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“Faded colonial grandeur”
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Queens Hotel Kandy
Ranked #31 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed February 8, 2010

Built during British colonial times to archetypal design standards... and seems to have barely changed since. The rooms are GOOD VALUE for money and you get a nice feeling of being in the colonies! If you don't know means then you might not appreciate the "hanging in there" nature of the hotel and might notice some of the dilapidation!

Central location and within spitting distance of the tooth temple; easy walk to the bus or train station.

Kandy is quite bad for getting hassled by con artists and tuk tuk drivers demanding extravagent fares. Keep your wits about you and agree a fare of no more than Rs 50 per km and you'll be fine.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2010

Old. Really old hotel. It seems good, historic etc., but they didn't do anything inside since.... I don't know 18... ok, who knows. You can hear a person in another room. Bath is very dirty. Food is not good. The only thing why we went there was the place. It is near the Buddha's tooth temple. So you don't need to spend much time for this. We spent there just one night on that very uncomfortable bed... So don't go there.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

This hotel was once the height of decadence and luxury, unfortunately it now needs a complete overhaul to reach anywhere near its former glory. The rooms were ok, decent size and full of period furniture it was just tired...

Whilst an excellent location for all that Kandy has to offer the hotel does front two main roads and is very noisy from about 6.00am

The hotel is cheap, the bar reasonably priced, one of the reception staff did have an attitude problem...as though still livingif the hotel's former formal glory...

Beware...there are only three pubs in Kandy and all close at 10.00pm, one has live footi,,

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

Stayed: March 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2010

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2009

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #31 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: $63 - $148 (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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