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Heritance Kandalama

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed my stay here very much. The hotel has been recognized as one of the best environment friendly hotel in Sri-Lanka.You can get monkeys come visit your balcony every day. Food was also very good, especially the breakfast with fresh juices.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for lunch and swim last Sunday.Excellent service and friendly staff.must give full marks for them. Amazing location and unique hotel.Food was tasty .Had a lovely swim .The newly built snake structure a little out of place near the welcome drink serve area..The hotel looks a little worn out than 8 years ago.. Is there any reason why waste... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff is so friendly and nice. Rooms and the food is awesome. All the rooms has panoramic views. We got a very warm welcome. Very reasonable prices compare to other hotels. Will defiantly visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Sigiriya for 2 nights during our trip to Sri Lanka for the second time. What an outstanding hotel. The food was 5 star, the service was 10 star .The scenery and the way they have constructed all the rooms and the hotel is beyond any stars. A really a wonderful hotel, very friendly and helpfull staff. Excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Eco hotel is my favourite hotel ever. Built into the side of a rock formation it has everything you need. Wild life abound with monkeys climbing around the terraces and looking into the glass cover showers, fish eagles diving into the lake, mongoose wandering across your path to elephant rides. I feel that the food is the best I've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I have stayed at Kandalama twice int he past ten years. Pros: Nice rooms (in Sigirya wing), good food, good atmosphere and location for seeing Dambulla Caves and Sigirya. Staff is very attentive (especially the front desk) to make sure that you have a great stay. Beautiful views. Cons: Some parts of the hotel are showing their... More

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

Set in the natural setting with the lake and forestry, relaxing and luxurious place to stay. Sometimes tend to be over crowded especially during meal times. Could be lucky to spot the odd wildlife near the rooms, monkeys, peacock, jungle fowl come as close as windows. Plan for a stay, to spend one whole day in and around the hotel,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kandalama's huge reputation does it no favour. Known as Geoffrey Bawa's best and most profound hotel design, it raises expectations so high that it is bound to disappoint some people. Constructed from 1992-1995, it was then a true pioneer in environmental design; architecture seamlessly co-existing with nature on such a magnitude and in such an unparalleled setting. Much to Bawa's... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kandalama 14 years ago and went back this week with my two children, lovely hotel, great location and very good service. Food was also very good, especially the breakfast with fresh juices. Kids enjoyed the infinity pool and had a ride on the hotel elephant. Highly recommended.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After great reviews from our tour operator we stayed here for 3 days in July 2014. Starting with the positives we had a warm welcome on arrival and our room was amazing. We were in the Sigiriya wing and had a great views of Sigiriya Rock. We had all sorts of wildlife visit our balcony including monkeys and bats and... More

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Address: PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Heritance Kandalama 4.5*
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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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