Planning your visit to the beautiful hill capital of Sri Lanka? Then check out our list of Kandy’s most preferred hotels. These are ideal places to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic vistas of the hills. If you are visiting Kandy during the Esala Perahera season, then we recommend the colonial Queen’s Hotel—located in the heart of the city—for a first-class view of the grand procession. Visit The Kandy House or Theva Residency, which are situated, secluded in the soothing environs for a quiet and peaceful getaway. Not only do they maintain great standards of service but these are also known to provide some of the best dishes in town.
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and rooftop lounge, BOMU, OZO Kandy is located in Kandy. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a sofa seating area. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. At OZO Kandy you will find a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Services like currency exchange are also offered. The hotel is 550 metres from Lakeside Adventist Hospital, 1.5 km from Kandy Museum and 1.6 km from Sri Dalada Maligawa. The Bandaranaike International Airport is 102 km away. Guests can enjoy local flavours and international delights at the EAT2GO restaurant.
Located in the Cultural Triangle, Amaya Hills Kandy offers a hillside retreat overlooking Heerassagala Forest. Featuring traditional Sri Lankan architecture, it has an outdoor pool, a spa and a restaurant. Air-conditioned rooms at Amaya Hills include private balconies with mountain or valley views. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The attached bathroom has a bathtub and shower. Guests can exercise in the gym, or enjoy a game of squash or billiards. The tour desk can arrange activities like bird watching excursions, jungle treks and night safaris. Amaya Kandy also boasts a night club called Le Garage. Buffet breakfast is served at the hotel. Local and international dishes are offered at Rasawasala Restaurant, which has both indoor and outdoor seating. Drinks are available at the Tea Room and Dumbara Bar. Amaya Hills is 7 km from the heart of Kandy. Sri Lanka Airport is 117 km away.
Leaf Watagala is situated in Ruwanwella where much of Sri Lanka’s cinnamon and rubber is cultivated. This makes it a dream place to stay for anyone who wished to immerse themselves in the local culture. The property also has on hand, a large pool, a highly skilled chef and beautiful colonial style decorated rooms that will help you feel right at home.
Queen's Hotel is housed in a historical building located 50 metres from Kandy Lake. It offers colonial-style accommodation with an outdoor pool, 3 dining options and free parking on site.Spacious rooms have large windows and hardwood furnishings. Each guestroom is equipped with a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and a television set. Hot shower facilities are provided in the en suite bathroom.Guests can relax in the sauna, or enjoy a good game of table tennis. The tour desk can assist with making travel and sightseeing arrangements. Car rental and airport shuttle services are available upon request.Queen of Hearts Restaurant serves a wide variety of traditional local dishes, and is available for all-day dining. Other dining options include light snacks and refreshing beverages at the Pub Royal and Lounge Bar.Hotel Queen’s is located 150 metres from the Temple of Tooth Relic and 950 metres from Udawattekele National Forest Reserve.
A well recognised, five star-rated hotel built overlooking the wondrous view of the suburbs of Tennekumbura (5km away from the city of Kandy) and its mountains across the Tennekumbura bridge over the Mahaweli River. The view and location being reason enough, Earl’s Regency Hotel is the ultimate spot to unwind and enjoy a nice long, blissful vacation. Earl’s Regency holds a total of 104 rooms, which are found across the premises, within the main building, the South Wing and the Knuckles Wing. The hotel offers beautifully adorned premium and deluxe rooms, family rooms and a selection of contemporary luxurious suites. The main building of the hotel contains the reception area, bar and an executive floor with conference facilities and executive suites, while the new wing incorporated into the hotel, consists of the deluxe rooms, spa and the garden restaurant. The hotel also presents a multi cuisine restaurant and bar, inviting outdoor pool, a ballroom exuding formal elegance and a well equipped spa and gym, along with other recreational activities.
The Hotel Topaz / The Tourmaline are situated in Aniwatte, Kandy, with the hues of scenic mountains seen as a background. The hotel boasts impressively structured interiors and a variation of spacious deluxe rooms, all decked with modern amenities and striking combinations of colour and contemporary design. The popularity of the hotel amongst visitors is not surprising, considering their array of services and facilities, such as the outdoor pools, tennis courts, 24 hour room service, car parks, bar and restaurant, airport transfer, and business, VIP, family and banquet halls/rooms. Hotel Topaz has to offer, a children’s playground, in-hotel stores and souvenir shops, currency exchange, spa and wellness centres, BBQ facilities and even special diet menus on request while a poolside bar, organised tours, a business centre and executive floor are found at The Tourmaline. Indulge in these excellent treatments while spending a relaxing and calming getaway atop the breezy and delightful urban hilltop environment.
Theva is a modern up and happening resort located in Kandy, gaining popularity for its simple yet alluring charm. Accommodation is in suites, deluxe, and superior rooms and in a penthouse, with minor differences in views and availability of balconies. The tiled rooms have a modernist, sleek appearance. The Superior rooms have predominately white décor with dashes of varying vibrant colour. Georgian windows look out on a spectacular view. Lots of facilities for a recreational holiday are available.
Known as ‘A truly Sri Lankan hotel with a Swiss touch’, The Swiss Residence is an extremely in-demand hotel located amidst an elevated and picturesque site. Surrounded by lush greenery of the countryside landscape, it exudes a blissful atmosphere drawing in backpackers and visitors of all ages. The irregularly shaped outdoor swimming pool with its signature dolphin is a nod towards the fusion of modern concepts into the otherwise traditional setting. Various rooms and suites along with a reception hall, conference room, a lobby bar, an indoor restaurant and an ayurvedic spa offer a diverse collection of facilities and services for visitors to choose from. Though it is highly unlikely to have a dull moment in the presence of impeccable services and contemporary facilities, The Swiss Residence offers different recreational pastimes. If you ever find yourself yawning and wondering what to do, grab a racquet and engage in a game of table tennis with a partner or play some pool, carom or darts with your friends.
As its name suggests, the Hotel Hilltop sits atop its throne—a mountaintop overlooking the Kandy Lake on the Peradeniya Road, observing rich flora and a lovely ambiance. Have your delicious meals viewing the alluring surroundings, or enjoy your favourite drinks in their lounge bar. The ‘Hantana Lounge’ is available for bookings. With their outdoor pool and indoor sports facilities, you are sure to be occupied while staying at Hotel Hilltop. The hotel also offers an Ayurveda centre and an on call doctor, all with their guest’s health, wellbeing and relaxation in mind. If you are in an outdoor-sy mood, do not hesitate to talk to the ever helpful staff, who would be delighted to arrange excursions and tours to witness many of Kandy’s historical sites and landmarks.