Hotel Suisse - Kandy

30, Sangarajah Mawatha, P.O Box 13, Kandy, Sri Lankashow map
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FabulousBased on  43 reviews
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Overview

The 3-star Hotel Suisse lies in the centre of Kandy and overlooks Kandy Lake. The property was designed in the royal style and built in 1855. It features dry cleaning, a doctor on call and housekeeping as well as a safe deposit box, a garage and a beauty salon.

The center of Kandy can be reached within a 10-minute walk. The hotel is also quietly located near lakes and mountains.

The pleasant hotel is near a palace, a museum and a sanctuary.

Hotel Suisse is about a 10-minute walk from Kandy railway train station.

Rooms

90 en-suite rooms at the venue include climate control, flat-screen TV and a fridge. These units offer garden views. Most rooms at this property come with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of international cuisine are served in the à la carte restaurant. The lounge bar offers delicious drinks along with snooker and a terrace. Guests can dine at Slightly Chilled Lounge and Delight Bakers & Sweet House, about 400 meters away from the property.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs USD 8 per person per night. 

Services

A business centre, meeting rooms and a photocopy machine are provided for business-travellers.

Relax

The accommodation offers direct access to a swimming pool with a sauna and a poolside snack bar. Guests will take advantage of hiking, lawn tennis and table tennis available for an active pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   90.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Billiard tables
  • Darts
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's buffet
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Kandy City Center Shopping MallKandy City Center Shopping Mall2300 ft
Bogambara StadiumBogambara Stadium2700 ft
Kandyan Art Association & Cultural CentreKandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre1000 ft
Kandy MuseumKandy Museum1700 ft
Royal Palace ParkRoyal Palace Park2000 ft
Lakeside Adventist HospitalLakeside Adventist Hospital700 ft
Temple of Tooth RelicTemple of Tooth Relic2000 ft
Kandy LakeKandy Lake2000 ftCentre of Kandy City
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Slightly Chilled Lounge (Bamboo Garden)Slightly Chilled Lounge (Bamboo Garden)1300 ftNo 29a,Anagarika
Queens HotelQueens Hotel1600 ft4, Dalada Veediya
Delight Bakers & Sweet HouseDelight Bakers & Sweet House1600 ftDalada Vidiya
History RestaurantHistory Restaurant1800 ft27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha
The Kandy Garden Club & CafeThe Kandy Garden Club & Cafe2100 ft9 Sangaraja Mawatha
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Kandy railway stationKandy railway station4000 ft
Asgiriya StadiumAsgiriya Stadium1.0 mi
Ceylon Tea MuseumCeylon Tea Museum1.5 mi
Udawatta Kele SanctuaryUdawatta Kele Sanctuary3700 ft
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha StatueBahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue5000 ft
Pallekele International Cricket StadiumPallekele International Cricket Stadium5.5 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Mawella Lagoon (DIW)33.1 mi
Sigiriya Slaf Base (GIU)46.4 mi
Train
Kandy railway station4300 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  43  reviews

Rating by category:

7.6
Rooms
8.0
Dining
6.5
Service
8.3
Location
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The central location and the buffet was excellent.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    See above.

    Really liked our room - large and airy - but could probably have done with a lick of paint.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The colonial architecture and ambiance

    The contition of the facilities are prety old - the hotel would need a renovation

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location was good, central, but still slightly removed from the main hustle and bustle of Kandy.

    Definitely past it's prime and could do with a bit of tlc, faded glory are the words that spring to mind!

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    the resturant only

    the pathroom ,the quality of the room

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great free breakfast.

    There was no matress pad between the sheets and the matress making sleeping a bit uncomfortable.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating in my disappointment in the hotel. They changed my room twice to help me find a place that I felt was worth the cost. I could have spent half of the money to get the same standard.

    On top of the quality of the hotel, the late hours of the dining room (not open until 7.30 pm) were inconvenient.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We had stayed at Hotel Suisse in the 1960s, when it was one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka, We wanted to stay close to the lake, and the location is very charming, with a nice pool and well kept gardens. It retains its Old Colonial charm. The rooms are large and the beds comfortable. We knew what to expect and were not disappointed with our stay.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We booked for 2 nights and told them we'd check out after just one night as our plans had changed and straight away they charged us for only one night without us asking for it. Great staff, very courteous. Breakfast was awesome! Great location.

    I travelled with 2 other friends. As soon as I stepped in I could get the pungent smell that you get from long unopened rooms and cupboards due to fungus in rainy season. But I know I'm generally too sensitive to that smell compared to others including my wife and my friends couldn't get it. Shower was a big disappointment. I get very annoyed when the shower is not good. Moisturizer cream in bathroom smelt like a really cheap women's beauty cream. The minus points are probably related to my room only and not the hotel. But I don't know how are the other rooms. We saw mosquitos initially but got too drunk to notice them biting while we slept!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Die Lage ist sehr gut, die Bar und das Ambiente des Speisesaals ist sehr schön.

    Insgesamt ist das Haus in die Jahre gekommen, das Treppenhaus ist alt und bedarf der Renovierung. Das Bad in unserem Zimmer war dem Standard des Hauses nicht angemessen, der Wasserdruck so niedrig dass z.B. duschen sehr schwierig war.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Tolle Lage direkt am See, Zahntempel zu Fuß in 10 min.erreichbar. Das Hotel ist etwas in die Jahre gekommen,gehört aber zu den besten in Kandy und hat viel Charme. Es ist sehr sauber, Pool und Frühstück sind toll!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Große gepflegte Zimmer mit moderner Ausstattung und ebensolchem Bad (nicht alle); vielseitiges Frühstücksbüffet mit asiatischem Schwerpunkt; allseits sehr bemühtes, zuvorkommendes Personal; sehr schönes und großes Schwimmbecken, nicht nur zum Plantschen; tolle Lage direkt am See, aber nicht im innerstädtischen Verkehrschaos wie das ansonsten vergleichbare Queens; für den Aktions-Preis (knapp 70 Euro brutto inkl. Frühstück) ein Schnäppchen.

    Wir waren zweimal kurz hintereinander in Kandy im Suisse zu gleichen Konditionen; beim zweiten Besuch gab es den Versuch, uns in einen unansehnlichen, leicht muffigen Raum (411) - Besenkammer wäre leicht übertrieben - mit Aussicht auf eine Art hoteleigenen Schrottplatz unterzubringen; es bedurfte einigen Geredes bis das Problem gelöst war; der Raum 411 und wohl alle Behelfsräume im vierten OG sind, bei allen sonstigen Vorzügen des Hotels, den genannten Aktionspreis nicht wert; übrigens gibt es gegen einen geringen Aufschlag (geringe Auslastung und low season vorausgesetzt) auch ein Upgrade in ein wirklich tolles Zimmer mit Seeblick und allem Trallala. Das Personal ist auch ein wenig hochnäsig; das muss ertragen, wer es nicht mag. Es handelt sich nicht um einen dieser gebürsteten Luxuskästen einer der bekannten Ketten; wer das hier sucht, muss enttäuscht sein; die Bettwäsche ist nicht faltenfrei, nicht immer sieht einer der vielen Kellner gleich, dass die Tasse für den Frühstückstee schon wieder leer ist; es handelt sich um andeutungsweise noch erlebbare Reste einer vergangenen Epoche, durchaus verbunden mit heutigem Standard.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Die Hauptattraktionen sind zu Fuß zu erreichen, das Hotel ist ruhig und hat keine Dico mit wummernden Bässen. Hübscher Pool und Grün mitten in der Stadt.

    Einzig das Personal könnte besser geschult sein. Es dauert ewig bis man beim Frühstück Kaffe nachgeschenkt bekommt, Selfservice wäre besser. Die Leute sind dafür echt nett.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    gute Lage am See in Fussdistanz zur Stadt, stilvolle alte Zimmer mit schönem Parkett, reichhaltiges Frühstücksbuffett im grossen Festsaal (wenn nicht grad eine Hochzeit stattfindet)

    Die Lage der Standardzimmer ist nicht immer optimal, v.a. wenn dieses am Lift liegt. Türen sind nicht lärmdicht ins Treppenhaus. Zimmerservice sehr gut, Frühstücksservice ist unterschiedlich, einige extrem aufmerksame Kellner, einige gegenteilige, wie überall.

  • 6.2
    Good

    bequeme Betten und am See gelegen

    Personal war recht unbeteiligt. Dafür dass es ein edleres Hotel ist war es enttäuschend.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  43 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Mawella Lagoon (DIW)33.1 mi
Sigiriya Slaf Base (GIU)46.4 mi
Train
Kandy railway station4300 ft
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