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Heritance Kandalama
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Dambulla
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Been to this place many times.Fabulous please to go on holiday beautiful place wonderful people and fantastic food what more do you need! A very relaxing place and the spa was just super!sigiriya side suitesRoom were absolutely fablulous bedroom/jacuzzi windows overlooking the beautiful landscape.The food was out of this world just perfect.If you do go to Sri Lanka kandalama hotel is an absolute must!

Room Tip: Sigiriya side suites are fabulous
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heritance K, Executive General Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and glad you enjoyed your stay. Your kind sentiments are much appreciated and looking forward to having you back at Heritance Kandalama.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed here 4 nights in between Kandy and Colombo as a break from T20 cricket and absolutely loved the place. Upgraded to superior room and had stunning views of rocks and plains below! Had monkey visits all times of day and was relly nice to have Jacuzzi bath at end of day. Food was excellent with good variety and great service. The staff were very attentive and made you feel so welcome. Had a "jungle Walk" and Took Took ride from Hotel and found these good value. Also went on 2 jeep safari's on 2 days to 2 local National Parks and thoroughly enjoyed ! Overall a Truely Magical stay and would look to stay again when back in SL

Room Tip: Did not see standard rooms so cannot comment
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heritance K, Executive General Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you very much for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the experience in being one with nature. Your kind sentiments are highly appreciated and looking forward to welcome you back at Heritance Kandalama.
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Cheshire uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My friend and I have just returned from Sri Lanka on 5 October 2012, and we had a wonderful stay at the Kandalama, staff were wonderful so attentive an nothing too much trouble. Rooms were absolutely fablulous bedroom/jacuzzi windows overlooking the beautiful landscape and we had the good fortune of having several visits from the monkeys outside on our balcony whilst there. The food was out of this world just perfect what can other can I say but a MASSIVE thank you. If you have the opportunity to stay at this you absolutely must :-)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you very much for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the experience. Your kind sentiments are highly appreciated. Looking forward to welcome you back at Heritance Kandalama.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Its been nine months or so but i still cannot get over it. What a fabulous place, the staff the service and the food. Made my honeymoon all the more special.

The room was great, so luxurious and the toilet was so grand. The scenic views and the drive to the hotel just elevates the hotel even more.

I cannot even describe the food, you have to taste it and see it for yourself.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heritance K, Executive General Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you very much for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the experience in being one with nature. Your kind sentiments are highly appreciated and looking forward to welcome you back.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Returning to Kandalama Hotel after many years proved its quality had remained intact over time. The hotel seemed to have aged beautifully fulfilling its architect Bawa's vision of an intermingling of rock and forest. This time we had the superb suite rooms in the Sigiriya wing with unsurpassed views of forested hills, lake and the famed Sigiriya rock in the distance. Each bathroom was as big as a room. You could light scented candles and wallow in the private jacuzzi watching rock squirrels lazing on tree stumps and chattering monkeying swinging on branches through huge piciture windows. Food was a superb as always with a fantastic buffet spread. Even our vegetarian friends had too many choices. The pools were a treat. The hotel is suprisingly child friendly for one that is so open to the elements. Totally recommend it to anyone holidaying in Sri Lanka.

Room Tip: All rooms in the Sigiriya wing for the view
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you very much for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the experience. Your kind sentiments are highly appreciated and looking forward to welcome you back at Heritance Kandalama.
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We spent 3 night in this eco friendly hotel. Very nice hotel , Great servies The pools great , not every day you can swin very close to monkeys.
Food is great with combination of local food and "regular" food.
We had breakfast and dinners at the hotel.
The exprince was great for the whole family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heritance K, Executive General Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you very much for staying with us and glad that you enjoyed the experience of being one with nature. Your comments are very encouraging and looking forward to welcome you back at Heritance Kandalama.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Stayed here with my family. Very good setting and concept but I don’t believe this is truly eco as they state. Anyhow the offering is good. Good value for money, great location and view. Very good staff who are friendly and attentive. Food was very good, a spread of different types of dishes. Rooms were large, clean and comfortable. They live up the five star luxury comfort. Will visit again if I come to Dambulla again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heritance K, Executive General Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the experience. Your kind sentiments are very encouraging for continuous improvement. Hoping to welcome you back at Heritance Kandalama to be one with nature.
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Address: PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Family Hotel in Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Heritance Kandalama 4.5*
Number of rooms: 152
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

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