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Royal Bar & Hotel

44, King's Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #46 of 223 Kandy B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After realising the time it takes to travel short distances in Sri Lanka, we replanned our whole trip and ended up arriving in Kandy with no accommodation on the eve of Chinese New Year. This hotel had one of the last available rooms in Kandy, so it wasn't like we had a whole lot of choice, but we ended up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay in the hotel, but had dinner at the restaurant. The place is an amazing old colonial style house, however have been renewed recently. But the service is terrible and looks like the waiters are in hight school. They rather stay inside chatting then do what they are suppose to do. Takes forever to order a drink or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not have much of a choice when we arrived in Kandy quite late in a storm, and unfortunately we happened upon this odd hotel in Kandy town. The manager was strange and made us uncomfortable, and the rooms were very expensive (AUD$220) for a basic small space. The bathroom looked nice but the water for the bath (no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the building itself with old photographs and artefacts dotted around the place but felt the public areas were better than the suite we booked. I'd recommend going there for a few drinks in the courtyard area during the evening but perhaps book a room elsewhere as it was more expensive than some similar hotels. Location is in the centre... More 

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Sospel, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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 February 1, 2015

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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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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

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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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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