We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great hotel, on the lake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Suisse

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Hotel Suisse
Ranked #17 of 58 Hotels in Kandy
London
Level Contributor
40 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great hotel, on the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

One of the oldest hotels in Kandy a short walk or tuk tuk ride from the centre. Good large rooms with balconies, very comfortable, everything worked. Vast restaurant with buffets, on-site taxi service offered, couldn't really fault it.

Room Tip: Those at the front will have a lake view
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Polothecat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

971 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    186
    477
    221
    54
    33
See reviews for
217
435
47
22
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (159)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Pune
Level Contributor
49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

We were fortunate enough to stay in this beautiful hotel which had old world charm.Rooms were spacious ,airy and very well maintained. Staff was courtious and efficient. I think this hotel probably has best location---- its walking distance from Famous temple of tooth relic and hotel is facing lake which makes much easier should you decide to go for walks in morning/evening.

Room Tip: ask for room facing lake
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Caspru
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

The Hotel is situated just across the lake in central Kandy. If you stay in the old wing the rooms are really big. The colonial decor has a charm of its own. Good value for money. Friendly staff and comfortable rooms. The food is reasonably good.The only problem was no wi-fi in the rooms, so if you use internet you will have to take your laptop to the lounge bar to get wi-fi.

Overall a decent place.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the old wing to get really spacious rooms.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank golfguroo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

I just been there and the hotel is ok while the city is not; you can stay in other cities which much better

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bahar973
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
190 reviews
148 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

Hotel Suisse is well placed on the lake, a stones throw (or tuk-tuk ride) from the centre of Kandy. I had a nice stay here.
My room was spacious, with a high ceiling and a nice balcony area. The hotel itself is a pleasant building, the bar service was prompt, and the breakfasts good (thanks especially to the omelette chef).Wifi is available, allegedly in reception and the bar area, though I only succeeded in the bar, and this didn't seem to come as a surprise to staff.
The hotel has 4 floors, but the lift only goes to the third. My room was 416, which involved a lift to the third floor followed by a walk to the back of the hotel, a flight of stairs and along a corridor. Perhaps some would feel that the views from being higher up compensate for this, but I would suggest the third floor would be better.
There is an Ayurvedic area between the hotel and its (nice) swimming pool. This is cramped, a bit dingy and with privacy only maintained by a frequently moving curtain. The massage is not a relaxing experience.
Overall a good hotel, though the Queens hotel is in a better location, and looked good to me from the outside,

Room Tip: Avoid 4th floor.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DullDave
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

We stayed hear for 2 nights and 3 days about a week ago.
It was an lovely experience. The room was big and furnished with colonial stuff. Bathroom was clean.
The food was great. Reception and the staff was very friendly and polite.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would return soon

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sameera A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paris, France
Level Contributor
156 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

We loved our stay in this hotel (2 nights). We had lovely views of the lake and a big room with high ceilings. The bathroom was good, though I don't think it was properly cleaned the second day. Ac works fine though ours closed its blinds after 5 seconds. We had to use the swing mode in order to avoid this inconvenient, but I guess we were lucky enough to find out.
Minibar prices were reasonable, the same ones you paid at the bar or the restaurant.
Our room was 224, by the gardens and near the bar. Since windows don't close properly, you can hear much of the noise and the music. It didn't bother us, but I feel it is important to know.
Internet access was not free, as I could read in other comments. However, 500 Rs per day is almost free. Wifi is available only at the reception, which is really sad since it is probably one of the ugliest areas in the hotel.
We enjoyed the pool and the sunset is beautiful from it. Lots of birds fly around before the sun goes down. Right after that, bats arrive and show their flying abilities over the pool. I never had the chance to observe them for such a long time, it was a great unexpected opportunity. Towels are handed out by a pool boy free of charge. He leaves at 7 pm, but you can stay longer if you want to.
Restaurant is very good, I really appreciated the dishes prepared right in front of you (noodles sauté and fish sauté, for us), with the ingredients you selected so that spicy food lovers could finally enjoy really hot food :) One advice, go up to the 3rd floor to the restaurant from above, it is beautiful!

Room Tip: If you are not a late sleeper, avoid rooms 221 to 225, they face the bar terrace and therefor are no...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Arale N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kandy
0.0 mi away
OZO Kandy Sri Lanka
OZO Kandy Sri Lanka
#10 of 58 in Kandy
4.0 of 5 bubbles 844 reviews
1.9 mi away
Earl's Regency
Earl's Regency
#1 of 1 in Tennekumbura
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,847 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Thilanka
Hotel Thilanka
#14 of 58 in Kandy
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,192 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Queen's Hotel
Queen's Hotel
#35 of 58 in Kandy
3.5 of 5 bubbles 982 reviews
0.8 mi away
Sevana City Hotel
Sevana City Hotel
#5 of 58 in Kandy
4.5 of 5 bubbles 650 reviews
2.2 mi away
Earl's Regent Hotel
Earl's Regent Hotel
#8 of 58 in Kandy
4.0 of 5 bubbles 662 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Suisse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Suisse

Property: Hotel Suisse
Address: 30 Sangarajah Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 58 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Suisse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Odigeo and Hotels.com so you can book your Hotel Suisse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing