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“Kept the best until last” 5 of 5 stars
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Regent Lodge
172 Riverdale Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #45 of 206 Kandy B&B and Inns
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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17 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Kept the best until last”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stayed ata number of guesthouses in Kandy during our vacation and this was the last stay and can happily say we kept the best until last. It is a little out of the way up Riverdale Road but most Tuc Tuc drivers knew the directions and the view and accommodation are worth it. The owner Dudley was there to meet us upon arrival and we have welcome tea and ginger biscuits. The house is beautifully spacious and welcoming. Our room nicely decorated and had a private verandah on to the garden.
Breakfast is excellent and included in the price, we also a selection of Sri Lankan dishes for dinner and prices were about $8.00 per person, very good food.
The views are outstanding and definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Really loved staying here, Dudley, the owner is a distinguished gentleman and he and his wife cook up some really delicious gourmet Sri Lankan food if you like as well! While breakfast is included (a breakfast fit for royalty) dinner is not, so just keep in mind that that will run you about $16 US if I remember correctly. But you will not find this authentic, fresh food anywhere else in Kandy! The spot is a bit out of the way, but if you're not staying right by the lake in Kandy you'll have to take a Tuck Tuck anyway. The advantage of being there is that the Tuck Tuck driver will likely not be a bait and switcher, as he'll know the management. Oh and it was my birthday while I was there and Dudley and his wife made a point of remembering and giving me a sweet card and special breakfast! Worth the few dollars more I think. Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Planned on staying only 2 nights, but after feeling right at home and enjoying the wonderful food, we decided to stay a third night. Amazing hospitality and we couldn't have asked for a more welcoming home to spend our first time in Kandy at. Can not wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We visited the hotel in November 2012. Its situated on a hill and about 10 minutes drive from city center. The location is superb. Hotels is well maintained and has a unique architecture which makes for a very pleasant stay. Even if the weather is hot, once you enter the rooms its really cool without air-conditioning. Mr. and Mrs. Jayasekera made us feel at home and were a terrific host. The only glitch was that they did not provide for drivers accommodation and food, which otherwise is not a problem elsewhere in SriLanka. Being a vegetarian, the food provided to us was really delicious. Overall we had a lovely experience at this small little hotel and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We visited regent lodge for a short period but wish we could have spent longer with them! Dudley and his wife were so friendly and nothing was too much hard work for them. You really felt as though you were part of the family! The hotel itself is bright and airy, very peaceful and quiet and a delicious breakfast. We could not ask for more! A must stay place!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This was our third hotel in our tour of Sri Lanka arranged by Red Dot tours, we stayed here to watch the perahera (temple of the tooth parade). The hotel's architecture is is open and airy, with fantastic views over the surrounding hills from the upstairs living room. It was nice to drink tea in the cosy room, read and take in these spectacular views. The food was wonderful, we enjoyed a delicous, vegetarian 3 course meal in the evening, the cardamom coconut rice was heavenly. Dudley, the owner, was helpful and knowledgeable about all sorts of things, and he will be glad to hear we made it to Odell's in Colombo! It is perhaps a little far out of Kandy if you are travellling without a car, however, the upside is the peace and quiet. We also loved sitting outside on our little patio to the garden, and seeing monkeys eating jackfruit in the tree - wow!

Karen and Kathleen

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

During my 2 months stay in Sri Lanka this was my favourite hotel in a beautiful position overlooking Kandy. The owners have created a beautiful, welcoming, boutique hotel. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was delightful. Dudley even took us to the station to take the very early train to Colombo!! I will be back and will always look forward to my visit.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 172 Riverdale Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sri Lanka is blessed with many little known places to stay which have an enduring charm - Regent Lodge is one such - for a relaxing, memorable stay while in Kandy. Established in 1983, artistically designed with elegance in its simplicity providing professional and personalized in services offered -boutique villa of "A", built into the side of a jungle hillside overlooking the Mahaweli River in a posh, but rural, residential area 10 minutes from the Kandy City centre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Regent Hotel Kandy
Regent Kandy
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