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“Good location but very noisy!”
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Queens Hotel Kandy
Ranked #32 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Large hotel in the middle of kandy and opposite a lake with temple of the tooth around the corner!
Room was clean and spacious with a kettle which was a bonus.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast- varied and good service.
Tour operator was situated in the foyer and was helpful for advice when booking hotels and tours.
Only disadvantage was the chanting and traffic.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

For the price, there's not much you can get mad at with the Queen's Hotel. The ambience and the old-world charm more than cover the 20years thats gone by without a decent reno or change. The entire top floor is closed off, but all amenities are there. Best of all, the staff are great and do their jobs very well. They seem to be managed well, so credit there. Location can't be faulted either.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This hotel teems in it's atmosphere of colonial heritage. In the centre of town next to the lake and the Sacred Tooth temple (whose chanting in the morning dispenses for the need for an alarm clock - as does the traffic). Expansive communal areas, wood and more wood, a great bar and a very good swimming pool. The rooms are large - mine with small twin beds - and perfectly adequate shower, AC etc. But luxury it is not. The place has a feel of bygone time, and the charming staff too. Fun for a night or two but probably not a hotel for a prolonged stay. Enjoy it while you can.

Room Tip: Mine (224) overlooked the temple and corner for traffic - best avoided
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Nice colonial style hotel in the heart of Kandy with short distances to almost eveything.

Good range of breakfast foods with an ok quality too. Atmospheric bar, lobby, elevator, etc.

Only really two draw backs which are small rooms and the time it takes for the hot water to become present.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed in queens hotel just before Christmas. Charming, slightly run down, classy place with large bedrooms and bathrooms and a very cool old style bar. Its not super luxe but atmospheric and comfy. There is also a fabulous old bar next to the hotel I think one attached to it but now independently run. Worth checking

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We got a chance to stay at Queen's Hotel,Kandy last December-2012 during our vacation in Sri Lanka.It is a piece of antique hotel started from British Colonial Rule but still maintaining old heritage of the hotel.It is a great place to stay to visit Sri Dalada Maligawa and we attended morning Pooja at 5.30 am.
Buffet breakfast had a good selection of items and most of the guests are regular visitors.And specially valet parking is most helpful for self driving people like us.

Room Tip: Select a room of Lake View at 2nd floor
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Queens Hotel manages to maintain an aura of old colonial grandeur, but the fact that it's in a noisy, bustling, touristy area undermines this positive.

Even at night, it's noisy! The temple next door is noisy. And since it's THE temple (Tooth Temple), it's busy from sunup to sundown. And before sunup and after sundown, the people who work in the temple are setting up/tearing down. Even on the top floor, on the side (not the front, but also not the back), it was still noisy enough to prevent sleep.

The rooms are large and I THINK they were clean, but the natural lighting was bad (except in the bathoom, which was INCREDIBLY noisy) and the provided lighting was dim like mood lighting and you could barely see what was in the room.

The lobby was nice and airy and inviting. The bar was very nice and kept up the colonial Long Bar atmosphere of the hotel.

The staff was very nice and helpful, and went out of their way to help you.

Overall, very nice in a very touristy location (if that what you want), but you do sacrifice peace and quiet.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Address: No. 4 Dalada Veediya | No. 4 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: $73 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Queens Hotel Kandy 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO QUEEN'S HOTEL One of Sri Lanka's iconic historic hotels, Queen's Hotel, situated in the heart of Kandy, faces the beautiful splendid surroundings alongside the Kandy Lake. With a history of over 160 years The Queen's Hotel is a 90 room British Colonial style luxury hotel. This former Governor's residence is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka which is managed by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation. What's momentous about Queen's Hotel is that it is situated in Kandy, where the world prominent "Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha" is. Every country has its pageants and festivals and so does Kandy which has the world famous "Kandy Esala Perahera Pageant" which is held annually. This pageant proceeds along side the Queen's Hotel's East & West wings, providing the most magnificent viewing facilities for the guests who patronize the hotel. ... more   less 
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