Recommended hotels in Kandy

Make the most of your stay in the beautiful hill capital with a memorable stay in one of Kandy's top hotels
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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.

The Swiss Residence is a hotel in Kandy
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The Swiss Residence

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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.

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The Tourmaline

The Tourmaline is located on Anniewatte Mountain, 1.5 km from the famous Temple of the Tooth. It offers a pool, well-appointed rooms with bathtubs and free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms are spacious and come with ironing facilities, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Entertainment options include a flat-screen cable TV, CD and DVD player. Guests can enjoy the tropical weather by the hotel’s large swimming pool. It features sun loungers for guests’ comfort. There are tennis courts, a fitness centre and various other recreational facilities. There is a children’s playground for younger guests. Tourmaline Hotel’s Restaurant serves local specialities. It also offers an international menu. Room service is available. The Tourmaline Hotel is 2.5 km from Kandy Botanical Garden and 1.5 km from town. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 3-hour drive from the hotel. The Tea Factory Museum is around 3 km away.

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Randholee Resort
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Randholee

Nestled within the tranquil hillside of the ancient citadel of Kandy, Randholee Luxury Resort is surrounded by an aura of greenery. Located close to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the resort draws from the city’s ancient culture and tradition. Therefore, the interior is decorated to represent the Kandyan artistry. The rooms are divided into Suites, comfortable Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Rooms with a View. The Deluxe rooms in particular are decorated with ornate paintings inspired by the arts of the Kandyan era. The Suites are designed with a glamorous theme in mind. The breathtaking views of the citadel and its surrounding mountains is stunning. To ensure guests have a comfortable stay, the rooms are equipped with modern and luxury amenities. The splendid infinity pool overlooks the sky and lush nature, creating the perfect environment for relaxation. Lounge on the deck chairs by the pool with a refreshing beverage and your favourite snack. Newly weds can be cocooned in cosy comforts. They are given special offers by the resort such as candlelit dinners. Couples who spend their honeymoon at the hotel will also be treated to a dinner when they celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Randholee Resort serves delicious food all day long. Their International Buffet Night includes a gourmet spread of dishes featuring Sri Lankan, Indian, Middle-Eastern Italian, and Western cuisines. If in the mood for something different, you can dine a la carte. Guests gather and mingle on t

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Hotel Hilltop

Hotel Hilltop is located 1 km from Kandy Town, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. It offers modern accommodation with an outdoor pool and free parking on site.Air-conditioned guestrooms are fitted with a minibar, a work desk and a TV with cable channels. Accommodation and meals are free for hired drivers of in-house guests.Other recreational facilities include an indoor games room. The tour desk can assist guests with making travel arrangements.Offering views of the city, the hotel’s restaurant serves Asian and Western dishes. Drinks can be enjoyed at the Lounge Bar.Hotel Hilltop is located 1.5 km from Kandy Railway Station and 120 km from Bandaranaike International Airport.

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Hotel Topaz is a hotel in Kandy
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Hotel Topaz

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Sitting high above Kandy, so uncannily like a coronet on the hill capital from afar, Hotel Topaz became a mainstay not long after it opened doors 40 years ago.  Surrounded by the Knuckles range, the hotel is strikingly romantic with high altitudes, mist, cool weather, flowers, striking mountain views and luxury. It is a honeymooners’ paradise. Therefore, the fourth floor, the ‘Rose Floor’, is now dedicated to honeymooners. Nothing is spared in terms of thoughtfulness, from bedtime chocolates to a pillow menu and all luxuries in between. A special honeymoon package is also available. The second and third floors are christened the Green Floors, environmental friendly with views either of the wild green hills or the dwarfed city teeming below. The first floor has been inspired by the Water Lily. Our virginal national flower is everywhere: in ponds in the corridors, stamped on room stationery, growing in fish tanks in the rooms. Each room in this floor also has a beautiful private garden with a water lily pond, ideal for high tea or breakfast. All rooms are well-equipped, comfortable and cosy. The Topaz also has a spa, a pool in a beautiful Swiss setting, restaurants and a coffee shop. It promises a dreamy stay amidst the cool climes and green views. To enter its realm is to start living a dream.

Earl's Regency is a hotel in Kandy
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Earl's Regency Hotel

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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.

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