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Amaya Lake
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Dambulla
Certificate of Excellence
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Excellant”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Been there in last year, awesome experience. A place which you will go again for sure. food and the service is perfect. environment is the best in the hotel. you really can enjoy the life there. hope to go again with our new family member in this year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Me and my family visited Amaya Lake back in 2012 Dec, we stayed there for 3 nights and it was a memorable one. The friendly hospitality for noted throughout the stay. Good food and comfortable accommodation was a pulse for us. hoping to visit the place very soon

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights here recently. A very nice, quiet resort by the lake. I would recommend this place to anyone who would like a nice, relaxing holiday. Staff are very friendly, always very helpful and always there when needed. Only get wi-fi in the bar and dinner area. The beds were a little hard to sleep on but like most places we have been in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

My self and spouse stayed one night here on May 2013. This is a very clam and quite hotel, located near Kandalama water reserve. I would like to recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay at ECO environment.
Staff is very friendly and always helpful from check-in to check-out. We stayed at a chalet like room and it was clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Amaya Lake Dambulla gets 5 stars from me. We booked the standard chalets and were upgraded to Luxury Rooms without even requesting. They accomodated our request for an early check in at 6am, 7hrs before check in time. I celebrated my bday in this beautiful resort and they arranged a chocolate cake for me at midnight :)

Breakfast is fantastic with a wide array of choices between Continental and Srilankan cuisine. In my 8day Sri Lankan trip, of all the Rice & Curry dishes I had tried, Amaya's was my favorite. Also do not miss the spa, very reasonably priced. I only got the Lower Limb massage and it was soo good (especially after the Sigiriya Rock climb & the Dambulla Golden Temple climb), I wish I had gone for a whole body massage.

Outstanding service and very good value for money. We know we stayed at the best place because we chose to have dinner at the very expensive 5star Heritance Kandalama nearby one night and we were greeted by a swarm of mosquitos at the entrance, the lifts, the corridors. It seemed like a dark & gloomy old hotel. We absolutely loved our stay at Amaya, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views of the lake.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

beautiful property which is very well maintained. lot of bird life. Food was mediocre including the local speciality. staff are very helpful. rooms are spotless.

located away from the city so no chance of stepping out for a meal etc. Only bottled water (chargeable) is available. took a lot of effort to get ordinary drinking water.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was my second visit after a decade in May 2013, It is unbelievable the transformation the property has gone through, the staff, the food, rooms, no words to express my first impression .. overall this can be called heaven in paradise. Recommended for the traveler who will enjoy superior indulgence and a bit of pampering.

Well done team Amaya!!!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Amaya Lake
Address: PO Box 12 Kandalama Dambulla | Cultural Triangle, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Family Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Spa Hotel in Dambulla
#4 Luxury Hotel in Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Amaya Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the shores of enchanting Kandalama Lake, discover a lifestyle defined by tradition and natural splendour. Nestled amid 40 acres of lush forest, Amaya Lake preserves the aura of local historical treasures, creating a feeling of old-world Sri Lankan charm matched with modern luxury. Located in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, the resort is the ideal base for exploring nearby wonders such as the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the Dambulla cave temples. ... more   less 
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