Olde Empire Hotel, Kandy

Friday, 12 March 2010
Kandy, Sri Lanka

I’m now staying at the Olde Empire Hotel in Kandy. This old hotel from 1848 is the first real hotel I’m staying at in Sri Lanka (the others were homestays, more or less), and this hotel is also one of the more pleasant places. It is reasonably maintained, and I simply like the atmosphere, even though my room is small, and has no attached bathroom. Especially the veranda is great. This is where I’m sitting right now and writing this. It’s economical too, 550 Rs, around 5 dollar. And very central, next to the Kandy Lake and city centre.

On Saturday morning, I will take the train to Colombo. The 06:10 train.


Olde Empire Hotel.


Parts of the veranda, Olde Empire Hotel.

One response

  1. Valli comments:

    Agree with you wholeheartedly.

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