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Wirral
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Kandy town on a few occasion during our stay and we happened upon the Royal Bar and Hotel. It is on a busy street but offers an oasis of calm in the upstairs bar where you climb the stairs taking steps back in time, The photos and posters on the walls evoke feelings of bygone days and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nuff said... Person next to me got less head than me, right after I complained about their being too much head. I'm pretty sure it was to spite me. Other than that it was pretty good. We had a nice time.

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Thank dmf85
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, quiet comfortable bar upstairs in an old colonial style building overlooking street. Nice drinks and food and reasonably priced. Friendly service. It was not mentioned in travel book, so we were happy to find it.

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Thank Trevor S
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Old colonial building with a lovely open air courtyard where we had gin and tonics and local beer. The gin was reasonably priced with lots of ice and lemon and tonic on hand. The waiter was really helpful without being overbearing. Really nice for an after dinner drink!

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Thank Stewarke
New York
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112 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We ate and had drinks here a couple of times while visiting Kandy. It’s an old colonial building, with seating available upstairs that looks down on the busy street. Food and drinks were very good, if a little more expensive than other places, put you’re paying for the ambiance.

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Thank AndyouandI
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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37 reviews
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

The hotel is in a lovely colonial building that has been kept up quite well. However, for the small room (with only one chair so only one of us could sit down at a time) it was overpriced. The restaurant staff was friendly but the food was not very good and overpriced. The "fish and chips" for 1500 rupees was... More 

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Thank Marlene V
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This place has a special ambiance; the building has plenty of history, the staff is professional and the people who turn up here are more than worth to have a chat with. I had the chance to get to know the owner, wo is just the kindest guy! Use this place as a door to an alternative universe! ;)

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Thank saboka
1 review
Reviewed June 18, 2016

I was accused of "disturbing" some foreign guests who were having a drink a the Royal Pub. Here's what transpired: I, as usual, came to the pub to have a pint (or two) Eventually, I made friends with a few foreigners. the management accused me that i was e g"harassing" the guests. I have been a patron of the establishment... More 

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Thank Anoop K
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is an old colonial building looks classy.. We ordered 2 fried rice with prawn curry . I have to say food was good. But it wasn't enough at all if ur a local for sure. There portion size is really small. Also one portion was Rs. 1500.00. The cost of that portion would be around Rs.150 max. Also... More 

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38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 21, 2016

First the good - A lovely historic Dutch colonial hotel in a great location for a whistle stop tour of Kandy. Nicely furnished rooms in keeping with the style of the hotel (set around an upstairs galleried area) and bathroom with extra touches and a rainfall shower.. Interesting pictures of old Kandy throughout the hotel, an open air bar and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Royal Bar & Hotel

Address: 44, King's Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $141 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We only used the bar but the bathroom facilities are good.”
 of 5 bubbles notsointrepid, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room far away from the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles MarleneV432, Jul 30, 2016 | Read review
“We had room 5 and it was great!”
 of 5 bubbles holidayperson80, Mar 11, 2015 | Read review
“Room 6/7 is a suite on the top floor but bear in mind this is an old colonial building so suite is not large. Bed is a 4 poster, reasonable size but when bedsheets were changed on day 2 they did not fit, which made for an uncomfortable night. This room has A/C and fan. Fan is very noisy. Bathroom has rain shower but is fairly basic & uninspiring with a grubby looking mat by the sink. Beware light suspended above the sink. It is easy to bang your head on it.”
 of 5 bubbles Nsansa, Mar 1, 2015 | Read review
“Take the suite. Be aware that all rooms are accessed via an open atrium, so be ready for a bit of noise from the bar downstairs. Earplugs recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles JeremyCondor, Feb 17, 2015 | Read review
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