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The Swiss Residence

Star Rating
4 out of 5



3.3 / 5
15 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kandy Clock Tower
    13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Royal Palace of Kandy
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Asgiri Maha Viharaya
    18 min walk
  • Airport
    Kandy (KDZ-Polgolla Reservoir)
    9 min drive

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  • Deluxe Double Room, Non Smoking, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Double Deluxe

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  • Superior Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Bathtub, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Large Twin Bed
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About this area


Located in Kandy, The Swiss Residence is in the city center and near a train station. Temple of the Tooth is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kandy Lake and Royal Botanical Garden. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Asgiriya Stadium or Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Visit our Kandy travel guide

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kandy Clock Tower - 13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Royal Palace of Kandy - 16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Wales Park - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Asgiri Maha Viharaya - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kandy General Hospital - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Kandy Railway Station - 16 min walk
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 116 min drive


  • Edelweiss Restaurant – Poolside buffet restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, happy hour available.

About this property

The Swiss Residence

4-star hotel near Kandy Lake
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a nightclub are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a rooftop terrace, and a conference center are onsite. All 39 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. Minibars, room service, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Swiss Residence offers 39 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 42-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
This Kandy hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in November 2017.
The Swiss Residence features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
A business center is on site at this 4-star property. This business-friendly hotel also offers a nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and barbecue grills. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Onsite self parking and valet parking are complimentary.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.



Check-in between 2 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out before 6:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property payment types

American Express
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 28
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 18 (from 5 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: USD 8 for adults and USD 3 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 90 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Swiss Residence Hotel Kandy
  • Swiss Residence Hotel
  • Swiss Residence Kandy
  • Swiss Residence
  • The Swiss Residence Hotel
  • The Swiss Residence Kandy
  • The Swiss Residence Hotel Kandy

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:30 AM: USD 8 for adults and USD 3 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Edelweiss Restaurant – Poolside buffet restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, happy hour available.

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

A short walk but up a very steep hill makes this little hotel a perfect quiet location out of central Kandy. The pool is small and it looks like some building or refurbishment is going on though we never saw men at work. The bar is basic. The higher floor rooms (which are lovely) and dining room offer great views and breakfast was excellent.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018


  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Huge dissapointment

We paid £200 for 2 nights in this hotel, for Sri Lanka you would expect the best for this kind of money. Whilst the room was nice we were greeted to the loudest construction work right above our head, we complained and had to wait an hour and a half before we were told the work would stop and not continue. We complained several times about no hot water or internet which we heard other tennats also Complain about also. The breakfast and food is absoloutley shocking and no sri lankan cusine is even on th menu. combined with the above left us completley let down and dissapointed with this hotel. The hotel staff were polite however we struggled to communicate with a single Member of staff which was frustrating under the circumstance. This hotel has potential to be better however untill then i would not recomend anyone stay in such an overpriced shambles

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Took our money

Our money was debited from the account and then we were emailed telling us that there was no room available. We are yet to receive our money back. Very disappointing


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Stayed for two nights having booked late. Location is up a hill near the very large Buddha in Kandy. About 5 minutes from centre by tuk tuk Views are excellent front the elevated position. In a renovated room on third floor which was very nice and great vibe. Be advised that the hotel appears to be going through extensive renovations with the obvious implications. Staff are very good and helpful. Be great once finished as it obviously was when first built.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Place was clean, staff friendly. A climb to get to the hotel. Great food offerings. A little far from sights.

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