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The Richmond House Kandy
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
““Couldn't be better!””
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on a ten day tour of Sri Lanka, and after having read some of the previous reviews on this site, I was a little apprehensive and did not know what to expect. The Richmond House was delightful.It is a small, modern and old looking hotel, set in a striking position overlooking the mountains.Our room was great, a luxurious view.The room was spotless.The food here was of consistently high quality, with a fantastic small but nice buffet. Breakfast choice was excellent too.everything was reasonably priced. well organised and peace full place.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had 2 nights in a deluxe room with my girl friend and had a wonder full time,staff and the service was way over then we expected and the food was delicious.15 to 20m drive from city but worth going up and down after a hot city days.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

The deluxe room is OK but at best average. As a couple one chair is a bore and then only one on the balcony. The balcony door would not open enough to carry out a second chair. Ok, I could have asked but I had already asked for tea bags, milk, and a kettle that worked. You shouldn't have to ask. I think that the suites are their target client group and we didn't have one. The view is superb and a lovely place to be outside the throb of the city for a quiet evening in. They must spend some money to keep the bathrooms up to standard, but maybe it all goes into their planned developments. Top of the hill, but going downhill is my summary.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great view, friendly staff and good sized rooms. We stayed in one of the suites and you do feel like it is a treat. It is not great for privacy though. As soon as you step out of your room the manager (owner?) appears enquiring about your plans or whether there is anything he can do. Perhaps helpful but we prefer the anonymity of something bigger and not like the landlord is looking over you. I appreciate this a boutique'ish hotel but it feels even smaller. Would be difficult to stay here in mid summer wihtout a pool, we went to a hotel up the hill every day to relax by the pool (about £10). We used Richmond House's driver (Prassad) for 5 days and this was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and it was good value for money.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed one night in the guesthouse. It is a 5-minutes tuktuk ride from Kandy. The place is quiet (while we found Kandy loud and polluted) and benefits from a nice view over Kandy. We had the "Governor Suite" which is no way close to what you would expect based on its name. The room was large and had a balcony but the deco was very kitsch; the room cleanliness was ok but could have been better. We were on half board so we dinner and breakfast there. Food was ok (no more, no less). The staff of the hotel is friendly and helpful so probably not a bad deal in the end.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

The only problem may be to reach to the hotel... if you are looking for hospitality and warmly smiling people around you, this is the appropriate place. Foods are really nice. Rooms with Kandy city view are beautiful. Strongly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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