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A beautiful hotel, blended perfectly with the surrounding natural flora and fauna. Love the way it has been built making full use of the rockface. Excellent ambience at every nook and corner, great food and courteous service everywhere !! Don't miss the Six Senses spa !!

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stunning property designed by Geoffrey Bawa - hotel and jungle seem one. The suite we stayed in was superb - the restaurant, service, infinity pool....everything was pas excellence. definitely needs a revisit

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best buffet in Sri Lanka. you can get your room on bed and breakfast basis and you can enjoy some great food form foreign to local food. You should really try the string hoppers with chicken curry with pol sambol and daahl curry. The rooms are pretty good and I can rate the service as 08/10. Also...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for keeping trust on Heritance Kandalama as your holiday destination. We are pleased to receive your most encouraging endorsements and thank you for the generous recommendation given. Please visit us again and we assure that you will experience some more superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager,...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Conceptualized and designed by Geoffrey Bawa , this is a lovely property located on the lake. It has great activities too and good food. Be sure to request a room which overlooks the lake. ( the lower floors give you views of the forest). If budget permits take a room with a jacuzzi as it is the most de- stressing...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for keeping trust on Heritance Kandalama as your holiday destination. We are pleased to receive your most encouraging endorsements and thank you for the generous recommendation given. Please visit us again and we assure that you will experience some more superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager,...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Heritance Kandalama was a delight to stay in and be a part of the whole Eco friendly place . It's rare to see how gorgeous rooms are maintained and yet kept tight with nature and environment. Design by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa only reinforces why he's counted as a masterclass in the field and the eye for detailing at the...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for keeping trust on Heritance Kandalama as your holiday destination. We are pleased to receive your most encouraging endorsements and thank you for the generous recommendation given. Please visit us again and we assure that you will experience some more superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager,...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Try early morning walk and do too much early and sunset activity but alway remember to tell them that you are a honey mooner because they will reward you take a lake side view rooms and specially the 5th floor Dont go to dinner wearing shorts

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are inspired by the most encouraging review placed by you ! Thank you very much for keeping trust on Heritance Kandalama as your honeymoon destination. Please visit us to celebrate your anniversary and we assure that you will experience some more superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager, Heritance Kandalama

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and it was an absolute joy. From the moment we walked in the hotel we were greeted by Aravinda who was sensational - nothing was too much trouble. It was our anniversary and we really wish we could have stayed longer. The views and the design of the hotel are superb really...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are inspired by the most encouraging review placed by you ! Thank you very much for lovely recommendations on Heritance Kandalama as a wonderful destination. Please visit us again for a stay and we assure that you will experience superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager, Heritance Kandalama

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the middle of a forest with fresh breezes and sounds of birds is this luxury hotel. Trees are intertwined and flourished on the many roofs of the hotel building stretched in a 1 km. It's amazing! Our neighbors are monkeys, animals, insects, yet not harmful to human beings. Open the balcony of our cornered room I see a beautiful...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for keeping trust on Heritance Kandalama as your holiday destination. We are pleased to receive your most encouraging endorsements and thank you for the generous recommendation given. Please visit us again and we assure that you will experience some more superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager,...

Annecy, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kandalama nestles into its environment with the utmost discretion so its spaciousness and the attractive proportions of its common spaces come as a pleasant surprise. The rooms are luxurious and some have wonderful bathrooms - our roo had a sunken bath by a full-length windiw from which we watched the monkeys and an elephant led down to the lake to...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are inspired by the most encouraging review placed by you ! Thank you very much for keeping trust on Heritance Kandalama as your holiday destination. Please visit us again and we assure that you will experience some more superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager, Heritance Kandalama

Matale, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

One of the most beautiful green hotel in Sri Lanka. Very friendly staff. They always try to comfort the guests. Rooms are very clean and have a breathtaking views. Foods are absolutely amazing. Have horse rides and elephant rides.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Heritance Kandalama, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are inspired by the most encouraging review placed by you ! Thank you very much for keeping trust on Heritance Kandalama as your holiday destination. Please visit us again and we assure that you will experience some more superior services and surprises throughout your stay. Yours Sincerely, Priyan Wijeratne, General Manager, Heritance Kandalama

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: €183 - €521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Heritance Kandalama 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 Luxury Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Spa Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Family Hotel in Dambulla
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