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The Richmond House Kandy

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195/56 Richmond Hill Place,Heerassagala | Heeraslagala, Kandy ky20400, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice boutique (!!) hotel . We stayed in the king suite - nice big room , large poster bed, nice size bathroom and a balcony with fabulous views . Cons Be prepared to climb a short steep hill to reach the hotel But the main issue was food - pathetically bad. As it is on the top of the hill... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I booked the Richmond House Hotel based on TripAdvisors fairly decent score. The pictures all looked ok, and let's be honest: it's a pretty charming looking building. We arrived in the dark and one dropped off by tuk tuk (rs500 from Kandy station) there's a short (15metre) very steep Tarmac path to climb. There are flowers flowing... More 

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Russell Island, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here two nights, and enjoyed our stay. However, don't come here expecting some gorgeous luxury romantic boutique hotel. The room furnishings are very nice, and the public areas, with a mix of Sri Lankan, oriental and western furnishings are also quite exotic, but the bathroom facilities are woeful. Very dated, poor quality towels, our bathroom flooded when I... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Richmond House, Kandy, last week. The hotel is very clean and visually very appealing. The decor has been very tastefully done. The vow from the balcony is also breathtaking. You can hear Buddhist chants early in the morning. The hotel gives a very peaceful and calm feeling. A very romantic getaway for couples.

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Moss, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a good hotel, not the easiest hill to drive up, the owners love stairs, view is great over kandy, we had room 8, when we arrived they were having some issues with the electricity, but it got sorted, in the mean time the generator was next to our room and filled the bathroom with exhaust, but was fixed pretty... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in July 2015. Yes ... There is a steep walk of 20metres up to the hotel ... But a hotel tuck tuk will take your luggage. The staff are warm and friendly. Will help with anything. And the views over kandy from our rooms were lovely. The hotel is 15 mins from the centre of kandy ...... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This hotel is set atop a steep winding hill but that ensures it has the best views over lush, green Kandy. We stayed in a suite which was spacious, clean, comfortable and well worth the money we spent. It had all the facilities we needed including a little balcony and huge bathroom. The hotel had beautifully decorated, quite grand reception... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have no idea why this place ranks so highly in tripadvisor. This is more of a guesthouse than a hotel. The road to the place is of poor quality and then when you finally arrive you are greeted with a very very steep roadway that a car cannot go up. The fun starts here! You then climb this very... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I really like the place when I visited it few months back, but must say that I did not enjoy the long drive ... but place quite worth it I guess. Interior looked good and give a nice feeling when you enter ... I think this is a good place to have nice, peaceful weekend !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We booked a suite and were so impressed with the look of the place. The food, staff and views were all excellent and the private driver, booked from the hotel to take us to Galle via safari and an orphanage was amazing too. Nothing is too much trouble here at this hotel and would thoroughly recommend.

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