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Heritance Kandalama

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean
Dambulla

Located on the edge of Kandalama Lake with breath-taking views of Sigiriya Rock, the Heritance Kandamala is an iconic property designed by Sri Lanka's most prolific and respected architect, Geoffrey Bawa.

The hotel's philosophy and indeed the architect's vision was to create a structure at one with its natural environment. This has been achieved with stunning results, as the property seems to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. In addition to an exquisite selection of facilities, which include a stunning infinity pool with views of Sigiriya Rock, guests of the hotel will enjoy superior service and comfort.

This remarkable property offers a truly unique holiday experience surrounded by nature, in the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.

Accomodation at the Heritance Kandamala:

Standard Superior Rooms are located in the Dambulla Wing, they have private balconies with a view of the lake and the Dambulla Rock. All air-conditioned rooms feature a TV, Telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, safety deposit box and free Wi-Fi. En suite bathrooms feature a rain shower, they are also equipped with a hairdryer.

A selection of room upgrades are available at a supplement and on request including Panoramic, Deluxe & Luxury Suites located in the Dambulla Wing. In the Sigiriya Wing Luxury rooms which look out over the famous rock fortress & Suites in both wings.

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Facilities

  • 3 Pools
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Café
  • 2 restaurants
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gym
  • Spa*
  • Pool Table
  • Chess & library
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

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Located on the edge of Kandalama Lake with breath-taking views of Sigiriya Rock, the Heritance Kandamala is an iconic property designed by Sri Lanka's most prolific and respected architect, Geoffrey Bawa. The hotel's philosophy and indeed the architect's vision was to create a structure at one with its natural environment.

This has been achieved with stunning results, as the property seems to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. In addition to an exquisite selection of facilities, which include a stunning infinity pool with views of Sigiriya Rock, guests of the hotel will enjoy superior service and comfort.

This remarkable property offers a truly unique holiday experience surrounded by nature, in the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Most amazing Nature Friendly Hotel

Review by ranjeewal2020Mirigama, Sri Lanka

Green green green and green everywhere you looks it's covered with plants. It was build without harming the nature around it. It looks like build into the jungle...

The view of Kandalama lake is absolutely breathtaking.. meals provided is absolutely five star.. if you order your meals to your room and decided to have them on the balcony just be aware about the monkeys.

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Best Green Resort

Review by kushani90Colombo, Sri Lanka

Great eco friendly resort plan your vacation. Food is tasty. Location is magnificent. The hotel was build without harming the nature, you do not need air condition inside rooms, it has cold weather naturally.

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Love Nature? Come here!!!

Review by prashan3253London, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 2 nights (26th & 27th July) after lockdown (Room 505 & 506).

If you're coming here for great service and great natural landscaps, then yes this is the place. The staff are excellent and always with smiling faces and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

Food is not the best thing here...

Limited variety - food is good, but not great. Dinner on the 26th was buffet with decent variety, but on the 27th it was alacarte. The staff were considerably low on the 27th and that was understandably visible in their service. There were only 24 pax and that meant the service was lagging behind and the staff were confused and made us confused too.

We came here after staying 2 nights each at Jetwing Yala & Jetwing Lighthouse and you could easily say both the Jetwing hotels outweigh far higher than Kandalama Hotel in terms of food and variety.

If you love nature - then you MUST come here. There is nothing like this hotel in Srilanka. It's one of it's kind. This hotel houses the 1st infinity pool of Srilanka. It's hard to believe Mr Bawa came up with this conception in 1985...such a forward thinker! It's inside a jungle and you get that feeling especially when it rains. If you're looking for a luxury hotel inside the jungle...then this is it!

A few niggles though..

1) Jaccuzi fittings are old and corroded. Some of the bath fitting also are showing their age. 2) No extra power sockets to charge phones/tablets. You have to disconnect the lamp shade or kettle to charge. How stupid. 3) Even though there was a smart casual dress code for dinner, none of the locals adhered to it. Locals turned up to dinner with shorts, slippers and skinnies. What a shame, the staff couldn't care any less either. I would have rather had my dinner in room

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Best for relaxation

Best views of the nearby tank, the food was really good. The hospitality of the staff is amazing. I would really recommend this place to anyone, weather you're travelling with you family or your friends.

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Feel the nature!

The staff is very friendly and supportive. They have taken very good measures against COVID 19. But there are issues in maintenance of the rooms...

The varieties of food items to be improved in the buffet. The classical band was very entertaining!

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