The Earl's Regency is one of the premier luxury hotels in Kandy, a subtly modernist treasure deftly placed within the country's thriving cultural stronghold. Beyond a sheer mountain pass lays a capital founded on pride and tradition, host and home to the Kandy perehera, the world famous pageant of temple dancers, elephants and light and the gilded Palace of the Tooth Relic of Buddha on the lake. Rediscover history as it pulses and unfolds before your eyes, fiercely preserved – stroll through the botanical gardens at Peradeniya and marvel at centuries of art embedded into the Gadaladeniya, Lankatillake and Ambekke temples.
The hotel has 104 luxurious rooms with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountainous countryside, complete with 24-hour room and laundry services. Earls Regency Kandy presents the unique concept of Three Dimension Food - a philosophy based on a threefold foundation of taste, presentation and health. Facilities include flood-lit tennis, water polo, a gym, squash courts and mini golf.
Liberate yourself in a magical locale without compromising on class –the Earl's Regency is located 120 km out of Colombo and awaits the thoughtful traveler.
There are 89 Deluxe rooms, tastefully furnished and complete with a private balcony that frames the scene mountainside or river views.
The 6 Premium rooms include standard facilities in addition to DVD capabilities and a movie library.
Additionally, there are 3 mini suites equipped with a dining area and Natural Rock Junior Suite rooms landscaped around natural rock formations.
The most prestigious suite is the Mountbatten - it has an exquisitely furnished bedroom, a separate dining hall and a private terrace.
All the restaurants operate around the clock. The Far Pavilion serves international-standard buffets, the Temptations is more fine-dining inclined while a more relaxed option is the Chameleon Cafe. There are also two bars to choose from - The Mountbatten and the Pool Bar.
The ballroom flaunts the airs of a golden era and as such, is a place booked well in advance for highbrow events.
The hotel also has a business centre with broadband internet, computers, printers, fax machines and photocopiers. The centre is also staffed with aids who can coordinate meetings and schedule appointments leading up to a corporate event at the hotel.
If business is the last thing on your mind, you can simply head to the Earl's modern gym and collaborate with professional trainers. Or take a dip in the curving natural rock pool, slightly elevated and set amidst meticulously manicured gardens.
Plan and take advantage of the hotel's table tennis, squash, badminton and billiards facilities.
End the day with soothing aromatherapy, Swedish, or Balinese massages and reflexology at the Renaissance Spa.
The Earl's Regency hosts live entertainment and theme nights featuring oriental bands, magic and cultural shows.
If you prefer to actively explore and enjoy, cycling is a popular option - navigate through the bustling city streets and into the countryside in a rented mountain bicycle.
For those seeking novel experiences, Kandy is a gem. Witness world-famous elephant pageants and parades, festivals hosted by the gilded temples that represent the country's vibrant Buddhist heritage.