Kings Pavilion Kandy | Sri Lanka | If Only

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The Kings Pavilion ensures ease of access to a myriad of attractions, including the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, an important UNESCO World Heritage Site found close by, but also promises a calming sanctuary in which to relax after busy temple-filled days. With just nine rooms and suites, a stay here is more akin to relaxing with friends at their country house. The service, including the attentions of a personal butler is exceptional, and the surrounding views even more so. When it comes to dining, the restaurant at Kings Pavilion serves traditional Sri Lankan cuisine along with international dishes to the memorable backdrop of the Hunnasgiriya Mountain. A swim in the cool water of the infinity edge pool will make you feel as though you are paddling through the tree canopy, whilst the charming spa offers a wealth of pampering treatments for the travel-weary guest. Take advantage of the location and browse the extensive local markets and dining spots, explore the ancients temples or visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, a nature-lover’s paradise, or Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, an enchanting forest reserve.


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At a glance

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 5 Star
  • 9 rooms and suites



Nine timelessly elegant rooms and suites provide intimate hillside escapes, that take you on a gentle step back in time. Vaulted, timber-clad ceilings, highly polished wood, four poster beds, draped in delicate linen and design that is stylish in its simplicity, evokes a feeling of a bygone era, and beyond the floor to ceiling windows, the most enchanting of views. No room is the same, however, all feature teak balconies or secluded gardens providing private spaces to relax, whilst the suites and junior suites offer an abundance of space with comfortable lounging areas. Some also boast Jacuzzis and breath-taking views of the mountains beyond.



Dining at the Kings Pavilion comes in the form of a delightful restaurant that is open throughout the day and promises beautiful views. Enjoy delicious breakfasts that will set you up for a day of exploring and the wonderful authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and superb international dishes, accompanied by an excellent wine list. The open-air veranda creates a tropical and atmospheric place to dine, particularly as night falls and the hurricane lamps are lit, while the beautiful gardens are the perfect spot to linger, enjoying tea and scrumptious cakes whilst the birds chirp in the trees around you.


Renowned as the capital of hill country, Kandy is blessed with a wealth of attractions and highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage site Sri Dalada Maligawa, more commonly known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic,or spend time at the impressive Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, a beautiful space of native flowers and plants including fragile orchids and the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela. Guests can also visit the historic forest reserve of Udawatta Kele, lying north of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, it’s an important habitat for endemic flora and birdlife and was once a place strictly reserved for royalty.


The private spa and steam room is a boutique and bijou relaxing sanctuary where you can be soothed and nurtured and enjoy a little pampering during your travels. Allow the cares of the day to drift away as the skilled therapists work their magic. For those who relish the gentle movements and mind-calming rhythms of yoga, you can join a session in the garden in the cool of the morning mountain air. Bicycles are also available for hire and there are gentle hikes through the surrounding landscape.

Getting There

Arrival Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport


Approximately a 2 hour and 45 minute drive from the airport.


The main south west monsoon brings rain to the Hill Country from April to September, making December to March the best time to visit. Sri Lanka's position close to the equator means that temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year, although nights in the hills can be quite chilly.