Part of a national chain this hotel is located on the banks of a river affording it stunning views and surrounded by deep lush vegetation. The rooms are certainly not as high end as it's sister hotel in Habarana and although the bathroom had been refurshied recently the room was a little bare and tired and smelt of damp! It was however very suitable as a base and the pool and bar areas were lovely to relax in.
Breakfast was good and included a wide range of foods, you can eat on the terrace overlooking the pool and river is a stunning view.
We didn't eat here on an evening because despite what your guides would tell you it's very safe, easy and cheap to get into Kandy and experience some local culture. It's only a couple of pounds in a tuktuk. Kandy is pretty dead on be night but there are a few places worth going if you don't want the sanitised hotel food, we enjoyed Muslim House which was full of very friendly locals and backpackers - we had the best food there for our whole week in Sri Lanka, don't go here if you want luxury but it you want to experience some real character it's a must.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sweeping green hills, the longest river in the country, misty mornings and the fresh outdoors, are just a few things that naturally come together here to make the perfect holiday. Just 2 1/2 hours from the Sri Lanka's Capital City Colombo, Chaaya Citadel Kandy has reinvented itself taking into account the needs of holidaymakers around the world. Replete with a sense of history, serenity and majesty, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the amazing Kandyan history, the culture and the arts that play a big role in the lives of the Sri Lankans. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chaaya Citadel Kandy Hotel Kandy
- Chaaya Citadel Hotel Kandy
- Kandy Chaaya Citadel Hotel