I have stayed in the Royal Bar and Hotel a couple of times now and its certainly different than what you would expect to find in Sri Lanka. I’m not sure about value for money as I get decent residents rate but I think the full international visitor rate would be high and therefore maybe not offer decent value. That said the place is efficient, well decorated, has draught beer, decent food (probably the most expensive in Kandy), decent wine list, great breakfast, proper coffee, well provisioned and tastefully decorated old colonial style rooms, some with a good old fashioned bathtub.
The ground floor open courtyard in popular with the locals in the evening sampling the draught beer, it’s a good place to escape the hustle & bustle of the Kandy street scene right outside the front door. It deserves to do well and get more attention from foreign tourists, especially ex-pat brits like myself that take pleasure in seeing some of our old colonial architecture and history brought to life. Even the paint scheme of the woodwork reminds me of old British Rail burgundy red. Try it and see for yourselves.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included