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Heritance Kandalama

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We stayed here for two nights, enjoying the fabulous view over the lake and jungle. We thought the place was fantastic. The staff in the restaurants, by the pool and our hotel driver were stand outs - they really embodied the desire to make sure your stay was perfect. For
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This hotel meets all the needs you require except for the lack of outside seating. It is a large and popular hotel with lovely views and many varieties of wild life. It would have been better if they had been somewhere to sit to appreciate all this hotel offers.
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Great food diversity and lovely service, great hospitality from the people. Shout out to the staff out their, very polite and friendly. Very interesting design architecture, infinity pool was breathtaking. Enjoyed the stay. Rooms were solid and got an upgrade to a suite
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It was interesting to stay in this much hyped hotel and one we don't regret for 2 nights of our 3 week holiday in Sri Lanka. The apparent wonderful Geoffrey Bawa architecture was lost on me as I thought it was a concrete monstrosity lacking in ambience and comfortable communal
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I have visited this hotel several times in the recent past. The hotel has an incredible view, one of the reasons I love this place. Its design is very nice, it mix with the jungle and the lake. I never stayed though. We always went for the lunch (buffet). Some days the buffet
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Jacuzzi tub with a view
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Hello. Yes, they accept all types of credit cards as far as I saw. The currency to use is the local one, the Sri Lankan Rupee. There are ATMs thorougout the country. You could also change easily at the airport. Enjoy the beautiful country!
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yes they tack master card local currency only which you can now thru money exchange in Australia or at airport on arrival
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Please check on rome2rio web site. It is about 3 hours by road and should cost about US $ 100.
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Yes! There are many bars and restaurants at this place and as far as I know, they are open to the public. I don't know about the pool.
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Hi Yes you can use the hotel if not a guest. Would recommend you popping along its the most stunning hotel and location
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"Lake facing"
"Higher floors have better views- be there for sunsets"
"Check bathroom cleanliness/fittings as soon as you go to the room in the presence of the concierge"
"Make sure you get a view on the Sigiriya side!"
"The higher the room the longer the view, but all seem good."
$174 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaCentral ProvinceDambulla
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