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“Beautiful hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Amaya Lake

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Amaya Lake
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Dambulla
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay. Lovely attention to detail. Food and service was excellent. Lovely people. Bed a little too hard for us but that is personal preference. Should be up there with the front runners as a good place to stay to visit Dambulla caves and Sigiriya rock. We visited a workshop for carving and batik centre in the area. I wouldn't say they are only interested in your money but you do feel obliged to buy. Also a short elephant ride which was a disappointment as the 'jungle' part of the ride was through an assortment of plastic bags and other rubbish. For 70 usd they could spend a couple of hours picking the rubbish up which would make the experience much nicer and they would get a bigger tip !!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Matugama, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Hotel is stretched over a vast area and you may have to walk a bit to get to your room. beautiful place near Kandalama lake. you can get seasonal discount prices up to 50% by using Sampath bank or Seylan bank credit cards. So watch out for promotions.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Imphal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Could not have asked for a better start to my honeymoon trip ,stayed in a Suite for a night on 3 May 2013.
Had booked more than a month in advance from the official amaya website and since it is supposed to be the OFF season so got a good deal.
Amaya lake is located a few KMs away from Dambulla Town in an awesome lush green surroundings adjoining the beautiful lake.
very well maintained property with very courteous and always ready to help staff.
we stayed in a suite which was a pure bliss in itself with delicate decorations and cozy interiors.a complimentary fruit basket and a wine added to the charm of the evening for us.
the highlight of the suite has to be the tempting Plunge pool which one cannot resist jumping into.
overall it was a mesmerizing stay thanks to the very courteous staff.

the only deficiency was the lack of movie collections which we could not obtain..but at the same time at such an awesome setting we did not miss it.

Room Tip: book in advance from the amaya lake website go for the suite its worth the extra penny especially if...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Hotel is good and having lot of land area. Nice green surroundings and superb views near the lake. Food was OK and the main concern was the rooms we stayed were little far from the main restaurant, pool, lake, etc... So we hardly had a good view for the rooms. Better to go for a lake view rooms or with some better view. TV of the room was horribly wrongly placed and hardly seeing that from the bed. Another concern was that there was a wedding function happened on that day which was pretty noisy and sound was disturbing to the guests. Staff was good and pretty helpful.

Room Tip: Go for rooms with a good view. Do not take the far end rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel. We had 2 challets one for us one for the kids, and had a great experience. The hotel is very friendly , everything - food, the staff , pool and large green areas, give you a nice "welcome" to Sri Lanka. Not in many places you get such a special and green hotel to enjoy ! Rooms are confortable and clean.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our honey moon stay at Amaya Lake was superb. Our Deluxe room was fantastic and the accessories were well planned and arranged. The staff and their service was excellent and the full body massage at the Spa refreshed us.

Our anniversary stay most probably will be at Amaya Lake , Dambulla

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are really good and reasonable too.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kandy, null, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

i myself with my family members spent a nice holiday there and we really entertained and enthusiasm.oh i have no words to explain how relaxed and fun we got in amaya lake.the surroundings and the view in there gives you living in a heaven.the general manager and the staff in there gave their heartiest sacrifice and thank you very much friends.those who has not yet visit amaya try your level best to visit there with your family and enjoy!
dahampath,menu and hiru

Room Tip: choose lake side rooms.you get a nice view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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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 Luxury Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Family Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Spa 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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