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10 best hotels in Kandy Sri Lanka

Kandy is an amazing city in Sri Lanka that is not to be missed when heading to the South-Asian island-state. When booking and planning your trip to Kandy, it is important to think about staying in a great Kandy hotel. Not only are there luxury hotels available in Kandy for a small price, there are also hotels in Kandy with beautiful views over the hills or with infinity pools you could only dream of. That is why I have made a list of the 10 best hotels in Kandy.

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The Radh Hotel in Kandy offers old-world luxury right in the middle of the bustling centre of Kandy. In the hotel you can expect modern and beautifully decorated rooms, a gym and a large shared lounge. The Radh hotel in Kandy also has a pool with magnificent views over the city and offers a 24hour front desk with concierge and currency exchange. And did I mention that some of the suites have their own private pool? And that there are rooms available with a jacuzzi or bath with the most splendid view over the city? 

In the Radh hotel Kandy you will be enveloped in luxury from the moment you step foot into the lobby. From the marble bathrooms, the free luxury toiletries and even the beautiful tiles in the hotel’s dining room: you will absolutely fall in love with The Radh Hotel Kandy.

Blue Pillars Kandy Hotel

Blue Pillars Hotel Kandy is a typically Sri Lankan hotel just outside the busy centre of Kandy. All over the hotel you can find beautiful colours, flower poojas and of course the famed blue pillars. The hotel offers comfortable and clean rooms with air conditioning. Every room will have a private bathroom and a some even have little balcony from where you can enjoy the beautiful weather.

In the morning the hotel will serve a continental breakfast in the breakfast room. From the café you will have a nice view on the surrounding landscape.

Kandy Hills Hotel

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Are you looking to escape into the lush green Sri Lankan mountains without being too far from the city? Why not try Kandy Hills? This beautiful resort tucked away in the Kandy hills will leave you breathless at the gorgeous views over the Kandy valley. Have breakfast on the terrace with a panoramic view over the city, or maybe you will have your own balcony attached to your room.

All rooms are very clean, large and modern. Rooms are cleaned daily and come with a private bathroom with shower or bath or both. Some rooms even have a little seating area. In the mornings you can enjoy breakfast on your room or outside on the balcony.

Kings Pavilion Luxury Hotel

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If you are into luxury, then Kings Pavilion Luxury Hotel will be a great fit for you. This hotel is located in the hills surrounding Kandy and offers an amazing view over the surroundings. This Kandy Hotel also has a beautiful infinity pool in which you can cool down.

The hotel serves great local and western food and has Wifi throughout the property. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV and a small seating area. Outside there is garden furniture you are free to use and in the bathroom you can find free toiletries. From the hotel you can go on hikes or you can rent bikes and mopeds in the hotel.

The Theva Residency Hotel Kandy

The Theva Residency Hotel Kandy is a modern hotels in the Kandy Hills with panoramic views over the Kandy valley. At The Teva Residency Hotel Kandy you can expect big and clean rooms with beautiful private en-suites. The en-suites come with a bath or a shower and will contain free toiletries. Some rooms will have a Jacuzzi.

The dining room on top of the hotel will leave you breathless with its views over the valley and the jungle while you can also choose to have a little cocktail on the terrace by the infinity pool.

The Grand Kandyan Hotel

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The Grand Kandyan is a large hotel located just on the outskirts of Kandy. This Kandy Hotel has a large pool overlooking the Kandy Valley and offers rooms with balconies and breath-taking views. All rooms come with a large bed and quality linen, a seating area, and of course your own private en-suite bathroom where you can find a range of luxury toiletries.

Some rooms come with a Jacuzzi and a balcony while others have a bath or shower. There is a fully equipped gym in the hotel and every morning you can dine like a royal in the breakfast room. The pool is located on the roof of the hotel to make sure you have the best views while enjoying a swim or while tanning by the pool.

Ozo Kandy Hotel

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OZO Kandy is located in the hills of Kandy. The modern hotel has a rooftop pool, bar, lounge and fitness center.

All rooms feature a modern yet homely seating area and are equipped with a 40-inch LED TV, free WiFi, a desk, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The spacious bathrooms are fitted with a rain shower, come with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

EAT, OZO Kandy’s luxury restaurant, is open all day and serves a buffet breakfast. For lunch and dinner, a delicious range of Asian and international dishes are prepared for you, using only fresh and carefully selected products. BOMMU, the rooftop bar, offers delicious cocktails and snacks and panoramic views of Kandy city.

Hotel Suisse Kandy

Hotel Suisse is located in a beautiful colonial building with extensive gardens and a beautiful pool. The rooms in Hotel Suisse are large and comfortable and many of them have a little balcony with seating area that look out over Kandy lake and the nature reserve.

 The hotel also boasts a spa and a restaurant and every room comes with satellite TV, air conditioning and a comfortable en-suite bathroom.

When you come back from exploring the city you can relax in the ayurvedic spa, take a swim or head straight for the sauna. In the hotel’s restaurant you can order Asian and Western food, and the bar will make you one of their nice, signature cocktails.

Charlton City Rest

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Charlton Kandy City Rest is a hotel my husband and I can vouch for personally as we stayed here in March 2020. The owner at Charlton City Rest is very friendly and was always happy to offer us some free lemon tea with milk in the evening. The rooms are spacious and clean and the bathrooms come with a shower. We booked a large room with private bathroom. The room in the picture is the exact room my husband and I stayed at. 

Charlton Kandy City Rest is located in the centre of the city and the temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is only a 2-minute walk away. You will be able to walk out to all the bars and restaurants in the area with ease. The hotel has a large indoor seating area where you can order a drink or a meal. I would stay here again when I visit Kandy!

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

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Another hotel I really wanted to include in this list was the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. Cinnamon is a chain of luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. When you book a room in a Cinnamon hotel – you know it will be good. Although the hotel is a tad further away from the city than I would have liked, you are surrounded by beautiful nature and water.

The hotel has amazing views over the river and you can see the river valley from the pool area. Breakfast is served as a buffet and you can even dine on the grass area by the river. All rooms are spacious and come with a seating area and a private bathroom. Every room comes with a tea or coffee maker and there is a lounge and a restaurant where you can eat or drink a cocktail.

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The Radh Hotel



Blue Pillars Kandy 



Kandy Hills



Kings Pavilion Luxury Hotel



The Theva Residency Kandy Hotel



The Grand Kandyan Hotel



Ozo Kandy



Hotel Suisse



Charlton City Rest 



Cinnamon Citadel Kandy



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