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“A charming taste of Colonial Sri Lanka”
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Hotel Suisse
Ranked #14 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
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“A charming taste of Colonial Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We stayed two nights in the Hotel Suisse, in Kandy, during a tour of Sri Lanka. The hotel has plenty of old world charm, while still possessing large comfortable rooms and modern bathrooms. The hotel is conveniently located on the lake 15 minutes walk from downtown Kandy and the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple. We had breakfast in the dinning room, the quality and variety of food was very good. The beds were comfortable and the room had both a/c and a ceiling fan. Wifi was free and we got good reception in our room. The hotel had large pool in the grounds. The extensive collection of photographs and paintings from the 30’s and 40’s give an interesting insight into colonial Ceylon.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

I stayed here for 1 night only passing through. The hotel is a fantastic old building close to lake and a short walk to town. I booked new room ok size all up to date as i would expect for the price $170.00 a night, I understand that they have some older rooms that have not been refurbed so I can not commet on them. The night i was staying there was a national holiday so all bars etc were closed, I had no problem getting a drink on room service and a private bar was opend up for guests on the top floor a god send as i like to have a G and T. Breakfast was good in grand old dianing room also great room service.

The only little down side its a little tyred parts of hotel and no double glazing in new rooms.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

i like this hotel this is very beautiful hotel i luv it i remember the balcony and terrace and also lounge

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Yet another hotel in my home town. I have taken my wedding in this hotel. So no doubt to recommend for a function, but also for a good satisfying stay. Requested few changes which was disaapointing to an occasion. Thus staff paid full attention to fullfill the enviornmental isseus for the occasion.

Key difference is this hotel preserves the colonial style through out. Everyone admires that. Excellent food and the friendly staff make your stay much pleasent.

You can have a good walk around the lake and visit sacred temple for a good relaxed time.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Old colonial style. Very helpful, friendly staff. Good, reasonably priced cocktails. Great buffet and reasonable barbeque. Good breakfasts. Comfortable large bedrooms and stylish surroundings.Handy situaion for walking into town and Temple of the Tooth.

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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Amazing hotel as always in Sri Lanka helpful staff. The buffet dinner was lovely as was breakfast. Ht the wifi does cost so beware! Not much else to say but I do feel wifi should be complimentary in hotels of this standard. The pool was clean and well maintained as well.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

This was my favourite hotel of my two week trip in Sri Lanka. It is Colonial, with wooden panelling in the corridors, polished floors, portrait of the Queen etc. There's a billiards room and a really nice bar. We weren't charged for wi-fi, which was fast but only in public areas.

The breakfast buffet was amazing - for R750, you had a huge choice, including decent bacon and lovely baked beans! The evening buffet was also very reasonably priced, although the chicken pie I had was way too salty. It's in a great location, very close to the lake. There's a swimming pool, although we didn't use it. The staff were generally very friendly and it seemed like they enjoyed working there; the place had a nice atmosphere. They made an effort in the evening setting up a cocktail bar and getting a guy with a keyboard to come in and sing some cover songs ("Everything I Do" by Bryan Adams is very popular in Sri Lanka..._

Oh and one thing, which is not the hotel's fault: if you get up very early (before 7am) with a group of your friends, it would be considerate NOT to have loud conversations in the corridor. Sound travels and you will disturb everyone...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Suisse
Address: 30 Sangarajah Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 54 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Suisse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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