Location: overlooking the lake, close to the centre of Kandy but far enough not to have the noise
Appearance: the atmosphere of the 1920s to 1940s, belle epoque all over; the bar area is a marvel and should be classified as a national monument, and so should the former ballroom which is now the restaurant.
Service: fine without being outstanding
Room: I had a junior suite and the staff made a big fuss about this being "the best room in the hotel"... which somehow I doubt. Anyhow, it was very spacious, but I suspect that the furniture had not been replaced for a few decades... maintenance could be better.
Breakfast was nice, dinner really great.
Prices: book via one of the booking engines like booking.com and you'll pay way less than if you book directly at the hotel
TOURS: Do not hesitate to book your tours with the Kandy Tours desk (ground floor, opposite the reception area on the way to the pool) and ask to have Mr. Rodney as a driver. He drove me through Sri Lanka for several days and he was a fantastic guide, speaking English fluently.
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