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The Richmond House Kandy
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Peaceful location, great views, wonderful staff”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed at The Richmond House for 3 nights. As others have described, the view from the room balcony is serene and especially relaxing early in the morning or after sunset. The rooms are tastefully furnished and very clean and tidy. Internet worked well for my needs. The other highlight of our stay was the courteous attention from all the staff. Nuwan was the manager during our stay and he was an especially solicitous manager who was always available to attend to our requests or answer any travel questions. We especially appreciated his and the kitchen staff's efforts to provide us with a generous choice of vegetarian dishes for the buffet dinners. They also made their tuk tuk available for my elderly parents which saved them the arduous walk up and down the steep approach to the B&B and the 2 flights of stairs from the reception to our floor.

A few points of caution:
- the B&B is away from the city and once you

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Near the top of the mid-range, the view of Kandy, sunrise and magical sunset is worthy! The staff are great, discreet, helpful and friendly. This guesthouse is itself a treasure as good art and cultural artifacts abound. The only reason for not giving this stay a "5" is the firm matress and distance from Kandy center. We loved our stay and highly recommend!

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony view - it is worth it!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights. The location was great, food was great and staff were great. Unfortunately the room did let them down. We stayed in the Planters Suite and the room was ok but the bathroom was pretty horrible. That said, the staff in particular made our stay so lovely that I would overlook that. They don't have a pool but we did spend an afternoon at the Amaya Hills pool which was great (bit cold!!) so no problem.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent two nights at this hotel this week, and really enjoyed it. Hotel set in very quiet, green suburb on the outskirts of Kandy (15 mins. tuk tuk to lake). More like a guest house than a hotel, which we loved. Lovely house with very comfortable rooms, and wonderful staff who went out of their way to look after us eg: offering to bring tea to our room after we'd spent a day walking around Kandy. Our room had a balcony overlooking the view - misty during our stay, but still lovely. We had a deluxe room, not a suite, and were very happy with our choice. Only downside of room was that air conditioner was loud and the shower was not enjoyable - water pressure meant water went from hot to cold very quickly throughout shower. But things like this don't really bother us - this is not a 5 star hotel! Dinner was excellent - wonderful Sri Lankan buffet including things like banana leaf and jackfruit curries. Breakfast buffet also good (but a shame fruit juice was not fresh.) In this price range, we would certainly highly recommend this hotel and we thank all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

Room Tip: We had room 4, on the 1st floor. We think suite rooms were on floor above us. Also rooms on ground f...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2013

we stayed here for three nights . it was wonderful stay.As we are honeymooners specially they
Arrange our dinner on the top balcony with amazing views. It was a memorable dinner for us with over ten varieties of curries.we stayed at King suit. It is comfortable and well decorated.
wifi was poor at King suite but in public areas much stronger.but it was a perfect place for our honey moon trip to srilanka.Would like to visit Richmond house again !!!

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Delhi, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a lovely place.specially the views are spectacular.Food is not bad. bed rooms are big and cozy with beautiful decorations.hard to find but worth to visit. we had a great time at the Richmond house. Thank you for the great service!!!!

Room Tip: Call them and ask for room with view.room 03 good view.
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2013

It is loacted on a scenic location, but is based on a hilly area. Very diificult to climb for old people. First hand impression is nice. Hall is big and staff is courteous. But rooms are designed with old furnisture and have that spooky, shabby look. Food options are not great. Buffet spread has mainly non-veg dishes and we had hard time eating there. Even the breakfast was not great.

Can easily avoid.

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Property: The Richmond House Kandy
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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