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Kings Pavilion

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Tranquil spot near central Kandy
- Immaculate rooms with great views
- Stunning infinity pool
- Spa, sauna

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Overview

Kings Pavilion is a luxury boutique hotel conveniently located less than a mile from Kandy’s city centre. This property is a real gem set in a particularly picturesque area surrounded by towering mountains covered in lush, unspoiled greenery. The hotel has a calm, relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere within easy reach of Kandy’s many attractions.

There are three levels of accommodation: Standard Rooms, Suites and Junior Suites. All rooms have a chic, contemporary feel and offer generous amounts of space. Large windows allow plenty of natural light and afford scenic views of the beautiful surrounding landscapes. Ground floor rooms have their own private garden, while those up on the first floor have a balcony. Amenities available in most of the rooms include complimentary fresh fruit, tea and coffee making facilities, an LED TV with satellite channels and a minibar. All rooms come with air conditioning and are immaculately presented.

The hotel has a good number of facilities for guests to make use of when not out exploring Kandy. There’s a stunning pool perched at the edge of a hillside, offering spectacular views. There’s also a spa and sauna, with a broad range of treatments on offer. The restaurant, which is open for three meals a day, serves traditional Sri Lankan delicacies, as well as a number of popular international dishes.

Guests are well placed for exploring the intriguing city of Kandy. Centrally located in the mountainous centre of Sri Lanka, it’s widely regarded as the country’s cultural capital; it’s also the second largest city in the country. One of the stand-out attractions is the Temple of the Tooth, an elaborate Buddhist temple considered to be one of the holiest sites in the whole country. There’s also the National Museum, which has an array of exhibits on the country’s rich history and culture, the Kandy Centre Mall with its variety of shopping opportunities, and Kandy Lake which lies at the heart of the city and is the ideal spot for a leisurely stroll.

Children of all ages are welcome to stay at the hotel, though it does have a somewhat adult feel. Parents are reminded that children should remain under adult supervision at all times.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)

    The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.

    Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!

    Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good

    Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.

    Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.

    Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.

    MissingPippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019

  • Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
    If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
    Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
    Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
    Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
    Riva Surya- good location.
    Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
    Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.

    MissingNatasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019

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