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The Richmond House Kandy
Ranked #11 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2011

The house was very clean and all our rooms had an amazing view especially early morning and late evenings. We stayed here for 2 nights, and really enjoyed the warm hospitality of
Mr. Upali, his family and the staff.
The service was very good, and we are really grateful for the care they took towards preparing meals for our 8 month old boy.
The slope leading to the hotel is rather steep - may be a challenge for someone elderly to negotiate. Although the staff was ready to drive you to the bottom of the house.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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28  Thank amoonim
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

I recently stayed at the Hotel and had a brilliant stay- the rooms are spacious, clean and have a tv. Every room has a balcony an the views of handy are spectacular.

The service we received was great and essentially had our own driver from the hotel for four days. We let the him know what we wanted to see and he suggested a few other places that we hadn't considered which we well worth seeing. Very good value for money!


Breakfast was big! We also had lunch at the hotel which was very very well priced and had about eight different dishes and was offered more!

We Woul definitely stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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35  Thank Travelbunny223
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

I stayed here for three nights and was very impressed. It is spotlessly clean and service is always at hand. The food was delicious and consisted of very generous portions and huge variety. It has tremendous views located high on a hill overlooking Kandy, but far enough away that you can take refuge from the noise of the city. I walked there in about 30 minutes.

The owner and his family are very friendly and also happy to give travel info and tips. They can also arrange drivers or tours etc at what seem to me to be reasonable rates.

To any Aussie NRL fans one of their cable boxes had Setanta so you can watch live NRL.

Definitely a guest house that deserves it's good reviews.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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28  Thank miloolimm
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed here with friends from home and absolutley loved it. We booked our friends the Suite (totally recommend this for the extra cost, it is definitely worth it) and we stayed in the Standard room, which meant that we could enjoy the private suite balcony with them for meals. The standard room is more than ample if you are on a budget. The linen is crisp and clean, the bathroom completely fine (though yes, a shower curtain/screen would help stop the water going onto the floor), the furnishings beautifully local. The Suite is HUGE, and lavish. Great views of Kandy, lovely furnishings. Perfect for a family as there are two little single beds that don't impede on the space at all.

The service was so genuine. Sure, there is the occasional misunderstanding, but it is really not a big deal. The staff try so incredibly hard to make their guests happy, and the managers are quite reasonable and flexible with negotiating packages and prices. The food is great. We can recommend the Sri Lankan meal here anyday.

This is probably the most comfortable 'home-stay' I've experienced so far. If coming into Kandy by train, don't try to walk here. It is at the top of a huge hill that a packed 3-wheeler will struggle with. But the view is oh-so-worth the trek up.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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35  Thank nelidee
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

Despite good reviews, we were a little apprehensive about Richmond House because of its location. However, we were in for a surprise. Not only was the room great- aesthetically decorated and spotlessly clean with a splendid view, in fact the commute to the city (about 4kms) was not not a big deal because the hotel arranged for a convenient (and free) drop and pick-up by their tuk tuk to the point from where the city centre is close (tuk tuk charges LKR 200, USD 2). The ambience of the place is really warm - it fills up the senses with soft music and charming people. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful and speak good english. We were traveling with our six year old son and it was really comfortable and pleasant for him as he had so much space to himself - not just in the room but also in the common areas of the place. The staff was also good and went out of their way to help. Finally, it is not a hotel, it is just like walking into a delightfully nice home. Highly recommended, we will surely be visiting again!

Room Tip: We stayed in room no 3 and it was great!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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42  Thank Ipsita_basu
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

The Richmond house is a very beautiful house with excellent service. The rooms are very clean and luxurious, the view from each room over the hills and the city is incredible and the traditional food was the best I have ever got during my stay in Sri Lanka. The owner family of the hotel and all their stuff try to make every wish possible, the conversation always was very exciting, they all are very friendly with open and big hearts, each question about the country they can answer you as well as explaining the traditions, history and sights of Sri Lanka . Just after one day you feel like at home.
I hope to go back to stay there again as soon as possible...

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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45  Thank Katja1_11
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Even traveling alone was able to be relaxed in peace, and the facilities of the hotel and the waiting on customers of the hotel employee prepared for the foods which were not pungent.
The bedding is clean, and the view from the room is good, and it is the hotel which it wants to go with my family.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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48  Thank Kyoko N
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Address: 195/56 Richmond Hill Place | Heerassagala, Kandy ky20400, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Kandy
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kandy
Price Range: $33 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Richmond House Kandy 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Richmond House Kandy is located on the beautiful and picturesque hill country, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Experience and enjoy Sri Lankan smilefull services and hospitality...Just fifteen minutes drive from the second biggest city of Sri Lanka, Kandy, The Richmond House located at the cool climate hill country area....The Richmond House Kandy provides you the luxury stay at the colonial city, Kandy. All our services depends on your request. Please feel free to communicate with us for your wonderful stay at this hotel. 8 Suite Rooms contain ensuite, picture windows and private balconies overlooking the hill country. Offering all our suites amenities, including colonial style bed, 32inch flat tv, bath tub with hot shower, and other facilities which makes you stay comfortable... A/C, King size colonial and modern bed,free wifi,full english breakfast, 32inch flat TV, Hot water, Bath tub, Private balcony with panoramic view, Telephone(local and International), 24hr room service,mini bar,cable channels,tea maker, and etc., Eight luxury rooms, Restaurants with panoramic view, Internet, Bar, TV room area, Villa, Private luxury vehicle to go on tours and one day trips, Private meetings and function facilities, Only 15 minutes to the city of Kandy and to the temple.on the hills of misty kandy. ... more   less 
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