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“Great hospitality and a view to die for”

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The Richmond House Kandy
Ranked #8 of 55 Hotels in Kandy
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Perth, Australia
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“Great hospitality and a view to die for”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed as a family (two teenage kids). Our room had sweeping views of Kandy - spectacular. The hospitality of Nuwan and his staff was wonderful.
The rooms were clean, well appointed - the buffet meals were good. It's a lovely little boutique hotel - quirky in the typical Sri Lankan way. Great memories.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Our party of 8 adults stayed here in January 2014. We had 4 rooms - 2 suites, 1 Deluxe double and 1 deluxe single and only stayed for 1 night. The house was large, spacious and clean. The rooms were very large (especially the suites - which could easily accommodate 3+ adults) with a fantastic view. The beds were a bit hard (typical sri lankan style with thin mattress). The rooms were all clean, with clean and neat bathrooms. The furnishings in the room were a little dated, but it was still comfortable. The service at The Richmond house was excellent. A couple people in our party were unwell during their stay in Kandy and the staff at the Richmond house were very accommodating to our requests (i.e. for toast outside of meal times, bottled water, ginger ale/ginger beer etc) without any hesitation and always in a timely fashion. It is important to note that there are a number of stairs to climb - at the entrance, and in the foyers to reach the rooms. The suites are lovely and have a great view but do require climbing 1 or 2 flights of stairs.

The location of The Richmond house is up a hill, and takes some time to reach there from Kandy town. The place is a little bit hard to find, however there is good signage on the way. You need to travel up the hill to get there. The house is built a top a very steep incline. Our large van (12 seater) could not travel up the steep hill so the staff provided their own tuk-tuk to get all of our luggage up to the accommodation. They also helped some of our party come up the hill in the Tuk-Tuk. The steep hill will be hard for older people to navigate up and down.

The buffet dinner was small but the food was tasty and we enjoyed it. There was a good spread of fruits as well. Half of our party had a sri lankan breakfast the next morning which was enjoyable, otherwise the continental breakfast provided is fine too.

The price of the rooms was reasonable, perhaps on the slightly steeper side given that the some of the furnishings do appear dated. Overall we had a good stay here.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed at Richmond House in September 2013 and only have good things to say about these guys. The service is spot on, you feel very looked after without being bothered which really works in this lovely colonial styled house. Nothing is a problem from organising transport and drivers to recommending places to eat, shop and visit. All of the recommendations were spot on for what we had asked for. They organised a driver for us for two different tours (Dambulla and Sigiriya) and we were well informed about the entry fees etc... before we left so no surprises and this way we only paid for a driver each time.
The room was beautiful with an amazing view over Kandy. The bed was comfortable and the room very clean. I agree that better hot water pressure would be good but it isn't so bad that it detracts from the experience (as stated in other posts, it mist be hard to get any pressure this high up). They are aware of this and working on the issue.
The restaurant area is nicely lit and has a cosy and intimate relaxed atmosphere in the evenings. You can also sit on the balcony to look over the scenery whilst you eat. In the day time the reception area is very welcoming to relax in whilst waiting for a tuk tuk or taxi.
The staff here really are great at all levels of service and have found the right balance between being extremely helpful but also respecting your space in evenings when enjoying the views. They are always around but never intruding which I think is a hard skill to manage well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed 2 nights while visiting Kandy and it was worth the drive up with our driver each time. The view from our deluxe room was stunning. The room was very nice and had the best 4 poster bed with lace netting, just wonderful. Furniture in the room was good and the room was just the right size. Bathroom was nice, some extra water pressure would be good but don't forget you are up at the top of the hill!
The whole décor of the house was old England and had all this old British crockery. The manager was very helpful and all the staff were friendly.
The food wasn't spicy enough for us, but soon came out the sambal and chilli paste so that was just fine.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We were three friends who shared the govermental suite. We were taking back in time in this beautiful place. Nice view over Kandy from room and restaurant. Best sleep for a long time in the big oldlooking bed.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2014

we stayed here for 2 nights during the kandy Perahera in this beautiful colonial house with a beautiful view on the valley and Kandy. The manager of the Richmond house makes everything he can to enjoy your stay and make it as nice and comfortable as possible : top and very kind!!! We spent a wonderful time. comfortable, quiet and spacious room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in January.
Simply stunning setting of a colonial house on top of a hill slightly outside the town. The view is worth the effort to get there though.
We ate in the restaurant 1 night and the food was excellent. Breakfasts were also good - made to order.
Staff are great as the hotel is family run.
Kandy is a very beautiful little city well worth a look.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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