Queen's Hotel, Kandy
Queen's Hotel, Kandy
Queen's Hotel was originally a Governors Mansion with a small structure of buildings constructed to house troops. This was later to become the main complex of the Ceylon Rifle Regiment. Today Queen's Hotel which is one of Kandy's prime properties set on an extent of 217.5 perches of land is one of the finest and grandest architectural buildings of its kind in Kandy, along with its 54 spacious rooms, and emphasis on its superb outlets the Queen's Hotel boasts of the King Narendrasinghe Hall (Mini Ball Room), the Queen of Hearts restaurant, the Lord Mountbatten Lounge Bar, Royal Ball Room and The Pub Royal, the latter being the only British Pub in the city that offers service with true colonial flavour.
What's significant about Queen's Hotel is, its location both in the city and in Splendid surroundings alongside the Kandy Lake, and the world renowned "Temple of the Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha". Every country has its pageants and festivals and so does Kandy which has the world famous "Kandy Esala Perahera Pageant" which is held annually. This pageant proceeds along side the Queen's Hotel's East West wings, providing the most magnificent viewing facilities for the guests who are patronizing the hotel. From its inception as the Queen's in 1895, the hotel has been a magnet to visitors. Henry Cave, in his book "Picturesque Ceylon - Kandy Peradeniya". (Published in London in 1894) "Not a week passes without scores of fresh visitors from every part of the world visiting this historical town. They come here to the home of the latter Sinhalese kings, the famous strong hold that was the last part of Ceylon to have fallen into the hands of the British. The lovely setting of the city the most beautiful walks in the tropics, and the magnificent botanical gardens of Peradeniya"
The most significant part about the Queen's Hotel is its ideal location by the Kandy Lake and also the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Located amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, Queen's Hotel has never failed to showcase its grandeur. The Kandy City is approximately 115km away from Colombo while Kandy is also the transport hub in the central province with buses and trains running to most parts of the island on a regular basis.
parts of the island on a regular basis.
The Queen's Hotel in Kandy offers you 54 guestrooms, all facing either the beautiful and serene waters of the Kandy Lake, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the surrounding mountains or the swimming pool. Standard room amenities include air-conditioning, attached bathrooms, hot and cold water, mini bar, private balcony, television and IDD phones. Interconnecting rooms can also be booked according to your convenience and requirements.
The Queen of Hearts which is the restaurant at Queen's Hotel serves a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner menus while the Lounge Bar is ideal for snacks and meals. Offering a truly colonial experience, the Pub Royal serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including snacks. The hotel also has the facilities for extravagant weddings, private functions, executive meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars. Car hire facilities are available to explore the city. Recreation facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a baby pool, indoor games room and a sauna/massage.
Excursions and Day Tours
Kandy is a town of great culture and vast history and locals treasure it with all their pride and glory. The most important places that you can visit while in Kandy include the temple of the sacred tooth relic, the Kandy Lake where you can enjoy boat rides, various historical temples, museums, cultural centers, the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the Udawaththakele Nature Reserve and many more. You can enjoy the cool climate in the night and enjoy the splendor of the Esala Perahera which a grand pageant that is held annually.