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The Swiss Residence
Ranked #45 of 57 Hotels in Kandy
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed here with another family during a 2 day trip to Kandy, should have stayed at another hotel but rooms not available there - anyway we're allocated 4 rooms, one of which was the royal suite - the 3 girls in our party stayed here and spent a fantastic evening pampering themselves in the jacuzzi bath. Views from here were fantastic as high up in the hills. Food in the restaurant was very nice and thouroughly enjoyed the live music whilst we ate - a lovely selection of both Sri Lankan and western music. Our room had been recently modernised and was very comfortable with TV, tea/coffee facilities, shower. Did not use any other facilities so unable to comment on these.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed in this colonial type ot the hotel for couple days as a part of our escorted tour. Located at the top of the hill, we enjoyed very nice view, almost thought that we were in countryside. Satisfactory equipped room, but noisy from the corridor and from rooms above. We should have asked for the top floor room. Swimming pool clean, also with nice view, but changing room looked like the public one. Good variety of the food, one of the best one we experienced. When we arrived for the dinner, we found small band playing music. After some time they approached to guests and asked what song(s) guests wish to play. Some guest enjoyed, other sent them away. The tip was (of course, as everywhere on the Island) expected. I found this way how to get extra money from customers little inconvenient. In the walking distance from Kandy centre and from Bahirawanka Vihara Buddha statue. In summary, good place to stay, but don't forget to bring extra money for the dinner.

Room Tip: top floor room should be more quiet
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank 585Petr
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

The hotel looks very good looking from outside, but rooms are very small and all the stuffs are very old. It needs lot of upgrade. Chefs and service boys are good and always happy to serve. Good part is wifi is available at rooms.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Krishna_Vaasista
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

First thing to greet me was a steep road to the hotel , that was fun ! Its the same while coming down . Coming to the room, we had the Royal suites it was pretty normal,I am not sure what a normal suite looks like hence can't comment on that.

The pool is clean. The food not so impressive just average , maybe it would suit a global palate . But being an Indian I prefer some spice.

They have free Wi-fi , that's a thumbs up from me.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank bhuvanaj2006
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Location wise this hotel is Fantastic it is located on the top of Hill Food is good and Good swimming pool and great view from Room and friendly staff but frankly say they need some training i told wake up call to me and my friends but not got again i remained again no call ..,
Restaurant staff are good and supporting .
Spacious Room
Good View
Mini bar
Coffee/ Tea Maker
Swimming pool

Wi-fi we have to pay extra

Room Tip: Higher floor
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

On 22.04. me and my mother came back from Sigiriya and stayed for 1 night in Swiss Residence. What was astonishing: location high in mountain, green hills around, restaurant with live romantic music, great meals (dinner and breakfast), welcoming staff, spacious room with HK amenities in bathroom, extremely comfortable bed for my back, 15 minutes free Wi-Fi in lobby.
Probably it is not modern, facilities are not updated - but hotels all over the world should be different. I found it was amazing to wake up by birds' singing, different shadows of green around, Buddha statue - Lanka authentic landscape.
I allow different things into my life - they help me relax and clear my mind. Thanks!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

We were there in December last year. It looks like a very good hotel from the pictures posted on google and some websites. But, in fact its a very bad hotel. Seems like you living there in early 1980's. That's how the interior of the hotel is. If you have any other option available then go for it. Don't waste your money on this property!

Stayed: December 2013
1  Thank Abeer Z
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Address: No. 23 Bahirawakanda, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Kandy
Price Range: £62 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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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