We visited this hotel for a 1 night stay during a 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka. As we'd booked to stay in a beach resort we did a 2 day, 1 night trip to visit the various attractions of central Sri Lanka and visit Kandy. The hotel was booked by our local guide Indika and we were very pleased with his selection.
On arrival to the hotel we were greeted by friendly staff and taken to our room at the far end of the hotel - did seem quite confusing to find, but the reason becomes apparent when you see the outside of the hotel. There have been 4 sections of extensions done over the years and we had one of the newest rooms with generous space, great airconditioning, good ensuite and a balcony overlooking the Kandy valley. The only downside the exterior balcony was the sign warning you not to leave doors open as the hotel has monkeys in the grounds and they're know n to come into the rooms if given a chance and will steal anything they can carry! That aside it was amazing to watch the monkeys around the area. The hotel staff are very good at chasing them away if they come too close so they shouldn't pose a threat apart from taking things. (It is recommended not to feed them or get too close just in case though!)
Hotel has outside pool with lovely pool bar area which is ideal for daytime lounging or evening drinks.
Dinner was served in the main restaurant (in new section below our bedroom) and was buffet style and offered a good variety of options. Wine was also available on request although selection was fairly limited.
Entertainment the night we were there was a Sri Lankan band who performed at the edge of the restaurant and then wandered from table to table taking requests. They were great and we ended up, after dinner, at the pool area with them and really enjoyed it.
Breakfast in morning was also buffet style with a chef on hand to cook eggs / omelettes, etc.
Our bags were carried to the car for us and all staff we encountered were very helpful.
The hotel also has a spa / ayuveda centre in a separate building across from reception - this looked nice but we didn't have time to make use of its facilities.
I would be more than happy to stay here again and would recommend.
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- Also Known As:
- Thilanka Hotel Kandy