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Royal Bar & Hotel

44, King's Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #36 of 176 Kandy B&B and Inns
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights (april 10-13) during our trip to Kandy. The Royal Bar has an awesome location, right in the heart of Kandy, about a 2 block walk to the Temple of the Tooth and Kandy Lake. When I was not allowed into the Temple of the Tooth because of my dress (above knees), I ran back,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Had a penne arrabiata. Was promised the pasta is freshly made, but can obviously see it is not. My partner took the market fish dish - very mediocre taste of the fish, potato was not soft so could not eat. Service is good and ambiance is nice (although we were the only ones having lunch there). Bottom line - not... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Firstly, I need to point out that we didn't stay in this hotel. We did, however, make excellent use of their bar. Kandy is a very religious city, and as such a fairly dry city. This hotel is very close to the temple of the tooth, and provides much needed escape from the hustle and bustle of Kandy street life.... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have stayed in the Royal Bar and Hotel a couple of times now and its certainly different than what you would expect to find in Sri Lanka. I’m not sure about value for money as I get decent residents rate but I think the full international visitor rate would be high and therefore maybe not offer decent value. That... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Royal Bar and Hotel is small and has been nicely refurbished with a lot of taste for colonial style decoration. Check-in lasted 30 min because staff did not real connect well to agent Agoda.com. Our initial room was so small that we decided to upgrade our room to a small suite. Nice dark wooden floors and some colonial antiques... More

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Jersey, CI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We made a last minute decision to stay at the Royal Hotel First night we stayed in room 9, which was a bit small and lacking in natural light but it was comfortable enough. For the second and third night we stayed in room 10 which was better The service at the hotel was excellent and attentive; the Hotel Manager... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place is great! A recommendation from our accommodation led us here one afternoon in Kandy. **IMPORTANT!!** We arrived at 5 past 2pm and unfortunately we were out of luck when it came to enjoying an afternoon beer. Between 2 and 5 there is no alcohol served so make like a local and order a few before 2! That said... More

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Never stayed here as I live in Kandy, not been here very long. Spied this place from the car one day and was intrigued as it is totally out of place for the surrounding buildings. What a gem of a place in the heart of town and smoking and drinking are acceptable which is rare in Kandy. Fascinating building, love... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Royal Hotel and Bar is an oasis in the centre of Kandy. One of the best boutique hotels that I have stayed in. Congratulations to Rohan (the owner) and his staff, you do it a lot better than most of the rest, class in all respects. Great rooms, service, food, and atmosphere. Four and a half stars. Matthew Ellis... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I had a wonderful time staying at this little place which is right in the heart of Kandy town. As soon as you walk in the sounds of the busy street outside just goes silent. Great place to chill out and relax after a long day. The rooms are beautiful and cosy. The staff are ever helpful and always smiling.... 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): $$
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