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Hotel Suisse
Ranked #13 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby guesthouse which didn't provide breakfast so we popped next door into Hotel Suisse and paid 1500lkr for 2 of us for a buffet which included fresh fruit and juice, pastries, hot food (eggs, beans, bacon, sausages, SL traditional breakfast, omelettes cooked how you like), pancakes and plenty other stuff. It was really tasty and well worth the money - especially if you can handle a big breakfast! Service was also pretty efficient given that they were trying to prepare for a wedding that day. Avoid the expensive room cost and just go for breakfast like we did.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Kanishka M, Manager at Hotel Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

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We are looking forward to welcome you again and please contact us on reservations.suisse@kandyhotels.lk or +94812233025 for your next visit.

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Kanishska Mallikarachchi,
Assisitant Manager,
Hotel Suisse,
Kandy.
+94773422729
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

my partner and I came here due to their obsession with art nuevo/deco. I guess I tagged along.

old fashioned colonial style hotel. aged as many are in this area but with a touch of faded decadence.

yes, it is a bit old and shabby in places but the staff treat you very well and beautiful views over the lake.

the gardens are lovely and don't be surprised to have a wee visitor pop onto your balcony (friendly playful monkies)

the rooms are dated no doubt. teak style furnishings and could do with a face lift but it all ads to the charm of an agetha christie novel.

in a prime position over looking the lake. the food was plentiful at breakfast, however dinner was typical hotel buffet style. albeit served in the grand ballroom.

would definately recommend to anyone seeking the old colonial experience.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Kanishka M, Manager at Hotel Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for commenting us on Trip Advisor and your comment is highly appreciated by the management.
We are looking forward to welcome you again and please contact us on reservations.suisse@kandyhotels.lk or +94812233025 for your next visit.

Regards,

Kanishska Mallikarachchi,
Assisitant Manager,
Hotel Suisse,
Kandy.
+94773422729
asstmanager.suisse@kandyhotels.lk

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Hotel Suisse is in a good location - 10 to 15 minute walk along the lake to Central Kandy. In its day, it would have been a grand hotel but now it is simply quite tired. We were on the 3rd floor overlooking an area where meals are served outside so it was a little noisy in the mornings. Mosquitos kept getting into our room too but we couldn't work put how!! The room itself was quite clean but really old and needs updating.

There was wifi downstairs that seemed to work best at the bar and a pool out the front.

Staff were excellent and on NYE they had a buffet and I have never seen anything like it - not even in Vegas!! It was amazing!!

If you want something within walking distance to Kandy and with a pool, this is an okay option for a day or two.

Room Tip: Room 307 looks over the outdoor eating area so could be a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kanishka M, Manager at Hotel Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for commenting us on Trip Advisor and your comment is highly appreciated by the management.
We are looking forward to welcome you again and please contact us on reservations.suisse@kandyhotels.lk or +94812233025 for your next visit.

Regards,

Kanishska Mallikarachchi,
Assisitant Manager,
Hotel Suisse,
Kandy.
+94773422729
asstmanager.suisse@kandyhotels.lk

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Old stylist hotel, located lakeside with city center in walking distance. Very Nice bar and ballroom, the latter often used for wedding porties up to twice a day. This is more charming than annoying, hotel capacity is fit for it and noise is strictly controlled. Spatious rooms, bathrooms bit dated but clean. Refuse room 111, it has a structural humidity problem and is unhealthy, i was given a better room on first request. Excellent Food at very reasonable rates and the best trained staff I met untill now in Sri Lanka: friendly and fast efficiency.
Rooms in the front have nicest view, but a bit noise from busy traffic.

Room Tip: See review
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Kanishka M, Manager at Hotel Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for commenting us on Trip Advisor and your comment is highly appreciated by the management.
We are looking forward to welcome you again and please contact us on reservations.suisse@kandyhotels.lk or +94812233025 for your next visit.

Regards,

Kanishska Mallikarachchi,
Assisitant Manager,
Hotel Suisse,
Kandy.
+94773422729
asstmanager.suisse@kandyhotels.lk

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We enjoyed a deluxe room with a balcony overlooking the lake....perfect! The room was very spacious with a huge bed and a seating area. Superb bathroom with all the amenities you could want.

The location on the South East corner of the lake is both picturesque and accessible to the centre of Kandy.....and a very reasonable price.

The dinner buffet was exceptional with a variety of tasty local food as well as a selection of international cuisine. Breakfast was excellent too.

There was a large wedding at the hotel whilst we were there but this did not impact in a negative way at all. There was music throughout the evening but it was quiet by 11 pm so no problem! The staff should be congratulated for looking after all their guests so well.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kanishka M, Manager at Hotel Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for commenting us on Trip Advisor and your comment is highly appreciated by the management.
We are looking forward to welcome you again and please contact us on reservations.suisse@kandyhotels.lk or +94812233025 for your next visit.

Regards,

Kanishska Mallikarachchi,
Assisitant Manager,
Hotel Suisse,
Kandy.
+94773422729
asstmanager.suisse@kandyhotels.lk

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Beautiful colonial style hotel on lake a short ride from the Palaces and Temples and Kandy. Slightly past its best but still very comfortable. Staff are kind and helpful although service for food is a bit slow. Rooms are large and comfortable and food is tasty. Reasonably priced

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Kanishka M, Manager at Hotel Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Dear Matthew,

Thank you very much for commenting us on Trip Advisor and your comment is highly appreciated by the management.
We are looking forward to welcome you again and please contact us on reservations.suisse@kandyhotels.lk or +94812233025 for your next visit.

Regards,

Kanishska Mallikarachchi,
Assisitant Manager,
Hotel Suisse,
Kandy.
+94773422729
asstmanager.suisse@kandyhotels.lk

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is a nice hotel with an execptionally good dinner buffet and a great breakfast. Rooms were good, but too small to fit all four family members, so we had to split up into two separate rooms. Wifi was not accessible from the rooms.

The swimming pool and a small children's pool and adjoining small playground were nice for the children.

The mosquitos were a real nuisance, both in the restaurant (under the tables) and in the rooms (no mosquito nets over the beds). The children had 15-20 bites after the first night, then we put on antirepellant before bedtime. Wear trousers/long sleeves also at lunch.

Service was not very good, some confusion in the restaurant and not very customer friendly at the reception (for example when asking for water to be sent to the room, we were asked to call room service ourselves).

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 30 Sangarajah Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: £66 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Suisse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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