Because we paid for our standard room in advance, whilst staying at Galle Face in Colombo (same group), we were upgraded to a suite for our single night in this fabulous hotel. That might, however, have been because there was a noisy wedding in the ballroom until the small hours and the suite was far enough away to deaden the sound. The beds were the most comfortable we slept on in Sri Lanka and we loved the location, the old-fashioned charm of the hotel and the slightly faded opulence of the place. We walked from the hotel to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in the evening around the lake - best time to visit after dark. The breakfast was awful - the hot food was cold, the fruit warm and busy with fruitflies, the coffee undrinkable. We tracked down a single internet machine but we were both bitten to bits by midges which were as persistent as the reception staff trying to get our payment for the pleasure. It is a great shame because this hotel could, again, be the place to stay in Kandy. It seems they concentrate too much on weddings for their income at the expense of personal attention to paying overnight guests. That said, we would not have missed it. It's rare to stay in such a beautiful heritage site in such a stunning location next to the lake and the centre of Kandy. Go there but eat out. You won't regret it.
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