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Queens Hotel Kandy
Ranked #31 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This hotel is 160 years old hotel and located next to Kandy lake and 2 min walk from tooth relic. The staff at reception and staff housekeeping/ restuarant is nice and helpful.

This place is very crowded as its right in centre of Kandy. You will have to go up the hill to see the view of kandy lake.

Best of local restuarants are around this place . You can even enjoy local food there.

Rooms are good . Breakfast is nice

Overall good place to stay.

Incase you are going by own car then this hotel provides car parking. The hotel also provides free accomadation & breakfast to driver

I will stay again here

Room Tip: prefer lake facing rooms
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This was truly a fantastic experience. Original colonial style hotel, preserving the old style, but fully modern. The rooms are very British, old-fashioned and a bit run-Down (especially the plumbing). But the atmosphere fully makes up for this. Very good restaurant, both for dinner and breakfast. Wonderful bar for a quiet pre-dinner drink.
Very central in Kandy.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

In a tour of Sri Lanka we used Queen's Hotel for a short two days stay in Kandy and we couldn't be more happy with our choice.
The location is just perfect, as you have the main attractions - the lake and the temple - right across the street.
The colorful local market - with probably the best prices for your Sri Lanka shopping - is also just at a few minutes walk distance.
There are good restaurants and nice bakeries nearby, but for the evening I believe the Hotel own premises are a very good option as everything arouind trend to close early.
The Hotel by its own self its worth the stay, as you are driven back some decades to a truly colonial ambiance although you'll have all the present standard Hotel amenities at your disposal.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

If you want to check this place out, do yourself a favor and go into the lobby, or have a drink at the bar. Don't bother staying. It took about 5 minutes to walk up three flights of stairs to my room, which did not have wifi. There was a bathtub that required a 1-meter step up to get into, only to find out that it's impossible to take a bath, only can take a shower. Ancient, part of the charm, I suppose. But if you bother to leave a bathtub in the room, let me take a bath. Rooms are nothing special, and for double the price of everywhere else in Kandy, I would never recommend this place. Yeah, it's cool to say you stayed where QE2 stayed, but that is about the extent of the charm here. Go to the lobby, take some photos of the staircase, old elevator. And leave. BTW, wifi code for the lobby is khc.1938

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I had an overall pleasant stay with my family at Queens hotel. The best part is the location - near hustle and bustle - shopping and KFC at walking distance. Rooms are very comfortable. i can recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be in city center with all the activities around.

Room Tip: Take balcony with Kandy lake view
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Me and my wife stayed at Queens hotel for one night on our round trip to Sri Lanka i feb. 2014.
The good thing is that the hotel has a very cetral location in Kandy. But the hotel certaly has seen better days. The sevice war very very slow, the rooms not so good. Anoteher nice thing is the swimingpool.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed here for a night, when we got into Kandy.

The good:

It's just next to the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple- you just walk across the road.
It faces the beautiful Kandy river.
Breakfast was fantastic!

The bad:
The rooms are old, and the beds are way too soft.
Service is a bit slow, because they seem understaffed.
Lift only serves 2 floors, and only ONE lift.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Address: No. 4 Dalada Veediya | No. 4 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 56 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range: £47 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Queens Hotel Kandy 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO QUEEN'S HOTEL One of Sri Lanka's iconic historic hotels, Queen's Hotel, situated in the heart of Kandy, faces the beautiful splendid surroundings alongside the Kandy Lake. With a history of over 160 years The Queen's Hotel is a 90 room British Colonial style luxury hotel. This former Governor's residence is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka which is managed by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation. What's momentous about Queen's Hotel is that it is situated in Kandy, where the world prominent "Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha" is. Every country has its pageants and festivals and so does Kandy which has the world famous "Kandy Esala Perahera Pageant" which is held annually. This pageant proceeds along side the Queen's Hotel's East & West wings, providing the most magnificent viewing facilities for the guests who patronize the hotel. ... more   less 
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