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Royal Bar & Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place must be visited in kandy than all other most popular fake Lonely planet recommended places. Try it once and compare With what you have tried in kandy before.one of the best in kandy. I don't know People who wrote bad about this place had what type of taste but in every possible way this must be...

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The doorman tries to usher foreigners upstairs, but I said no thanks i prefer to sit downstairs as it's a nice area to sit. Which I did. The locals seem to use downstairs which I prefer. If you want a more foreigners /sports type bar a couple of streets up is one called pub. Personally the less tourists the better....

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Thank Jeff P
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We came here for some drinks in the evening. It is a little expensive but the setting is very nice with some great vintage posters and photos. However, the service really let the place down. I had to go to the bar and to ask for the bill four times before it arrived, waiting over 45 minutes. Had the place...

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were greeted by a grumpy woman who demanded full payment before we had even seen the room and from that moment it was awful. Filthy mosquito nets with multiple corpses in them, to showers that made you shudder, staff wearing dirty outfits, to breakfast tables that were filthy, cutlery encrusted with old food (we gave up rapidly). A dark...

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Thank Anne S
sydney
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner on the old colonial balcony surrounded by amazing glimpses of memorabilia from the Victorian period. All of it is real and genuinely part of the history of the Property. Locals gather in the bar for beers and snacks and a good old chin wag. Magical. There is a Labyrinth of wood paneled rooms each with it's own...

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Thank bradleylee5
Buderim
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Found via TripAdvisor and really intended just to have drinks, but we're delighted to see a Xmas set menu with grilled barramundi, parsnip and pumpkin soups, followed by Turkey with an excellent stuffing. Good was very good service was excellent.

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Thank Nigel H
Wirral
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We went to Kandy town on a few occasion during our stay and we happened upon the Royal Bar and Hotel. It is on a busy street but offers an oasis of calm in the upstairs bar where you climb the stairs taking steps back in time, The photos and posters on the walls evoke feelings of bygone days and...

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Thank notsointrepid
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Nuff said... Person next to me got less head than me, right after I complained about their being too much head. I'm pretty sure it was to spite me. Other than that it was pretty good. We had a nice time.

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice, quiet comfortable bar upstairs in an old colonial style building overlooking street. Nice drinks and food and reasonably priced. Friendly service. It was not mentioned in travel book, so we were happy to find it.

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Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Old colonial building with a lovely open air courtyard where we had gin and tonics and local beer. The gin was reasonably priced with lots of ice and lemon and tonic on hand. The waiter was really helpful without being overbearing. Really nice for an after dinner drink!

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Royal Bar & Hotel

Address: 44 King's Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Price Range: $191 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Go somewhere else”
annesS9086TF, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We only used the bar but the bathroom facilities are good.”
notsointrepid, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room far away from the bar.”
MarleneV432, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had room 5 and it was great!”
holidayperson80, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Room 6/7 is a suite on the top floor but bear in mind this is an old colonial building so suite is not large. Bed is a 4 poster, reasonable size but when bedsheets were changed on day 2 they did not fit, which made for an uncomfortable night. This room has A/C and fan. Fan is very noisy. Bathroom has rain shower but is fairly basic & uninspiring with a grubby looking mat by the sink. Beware light suspended above the sink. It is easy to bang your head on it.”
Nsansa, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
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