Hotel Thilanka - Kandy
In close proximity to Udawattekelle:
Kandy hotels range from small guest houses to large hotels with five
star and boutique options. This city by the lake is probably the only
location in the world where a wildlife sanctuary is completely
surrounded by the city.
View of Kandy city from the hotel pool
Most of the Kandy hotels take advantage of this natural splendour of
lush tropical greenery. Kandy hotels can be located far away from the
city of Kandy, but Hotel Thilanka is within walking distance to Sri
This hotel was started 25 years ago and today this three stars
property has 75 rooms. The old wing is called 'Heritage Wing' and they
have added new rooms to their 'Deluxe Wing' providing a very good view
of the Kandy Lake.
From this hotel you have a very good view of Kandy city and you also
can take a refreshing dip in the pool or lounge on the deck with the
quaint town of Kandy stretched out before you like a picturesque canvas.
The special advantage of this hotel is its being in very close proximity
to the Sri Dalada Maligawa and within 10 minutes guests can reach there.
There are many excursions near the hotel and this is situated on the
border of the Udawattakelle - another unique feature of this place. Trek
into the wilderness of the nearby Udewattakelle or the many cultural
hotspots and immerse yourself in local culture and history.
The ayurveda centre is faced to the Udawattekelle and it gives very
good treatment for their guests. Hotel Thilanka is a tapestry of colours,
like a rich, vibrant, Kandyan painting, adorned in hues of ruby reds,
brilliant yellows, warm oranges. Elements of Kandyan tradition and
culture, precious antiques, local arts and crafts and glass bowls of
fresh lotus flowers make up its regal interiors.
A Traditional Brass oil lamp dangles from the ceiling and when lit,
paints soft shadows on the bright walls. The Banquet Hall is ideal for
any event and 350 guests can be accommodated. The Business Centre is
well-equipped to meet all your corporate needs. "We recently opened a
foot massage centre and it has very good demand from foreigners and Sri
Lankans too," said General Manager Anil Perera.
Hotel Thilanka is perfectly situated for adventures and excursions.
The Udewattakele is right next door and will keep the birdwatcher or
trekker in you well satisfied. You can experience a bike ride around the
Kandy lake, try mountain-climbing and you can enjoy a hike too.
From this hotel you can easily visit Sri Dalada Maligawa, the
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Lankatileka Temple, Peradeniya Botanical
Gardens as well as the Embekke Temple.