Thilanka Hotel

4.0 star property
Suburban hotel in Kandy with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Thilanka Hotel

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Outdoor pool
View from property
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Daily full breakfast (USD 10 per person)
Lobby lounge

Overview of Thilanka Hotel

7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
#. 03, Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy, 20000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Deluxe Suite

  • 45 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

  • 45 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Temple of the Tooth - 2 min drive
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 166 min drive
  • Kandy Railway Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cafe 1886 By Salgado Bakers - 19 min walk
  • Avanhala - 10 min walk
  • Kandyan Muslim Hotel - 19 min walk
  • Thilanka Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Sunflower Restaurant - 3 min walk

About this property

Thilanka Hotel

Thilanka Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 60 per vehicle one-way. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a terrace and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1977
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 54.80

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 10 for adults and USD 5 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.

Also known as

Hotel Thilanka
Thilanka Hotel
Thilanka Kandy
Thilanka Hotel Kandy
Thilanka Hotel Hotel
Thilanka Hotel Kandy
Thilanka Hotel Hotel Kandy

Frequently asked questions

Does Thilanka Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thilanka Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thilanka Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Thilanka Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Thilanka Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thilanka Hotel?
Yes, there's free valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Thilanka Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thilanka Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Thilanka Hotel and nearby?
Thilanka Hotel has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thilanka Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Thilanka Hotel like?
Thilanka Hotel is a short 11-minute walk from Temple of the Tooth and 14 minutes' walk from Kandy Lake.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

It was great
It was great!
David, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Poor staff attitude and service Good view and swimming pool though
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great but....
This is a premier hotel. The room was generous and comfortable. The issues that distracted from our stay was the overpriced breakfast and dinner buffet. Overpriced in the sense that for the price charged the offering lacked a wow factor. There were some minor plumbing issues that weren't serious but indicative of a lack of attention to detail. The currency exchange rate offered was the worst that we encountered anywhere in Sri Lanka. Not something of which to be proud.
Trevor, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

First of all, sharp practice. The photo of the swimming pool and some others that you have no your website for the Thilanka is NOT the Thilanka Hotel in Kandy. It is of some other hotel which is clearly on the coast. This hotel is described as a 4 star. This is clearly false from the moment you walk into ther cramped shabby building and are met by clearly untrained staff. It is at best a very weak 3 star hotel. The general condition of the place is shabby - dirty, badly painted, not maintained, liberally filled with insects and a swarm of mosquitoes at night. The food was appalling - cheap bread left out overnight, sweetened and watered down juices and coffee the like of which i haven't tasted in over 30 years. Staff were clueless, poorly trained and lacked the kind of essential English skills needed in this industry (and which we found in every other of the 7 hotels we stayed in in Sri Lankla during our stay). our room - the 'suite'!! A large leftover space at the end of the corridor with not a right-angle in the place. Curtains which didn't open; windows to a microscopic balcony whch had not been cleaned in a very long time; mosquitoes everywhere (and our driver's room had bed bugs meaning he had to sleep in the car! Three nights at this hotel cost more than a genuine 5 star hotel in Colombo - the Cinnamon Grand. All in all a rip-off. Despite complaining to the reception staff, nothing was done either because they could be bothered, didn't know what to do, or just forgot.
3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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6/10 Good

WiFi Connection very bad
1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

I requested a quiet room months in advance but was given a noisy one overlooking the pool and restaurant. I was told the hotel was full but they agreed to change rooms after asking to speak with the manager. I booked half board but the waiter was adamant I was on BB and waved his sheet at me stating this. Very rude and unprofessional but he later admitted he was wrong after I suggested he check with the manager. Veg and non veg options were in the same heated trays and food items were not all labelled to indicate what was veg. Horrendous experience with onward transport arranged through hotel. It was expensive but I was promised a new comfortable car with large boot. I complained to the transport owner after getting an old rusty dented vehicle which didn’t fit our bags. He was very rude and said look elsewhere! Ended up with a 13 year old van which was stopped by other drivers on route as the buffer was falling off and then stopped working near the destination as ‘ it struggles with hill climbs’ so we had to stop and let the car rest and drive slowly . The driver was however excellent and professional in dealing with the poorly maintained vehicle. I would recommend booking a vehicle privately and checking the condition the day before. I asked to speak with the general manager a few times during the stay but was told he was not available. Poor customer service and apathetic management
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great breakfast, good location. Building a bit of a slap job but rooms are huge and have all you need
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel but found the corridors echoed making it a bit noisy. Friendly staff. Could do with a gym though
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Darren, 2-night trip
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