Queens Hotel - Kandy

No 4, Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka, .  show map
 3 stars
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Queens Hotel - Kandy


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink



Snack bar


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


The classic Queens Hotel offers beautiful rooms in proximity to Kandy Lake, Temple of Tooth Relic and Kandy City Center Shopping Mall. The hotel was opened in 1855 and remains an example of colonial architecture in Kandy ever since.

This property is positioned in the center of Kandy. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

A temple, a museum and historical buildings are set within walking distance.

There is Kandy railway train station nearby. Mawella Lagoon airport is approximately 55 minutes' drive away.


The rooms in Queens Hotel are fitted with an individual safe, multi-channel television, a private balcony, climate control and a minibar. The guestrooms look out on the lake. The rooms have Colonial décor and hardwood furniture.

Eat & Drink

The on-site outdoor restaurant tempts guests with local dishes. Refreshing drinks are offered in the lobby bar. Guests can enjoy a meal in White House Restaurant and Rams, which are located in a mountain area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Queens Hotel.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs USD 7.50 per person per night. 


Comforts like an elevator, a beauty salon and a storage room are provided on site.


Cots, a playroom and a pool are available for guests with children. Queens Hotel offers sports activities including golf and table tennis.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   81.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Billiards/ Pool tables


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Separate bedroom
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



  • from  2 pm


  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 8 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 4 per person per night in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

No 4, Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka, .

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City Center
  • Kandy
    1.0 km
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    54.0 km
  • Sigiriya Slaf Base (GIU)
    74.1 km
Train Stations
  • Kandy railway station
    900 m
  • Pizza Hut
    40 m
  • Rams (cuisine: Indian)
    210 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
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    4 persons

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    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Standard|STANDARD ROOM + Half Board

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center900 m
  • Kandy Lake 1.1 km

Train stations

  • Kandy railway station800 m

Shopping areas

  • Kandy City Center Shopping Mall100 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Kandy Clock Tower300 m
  • Sri Dalada Maligawa300 m
  • Kandy View Point400 m
  • National Museum400 m
  • British Garrison Cemetery500 m
  • Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue800 m
  • Kandy Central Hospital2.2 km
  • Kandy Pogolla Reservoir3.2 km


  • Bogambara Stadium500 m
  • Asgiriya Stadium800 m


  • Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre400 m
  • Kandy Museum400 m
  • Ceylon Tea Museum2.8 km


  • Royal Palace Park300 m
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary700 m

Public parking

  • Temple of Tooth Relic300 m
  • Lakeside Adventist Hospital900 m

Local attractions

  • Tea Museum2.8 km
    Hantana, Kandy
  • Lankatilaka Temple12.7 km
    Gadaldeniya Rd, Kandy
  • New Ranweli Spice Garden4.4 km
    Gannoruwa Kandy, Kandy

Near the hotel

  • Kandy Lake70 m
    Centre of Kandy City, Kandy
  • Natha Devale250 m
    Temple Square 20000, Kandy
  • National Museum Kandy420 m
    National Museum, Kandy, Central Province, Kandy
  • Temple of the Gadaladenia1.0 km
  • Temple of the Tooth 340 m
    Palace Square, Kandy
  • Maha Vishnu Devalaya330 m
    Temple Square, Kandy
  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens730 m
    Kandy, Sri Lanka, Kandy

Restaurants nearby

  • Pizza Hut40 m

    Address: D.S Senanayake Veediya

    50% likes this, based on 135 reviews

  • White House Restaurant250 m

    Address: 21 Dalada Veediya
    Phone: +94 81 2232765

    64% likes this, based on 190 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 7 - CAD 13

  • Royal Bar & Hotel Restaurant230 m

    Address: No.44, King's Street
    Phone: 081-2224449

    82% likes this, based on 25 reviews

  • Rams210 m

    Address: 87, Colombo Street

    62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • The Kandy Garden Club & Cafe230 m

    Address: 9 Sangaraja Mawatha

    60% likes this, based on 71 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

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Queens Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Queens

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 50 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple

    Big rooms, but a little old and quirky. There's a lot of history in this old hotel! We liked it.

    Couldn't take a shower due to cold water problems - we could only get boiling hot water. A janitor tried to help us, but even he couldn't figure out why this happened.

  • Couple

    from the entrance on wards staff were very rude, and pool didn't have a lifeguard

  • Couple

    Huge rooms, very old but stylish.

  • Older travelers

    Central location in Kandy. Next to the lake and the Temple of the Tooth. Public rooms, bar, restaurant etc are spacious and well cared for and just what you hope for in a hotel of this age. Breakfast good and buffet dinner very good value for money.

    Distance of room from reception. Taken in lift to first floor and then had to walk what seemed like miles to a flight of stairs. Then walked another long distance to 2 more flights of stairs. Would be very hard if you had any sort of disability, were old or had kids with you. On arrival at room it too was disappointing. Very, very dated and poorly equipped. Reception staff very keen to take our money before we saw the room and I can see why.

  • Family with children

    Excellent location,

    Very old and dirty. I do not recommend it for people who normally prefer to stay in five or four stars hotel.

  • Single

    Good location next to Temple, although you are woken at 05.30 every morning by the chanting relayed from loudspeakers. The hotel is an old colonial building and if refurbished could be an extremely beautiful hotel. Food in Chinese restaurant better than main restaurant. Didn't get chance to go in the pool but it looked ok.

    Nowhere near 4* rooms shabby & basic. No hair dryer in rooms you have to call reception for one then they want to know how long you will be using it for because another customer would like to dry their hair !! No room safe, very inconvenient to have to use the one in reception. I had buffet dinner in the main restaurant which was awful. Tasteless & dried up possibly the worst meal I've ever had in Asia. The dining room lacks any sort of charm or character. If traveling from Colombo I strongly advise the express train, observation carriage approx 350 lkr but you cannot book online & have to book well in advance.The taxi fare is 7000- 8000 lkr & is horrendous,traffic is really bad & takes 3 hours. It is much better to stay in Kandy overnight than attempt to do a day trip from Colombo as the round trip will take 6 hours of your day.

  • Older travelers

    Great location for exploring Kandy. Atmospheric and characterful hotel, if a little run down. Good tea.

    Staff initially denied all knowledge of our booking and were unwelcoming until they finally found it. Rooms facing onto the road are very noisy, starting with drumming from the temple opposite from 2am, before the traffic starts around 5am. Poolside changing area very grotty. Lousy breakfast.

  • Single

    the location and the swimming pool

    Staff not very helpful. Elevator only works for first floor. Extremely long walk to room 338 up 3 flights of stairs carrying own bags. Cold breakfast if arriving in last 30 minutes before closing. No bar staff on hand at times as they are out back cleaning. Unfriendly welcoming from security staff at all times. Impossibility of finding decent parking. Television has reception only for Sinhalese language. Only 1 sheet on bed. Mini-fridge locked. Floors very squeaky. Banging on door the next morning waking me up at 9am to ask if I wished to stay another night. Overall, the worst hotel experience I've had in over 40 countries.

  • Group of friends

    I like the room and the wooden floor And the stuff r friendly

  • Family with children

    The hotel has good charm and we liked the old world feel.

    Bed Bugs! I sat up late one night in the downstairs lobby surfing the web. After a while I felt myself scratching and upon lifting my shirt I noticed some critters on my skin. A quick google search confirmed that they were indeed bed bugs. After informing the manager that particular chair was removed. Overall the staff were pretty unhelpful and extremely slow, sometimes needed to be asked more than once for straightforward requests. Our lake view room was noisier than hell!

  • Single

    Queens hotel is tipically Victorian style hotel with great history, situated on the shores of Kandy lake. The rooms and bathroom were very spacious and very clean and all the service in hotel excellent.

    There is nothing bad about this hotel.

  • Single

    The building itself is beautiful but needs upgrading. The location was very convenient and the hotel itself was very clean.

    The front desk staff were a bit inefficient. The sound was terrible in the room I stayed in (209). Although I didn't get any street noise, I could hear every rustle, cough and conversation of the people in the room next door.

  • Older travelers

    Nice old historic building. Good location.

    Too expensive for what we got. A little bit grubby. We found one cockroach in the hallway and the other one in the dining room.

  • Single

    The coffee and tea pot in the room the cleanliness of the room itself. The Pricing is great and location is in a very convinent location.

    The Bath tub wasn't clean. There was a hole in the door across from me and that got my curosity up and when I looked into it it looked right into the bathroom next to me. That's scary thought.

  • Group of friends

    Not worth for the room price and food served well below standard. We found another hotel with excellent food and service at cheaper price and a great location. The request for quiet room with a view not met at Queens Hotel. Cannot be recommended.

    Hotel did not respect request for quiet room. The power in the room went off twice due to short circuit. Location not recommended as it is very noisy as of four o'clock in the morning. Can be used as transit hotel for one night only.

How to reach hotel

hotel Queens Hotel - Kandy Kandy location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

No 4, Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka, .

Get directions
City Center
  • Kandy
    1.0 km
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    54.0 km
  • Sigiriya Slaf Base (GIU)
    74.1 km
Train Stations
  • Kandy railway station
    900 m
  • Pizza Hut
    40 m
  • Rams (cuisine: Indian)
    210 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKandyQueens

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Sri Lanka

Use Badge