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“Beautiful view of Kandy”

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The Richmond House Kandy
Ranked #9 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
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Brisbane
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“Beautiful view of Kandy”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We stayed 2 nights while visiting Kandy and it was worth the drive up with our driver each time. The view from our deluxe room was stunning. The room was very nice and had the best 4 poster bed with lace netting, just wonderful. Furniture in the room was good and the room was just the right size. Bathroom was nice, some extra water pressure would be good but don't forget you are up at the top of the hill!
The whole décor of the house was old England and had all this old British crockery. The manager was very helpful and all the staff were friendly.
The food wasn't spicy enough for us, but soon came out the sambal and chilli paste so that was just fine.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

We were three friends who shared the govermental suite. We were taking back in time in this beautiful place. Nice view over Kandy from room and restaurant. Best sleep for a long time in the big oldlooking bed.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

we stayed here for 2 nights during the kandy Perahera in this beautiful colonial house with a beautiful view on the valley and Kandy. The manager of the Richmond house makes everything he can to enjoy your stay and make it as nice and comfortable as possible : top and very kind!!! We spent a wonderful time. comfortable, quiet and spacious room.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in January.
Simply stunning setting of a colonial house on top of a hill slightly outside the town. The view is worth the effort to get there though.
We ate in the restaurant 1 night and the food was excellent. Breakfasts were also good - made to order.
Staff are great as the hotel is family run.
Kandy is a very beautiful little city well worth a look.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Stayed 2 nights at this Guest house, it is an old colonial house, right at the top of a very steep hill, but the views from the rooms are wonderful. It is worth staying for the views alone, because everything else is distinctly average at best and the bathroom was frankly one star, in desperate need of renovation & effective plumbing. The water pressure was totally variable resulting in the shower being either cold or scalding hot it was impossible to control, and water came out of everywhere except the shower head. Water also regularly came up through the drain in the floor, so it was always wet. The bedroom was old fashioned but quaint and the bed was clean and comfortable. However the food was generally tasteless and badly cooked. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the views over Kandy and the surrounding area were amazing, especially the sunsets.

Room Tip: Get a room with balcony, we were in room 4, which has the poor plumbing so avoid!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Beautiful old colonial villa on the hill, tastefully decorated and the staff was very polite and helpful. They arranged all our trips and kept asking if everything was according to our taste - a little bit too much sometimes :). We loved the rooms: all spacious, clean, good hot and cold water, balcony and the big colonial bed is something you dreamed of as a child :). We only had breakfast which was decent; a selection of fruit, yogurt, eggs ans Sri Lankan curry. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and overall we were very disappointed considering the price. We stayed in other accommodation that was a third of the price and was much nicer! The bathrooms are in need of some attention, broken toilet seat, water pressure and temperature control were impossible to handle. The food was the worst we had in over 3 weeks, breakfast is poor and the buffet food they serve for dinner (which we had once) was terrible. I think my dog would turn his nose up at most of it!

On the plus side, the staff are friendly and polite and the view of Kandy is ok but in my opinion it doesn't make up for everything else.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Richmond House Kandy

Property: The Richmond House Kandy
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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