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Royal Bar & Hotel

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44, King's Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to this place for a meal. It is a fantastic peaceful oasis in the middle of an increasingly congested and hectic Kandy. The food and service however did not seem as good as the last time I visited. The service we received was ok but a bit brusque and the waiter did not seem very... More 

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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent three days in Kandy (Far too long). Visited this place on the third day, it is a beautiful oasis, and Kandy would benefit from this similar Heritage approach! The food was nice if a little overpriced but not unreasonable so. It seem that a a lot of the negative review were written by Prima Donnas with a grudge, but... More 

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Thank ramuk69
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went just for a drink in the patio and was surprised that they actually have draft beer. First time I saw this on Sri Lanka. We got Lion Strong Lager and it was surprisingly good. I will definitely come back to try some more drinks.

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Thank Michal Š
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never seen such a RUDE Manager in anywhere in the world. He is totally tarnishing the image of this beautiful place. We were extremely surprised to see such a don’t care attitude. When we asked for a table, he was not even bothered to direct us or ask someone to direct us to a table. Finally we managed to find... More 

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Thank Sanjaya A
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I don't understand how this place had good reviews, after weeks of curry we decided we wanted some western food and it was horrible - vegetarian lasagna was burnt on the bottom and tasteless , tiny portion for AU$13. Would not reccomend at all! "

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Thank lauratheexplorer23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch today. Slightly strange entrance, quite tired and quiet. However, went upstairs and had a table looking over the street which was fun. Very old school building, X colonial in style. Menu mix of British and SE Asian. Extremely tasty - the chickpea and egg was superb and unexpected. Had lots of reasonably priced G&Ts plus house... More 

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Thank Jbruhew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I didn't stay at the hotel but went to the restaurant for dinner and drinks. The mountain breeze cocktail is sweet and refreshing after a hot day but you can NOT go past without having their gin and tonic. By far and away the best G&T I've tasted. Ever. The restaurant food is expensive, I opted for the spicy chickpea... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

food is really tasty but mostly chicken bones in chille chicken devil. i complained to manager and he said us order boneless chicken devil as a suggesion.They had wifi but no body knows the password. poor service.

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Thank EzzayIsuru
Killara, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Had a good look through the place. It is really charming and a great ambience. Great plus for Kandy. What a shame it is too expensive including the food. We ordered lasagne, very well made, but barely above entre size. Cheap by western standards ( including australian), but believe me guys this is exploiting your pocket; there is no way... More 

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Thank topher9
Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The quality of the food was amazing, mainly comfort food, we ordered salads, spaghetti and Thai curries. The place Is really charming, i.e. true colonial. But we were most impressed by the service. They seem to love children here!

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