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Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Dambulla

Updated on May 5, 2011

Beautiful nature friendly hotel

Heritance Kandalama hotel more popularly refereed as the Kandalama hotel in one of the most beautiful and nature friendly hotels in Sri Lanka. It was designed by world renowned architect Mr. Geoffrey Bawa and special consideration was given to preserving the nature and to make the building look like part of the nature while building the hotel. Heritance Kandalama is one of the five star hotels in Dambulla and it has a whole range of suites for you to choose and it is famous among locals as well for the delicious food menu. It is also closely located to two of the most visited tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and only around a hours distance from world heritage sites like Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa making it an ideal location to experience Sri Lanka in a luxurious way.

Infinity pool in Heritance Kandalama , built to look as part of the nearby lake
Infinity pool in Heritance Kandalama , built to look as part of the nearby lake
Lot of effort was made to preserve the nature and to make the hotel look like part of the nature
Lot of effort was made to preserve the nature and to make the hotel look like part of the nature

Activities available for you in Kandalama hotel

Because of its location there are lots of activities available for you when your in the Kandalama hotel , below are some activities

  • Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress - One of the seven world heritage sites in Sri Lanka and definitely one of the most visited places by tourists. Its an ancient Fort build on top of 360M high rock and the surrounding gardens and the drainage system are considered one of the most advanced during that time. You can visit the nearby museum to get more historic facts about the place , its about a hours drive from the hotel
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple - Another world heritage site and this is much closer to the hotel and you can get there in around 20 minutes. There are few caves and the paintings are one of the best preserved in Sri Lanka.
  • Visit Anuradhapura / Pollonnaruwa - These two are also world heritage sites and you can get there in around two hours. Two of the first capitals of Sri Lanka both cities are full of ancient ruins and large dagobas which are awe inspiring sites.
  • Elephant back rides - Elephant is considered the largest living land animal and riding one of these magnificent creatures is truly a wonderful experience. One of the more popular activities among locals and tourists alike
  • Safari Rides to the nature reserves - The hotel is very close to few nature reserves making it a great location to go on safari rides. It's a great way to see wild animals in there natural habitat. Elephants , deer , wild boar , peacocks , crocodiles and buffaloes are found easily in the nearby reserves.
  • Boat safari in the lake - There are boat safaris available in the nearby lake. There is an island in the middle of the lake which is full of different species of birds so it is an great way to do some bird watching as well.

Nearby Kandalama lake with Sigiriya rock in distance
Nearby Kandalama lake with Sigiriya rock in distance
One of the dining areas in the hotel
One of the dining areas in the hotel

Facilities in the hotel

Heritance Kandalama is one of the five star hotels in Dambulla and there are plenty of facilities inside the hotel especially targeting the tourists.Below are few of the facilities you will find

  • Swimming pools - There are altogether three pools in the hotel with the infinity pool being the most beautiful one. Another pool is build using a rock as the base giving you a feeling of bathing a natural pool.
  • Restaurants - There are three restaurants in the hotel each offering different views surrounding the hotel. Also there are special dinning opportunities like dinning inside a cave , dinning on board a barge etc
  • Spa - Sri Lanka is known for herbal massages and the hotel has a in house spa where you have the facility to get steam and wet sauna's as well.
  • Conference facilities / wedding receptions - the hotel have ample room to cater for special occasions like weddings and conferences.
  • Shopping arcade - for tourists who like to buy souvenirs etc
  • outdoor and indoor games - tennis , badminton , water polo and table tennis are few of the games available withing the hotel premises
  • Library - for people who want to spend a relaxing time reading a book

There are lots of other standard services like 24 hour room service , valet parking , foreign currency exchange etc which are available for the guests.

A great hotel for a luxurious getaway

Without a doubt Heritance Kandalama is one best hotels in Sri Lanka to spend a luxurious holiday. Because of its unique location it is suited for almost any type of tourist visiting Sri Lanka. If you are looking to see wildlife there are plenty of nature reserves nearby. If you are looking to visit historic and world heritage sites there are quite a few of the in close distance. If you are just coming to spend a relaxing holiday getting pampered the hotel is ideal for that also. Definitely one of the best places you can stay if you are in Sri Lanka.


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