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1,044 reviews

1,044 reviews

Service 9.4
Cleanliness 9.3
Value for money 9.0
Room comfort and quality 8.9
Facilities 8.7
Location 8.2
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Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular landmarks
Lankatilaka Temple
4.3 km
Royal Botanical Gardens
5.5 km
New Ranweli Spice Garden
6.9 km
Kandy War Cemetery
7.2 km
Ceylon Tea Museum
7.5 km
Closest landmarks
Ambakka Temple
930 m
Daulagala Lake
1.3 km
Divisional Hospital Gelioya
1.4 km
Embekka Devalaya
1.8 km
1.8 km
Agoda Preferred

Elegant Hotel

Meewaladeniya Rd, Handassa, Wattappola, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Wattappola part of Kandy, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality


Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Kids club

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center12.0 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Distance to airport77.3 km

Rooms available at Elegant Hotel

Room comfort & quality


Presidential Suite A
  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Deluxe rooms (Upper floor)
  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Presidential Suite
  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Triple Room
  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Super Deluxe Room
  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Double Room
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room with Garden View
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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King Room with Mountain View
  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Elegant Hotel have bars on the premises?

Experience your holiday vacation the best way with a beverage in your hand at Elegant Hotel's poolside bar accessible right in front of your doorstep for when you need a drink or two.

Does Elegant Hotel have a swimming pool?

While relaxing at Elegant Hotel, you can enjoy the swimming pool facility to get your day started the right way with a splash for a revitalizing morning or evening.

What kinds of facilities are available for kids at Elegant Hotel?

While on holiday retreat with your family members, your children can also experience the fun in sports and recreation facilities offered at Elegant Hotel such as children's playground.

What public parks are close by Elegant Hotel?

While residing at Elegant Hotel, take joy in your morning or evening stroll at close by park such as Kalugamuwa Central College - Ground.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Elegant Hotel?

Elegant Hotel's policy regarding children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How long do visitors generally stay at Elegant Hotel?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Elegant Hotel had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

In which languages can Elegant Hotel's personnel communicate?

Elegant Hotel can speak up to 3 languages which includes English for guests that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what other languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Elegant Hotel's view?

70.0% of our verified visitor evaluations have given an optimistic review and responses about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Elegant Hotel down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Elegant Hotel's swimming pool?

69.0% of our verified visitor reviews have given a positive review and comments about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Elegant Hotel down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Elegant Hotel's wellness amenities?

64.0% of our verified guest reviews have given a positive appraisal and comments about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Elegant Hotel down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with young children have given to Elegant Hotel?

Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Elegant Hotel an average rating of 9.2. You can look up more complete customer evaluations and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Elegant Hotel?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Elegant Hotel an average rating of 9.2. You can check out more specific customer evaluations and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What people love about Elegant Hotel

  • 8

    Very good

    "Good location to be away from hustle and bustle of the city."



    February 4, 2020

  • 10


    "The hotel had an amazing breakfast and breathtaking mountain view from our room."



    January 23, 2023

  • 9.6


    "Lovely helpful staff who went out of their way for us showing true SriLankan hospitality."



    January 19, 2020

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More about Elegant Hotel

More about Elegant Hotel

Elegant Hotel

Getting the most from your time in Kandy is a breeze when staying at the accessibly-located Elegant Hotel.
The facilities and services provided by Elegant Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi and car hire services to help you get to where you want to go in Kandy.
Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights.
The hotel's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the hotel. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Elegant Hotel. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The multiple room layout options at Elegant Hotel include rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.

Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Elegant Hotel begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're picky about eating, don't worry! Elegant Hotel has a selection of cuisine types including halal options.
Guests of Elegant Hotel can even have groceries delivered to their room for cooking, using the hotel's special service. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Elegant Hotel. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. The hotel's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink.
For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the hotel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.

Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Elegant Hotel. Engage in the city's best art at Ceylon Tea Museum located 7.4 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works.

Reasons to stay here

This hotel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 97% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities



Most talked about facilities

Swimming Pool

48 mentions

Food & Dining

46 mentions


40 mentions


26 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Sinhala
  • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Pool with view
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Breakfast service
  • Coffee shop
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Snack bar
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Infirmary
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Shrine
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids facilities
  • Kids meal
  • Kids safety features
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Halal
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
  • Cuisine: Asian, International
  • Menu: Buffet


Meewaladeniya Rd, Handassa, Wattappola, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20000


  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    77.3 km 2.9 hour drive
  • Sigiriya Airport (GIU)
    83.2 km
Public transportation
  • Koshinna
    1.8 km
  • Gelioya Railway Station
    1.9 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Divisional Hospital Gelioya
    1.4 km
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    1.6 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Lankatilaka Temple
    4.3 km
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
    5.5 km
  • New Ranweli Spice Garden
    6.9 km
  • Kandy War Cemetery
    7.2 km
  • Ceylon Tea Museum
    7.5 km
  • Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
    9.6 km
  • Kandy View Point
    9.7 km
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    10.2 km
  • Kandy Garrison Cemetery
    10.3 km
  • Udawattekele Sanctuary
    10.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Ambakka Temple
    930 m
  • Daulagala Lake
    1.3 km
  • Divisional Hospital Gelioya
    1.4 km
  • Embekka Devalaya
    1.8 km
  • Koshinna
    1.8 km
  • Gelioya Railway Station
    1.9 km
  • Divisional Hospital Mampitiya
    2.7 km
  • Kalugamuwa Central College - Ground
    2.8 km
  • Bambaradeniya Hospital
    2.8 km
  • Lankeshwara Padanama
    2.9 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 6-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from11:00
  • Check-out until12:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee60 USD
  • Distance from city center12.0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)150
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 8
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2010
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of Elegant Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Value for money9.0
Room comfort and quality8.9
High score for Kandy
9+ Exceptional (306)
8-9 Excellent (87)
7-8 Very Good (56)
6-7 Good (21)
<6 Below Expectation (19)

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Showing 489 verified guest comments
Rosannah from United Kingdom
Deluxe rooms (Upper floor)
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

A beautiful hotel nestled in the Kandy hills”

Elegant Hotel is a small but perfectly formed villa-style building, roughly 20 minutes from Kandy centre. With fabulous views, it's the ideal location for relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city, whilst still within exploring distance. The team at Elegant are fantastic and couldn't have done more to help. The food was delicious and we were able to use the dining space for drinks without any real time limits - thank you again to the wonderful man who looked after us from breakfast to lunch and again at dinner. As the number of rooms is small, we had a very personal service throughout our 3 day stay. They kindly arranged a day driver and driver on to our next location, both at a reasonable price and with two nice drivers. With a large swimming pool within a stunning landscaped garden, clean and nicely presented rooms, Elegant Hotel can offer a beautiful and relaxing stay to those travelling or holidaying in this part of Sri Lanka.

Reviewed March 10, 2017
Deborah from Australia
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

Lives up to its name - 'Elegant'”

Wonderful staff & customer service; spectacular views towards Colombo & Kandy; delicious meals, breakfast on verandah with view, dinner candlelit in garden poolside or dining room; tranquil

Our stay at Elegant Hotel was wonderful. This small boutique hotel was a real gem. Overall, the best hotel we stayed at. Delightful staff front & back of house. The owner - manager, well trained and experienced in hospitality, was most hospitable. Aesthetically appealing with lovely interior design & infinity edge pool in garden overlooking hills of Kandy. Chef produced excellent Sri Lankan breakfasts & dinners which could be eaten on verandah with a view or candlelit in garden by the pool, overlooking Kandy hills. Any hint of something not on the menu appeared the next day. Our driver who hadn't been there before was very happy, rating it the best of his stays during our trip. Although it's a 30 minute drive from Kandy, a tuk-tuk is readily available if required & there's a short walk to an interesting temple nearby. Sunsets viewed from spacious verandah off the rooms are a bonus. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed February 05, 2015
WARREN from Australia
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

do yourself a favour and stay here!! brilliant.”

Beautiful view, well run hotel with great staff

I sincerely believe you won't be disappointed if you stay at the Elegant Hotel. It has a 3 star ranking but but I believe it should have a fourth. I booked for 2 nights but extended to 4. 2 out of the other 4 guests also extended their stay. Pros: 1. Well managed hotel - the owner goes the extra mile every time. 2. Great value for money, the hotel is definitely worth more than what is charged. 3. Very clean. 4. Food is good value for money. Expect around $15 usd for two people with a couple of beers & juice (I've paid over double at a previous guest house). 5. Modern. 6. Spectacular views along with a beautifully kept garden, balcony & terrace. 7. Friendly staff. Cons: (I'm trying to be subjective as I loved the place) 1. In bad traffic it could take up to an hour from Kandy by tuk tuk, in good traffic allow 20-30 minutes (price can be up to $9usd for one way (but return with sight seeing for 2-3 hours we paid $13usd) but I believe the hotel's price is discounted because of this and makes up for it with the serenity & peacefulness). Overall you would be doing yourself a favour by booking this place, to compare this hotel against another guest house I stayed at for the same price is like comparing night with day.

Reviewed January 21, 2012
KUMIKO from Canada
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Favorite boutique hotel of our vacation! ”

Majestic boutique hotel

What a hidden gem! I stayed at Elegant hotel for one night after visiting the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. We were welcomed warmly upon arrival and given a brief tour of the facilities. The hotel has balconies on both sides - one which shows a stunning view of sunset and the other of sunrise over the picturesque pool. We loved our room with a private balcony, comfortable bed, and clean bath room. Both the dinner and breakfast were delicious! Try the eggplant salad - its so yummy! The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent staff and clean rooms! We highly recommend this hotel and would love to go back again for a longer stay! The perfect place of relaxation and stunning scenery. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Reviewed February 07, 2014
Dilrukshi from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Deluxe rooms (Upper floor)
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016


Excellent all round!!! This was our first time at Elegant , having booked this hotel just by the reviews it had read on agora. We were very pleased with the spectacular scenary sorrounding the property to the very friendly staff who were happy to assist with any query from my young sons :) which were endless ...but received with grace by the lovely staff at the property. The rooms were spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable with a good size very clean shower and toilet. The owner was a lovely gentleman who supervised every detail to make our 3 day stay a very enjoyable and momitable stay. I have to mention about the food which was very well prepared to my families desire :) which was varied , but yet again very well catered by the chef. The best dish I must mention is the Sri Lankan set menu which was good value for money and the delicious banana fritters prepared fresh and crispy served with ice cream was fantastic !. We will definitely be coming back on our next trip to Kandy.

Reviewed October 06, 2016
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