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Royal Bar & Hotel

44, King's Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #37 of 220 Kandy B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sospel, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal is a lively, stylish and amusing alternative to the tired old neo-colonial formula. It is, nonetheless, an old colonial villa, now located in a busy street downtown, and very competently refurbished. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed, if a little small. Dinner in the restaurant was fine - vegetarians have several decent options. Decor is good, and furnishings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel for our 3 nights stay in Kandy, as we always prefer colonial style and this place was exactly what we wanted. The whole hotel has an unique atmosphere, it is visible that the management works on every detail (many photos and pictures from the past, original doors, chairs, everything). Our room was very nice and stylish,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This stay was intended to be a trip down memory lane for 2 friends and myself. We used to stay in this hotel on visits to Kandy over 30 years ago in our impoverished days when it was just a bar with a few cheap rooms. We were keen to see it after its recent renovation. We had booked a... More 

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Melbourne
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32 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I spent Christmas Eve in the Royal Bar and Hotel. The location is central to everything in town and we were able to walk to the lake and the temple of the tooth in a very short time. The staff were unbelievably friendly and welcoming and tried to accommodate everything we asked for. The room was a... More 

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England
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We arrived here early in the morning without our bags as B.A. had left them in Mumbai! There's not an enormous amount of English spoken here but the staff make up for it with there friendly helpful attitude especially the short smiley lady who served us breakfast and cleaned our room. Nice breakfast over looking the courtyard. Lovely big comfortable... More 

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DC
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Based on very positive comments, I decided to stay at this place this time. I don’t think it’s a right decision and I am surprised with a much cluttered room environment. No issue with the staff but I felt like I was in a red zone despite it is very closer to many city attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our stay in this hotel was wonderful because of the old world charm, going back to colonila time (in a good sense), warmness of the staff, excellent food and first class service. The hotel is located near all shops, some local restaurants, local ttractions and located in a world heritage site. The hotel itself is listed as an building of... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A colonial type pub and a bar with a good collection of drinks and steaks... Nice and welcoming staff, they are really helpful and give you enough room to enjoy your drinks. If you go there, try the tables in the first floor close to bar or the balcony. The best place to enjoy a cool beer with the cool... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fall in love with this place! Colonial style hotel with great drinks, Arack and 3 different kinf of Sri Lankan beer. Clim upstairs thru the patio. Bartenders are kind of classy old school. Nice vibe there. Especialy when is raining, music makes atmosphere even better.

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Toronto
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I arrived early off the 7am train from Colombo, tired and sweaty. We encountered one of the smoothest, friendliest welcomes we've ever had in a small hotel. The staff, and owner, Darius, are to be commended. Our room on the quiet third floor had everything we could want for our three night stay. The food in the... More 

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Address: 44, King's Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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