We were expecting great things and we were not disappointed. We deceided to stay for a whole 2 weeks at Kandelama and use it as a base to go on trips. What a wonderful decision this was.
The first site of the hotel is breathtaking with views of the lake. The reception is excellent but the rooms are something to die for. We had to get used to the plain glass in the bathrooms but it added to the experience! There is nothing like a jacuzzi in front of a clear window watching the sun set and being watched by monkeys!. The macaques were very inquisitive. We were not sure who was watching whom!
The food was unbelieveable and plenty of it and plenty of choice. I maintain a gluten free diet and there was plenty that I could eat.
The staff are absultely wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble and they never seem unhappy.
All in all it was absolute paradise and we look forward to returning in the not too distant future.
I would recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kandalama Hotel Sri Lanka
- Hotel Heritance Kandalama
- Heritance Kandalama Dambulla
- Kandalama Hotel Dambulla