Recommended hotels and boutique villas in Kandy

Looking for a place to stay at while in Kandy? Pack your bags, get ready to explore the city, and relax at one of the comfortable hotels or boutique villas there.
Hotel Hilltop Kandy
By Swetha |
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Be spoilt for choice in the quaint town, from historical places to shopping malls, and picnics in the lovely botanical gardens. 

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.

Hotel Hilltop is a hotel is Kandy
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Hotel Hilltop

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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.

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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.

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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
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

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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Taylors Hill

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A gateway into a time of luxury, to rejuvenate and relax, Taylors Hill, Kandy is nestled in the midst of lush plantations and is perfect for an intimate vacation. Named after James Taylor who introduced commercial tea production to Sri Lanka, one would feel embraced by evergreen plateaus when holidaying here. Central to many attractions within the region, Taylors Hill, along with comfortable accommodation, great food and modern amenities calls the adventurous traveller to sit back and relax after an eventful day. Bordering the Loolecondera Tea Factory, the first teafactoryestablishedbyJamesTaylor himself, it provides a window into an industry that put Ceylon on the map. Further, guests are able to discover a world of heritage at the once capital city of Kandy which homes the Temple of the Tooth Relic, museums, exquisite architecture and more. Nature lovers will find the Peradeniya Botanical Garden to be a haven, while cycling through the tea plantations and curvy roads is sure to give an unforgettable adrenaline rush! Back at the hotel, there is a snooker room for those who enjoy leisure time in private. A kids play area, living space, tennis and badminton court, an infinity pool and birdwatching are some of its exciting features. Indulge in mouth-watering Asian fusion, traditional British gastronomy or Sri Lankan cuisine mostly cooked with Tamil flare, as in the up-country. For evening tea overlooking the serene views, scrumptious snacks and freshly baked cakes and cooki

The Kandy House is a boutique hotel in Kandy
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The Kandy House

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This 200 year old heritage house was constructed by a minister of the Kandyan royal court. The ownership passed through many hands until recently when it was transformed to be a boutique hotel. Kandy House manages to retain the majesty passed on by its former Royal residents, while having plenty of modern amenities as well. The rooms bear interesting names like Indian Admiral, Black Rajah and Monkey Puzzle, those of Sri Lankan buttrerflies. Well-lit lobbies, infinity pool at the backyard and spacious rooms with a quaint touch make for a memorable stay at this heritage architectural house.

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