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The Swiss Residence

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed one night here. The entrance gives you a negative impression but as the saying goes ‘do not judge a book by its cover’. Staff are friendly but the rooms were very decent. It seemed renovated recently so was quite comfortable to stay in. As a local, was entitle to a discount so the stat was eventually fully worth it.

SWISS RESIDENCE location very good ,new rooms at 3rd floor were very good but needs maintenance, it is old building in parts and renovating gradually.Food is average and needs lot of improvment,buffet served cold inspite timely arrival in restaurant. Restaurant ambience is dull and renovation required.Staff was very friendly and attentive If improvement done it is good place to stay for 2 nights.

we visited April 2016 .The hotel is under renovation, So should tell The dinning area is depressing, due to poor lighting and the food quality is not so great. The only positive feedback is the room, they are modern and have incredible views. In addition,

Very good facilities for a city Hotel. The new year eve was very well organised and Buffet was fantastic. Rooms are very good but some people of our group have problems with internet and hot water. Kandy is the old capital city with many interesting sights to visit.

Have been to this hotel many times. the last time when i went all had been changed. rooms have been upgraded and it was amazing. the food was average but tasty. staff is very friendly. the location is very good as it is very close to the city and world famous temple of the tooth relic.Not an expensive hotel when compared with other hotels in the area.

The rooms are large and the side that I stayed on the view I had was the bottom of the road. The hotel is on high steep and if you walk one has to be very careful because you can roll from the top to the bottom. There is no wheelchair provisions. We book half board and was amazed the first night we were given our supper all dished into one one plate. Just one piece of chicken which was so stale and not appealing. From the rooms the lift only brings you to the dining area and from there you have to walk down a flight of steps to reception. I wonder it somebody is on a wheelchair you have be carried them down. This is a very old hotel and constant banging and maintenance works were carried out. When I complained about the food all they ask is there anything I can do for you.

Although we stayed only 1 days it was a very relaxing & peaceful stay where we were at one with nature. Nothing was too much trouble to sort out for us if we wanted to eat something that wasn't on the set menu. The food was divine and the staff were all outstanding. Friendly and warm and I would definitely stay there again.

Wanted to give 5 stars to this hotel because everything about this hotel is amazing except their restaurant supervisor (dont know his name) who denied us to sit on certain tables for breakfast as he wanted to save them (without reservation plates) for white skin guests. He asked us to sit on a table without any table cloth and cutlery, when we questioned he acted smart by saying that this is a special chairman table (whattt!!!! exactly my reaction then) this incident made me notice that actually all brown skin guests were sitting in a separate section of the restaurant whereas white skin guests were seated at window facing tables with nice view. However, i do want to mention that the hotel and the room was beautiful and clean and rest of the staff were courteous and polite. Food was average except baked items in breakfast which were delicious. Overall, its a nice hotel with good location, not too far from the city.

We had the sound of drills as welcome ! The Restaurant is old and looks dirty ... thé swimming pool and outside areas not maintained, the food is so so ...the rooms are renovated but you have laders in front of your windows and the sealing of the balcony falls apart... runnaway from this hotel there is far better in Kandy!

Photos and reviews looked great, so booked to stay here but checked out immediately the next day. Considering it’s 4* and not cheap, there was no hot water! But more frustrating was the staffs reaction to this - it took us 45 minutes and constant phone calls and trips to the reception to get anyone to even look at the room. And when there was still no hot water the next day (not to mention really poor WiFi/terrible tv signal and being woken with construction work above our room very early) we spent most of the morning arguing with the staff for some form of compensation. They eventually agreed to take 10% off our bill. The experience was stressful and we’d never come back here or recommend to anyone.

23, Bahirawakanda Kandy

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

The Swiss Residence places you within a leisurely stroll of Asgiri Maha Viharaya and Bahirawa Buddah. This 40-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free valet parking. It's in central Kandy and also close to Royal Botanical Garden and Kandy Clock Tower.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 40 air-conditioned accommodations afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms and sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, free toiletries, and slippers. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are other standard amenities.

Property features

The Swiss Residence features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 90 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 316 reviews