Kandy is the second biggest city in Sri Lanka after the capital Colombo. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. To get to Kandy I decided to take a train ride from Colombo which is one of the most gorgeous trains rides I have taken. I chose to sit first class which is something I would highly recommend. The steep descents and a slow climb into Kandy show the beautiful nature of Sri Lanka. Watch the video below of my epic train ride.
Nothing was more fitting then arriving at Earl’s Regency, Kandy’s grandest hotel, after such an epic train journey. A short taxi ride away from the main train station, Earl’s Regency is 5 km away from the city of Kandy, in the suburbs. This luxury hotel is perfect for those in search of hotels in Kandy for honeymoon as the elegance and charm of the Luxury Room at Earl’s Regency adds to the lifelong memories.
The hotel is very big and has many areas to view the jungle atmosphere and surroundings. Walking to my luxury room was amazing because there was a walking bridge which connected to the South Wing & Dumbara Wing. The jungle surroundings were stunning. I loved where you could overlook the children’s playground and the massive swimming pool. Looking up and out, the views of Kandy mountains were breathtaking both day and at night. What made this stay so special for me was the immaculate attention to the gardens. It was so soothing to the mind, body and soul.
This was an above-average swimming pool with ample of space for a huge swimming experience. The setting just completed my overall swimming experience and there were plenty of areas to rest in style alongside the pool. I define this as luxury swimming at its finest.
There is also a dedicated playing area for children which is not common in the hotels I have experienced. The children loved it and it was gorgeous at night to soak up the jungle and its atmosphere too. It was interesting and intriguing to hear the animals at night. Educational experiences like this is why I love to continue to travel with my children.
The luxury rooms had everything I needed for a relaxed and comfortable stay. The rooms were decorated to emphasise the city that surrounds it. This room was located in the South Wing & Dumbara Wing. The furniture was of a very high standard and it was lovely and very cosy. It was nice to see Sri Lankan interior design and furniture being showcased in a luxury hotel. There was a functional dedicated long working desk which was good for me to catch up on articles. The private balcony overlooking the jungle was gorgeous and once again it was lovely taking in Sri Lanka and its natural beauty. This was the perfect getaway for having a cup of tea and listening to nature.
After travelling for 7 hours it was nice to pamper myself in the bathroom with an unexpected private Jacuzzi, which made a perfect ending to a perfect day.
The breakfast buffet was of a very high standard. The food here was excellent and well presented. There were many options here for me to explore both Western and Asian. I was nice to have some dedicated Indian cuisine available too. I had a sore throat so the staff went out of their way to give me fresh lime juice and turmeric which worked like wonders on my throat. The setting here for breakfast is just delightful and a wonderful experience, especially the outside garden area. Take the time to sit here and soak up Sri Lanka and what it truly has to offer. The extra grass space is perfect for my children to run around, whilst I chilled.
— Gracie Opulanza (@gracieopulanza) July 4, 2017
Earl’s Regency Hotel is a rare hotel that offers a secluded and exotic experience tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy city. The views and the flora and fauna was why I loved this hotel so much. The food is excellent and the staff go that extra mile to make sure I was well looked after. There are plenty of seating areas throughout this large hotel for me to have time to soak in what I call as one of my favourite places to visit Sri Lanka. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
— Men Style Fashion (@menstylefashion) July 4, 2017
- Room reviewed: Luxury room
- Website: www.aitkenspencehotels.com/earlsregency/
- Address: Earl’s Regency Hotel Kundasale, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
- Phone: +94 81 2 422122