The mesmerizing view of the lush greenery and emerald mountain ranges that formed the backdrop for The Swiss Residence took our breath away. The hotel offers a serene getaway sheathed in the pristine beauty of the hill country.
Words Darrshini Parthepan
Hidden away from the hubbub of Kandy, The Swiss Residence is a relaxing haven. Upon entering, one is greeted by the breeze sweeping across the endless mountain ranges that encircle the city. The white edifice is a unique fusion, complementing Kandyan and Swiss architectural features. The hotel’s spacious lobby reveals the swimming pool against the scenery of a splendid view over the hills. Just a few steps away is a little open terrace where guests can enjoy a cuppa or simply relax.
With 39 rooms spread across the premises, The Swiss Residence has Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms for guests to select from. The 12 Superior Rooms are well furnished with an aura of warmth enhanced by subtle and soothing touches. The bathtubs in each Superior Room are separated by a glass panel adding a charming effect to the rooms. The interconnecting Superior Rooms are perfect for families. The Deluxe Rooms are comfortable and spacious each complete with modern amenities. All the rooms are charismatically designed and offer stunning views.
The stately Edelweiss Restaurant sets the perfect ambience for a scrumptious feast. The in-house chef prepares Sri Lankan, Italian and Continental cuisine, which can be chosen from an A la carte menu. Guests are also welcome to request any type of dish they require, ensuring a home away from home experience.
This rooftop dining room thrills with a fascinating bird’s eye-view of the famed Knuckles mountain range, Dalada Maligawa, Hanthana and the statue of the Buddha at Bahirawakanda Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya amidst the mountain forestry. This scenic setting also makes this the perfect venue for events such as destination weddings, catering for up to 150 guests.
The Swiss Lobby Bar is ideal to try out flavoursome finger food and great cocktails while playing a game of billiards. The Blackout Club is the place to unwind and chill out to pulsating beats. Every Saturday the club becomes a destination to spin, swing and socialize to music from renowned Sri Lankan and international DJs. The Blackout is open for reservations to host private parties as well.
Exuding opulence and an element of sentimentality, the Grand Ballroom opens its doors for weddings and other functions. Complete with an elaborate crystal drop chandelier, modern lighting systems, panelling and plush carpeting, the 350-guest capacity banquet hall exudes a sensation of grandeur. The mini conference room is ideal for corporate events.
The Swiss Residence offers a memorable getaway amidst the island’s cool climes to explore the many interesting and historic places in Kandy.