We stayed here for 3 nights (april 10-13) during our trip to Kandy. The Royal Bar has an awesome location, right in the heart of Kandy, about a 2 block walk to the Temple of the Tooth and Kandy Lake. When I was not allowed into the Temple of the Tooth because of my dress (above knees), I ran back, changed and return with pants on. Moments like that -- we were very grateful to be staying at the Royal Bar and Hotel, right next to Kandy's main attractions.
We were advised to stay here by our good friends who had come before us, their advice reading, "the place we didn't stay but wish we had". The hotel is set in a building which is over 120 years old, and is an old Governor's house in Kandy. Lots of colonial memorabilia and a lovely courtyard which is transformed at night into a beautiful space with drinking, dinner and music. They have themed nights and we were there for "tandoori night" which was awesome. All the food we tried was excellent (for dinner- I had the lovely thai curry) and their breakfast (which was included) was indulgent (fresh fruit, cappucino, juice, omelets, bread basket) and not the usual buffet fare that you get at the jetwings or cinammon hotels. It's also got a full bar downstairs which was awesome after a day of sightseeing. We ate all our dinners here (although they were not included in our rate) as we were hard pressed to find a more festive place in Kandy. The rooms are special- and done well. Clean white sheets, fun colonial decorations, wifi in house. The rain shower was a bit glitchy but I believe this is because the hotel water tanks in the hotel run out quickly on "rain shower mode". No TV but we didn't mind as there was plenty of entertainment in the courtyard. Overall, a lovely place to stay. There are monkeys on the roof by the way-- but it didn't bother me much and certainly didn't bother my fiance who slept wonderfully.
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