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If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Kandy, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Kandy in May and July.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Kandy if you stay on a Friday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
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Kandy Lake, built in 1807, is a manmade lake located in the centre of town. A lot of the larger hotels are located just outside the city centre of Kandy, whereas you will find hostels and more budget options closer to the lake. Hotel Suisse for instance, is a 3-star budget-friendly hotel about a 15min walk from the lake, also featuring a pool, spa, restaurant and bicycle hire.
Kandy is home to some incredible tea fields and factories, so make sure you visit at least one. Embilmeegama Tea Factory, founded in 1940, is located about a 30min drive from the city centre. You can find accommodation closer to the tea factories, like Danielsen Tourist Rest, situated about a 15min drive away. The 3-star accommodation also features free parking, laundry service and a business centre.
The Big Buddha can be seen from almost everywhere in Kandy. Its location on top of the hill gives you one of the best panoramic views of the city below. Choose a hotel nearby like Sevana City Hotel, a 3-star property about a 5min drive from the statue, also featuring a pool, restaurant and laundry facilities.
The Botanical Gardens in Kandy are Sri Lanka’s largest and most impressive gardens, boasting a variety of plants, flowers, birds and animals. Look for a hotel with garden views like Vajrapani, situated about 9 km from the gardens. The property boasts a water park for guests alongside an outdoor pool, private garden, restaurant and free bicycle hire.
If you want to completely escape from the bustle of city life, consider a stay at Mount Havana. You will be in the heart of the mountains about 1h drive from Kandy’s city centre. Featured amenities include 24h reception, laundry service, free self-parking and a pool, making it an ideal destination for guests looking to relax in the Sri Lankan mountains.
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The Temple of the Tooth (also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa) is a Buddhist temple with a golden roof at the heart of Kandy, where visitors can see the legendary tooth relic of Buddha. Thilanka Hotel is an excellent 4-star hotel about 15min walk from the museum, meaning you can avoid waking up too early to join the queue. The accommodation also provides a pool, restaurant and bar for guests.
A good business hotel in Kandy is the Royal Bar and Hotel. Situated about 5min walk from Kandy Lake and the Royal Palace of Kandy, the 4-star property also has good public transport links. Featured amenities for business travellers include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning and laundry services, free self-parking, a conference space and meeting room.
One of the best city hotels in Kandy is Cinnamon Citadel, a 4-star property about 12min drive from the centre, near Mahaweli River. The hotel features an exquisite outdoor pool, modern rooms, spa and fitness centre, and a restaurant. The Grand Kandyan is another excellent option, about a 10min drive from the centre. The 5-star property provides fantastic views over the city, boasting a large outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre.
Located within walking distance of the city’s main attractions is OZO Kandy, a 4-star property ideal for families. Good for sightseeing, shopping and dining, families with kids will feel right at home and enjoy surreal views of Kandy Lake and the surrounding hills. Other amenities include a pool, fitness centre, restaurant and bar.
Travellers who like staying near Sri Dalada Maligawa recommend Kandy View Hotel and Kandy City Hotel By Earl's.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Kandy. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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