Queen's Hotel, Kandy

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Queens's Hotel, Kandy

The Queen's Hotel is a 54 room British Colonial style luxury hotel, located at central hill capital Kandy in Sri Lanka. Located in the center of the city at end of the main street, this former Governor's residence is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka with a history of over 160 years. It is managed by the Ceylon Hotels Cooperation.

The Hotel is considered today as a historic building originally constructed as a residence for the Governor of Ceylon and a barracks of the Ceylon Rifle Regiment. Notable attractions of the hotel are the Queen of Hearts restaurant, Royal Ball Room and The Pub Royal, the latter being the only British Pub in the city that offers service with old colonial flavor. The Lord Mountbatten Lounge Bar was named after Lord Mountbatten of Burma who was a frequent guest at the Queen's when he was the Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Theatre with the South East Asia Command based in Kandy.

Literature[edit]

  • William Warren, Jill Gocher (2007). Asia's legendary hotels: the romance of travel. Singapore: Periplus Editions. ISBN 978-0-7946-0174-4. 

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