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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a unique hotel in the jungle with 5 star facilities (3 swimming pools). Stayed with my wife and visited Dambulla cave temple from there. Can be used as a hub to visit nearby cities. Food and the service are good. Rooms show signs of wear and tear. Was told that will be renovated next year.However still a great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms are dated and a little scruffy. Yes its unique etc but there is little choice in the area. The spa treatment was $220!!!! It was good but had i known it was sooooo expensive i wouldn't have gone ahead. After the relaxation of the treatments the pressure was applied to buy product.. Not appreciated. I gave up on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel continues to offer some of the best food Sri Lanka has to offer. Great variety. Amazing sea food! One of the well stocked, versatile buffets on offer. Amazing food. Hotel itself is gorgeous well thought out and planned, great rooms, great ambiance and great service. Hands down the best 5 star hotel out of Colombo in terms of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Heritance Kandalama during our 16 day tour of Sri Lanka, and were hugely impressed with the hotel from start to finish. The architecture is like nothing we had seen before, and has the wow-factor in terms of originality. The hotel is nestled into the side of the mountain, and is mostly open-plan which made us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge hotel with beautiful view.hotel situated in a eco friendly environment.has a nice view of kandalama lake and sigiriya rock.staff is very friendly.food delicious.open buffet is bit crowded.room facilities also good.

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Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here with my friends last week for one night on FB basis. This is a unique hotel with superb architecture. Nicely designed specious room with all amenities. Bathroom was very clean. There are three pool in this hotel. Amazing view from the pool and room balcony too. Buffet was excellent. Lots of places to relax in the hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Heritance Kandalama. It was refreshing to be surrounded by nature, the hotel is beautiful and the staff very friendly. We especially enjoyed the buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was always top notch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, arguably Sri Lanka’s most renown architect, it is no wonder that guests flock in to stay at Heritance Kandalama. The stretched out hotel, interconnected by sheltered hallways, makes use of its environment to engender natural breeze and shade for its guests. Guests walk through an entryway embellished with rock formations, provoking images of human's past relationships... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this hotel, love the design, love the thought process behind it, ok a bit of a jaded review as I stayed in the royal suite which I loved, don't get me wrong not perfect in fact the windows were filthy and a couple of things broken and a bit outdated, however for me this did not distract from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on our belated honeymoon. Simply, the hotel is amazing. The architecture is something else. You can spend days just walking around the hotel, taking photos. The pools are amazing, the food selections for breakfast/lunch/dinner are really good - a lot of vegetarian options also! Or you can travel a short distance into town. Plenty... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about Heritance Kandalama

Address: | PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: $161 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Heritance Kandalama 4.5*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
Kandalama Hotel Sri Lanka
Hotel Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama Dambulla
Kandalama Hotel Dambulla
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Family Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Spa Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dambulla
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