My wife and I stayed in the Chaaya Citadel for 2 nights at the end of September as part of a multi centre tour of Sri Lanka. We found the Chaaya Citadel to be a good place to stay, as it was located on a scenic plot with great views of the river, and in a wealthy area of Kandy, away from the bustle of the centre.
The standard room was really spacious and comfortable, as was the bathroom (even though it was a little dark). The lobby and pool area are very nice, and the staff were friendly and welcoming.
We stayed on a half board basis, and found the breakfasts good with plenty of choice. At evening meals, the restaurant was a bit canteen like, with little atmosphere and large tables of tour groups, however the food was very good (I only ate the Sri Lankan cuisine). I didn't like the service at dinner, as the waiters were too pushy when taking your drinks orders... particularly with selling wine and more expensive foreign beer as opposed to the local beer! Insist on having Lion Beer, as opposed to Carlsberg or Anchor Beer which are much more expensive!
All in all, we enjoyed our short stay at the Chaaya Citadel and would return if we were to visit Kandy again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sweeping green hills, the longest river in the country, misty mornings and the fresh outdoors, are just a few things that naturally come together here to make the perfect holiday. Just 2 1/2 hours from the Sri Lanka's Capital City Colombo, Chaaya Citadel Kandy has reinvented itself taking into account the needs of holidaymakers around the world. Replete with a sense of history, serenity and majesty, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the amazing Kandyan history, the culture and the arts that play a big role in the lives of the Sri Lankans. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chaaya Citadel Kandy Hotel Kandy
- Chaaya Citadel Hotel Kandy
- Kandy Chaaya Citadel Hotel