|Kandy is the capital of Sri Lanka’s hill country, where the tropical heat of the coast is exchanged for the verdant cool of lush mountain slopes. Kandy’s delightful lakeside setting and cultural heritage make it an essential part of the Sri Lankan experience. For those intent upon a sense of old colonial, The Suisse Hotel may fit the bill. Dark wooden paneling and wooden floors predominate in a traditional hotel that slows your step and transports you back in time. A central position, a few yards from Kandy lake, adds to its appeal. However, parts of the hotel are in need of refurbishment and bathrooms can be Spartan. Low-grade lighting and limited tv channels are also part of the ancient colonial experience. The Topaz, Thilanka and Castle Hill should be regarded as serious alternatives for those not prepared to suffer the odd discomfort in exchange for a blast of colonial history.Facilities:
100 colonial-style a/c rooms with phone, radio, bath or shower, spacious lounge with bar, traditional restaurant, room service (not 24 hours), floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, outdoor bar, indoor games, Araliya nightclub, beauty salon, snooker room, internet access, laundry facilities, musical entertainment, tour desk/travel agency, small shopping arcade, helipad.