016
Close to Temple of Tooth Relic and Temple Street etc. But Toilet had strange smell
Convenient as short walk to Town but uphill on the way back. Nice large rooms and nice view but toilet funny smell, Staff friendly..
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Rachel L. from Singapore
Stayed one night in July 2016
Not quite worth the price
Overall a pretty nice hotel but just don't think it was worth the price.
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Leigh C. from South Africa
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Only prob is that there's no wifi in the rooms...
Reviewed July 03, 2016

Kim G. from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
Great Pool!
We stayed here for 3 nights and i cant say a bad word about Thilanka. Our room was a decent size,clean, light and airy.The breakfast buffet was fabulous and varied, with both Sri Lanka and Western food.The pool and bar next to it were great with a fantastic view of the city.Its easy walking distance into the main part of town.The staff were polite and friendly.
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Phil M. from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
Reviewed June 04, 2016


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