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“Gorgeous old colonial house in city center”
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Royal Bar & Hotel
Ranked #103 of 465 Kandy B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 22, 2012

What a great place, perfectly well renovated in every detail ! very quiet, although right in the center of the city... 2 min walk from Kandy Lake ... the patio is superb and during pub opening hours, full of local people coming for drinks ! I had several meals there, and food is excellent and if you are lucky enough to have Niroshan attending you then everything will be perfect !

Room Tip: all rooms are on the patio, 1st and 2nd floor .. I was in room nr 5, 2nd floor, maybe just a bit mor...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Royal Bar & Hotel is a new Boutique Hotel in a recently renovated, colonial mansion with a beautiful inside patio. It is located in the very center of town, 3 blocks from the tooth temple and the lake. It is a hidden oasis, almost unnoticed from the street side. Once you have passed reception and enter in that beautiful patio, you will immediately forget the noise and traffic mess that you have been exposed to in the city. The renovation was made very carefully, keeping many little details from the historic mansion (such as the original lamps, door handles and light switches), but converting this place into a stylish and confortable hotel. The friendly, tasteful rooms are situated on the first and second floor, overlooking the patio. They feature generous bathrooms with a functioning rainforest shower. Only negative is the missing mosquito net, which I think is much better and efficient than the chemical treatment they have been giving during my stay. Breakfast is being served on the veranda overlooking the patio. All is being prepared freshly at the moment.
I highly recommend this hotel for individual travellers looking for a decent place in Kandy. This is not a budet hotel, but the approximately 100 US per room are in line with other, less charming hotels of this standard. In my view, it is the best choice among the upscale hotels in town. First of all, because the location is perfect. Most hotels in Kandy are a bit out of town, many of them up the hill, some with views of the lake. This can be nice, but it makes you dependent on calling a three-wheeler every time you want to visit town, or go out for a drink. RB& H is walking distance to shopping, restaurants and bars. Secondly because the hotel offers a nice combination of upper standard with very personal service. The staff and the management were extremely friendly. As a woman travelling alone, I highly appreciated their respect and their extra efforts to make me feel save and confortable.
What you need to know: The patio of RB&H hosts a famous, historic bar, which is popular among the locals (men who can afford the prices, very few women). You will hear the noise of this bar between 7-10 pm. After this it is quite. This is no problem for most people who will not go to bed before 10, but if you are travelling with children, you will have to consider this.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: 44 King's Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #103 of 465 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
Price Range: $140 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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