Thilanka Hotel, Kandy Sri Lanka, Kandy and Around
The Thilanka is an excellent 3 star hotel in a great central location in Kandy. Deluxe rooms are a little basic but good value, comfortable and well furnished, with views from the balcony over Kandy. Monkeys jump around here, so keep the windows shut!
The pool is a real joy; lazing around here, you can enjoy a lovely view of Kandy Lake and the town, with the large Buddha gazing serenely from across the valley.
This is a large hotel with spacious communal areas. Great for kids to run around and explore without causing too much disturbance. There is a central restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, though Kandy also has some great restaurants to explore. Generally the service is friendly, efficient and laid-back. Great value in an ideal location.
Comfort - This is our lead in category. There will generally be a no frills approach and while some will be characterful, some will do exactly what it says on the tin - provide a clean, comfortable and good value place to spend the night. These places are normally 3* hotels.
- Ayurvedic Centre
- Laundry Service
- Outdoor Pool
Thilanka was very good - nice big rooms - buffet food quite average though.
Despite our worries on arrival when we saw this hotel was a partial building site because of construction of upper floor extensions (!) the room, pool and bar areas were well presented and of good quality. Service was good but, as warned, the restaurant quality was sadly lacking for both breakfast and dinner. The amazing views over Kandy compensated for this.
Very good quality for a bigger hotel, staff were attentive. They seemed to be trying too hard to provide western food and it may have been better if they had focussed more on Sri Lankan food. The setting was excellent, with labelled garden plants and a lovely pool.
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Most of them were superb and we had requested quiet rooms with sea/lake views where possible. Harriet had arranged this for us and her hard work paid of as they were all granted.