"A regal escape with breathtaking mountain views just outside of bustling Kandy."

Need to know

    • 9 luxurious rooms and suites.
    • Kandy, 1.5 km drive from the city centre.
    • Check-out time: Flexible check out times that work around guest arrival and departure.

We love

  • Sunbathing by the turquoise infinity pool looking over the Hunnasgiriya mountains
  • Visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • The on-site Spa service.
  • Thoughtful attention to details like the betel leaf and candle welcome ceremony and romantic turn down service

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

Book a minimum of two nights and enjoy complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability), a romantic turndown service, a complementary couple’s foot massage and an exclusive cake crafted by our culinary team accompanied with a complimentary bottle of wine.

Top Secret

Immerse yourself in nature and meditate in a hidden shrine overlooking the verdant gardens of this peaceful relaxation retreat.


Kings Pavilion was once a holiday bungalow for international Cricketing teams as they toured the town. Today, it is open to all guests, and is the passion and brainchild of Priyantha, former rugby player, and Dinesh, a successful entrepreneur. Together, they reforged the space as a living tribute to Sri Lanka’s colourful past.

The Review

As your tuk tuk carries you through the hill capital of the once mighty Kandyan kingdom, the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city center fades into the distance. Overlooking the Hunnasgiriya Mountain, King’s Pavilion is only 1.5 kilometers from the temples, botanical garden, lakeside walking paths, and tree-lined commercial district for which Kandy is known. And yet, this exclusive escape provides a serene world of its own.

From the moment you enter Kings Pavilion’s regal gates, until you begrudgingly leave, you are treated like royalty. The friendly and courteous staff led by General Manager Sydney Fernando show their thoughtful attention to detail at every opportunity: a traditional betel leaf welcoming ceremony, a surprise romantic turndown service, a visit from Chef Keerthi during your meal to explain each local dish, to name a few. While we’re on the topic of food, there is no better place to enjoy Sri Lankan cuisine! From fish curry to vegetable kottu, Keerthi is a master. To make it even better, dine on the property’s lawns overlooking the lush hillside and the knuckles of the Hunnasgiriya mountain range. 

When you’re not exploring the city or hiking through the nearby forest reserve Udawatta Kele, savor all that a king or queen might in a bygone era. Survey Kandy’s eternally green landscape from the infinity pool, sip a cocktail from the deck, or have the most scenic soak of your life from your room’s own jacuzzi bath. Each room is a beautifully designed retreat in itself. The wood floors and ceilings connote a rustic luxury that matches the surrounding natural beauty, and a curated art and book collection provide a window into Sri Lankan history and culture. Any exploration of this island paradise would be incomplete without the hospitality and beauty of Kings Pavillion.


Kings Pavilion Kandy

  • Address: 4/22 Galkanda Road, Aniwatta, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka.
  • Travel info: The hotel is 2.5 km from the Kandy railway Station and 103 km from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Most guests will either arrive in Kandy at the train station or via private car.

Key Features

  • Airport Transfer

  • Pool

  • Stunning Views

  • Weddings

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Butler Service

  • Free Wifi

  • Car Parking

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa