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Heritance Kandalama

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly to get to this place you have to be prepared to undertake a road journey of about four hours ..... if you have a weak heart be prepared as the driving is just downright idiotic and dangerous. Even if you have a good careful driver you can be smashed to pieces by a bus or lorry coming straight at... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was sold by the photo featured in Silver Kris - a resort wrapped in lush greenery seemingly appearing out of the mist. Alas I was to be sorely disappointed. Don't get me wrong, this resort is deserving of its repute but unfortunately we didn't get to fully experience the place as it is perhaps meant to be - a... More

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For all those who are not comfortable with nature, this place is not for you. When I first entered the room, I saw two geckos crawl out from behind the wall painting. I thought it was going to be 3 long nights. We called room service three times to get rid of the geckos, which they did without killing them.... More

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Herne, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG this hotel was amazing. I'll start of with the only negitive we can think of. There is very limited spaces at the pools so you have to be early to grab your spot. Now the positives. The staff were very attentive at all times. When we arrived we were given a drink and when we were finished taken straight... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there in August 2014, with my wife's company friends. The hotel is situated near the Kandalama reservoir which makes a wonderful view from the hotel. Since we traveled during a drought, there wasn't much water in the reservoir, so the view was not that amazing. The view from the hotel is very scenic, where you can see the... More

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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for our honeymoon & those days were memorable days in our lives because we got a good room & the food was excellent...lots of varieties... And we love the infinity pool a lot.. I would recommend this as the best hotel for any ones honeymoon... And like to see you all soon agian...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we stayed there at august.we had very warm welcome,our room {suite}was huge and clean.very kind staffs and good food.room service was very good ,when we call they came within 5min and solve our needs.very kind and helpful chefs and restaurant staff.wonderful pools and very clean.the hotel had very good views. OVERALL WE HAD VERY GOOD TIME, WE WILL DE.FINITELY COME... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here only as stopover on a longer journey. The place is worth spending at least a couple days as the surrounding wilderness and the rustic setting are very relaxing and peaceful. The location and setting are great. Accessible to the main roads through reasonably short drive through country roads. The world renowned Sigiriya and Dambulla sites are closely.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

-Amazing structure built into rocks -Beautiful scenery (especially sunset on 7th floor by the telescope) -Huge buffet selection -Fantastic spa with 5* personalised customer service that the rest of the hotel should take note of -Nice rooms, especially bathrooms Things to note -Get to Sigiriya Rock for 7am and be one of the first to climb (3,900 slrps) then stop... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I stepped in the Heritance Kandalama I did not know whether I was in a hotel surrounded by a rocky forest or in a rocky forest surrounded by a hotel. It was such a wonderful feeling I had with lovely scenery complemented by vast areas of water filled lakes and mountains all around me. The famous Sigiriya Rock was... More

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Address: PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Heritance Kandalama 4.5*
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Kandalama Hotel Sri Lanka
Hotel Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama Dambulla
Kandalama Hotel Dambulla

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Heritance Kandalama is shaped like the outspread wings of a bird, following the line of the cliff from which it seems to emerge. The hotel is a staggering 1km from end to end, and rises up seven floors, yet appears to be a perfectly natural extension of the mountainside. The flat roof and timber pillars support a screen of vegetation that attracts local wildlife. The abundance of real-life animals around the hotel is complemented by wonderful large-scale sculptures within it. A metal owl is suspended outside the main restaurant; wooden elephants inhabit the lounge; a stone cobra uncoils along the terrace overlooking the infinity pool. However, while focusing on highlighting its enchanting natural surroundings, our luxury resort in Sri Lanka gives priority to providing its guests with the finest comforts and service. ... more   less 
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