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Athena Lake

No 831/1/1, Walihena, Pelwahera Pelwahera, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 54 hotels in Dambulla
Travelers' Choice

Welcome to Athena Lake!!!

Athena Lake Boutique hotel situated in cultural triangle between Dambulla cave temple and sigiriya lion rock.It offers tranquility with luxury to tourists guest.our aim is to delight both your heart and mind amidst the calmness of nature.

It s take 3 and half hours drive away from bandaranayake international air port.Also 1 and half hour drive to ancient cities.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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D H J wrote a review Apr 2021
25 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed superb safe stay during the pandemic. From the reservation till the check out we have been treated very professionally.Great food and accommodation. Special thanks to Mr.Ranjith/Gayan/Hasitha and all crew for exceptional service. We hope to come back soon......
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Prashan Wilfred wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom222 contributions111 helpful votes
This place doesn't deserve the 1 star rating on Google. This place is a beautiful boutique hotel, easily worth 4* with 5* service. Anoj is really a nice guy, always brimming with smiles. The breakfast was HUGE with bread, hoppers, dhall, fish, sambol, fruits, pancakes, fruit juice and tea/coffee. The rooms are great with good bathrooms and great views. They also have a great swimming pool and we enjoyed it after a hectic day climbing pidurangala. The pool is warm even at 8pm. Wake up early and go see the birds on the lake. I was there around 6am and there were plenty of birds to see from the tree hut. It was magic photographing them. I even spotted an alligator. All in all great stay. The staff are very friendly too. Especially the lady at the reception. Would stay here again without an inch of doubt. Improvement : Please add a lock to the bathroom door in the restaurant. Also improve the Wifi as it was patchy in the rooms
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Austinite5900 wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas6 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I and two of our teenage boys stayed here for two nights. The stay and overall experience were lovely: beautiful grounds, pool, comfortable, well-designed rooms and a lake at the end of the property which made me feel like I was in a "Mutual of Omaha Wild-Kingdom" film clip. But more than that, the staff are outstanding. Between welcome drinks, help with extras on wifi and laundry, an evening nature walk, amazing chef-prepared meals, and access to key sites nearby, we highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: We shared room X suite with our family which had two balconies.
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Bearsearch wrote a review Feb 2020
Axmouth, United Kingdom77 contributions48 helpful votes
Stayed here for a couple of nights. Lovely secluded location with a lake at the end of the garden. Greeted with a lovely welcome drink. Good sized and comfortable room. Great breakfast and evening meals (we ate there both nights). You'll need some form of transport to eat anywhere else. Very friendly staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jurgita M wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions8 helpful votes
Have visited this hotel with a group of 12 people. Enjoyed here every moment from entering it! Area around the pool makes you feel fully being a part of nature. Very helpful and service oriented staff. Thanks for having us in your beautiful place!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Ranjith k, General Manager at Athena Lake
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Dear Guest, Ayubowan...!!!( We wish u long life) Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor following your return stay last month at Athena lake and we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home. We were honored to read your great review and it gives us great pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us especially about the staff. We have shared your compliments to the entire team and they are equally happy to know that their efforts are so well appreciated. We are certain that this will serve as a source of inspiration for us to achieve the higher standards of excellence. We thank you once again for your compliments and we all look forward to having you back with us soon again at Athena lake.
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$64 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceDambulla
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Frequently Asked Questions about Athena Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Athena Lake?
Nearby attractions include Popham's Arboretum (4.0 miles), Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre (3.5 miles), and Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Athena Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Athena Lake?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Athena Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Athena Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Palace Restaurant, Rithu Restaurant, and Sakura Cooking Classes and restaurant..
Are there opportunities to exercise at Athena Lake?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Athena Lake?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya (4.2 miles).
Is Athena Lake accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.