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8.5

Excellent

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Excellent location - 620 meters from city center
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FREE
Popular landmarks
Udawattekele Sanctuary 560 m
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic 980 m
Kandy Garrison Cemetery 1.03 km
Kandy View Point 1.45 km
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Ceylon Tea Museum 3.91 km
Kandy War Cemetery 4.5 km
New Ranweli Spice Garden 5.96 km
Royal Botanical Gardens 6.27 km
Lankatilaka Temple 9.38 km
Nearby landmarks
Forest Hermitage 210 m
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The Grand Kandyan Hotel

"Old world style with incredible amenities."

Donavan - June 3, 2019

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The Grand Kandyan Hotel

No. 89/10, Lady Gordon's Drive,, Kandy Central, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20000 - See map
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What guests are saying:Read all 627 reviews
Excellent cleanliness
8.8 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.7 room quality and comfort
Excellent service
8.6 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.4 facilities on premise

I stayed here for 6 nights, the rooms, the pool and all facilities are first class.

RICHARD | February 28, 2020

Breakfast and evening meals are enjoyable with a huge selection to choose from.

RICHARD | February 28, 2020

We were lucky because they upgraded to honeymoon suite and it was wonderful!

Michael | February 7, 2020

The rooms are huge and the hotel has a lovely decadent feel and vibe.

RICHARD | February 28, 2020

Very well maintained and staffs are very well behaved.

Rikhia | August 13, 2019

Beautiful grand hotel that is impeccably presented.

Ivan | August 23, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Hot tub

  • Currency exchange

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Kandy in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,326 Kandy properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center1.5 Km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportSigiriya Airport (GIU)
Distance to airport73.3 km

Rooms available at The Grand Kandyan Hotel

8.7
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Honeymoon Suite
Honeymoon Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 139 m²/1496 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed & 2 single beds
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Deluxe Room with Balcony with 20% F&B Discount
Deluxe Room with Balcony with 20% F&B Discount
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Standard Room with 10% F&B Discount
Standard Room with 10% F&B Discount
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Standard Double or Twin
Standard Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Room with A Candle Light Dinner For Two
Room with A Candle Light Dinner For Two
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Room with A Candle Light Dinner For Two
Room with A Candle Light Dinner For Two
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Grand Kandyan Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Grand Kandyan Hotel?

The Grand Kandyan Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 80 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Grand Kandyan Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Grand Kandyan Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kandy with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at The Grand Kandyan Hotel?

The Grand Kandyan Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about The Grand Kandyan Hotel

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "Loved our time spent in this hotel."

    Rikhia

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    August 13, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff was great and helpful."

    Imran

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    December 26, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Front staff was so attentive."

    Lathika

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    June 23, 2018

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Room comfort score
8.7/10
Location score
8.5/10
Review score - United States
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.8/10
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
627 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.5
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What travelers say they love:
Would recommend everyone with a family.
Rikhia from India
Family with young children
More about The Grand Kandyan Hotel

More about The Grand Kandyan Hotel

The Grand Kandyan Hotel is the ideal point of departure for excursions in Kandy. The hotel is centrally-located within the city center, providing guests easy access to the city's attractions and must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities such as a business center, safety deposit boxes, a restaurant, dry cleaning, and room service.

The hotel features 100 beautifully designed guest rooms, many of which include a telephone, a mini bar, complimentary bottled water, and a television. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, and it includes a garden, billiards, and an outdoor pool. The Grand Kandyan Hotel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kandy.

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Food & Dining
14 mentions
Swimming Pool
13 mentions
Breakfast
11 mentions
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"Helpful, polite, and generous staff."

Donavan

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June 3, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Asian
Continental
Halal
Vegetarian
Vegan
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Lemon Grass
Cuisine:Thai
Menu:Buffet
Tamarind
Cuisine:International, Local
Menu:A-la-carte
Indigo
Cuisine:Indian
Menu:Buffet

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Grand Kandyan Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
8.5
Excellent
From 627 reviews
8.7Cleanliness
8.7Room comfort and quality
8.7Service
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Rating via Agoda8.5
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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.4
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.6
Value for money8.3
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9.6
Exceptional
Hisham from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Very Nice Hotel ”

Wow a very nice Hotel, Very Friendly Staff, Very Good Food, The Food was very Tasty and at very reasonable prices. The Breakfast buffet covered almost all my needs. They did not charge for my 10 year old daughter. I was surprised when I saw the bill. Altogether we got a marvelous deal, all round all four of us were pleased with our stay. My next visit to Kandy I will stay at The Grand Kandyan Hotel for sure.

Reviewed May 13, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Tim from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

Great New Hotel in Kandy with Huge Pool”

Pool; Balcony; Huge Television

The Grand Kandyan just opened in October 2014; it's quite noticeable as there are some room that are being constructed. There's a few "rough around the edges" things, like carpet not flush to the wall, stains through the wallpaper in the hallway, etc. However, the room is gorgeous and well functioning, with plenty of cable channels and a huge TV. The balcony is amazing, the views are incredible, and the pool area is fantastic! Huge, bright with sunshine all day as it's on the rooftop, and with views of the mountains in almost 360 degrees. I gave "4" for location, because it's not perfect, but it's a 5 minute walk downhill, there's a bus stop at the bottom which will get you into town easily for less than 10 cents (US) a person. Going home we paid 200 LKR ($1.60 USD) to save the walk uphill. While not perfect, the views provided by the hilltop location more than makes up for it.

Reviewed January 09, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Corinne from Australia
Couple
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

We enjoyed the opulence & grandeur of "The Grand Kandyan Hotel". A very "plush" Hotel.”

On arriving Staff were very courteous & attentive. We enjoyed the initial greeting & guidance to our room. Our room was beautiful & plush. The food was excellent, the dining room staff were exceptionally caring & friendly. The reason for this as I am a Sri Lankan expat of 47 years married to a British & even though I was 23+ when I left SL for Australia, my Sinhala was excellent then having passed my GCE (OL) Sinhala paper with a credit pass!! I surprise staff when I talk in Sinhala & that too is a warming gesture which draws the Staff at any Hotel!! We found the position in Kandy excellent - the decor was exceptional & most complimentary to the grandeur of the Hotel. All I request is for Management to maintain a high standard and keep the opulence, ambience and grandeur of the elegant Hotel maintained at the highest levels in order to gain great reviews from Hotel guests. We will "spread the word" in Melbourne, Aust. & tell friends to give your Hotel the due support & patronage.

Reviewed December 17, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Paul from Germany
Couple
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Great Hotel with a majestetic appearance.”

Really cant say anything bad about the Grand Kandyan. Its a really comfortable deluxe hotel, which makes you feel like the cousin of a queen.

Reviewed March 13, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Kim from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Excellent staff!”

The front desk staff were excellent! Whenever I had a need or a question, they were always willing to help. The room cleaning staff were also helpful, but not too efficient. While they took my towels every day, they did not always give me new ones. I would have also appreciated my room being vacuumed daily. The hotel was beautiful though it would have been nice if the hallways and common areas were air conditioned. The pool was fantastic. The view from my room was gorgeous. The breakfast and dinner buffets were delicious with enough choices to make anyone happy. Room service was also good. All in all a very positive experience. I will definitely stay there the next time I am in Kandy.

Reviewed March 17, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Rob from Netherlands
Couple
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Kandy ”

Hotel is situated only 20 minutes walk from the central lake in Kandy. Very friendly staff. Nice swimming pool and gym on the rooftop with great view over the city and surrounding..it is also a very Indian and Islamic oriented hotel.

Reviewed August 13, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Habib from Singapore
Family with young children
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Great Kandyan”

Majestic Hotel in kandy city centre. Good location to stay near shopping n food area. Loved the views from the room n restaurants. Mountain view. Nice pool n gym. Staff were polite n frenly. Should privide toothbrushes n toothpaste as part of toiletries but was given upon request. Good breakfast. One lift only if i am not wrong. Waiting time a little longer.

Reviewed November 26, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Tehniat from Pakistan
Family with young children
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Loved the hotel, but there was a hot water problem at night”

Loved the hotel, beautiful view overlooking Kandy city, great staff, good food, super clean and great facilities. Just one problem upset me - there was no hot water at night. Called the engineer, he came and tried to fix it. It got better, but not completely. In the morning, water was nice and hot again. Was not sure what happened. But the view from the balcony is breathtaking and breakfast was delicious!

Reviewed August 30, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Andreas
Family with young children
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Great views, food and service, Spacious rooms.”

Very attentive staff and food is great. Hotel is very large and airy. The rooms were big and we had great views towards the big Buddha on the hill and some of Kandy city. Big roof top outdoor pools but were a bit cold.

Reviewed December 25, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
md from Australia
Couple
Honeymoon Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

big fancy rooms”

we stayed a night only and wish stayed longer. its just a little bit away if you don't have a car, but you don't go to Kandy to stay in the crowd anyway. the hotel nice nice big rooms with balconies with nice views. recommended

Reviewed April 13, 2018
7.0
Very good
Roshani from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Stay on 3rd Feb 2015”

The Staff. The Food. The size of the rooms.

Our stay at the Grand Kandyan was pleasant. The staff were very nice and the food was very good too. Also the size of the rooms were ideal for us. But the ensuite toilets smelt bad and our A/Cs stopped working in the middle of the night. It couldn't be fixed and as there are no fans it was impossibly hot. Also the ceiling was leaking in places due to the pool being on the rooftop. Would we come and stay again I don't think so. But we will definitely be back to dine in or spend the day. Thank you.

Reviewed February 08, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Lars from Norway
Business traveler
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Excellent hotel with great potential”

Great location, large rooms - great potential

I stayed at the hotel for only one night. As the hotel is newly opened and still not fully operational, some details are still to be sorted out. For example did the bed-side lamps in the room not work. However, the hotel is beautiful and in an excellent location in Kandy. The staff is very attentive and with further training and development this will be a fantastic hotel to stay at in Kandy. I will certainly come back!

Reviewed November 28, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Naomi from Australia
Group
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Excellent service and food! ”

The room was clean, with a beautiful view over the mountains and city. The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for you. Breakfast was ample and the choices changed daily. I would highly recommend eating at the restaurant in the evening - the food was amazing! Made our very wet, rainy stay in Kandy enjoyable!

Reviewed June 06, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Chandrasekar from India
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Enjoyed the 2 nights here ”

+ Room size - Huge + Nice to control all lights from one panel at your bed side + Decent view + Buffet breakfast with enough options for vegetarian - Paid 360 LKR for just one large battle of water which is ridiculous since this is almost priced 4 times compared to market price. - Need to contact reception for access to mini fridge which seems unnecessarily complicated - Hotel doesn't have tie up with any car transport with tuk tuk being recommended. Quite shocking to see that coming from a 5* hotel - Pizza delivery was not allowed even to lobby. Ended up walking to main gate. - Though hotel location is attractive, it's location isn't really favorable for transport. - Half of the room had wet dampness smell Overall we enjoyed the two nights here with slight inconvenience as stated above..

Reviewed November 04, 2018
7.6
Very good
Amir from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great location with a view”

Good hotel overlooking the city. It has a great view that worth staying there itself. Hotel itself is very grand looking if a bit tacking (in my own opinion). But that being said, the facilities were top class and the materials of the hotels like the bed, the carpeting all were really good. Bonus for me was that the price I got was good because of low season and the recent attacks. The hotel is on a hill but quite nearby to the town, great location; just to go uphill, you better get a tuk tuk (which is cheap).

Reviewed August 01, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Lily from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Good”

It’s a nice hotel. A little old but still reasonably well kept. The decor is full of gold colored ornaments. But it fits the image the designer intended. Something in line with the rich tradition of Kandy. Service staff are attentive.

Reviewed February 01, 2018
7.6
Very good
Kuhanesan from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double or Twin with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Best hotel in Kandy”

This hotel is prob the best hotel in kandy. Better than queen's hotel. Good breakfast spread, nice view, clean room, nice beds. Only location is a bit out. You will need a taxi or your own car to get around kandy.

Reviewed April 03, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Marites from Qatar
Couple
Honeymoon Suite
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

Beautiful place but lacks facilities ”

Great hotel in a breathtaking setting but lacks facilities in Spa like steam room, sauna. The heating for the outdoor pool wasn't working as well as the jacuzzi. Otherwise, staff were very helpful, food was tasty and diverse, beautiful view from room as well as the sky lounge, and lots of space in the hotel to walk around, sit and have a wonderful time!

Reviewed December 11, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Ivan from New Zealand
Family with teens
Deluxe Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Beautiful apartment convenient location”

This is a beautifully presented apartment located centrally in Colombo. All modern conveniences and a wonderful swimming pool complex below make this perfect for younger families. Sadly we didn’t have time to make use of the many amenities available. One thing that we weren’t used to was that power is paid separately based on usage. Also we encountered separate wall switches to turn on and off hot water heating to each bathroom and the kitchen. Otherwise we would happily stay here again. Mary was really welcoming and warm. She made sure we were able to let ourselves into the building lobby without trouble. A great place!

Reviewed August 23, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Ananda from Sri Lanka
Couple
Junior Suite
Stayed 30 nights in September 2019

Wonderful experience”

My husband and I have really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is conveniently located in the middle of the city. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food, specially the breakfast, is awesome. There is plenty of variety. My favorite is the Dosa Station. I greatly appreciate professionalism and friendliness of Shamini Rajendran. I also thank Priyantha and Azad for their courtesy. Chagala W.

Reviewed September 24, 2019
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