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8.3 Excellent location
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8.3Location
  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

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Deluxe Double Room
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  • City view
  • 40 m²
  • 1 double bed
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Nearest essentials

Airports
  • 84 kilometers to
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • 84 kilometers to
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Public transportation
  • 350 meters to
  • Asgiriya Railway Station
  • 950 meters to
  • Kandy Railway Station
Hospital or clinic
  • 150 meters to
  • Nuwara Osu-Kandy Ayurvedic Pharmacy Ltd
Pharmacy
  • 90 meters to
  • Pharmacy
Convenience store
  • 90 meters to
  • Best One Store
Cash withdrawal
  • 200 meters to
  • ATM

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5.3

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  • Cleanliness 6.1
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 8.3
  • Room comfort and quality 6.3
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 5.5
  • Cleanliness 6.6
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 6.8
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for money 5.8
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 5.0
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 4.0
Review score
  • Cleanliness 2.0
  • Location 6.0
  • Room comfort and quality 4.0
  • Service 2.0
  • Value for money 2.0
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8.3
Shelly from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Great colonial style hotel with lots of character”
The location was hard to beat. The hotel exuded old-world charm. The breakfasts on the patio were very good.
We thought it was great -the location, the super friendly staff, the lively but not noisy bar.
Reviewed February 20, 2015
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8.0
Terry from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2014
Great Location character hotel”
location staff food
We loved this hotel, right in central Kandy, can walk everywhere from it, the hotel has real character and is a period building, it was very clean staff couldn't do enough for you, they brought us a kettle and when it didn't work another, we had dinner in the bar, the food was good and average price, breakfast included in our stay, was cooked to order with fresh orange juice, the best we had on this trip. We had a standard room which was small but had everything. Beat to stay in the heart of Kandy as getting in and out is a traffic nightmare
Reviewed September 29, 2014
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7.3
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014
More bar than hotel”
Room comfort
The Royal Bar seems geared to be more of a nice drinking hole for middle-class Kandyians than as a hotel. There is a good selection of alcoholic drinks and bar snacks. Much of the hotel area is provided for those wanting a quiet drink or a meal. Having said that, the bar activities were quiet and did not impinge much on the accommodation. Dinner was atrocious as well as expensive and I would strongly recommend not eating it there. They provide a western menu but it is obvious the chef did not know much about cooking western food. Everything was simply pan fried in butter. Lots of butter. Breakfast however was good as compared with other hotel breakfasts I had there. For location, it does provide a haven within a busy part of town. It is very convenient for walking distance to the Temple of the Tooth. However, if choosing again I might have preferred one of the hotels on the south side of Bogambara Lake for a more restful stay.
Reviewed September 17, 2014
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5.0
Jinghua from China
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
Restaurant: yes. Hotel: no.”
Tasty food, pleasant staff, building history/ambience
The building that is now the hotel has been around for 100-ish years, and is old British colonial in style. The current owner has turned it into one of the better expat pubs and restaurants in Kandy, and the food is quite good. Almost as an afterthought, it seems, 6 hotel rooms have been added for travellers ... and the result is most definitely not a 4-star hotel. Our experience with the restaurant was as good as our experience with the hotel was bad. Very tasty Western and local food, excellent wine list, pleasant serving staff, and a chef willing to accommodate special requests. The eggplant and tofu curry was particularly delicious, and the full English breakfast was a welcome change from the ever-present curry buffets at some other hotels. In sum: stay elsewhere when in Kandy, but don't miss the opportunity to dine at the Royal Bar and Hotel.
Reviewed January 04, 2014
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7.3
celine from France
Couple
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
Really we'll run business ...perfect little gem ”
Staff, location, bar
Just perfect...lovely manager, the team works really hard to make this place a special gem in kandy. The place is small enough that after a couple of days everybody knows you and all happy to have a chat with you....or not if you wish to be left alone. Cars were arranged for us twice with no problem or delay...unlike other places we have experience in SL.
Reviewed January 01, 2014
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6.0
Michael from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2013
Good stay”
Colonial, quaint and comfortable
The staff we attentive, and we enjoyed the colonial feeling of the hotel. Meals were good. The hotel was quiet. Room was small but comfortable. Ideal for an enjoyable city stopover.
Reviewed December 29, 2013
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7.3
Veronique from France
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
Mitigé”
Emplacement - Ambiance - restaurant
Emplacement idéal. très belle auberge ancienne. Patio restaurant bar charmant et cuisine délicieuse, super bonne ambiance... Mais la chambre double standart à 125 euros/nuit était décevante, petite, volets des fenêtres de la chambre et de la salle de bain cadencés car devant un mur parait-il c'était oppressant, même sans être claustrophobe on étouffe un peu et hyper bruyante de surcroît à cause du resto bar juste en dessous.
Reviewed February 10, 2014
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5.6
MASAYA from Japan
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
ロケーション&雰囲気はよいが。ゴキブリはちょっと閉口。”
ロケーション&古風な雰囲気は、良かったです。 設備が古いせいなのか、地域的なものなのかわかりませんが、ゴキブリの発生が多かった。 私達が見た(殺した)もので、9匹。
Reviewed November 15, 2016
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9.2
KOTA from Japan
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
スタッフが優しい。”
スタッフが優しい。 立地が良い。 建物の雰囲気も良い。 レストランは高め。 シャワーはぬるい。 蚊はいませんでした。
Reviewed August 21, 2016
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8.0
Masataka from Japan
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2014
街中の隠れ家で中庭とキャンディの人達お生活を楽しむ”
夜、地元の人達の歌で盛り上がる中庭で食事とお酒が楽しめくつろげた。 朝、夜とは対照的に人のいない中庭で風鈴の音を聞きながら、ゆったり朝食がとれます。
Reviewed January 31, 2014
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