We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel last week. Our room was on the third floor. I don't know about the other floors but our room was extremely quiet. It was so serene that we could even hear the breeze. Plus,every evening the monk prays in the nearby temple and we could hear his soothing voice.
Pros: amazing scenic views. Beautiful pool area. Good breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Very hospitable staff.
Cons: there are no safe in the room for safe keeping me items. Charged facility is available in lobby. Internet is not free. Charges are minimal but the wi-fi signals are not too good. Plus, the speed is similar to that of a dial up.
It was a ten minute downward walk to the city center. But don't try to walk back. Its too steep. the tuk tuk driver took 300 LKR from city center to hotel.
When visiting this area you should generally beware of monkeys and mosquitoes. Monkeys can enter your room and steal stuff if you aren't careful. Mosquitoes can be a problem, so use a mosquito net or simply don't open the windows after sunset.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the World Heritage City - Kandy, The Swiss Residence is more a home than a hotel. Known for our warm and personalized service, you will be greeted and made to feel right at home, from the moment you set foot here. Placed amongst the luscious rain forests in the hills of this calm & peaceful city, The Swiss Residence, though placed in the heart of the city, is the perfect spot for those looking for a place to simply relax and enjoy solitude, forgetting the burdens of urban life even for a moment. Created with a rich mixture of Kandyan and Swiss architecture, The Swiss Residence consists of 40 cozy, well furnished rooms, with spectacular views of the surrounding mist covered hills in one direction, as well as the sun touched busy streets of the city seen below in the other direction. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swiss Residence Kandy