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Royal Bar & Hotel

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44, King's Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #61 of 241 Kandy B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Elegant, cool and "old world" and a reminder of Sri Lanka's bygone days. It's a slice of architectural history and a quiet and peaceful haven in a noisy city. We've called in a number of times for drinks and a bite to eat and its' a great place to grab a beer or cocktails (the barman makes great cocktails) or... More 

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Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Royal bar it's a good place for the beer in kandy, the service bit late & beverage price expensive , staff also very helpful..................... Good place to meet other travelers. I think this place could be good for evening drinks but the food was of very poor quality,

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Macleay Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stayed three nights recently and this place is ok. Overpriced for the room itself, however the staff couldn't do enough for us a guests. Nothing like watching the wait staff squezzing you juice for your breakfast!! While I'm on food, it was great. The breakfast was filling and fresh, but the dinner meals were fantastic, especically the fried kankun with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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 March 10, 2015

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 March 2, 2015 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 March 2, 2015

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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