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About Hotel Suisse


Originally built as a ministerial residence, the Hotel Suisse in Kandy exudes colonial charm and history. This 17th century colonial hotel, with elegant rooms and delightful old school service, sits on the beautiful grounds right on Kandy lake. The hotel is only a 15-minute walk from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth and 10 minutes from downtown Kandy. The large rooms feature high ceilings, elegant period furniture, balconies, gorgeous flower gardens, and lake views. The in-house restaurant serves excellent Sri Lankan and Western cusine. Please enter your dates on our secure online booking form to make a reservation at Hotel Suisse.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

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

Dining, drinking, and snacking

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

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
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Child and extra bed policy
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 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • 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

Check-In From: 12:00PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00PM
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms : 93
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Verified traveler reviews

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Very good

based on 381 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 8.4
  • Location 8.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.8
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.5
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Upuli from Sri Lanka
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Great place & conveniently located
Friendly staff and clean ..Value for money
Reviewed May 09, 2016

ivo from Czech Republic
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
just new bathrooms badly ventilated
Colonial hotel, novely renovated, just the new bathrooms are badly ventilated and enlighted
Reviewed May 05, 2016

Aruna from Sri Lanka
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
nice stay
Very good hotel in Kandy. Pleasent stay.
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Lakshmi from Sri Lanka
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Good Hotel for a short stay
Location,Bed Very Comfortable,Staff
We were a group of five,many elderly people.So booking fourth floor was wrong as lift goes upto third floor only.We had to climb many steps.The Hotel is old but the Rooms were comfortable.Our Bathroom washbasin had a issue the water got clogged.Since We were just staying overnight We did not complain about it.We orderd take away packed Breakfast since We left at 5am.It was excellent with Vegetarian food as We ordered, and so much variety.Reception Staff were very couteous.A very good location in Kandy.It was a pleasant stay.Will stay in this Hotel again.
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Dinesh from India
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Lasith from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
"caring staff, delicious food & perfect location"
caring staff, delicious food & perfect location
Wonderful experience for family and kids in Kandy.
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Fiona from United Kingdom
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Nice pool,good location, reasonably priced buffets
Enjoyed our stay,staff helpful. Room okay, nice walk along the lake into town (though too muc traffic!)
Reviewed January 09, 2016

Lucy from Australia
Family with older children
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
Great hotel
Good hotel in a great location right on the lake. Comfortable and large rooms.
Reviewed December 25, 2015

Nadika from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Hotel condition and the facilities need to improve
Not so good
Reviewed December 19, 2015

Rosanna from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Definitely not 4 star
Location, staff courtesy, billiards
Room had shabby furniture (the cupboard had small wooden pieces to keep the door from opening), staff in the dining room and bar were really slow and not very responsive, housekeeping staff shout early mornings in the corridors, a group of tourists kept us up late into the night shouting at each other in the corridors and at 6pm in the morning their tour guide went around banging on doors and screaming for persons to wake up! Further, the hotel prohibits smoking but these same tourists were smoking in their rooms and having a card party with their room opened thus circulating their smoking to the entire floor. No action taken by the management to stop it.
Reviewed December 15, 2015


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