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The Richmond House Kandy
Ranked #10 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2013

There is much to commend this hotel despite a few problems. We stayed for 3 nights and were upgraded to a very spacious suite with a balcony and access to a large outside shared terrace. The entrance area and dining room are really lovely and the rooms beautifully furnished. The all male staff could not be more attentive in a discrete manner, though a little quiet. Breakfast was disappointing, often not hot enough and with no lovely surprises. Dinner was good though only if you like curry, with fish, chicken and vegetable curries more or less the same each day; plentiful. The manager was really helpful and the staff fixed the ac promptly. Being high above the city it was beautifully fresh at night. It's too far to walk from the city, a tuk-tuk was only 500rps (£2.50).

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5  Thank BJohnC
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Have just stayed in Richmond House Hotel for a brief, two-night visit to Kandy,could scarcely be better as it is within the city limits and not in the city We got some great information from the manager (owner?) when we arrived who was concerned to help us spend our money wisely in kandy.The hotel is about 15mnts tuktuk drive from kandy city or from kandy station cost you something like 500 to 650 sri lankan rupees.This place is so nice so instead of 1 night we stayed here for another extra night.rooms are clean and nice only the balcony was wet due to the rain,but the view from the room was great.Foods ,staff,service is maybe one of the best in kandy.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank jacob l
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Richmond House is an excellent alternative to the big hotels around Kandy. We were given one of the suites as an unasked upgrade and overall more than satisfied with our stay, the staff is extremely helpful and always standby. The amazing views of the hills around Kandy are absolutely stunning and an excellent addition to this great place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank Peter23
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We recently spent a week at this hotel and it was one of the best vacations we've ever had, in large part because of the fantastic staff and amenities. The hotel goes out of it's way to exhibit an Asia Spirit and genuine welcome to our home feel. A definite romantic getaway and children friendly as well. Lot's to see and do! I've never been so happy to sign the bill at the end of our stay, because it was worth absolutely every penny. There is no doubt that we'll be back again, and hopefully soon.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank maldinicasiu
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Sri Lanka`s 5 star hotels are somewhat all the same in terms of great service, attention to detail, small rooms and high prices. The rules has been truly broken here at the richmond house.

We visited richmond house for 2 nights in mid oct, The result was fully satisfactions. very large rooms with great ceiling height and lots of windows and not to forget the great views of kandy city from the rooms and common areas. What really impressed us though was the very high quality service that they provided as a 5* hotel, beautiful interior decorations and old furniture's and great bathrooms. To me they are more like luxury house and I can't wait to go back. Stunning views, lovely people, great location.only bad comment is that on the way to the hotel is very narrow and steep,surely not for elderly people.but for young couple`s like us its a private paradise.

Room Tip: A suite (king`s Suite)
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank max h
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

The Richmond House was the last stop on our trip around Sri Lanka and it was an amazing way to finish our holiday. Our suite (#1) was breathtaking - absolutely enormous, with a lots of private balconies and amazing views.all the staff at the hotel were so helpful and always standby. Our stay at RH was a highlight of our trip and we would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Kandy. Contrary to other reports, we found the this house so lovely place to escape the heat and madness of cities.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank cathe f
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We have stayed at the big hotels - Earls Regency, Amaya Hills etc - in the past and decided we'd like a more B+B feel this time. Richmond House is quirky, a little eccentric and a great alternative to the big hotels, plus it is very reasonable. We traveled with another couple and had the two suites. Both are large, well appointed and have traditional furniture. The dining room is terrific - particularly the table on the balcony overlooking Kandy - and the food was very good. Staff are friendly, always smiling and manage everything efficiently in a way that looks casual and effortless. Furnishings throughout are interesting, eclectic and complete what is a relaxing oasis just outside the madness and chaos of Kandy. We particularly liked having our luggage brought up the steep drive by the hotel's tuk tuk!

Room Tip: Suites enjoy afternoon and evening breezes with the balcony doors left open, plus they're set ap...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank RobynFordyce
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Address: 195/56 Richmond Hill Place | Heerassagala, Kandy ky20400, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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: £33 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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