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Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama

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8.8

Excellent

2,508 reviews

2,508 reviews

View49
Breakfast21
Food & Dining20

Beautiful hotel with friendly happy to help staff.

Jessica
- May 3, 2022
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Dambulla Cave Temple 6.7 km
Kimbissa Buddhist Temple 7.9 km
Pidurangala Temple 9.8 km
Sigiri Art Gallery 10.6 km
Sigiriya Temple 10.6 km
Archaeological Museum 10.8 km
Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock 11.2 km
Pidurangala Rock 12.2 km
Minneriya National Park 24.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Kandalama Super 2.7 km
The Forgotten Temple Kaludiya Pokuna 3.1 km
Sri Gunanandaramaya Temple 3.2 km
Sigiriya Rock 4.8 km
Suwapiyasa Medical Centre 4.8 km
Sri Shaila Bimbaramaya Temple 5.0 km
Medical centre 5.2 km
Maha Wewa 5.4 km
NIV Pharmacy 5.6 km
Ederagala Wana Senasuna Temple 5.9 km

Heritance Kandalama

PO Box 11, Kandalama, Dambulla, Kandalama Lake Front, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 21100 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Kandalama Lake Front part of Sigiriya, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Minneriya National Park. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Excellent food & dining

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information."

Facilities

Airport transfer

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Sigiriya in the last 24 hoursCompared to 554 Sigiriya properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center11.80 KM
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportSigiriya Airport (GIU)
Distance to airport9.7 km

Rooms available at Heritance Kandalama

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Luxury Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Panoramic Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Luxury Suite
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  • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Heritance Kandalama have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Heritance Kandalama.

What time is check-in and check-out at Heritance Kandalama?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Heritance Kandalama?

Heritance Kandalama is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 155 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Heritance Kandalama has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Sigiriya with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Heritance Kandalama?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Heritance Kandalama. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 26 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What is the smoking policy at Heritance Kandalama?

Heritance Kandalama does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What are popular attractions near Heritance Kandalama?

Heritance Kandalama’s location in the Kandalama Lake Front neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Polonnaruwa Museum, The Forgotten Temple Kaludiya Pokuna and Sri Gunanandaramaya Temple.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Heritance Kandalama?

Heritance Kandalama’s nearby natural sights include Rose quartz  Mountain and Wasgamuwa National Park located in the same Kandalama Lake Front area.

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What people love about Heritance Kandalama

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Beautiful hotel with friendly happy to help staff."

    Jessica

    |

    May 3, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Excellent location, room and staff"

    Yash

    |

    April 27, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location, the tranquility, staff's kindness, the freshness and quality of the food are top level."

    CHARDALIA

    |

    April 20, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 554 Sigiriya properties
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Location score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
9/10
Cleanliness score
9/10
Cheapest price score
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Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
2,508 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.1
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Big rooms with nice view ,breakfast has a big choice of west...
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More about Heritance Kandalama

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Heritance Kandalama

Treat yourself to a relaxing stay and all that Sigiriya has to offer with a stay at Heritance Kandalama.
The superior services and facilities offered at Heritance Kandalama will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Sigiriya can be assisted with the car hire services available here.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The resort's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful resort, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Heritance Kandalama. In-room conveniences such as 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Heritance Kandalama. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Heritance Kandalama offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The resort's in-room entertainment is second to none, with daily newspaper, television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Heritance Kandalama, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the resort with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
The resort even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at Heritance Kandalama with all the activities and facilities provided. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, hot tub, steam room, spa and sauna. The resort's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. The resort's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink.
With the resort's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the resort's tennis court and hiking trails. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

While in Sigiriya, take some time to venture outside of Heritance Kandalama. Tourists travel from around the world to see Pidurangala Rock, which is an easy visit just 12.0 km away. You're sure to want to visit Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock located 11.1 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Sigiriya.


Reasons to stay here

This resort's facilities score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 98% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 98% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

76 mentions

Swimming Pool

52 mentions

Breakfast

43 mentions

View

33 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Dart board
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes dryer
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Dressing room
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Private entrance
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Trouser press
  • Wake-up service
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wine glasses
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Kanchana

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Kaludiya

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
PO Box 11, Kandalama, Dambulla, Kandalama Lake Front, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 21100
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Sigiriya Airport (GIU)
    9.7 km
  • Anuradhapura Airport (ACJ)
    57.1 km

Public transportation

  • Dambulla Main Bus Station
    6.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Suwapiyasa Medical Centre
    4.8 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
    6.7 km
  • Kimbissa Buddhist Temple
    7.9 km
  • Pidurangala Temple
    9.8 km
  • Sigiri Art Gallery
    10.6 km
  • Sigiriya Temple
    10.6 km
  • Archaeological Museum
    10.8 km
  • Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock
    11.2 km
  • Pidurangala Rock
    12.2 km
  • Minneriya National Park
    24.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Kandalama Super
    2.7 km
  • The Forgotten Temple Kaludiya Pokuna
    3.1 km
  • Sri Gunanandaramaya Temple
    3.2 km
  • Sigiriya Rock
    4.8 km
  • Suwapiyasa Medical Centre
    4.8 km
  • Sri Shaila Bimbaramaya Temple
    5.0 km
  • Medical centre
    5.2 km
  • Maha Wewa
    5.4 km
  • NIV Pharmacy
    5.6 km
  • Ederagala Wana Senasuna Temple
    5.9 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 2 year(s).

Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • As Gazetted and made mandatory by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, we are compelled to charge all payments from persons residing outside of Sri Lanka, only in foreign currency. We seek your kind understanding and support in actioning same.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee155 USD
  • Distance from city center11.80 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)230

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)26 USD

The property

  • Number of rooms 152
  • Room voltage220
Property announcements

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Heritance Kandalama from real guests

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Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.9
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service8.9
Value for money8.4
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9.3
Exceptional
Jolene from Singapore
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

Stunning hotel set amidst nature ”

Location, location, location

Heritance Kandalama is a beautiful hotel designed by the acclaimed Geoffrey Bawa. The design of the hotel is breathtaking, having been built around its natural surroundings. We were lucky to be given a corner room, so we had the advantage of two floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Kandalama Lake. To our delight, we shared our balcony with a family of monkeys (who were not intrusive). Although dining options are limited to two restaurants and in-room dining, the food served was above average. This hotel is the perfect base for exploring nearby Sigiriya and Dambulla Cave Temples. Loved everything about our stay here, and will return again and again!

Reviewed December 03, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Balamurali from Canada
Family with young children
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Amazing stay as usual”

This is our 7th or 8th stay at Heritance. I always book this place for my wife and kids. When I ask them what’s their first choice to stay in SriLanka, then answer will be Heritance Kandalama. Especially friendly staff, awesome food. Kandalama was rock climbing and bird watch which is included in our price was really a great experience. They guide had really good knowledge about the nature. Don’t hesitate to ask for a complementary upgrade to other category room. Staff will try their best to accommodate your request. Thank you Heritance Kandalama for your hospitality.

Reviewed August 27, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Dmitry from Russia
Couple
Panoramic Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Amazing nature co-living experince ”

location, view, breakfast

We were staying in Heritance Kandalama for 2 wonderful days! It was an amazing experience of co-living with nature. Wonderful view from 6th floor giving to the lake (we had the Panoramic room). Both room and bath-room had huge balcony/ window with a view of lake upon the forest. The rooms are quite spacious, comfortable and quite. Adapters, anti-mosquito machines are available in-room or upon request. Breakfast is variable, including both prepared and on-cooking dishes. Try the waffles – they are great! :) the territory of hotel is huge, 2 pools (small with lake view and bigger on the other side), SPA facilities, big conference-room with lake-view. When staying you can meet the monkeys on your balcony, deer chilling in front of lobby, lot’s of birds and gekkos and cross several elephant paths on your way to the hotel from main road.

Reviewed June 10, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Liao from China
Solo traveler
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

I had a very pleasant stay ”

Heritance kandalama hotel is one of the eco friendly Hotel in the world, it is designed by Geoffrey Bawa. It built in the jungle and near kandalama lake, the view is amazing and the monkeys + squirrels + birds around, sometims the monkey knocked the french windows so the hotel staff reminds us to lock it if you are away to avoid monkey come inside and take your belongings out. Hotel has 3 swiming pool but i havenot used it since it is unfortunately rainy day, Staff is nice and helpful, the hotel buffet is yummy and has lots of options, price rate is a bit high after added tax and additional charge, but i will definately recommend it to the friend who is going to Sri Lanka and i will stay again if i go to Sri lanka.

Reviewed November 10, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Kurt from United States
Couple
Luxury Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

Luxury in the middle of the jungle”

The location / views, the pools, the available activities and nearby attractions

We spent 4 nights at the Heritance Kandalama at the end of our 3-week vacation in Sri Lanka. We had had enough of temples, ruins and busy schedules, and wanted a place where we could relax and wind down - a vacation from our vacation, if you will. We checked in and did not leave the property until checking out. This hotel is an excellent place to relax. It's an island of luxury nestled in the jungle. The views are fantastic, the pools are clean and cool, and the hotel offers a number of interesting activities, many of which are reasonably priced. We enjoyed the jungle trekking and bird-watching tours, and would have done more if we'd had the time. We also had a 90-minute couple's massage session in the attached spa - very relaxing, although the spa's prices are more in line with western prices than Sri Lankan ones. The rooms are well appointed, with large windows and balconies that look out over the jungle and/or the Kandalama lake. While very nice and comfortable, they're neither the nicest nor the largest rooms we stayed in on this trip. The breakfast buffet was quite good, including omelettes, waffles, bacon, sausage and hoppers cooked to order. A number of freshly prepared fruit juices were also available. Compared to other top-end hotels we stayed in during this trip, the prices were slightly inflated, whether for the rooms or for the food and beverages. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our time at this hotel very much, and found that the location, views, pools and activities. We'd recommend the Heritance Kandalama highly as a great place to spend a few nights relaxing and enjoying the Sri Lankan tropical jungle landscape.

Reviewed July 01, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Chongwoo from Australia
Couple
Panoramic Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

A nice hotel in a tranquil environment”

Surroundings

The best part of Heritance Kandalama was the influence of Geoffrey Bawa - the hotel is in the middle of serene nature. From our room, we had a lovely view of Kandalama lake and, occasionally, monkeys visited our balcony, peeking through the shower window. Every foot soldier in the hotel was friendly and polite. Food was very nice (we had really yummy crab curry and several kinds of great Sri Lankan sambol) and X-mas gala dinner was memorable (the band was not). But I had a feeling that the hotel tries to milk its location to the max. Since it is 15 km away from the nearest civilization, hotel guests have little option but to rely on the hotel for various activities and services. And some of these services were much over-priced compared to what one can organize for himself/herself (usually with help of one's hired driver). For example, we did a safari trip organized by our driver we hired from Colombo. The exact same safari trip offered by the hotel was almost twice the price. In addition, when I told my Sri Lankan friends that the X-mas buffet dinner was $150 per person, they were all shocked. By the way, the $150 did not even include drinks and we paid around $120 for a bottle of low-end champagne. All of these could be due to the fact that we were there during the Dec peak season. But then, you wouldn't want to be in Sri Lanka during Apr-Aug, would you?

Reviewed January 04, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Viroonrat from Thailand
Group
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

a wow and romantic hotel with a stunning scenery”

Fascinating and stunning green landscape...virgin nature and romantc lake view

The hotel located on Kandalama lake front. It is not too far from Sigiriya Rock. You will find an excellent and helpful service of hotel staffs over there. Breakfast was excellent with a variaty of choices. Dining there is not so expensive coparing to the hotel standard. You will find a lot of photo spots which you will enjoy it very much. The infinite pool is so beatiful and romantic for couples. It is fascinating....i love this hotel very much and will definitely go back again.

Reviewed April 27, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Viroonrat from Thailand
Group
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

a wow and romantic hotel with a stunning scenery”

fascinating and stunning green landscape...virgin nature and romantc lake view

The hotel located on Kandalama lake front. It is not too far from Sigiriya Rock. You will find an excellent and helpful service of hotel staffs over there. Breakfast was excellent with a variaty of choices. Dining there is not so expensive coparing to the hotel standard. You will find a lot of photo spots which you will enjoy it very much. The infinite pool is so beatiful and romantic for couples. It is fascinating....i love this hotel very much and will definitely go back again.

Reviewed April 27, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Clark from Philippines
Couple
Panoramic Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Great high-end hotel for exploring Sigiriya”

Fantastic view of Kandalama Lake, near Sigiriya and the Dambulla cave temple, great amenities

i cannot emphasize enough how fantastic the view is. the hotel is built around the kandalama lake, and practically everywhere you go, you will have a view of the lake. not an exaggeration. plus points for the wildlife: we spotted hawks, eagles, peacocks, and pelicans around the lake. elephants supposedly visit in the dry season. there were even some monkeys hanging outside our balcony at times. (they weren't a nuisance, although best to keep your distance.) the hotel is expansive, although may look a bit dated in some areas. there are 3 pools, 2 of which overlook the lake. great for downtime with cocktails. the rooms are all right, nothing amazing, but the view kind of makes up for the so-so room design. one low point though is the erratic wi-fi. the signal was very weak in our room, and we had to stay in central areas to get a decent connection. not that big a deal though, as it is nice to disconnect. another highlight is the staff: extremely friendly and helpful. although it is a fairly big hotel, they seem to familiarize themselves with the guests and their unique needs. received great service throughout our stay. last thing, it's at an ace location, as you're about 30 minutes away from two unesco world heritage sites: the sigiriya rock fortress and the dambulla cave temple. you can even see sigiriya from the hotel. fair warning however, the hotel may be difficult to locate at night, so be sure to have a map or a driver familiar with the area.

Reviewed February 11, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Annette from Australia
Couple
Panoramic Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

Pure (monkey) magic bliss”

Magical architecture, infinity pool, delicious food (& monkeys!!!!)

We had a magical stay at the Heritance Kandalama. We were excited to spend time in a place designed by the legendary Geoffery Bawa, but the experience exceeded our expectations. The setting and layout of the place created a deep sense of well-being. Our panorama room had a spectacular view of the jungle and lake. Meals were so good we wished we had stomachs. Monkeys popped on to our balcony to visit, and other critters frolicked in the trees in the surrounding bush. If you have time I recommend making an effort to try out all 3 pools. Each one has it's own charms.

Reviewed June 13, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Karin from Switzerland
Family with teens
Panoramic Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

breathtaking few”

feeling to be at the end of the world the location is very convenient for sightseeing. the few is breathtaking and u really are in beautiful nature. food is great too

We really enjoyed our stay here very much! We couldn't get enough of the beautiful scenery the hotels location offers. Having spent one night across the lake at amaya lake few resort, which no doubt is beauriful too, we definitely prefered heritance kandalama. Irs not as modern ans the rooms smaller and could do with a litt upgrade though. But the views, staff and food is certainly much better here.

Reviewed August 05, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Marie from United States
Couple
Luxury Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

Amazing hotel in spectacular location”

Location. design, service

Heritance Kandalama is absolutely unique and spectacular. It is a large hotel and can be crowded and noisy (especially the pools) but it is simply an unmissable experience due to the setting and design. The room was very comfortable, the food was delicious and the personal service to help book outings was very attentive. You are a bit trapped in the hotel due to the isolated location and this causes costs to add up but again it's such a unique experience filled with natural beauty and so many animals that it's completely worth it. The spa is also very good.

Reviewed October 18, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Dulmini from Australia
Group
Luxury Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

2 nights stay 3 luxuy rooms in Sigiriya wing”

1. Buffet spread 2. Location 3 Staff friendliness

The stay was good however I was not impressed with the cleanliness of the bathrooms. We stayed at the Kandalama Heritance hotel Feb 24h and 25th nights- 3 luxury rooms in the Sigiriya wing (Rooms 304, 305 and 309)It was a group of 6 - 3 couples. All 3 bathrooms had stains in the toilet bowls. I am surprised that they don't use a high grade bleaching agent to clean these toilet bowls to make them inviting. The moment I walked in to my bathroom in Room 309 I got a musty unpleasant smell- it was not strong but nevertheless was there. Room 304 shower area got flooded as the water moved too slowly. Room 304 was having an issue connecting to free wifi even after calling Reception to get number of log on ids. Other 2 rooms did not have wifi connection issues.

Reviewed March 02, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Hiranya from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Best stay ever..... a home away from home!!”

I have no words to express how happy and impressed we were as a family with the overall experience. The staff was so attentive and friendly you’d think you’ve known them for a while. The view is so..... breathtakingly beautiful and the food was exceptional!!! I wish I could’ve given my compliments to the chef personally...Heritance Kandalama certainly lives up to its name.....!! I’ve made a mental note to drop by when I’m around Dambulla even if it’s only for the food! Definitely one of my favourite and best of times spent at a hotel so far....

Reviewed October 13, 2020

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9.7
Exceptional
TETSUO from Japan
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

โรงแรมบรรยากาศที่ดีที่สุดในศรีลังกา”

ธรรมชาติที่สวยงาม

we enjoyed 1 night stay at heritance kandalama hotel on new year's eve. the hotel itself was great in services and employees are well trained for guest's requirement all the time. i was satisfied with the facilities and their hospitality in total. only one thing which made us down was the gala dinner. it was too much for us to eat, and the taste was not so special. there were not so much thing to eat, and then we enjoyed some pieces of ham and cheese with a bottle of red wine.

Reviewed January 22, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
LISA from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Panoramic Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Amazing Hotel that blends into the landscape”

The Location, the infinity pools, the monkeys.

Hotel Heritance Kandalama is set into the hillside and blends amazingly amongst the foliage. They operate the best check in we have ever experienced, you are taken to a table with a view of the pool and countryside offered a choice of cold drinks and they bring the paperwork to you, bliss, no queueing at a reception counter.The breakfast and dinner buffets offer a great selection of hot/cold dishes and the desserts are equal to any on offer in a french pattiserie. The only slight drawback was the vast amount of bugs on the landing walls when we left our room to go to dinner. The hotel is very open plan, bats fly in and out of the lounge. Monkeys freely roam the balconys, they are very entertaining but it is a problem if you want to sit out on your balcony, and you have to make sure doors are kept shut and locked! Would we go back - most definitely.

Reviewed June 27, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Lorenzo from Switzerland
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

A beautiful Hotel in the midts of nature”

Room, Food, Architecture

I was staying with my girlfriend for two nights at Kandalama. The choice for the hotel was mostly made due to the interest in the architecture of Geoffrey Bawa. Its quite a big hotel in a very nice scenery with great designed rooms, friendly stuff and a extensive breakfast. There are two options for dinner, a buffet and a a la carte menu in a smaller, a bit more upscale setting. The food is quite good in comparison with other esthablishments in Sri Lanka - not top notch though. The hotel is quite secluded, off the town of Dambulla: so you need a driver or bus, which you will need anyway traveling in this area. I recommend Kandalama to everyone that travels in Sri Lanka and has the spare money to spend some time at this very nice place - recommend to at least stay there for two nights or more to benefit from what the hotel and the area has to offer.

Reviewed April 23, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Kakuko from Japan
Family with young children
Superior King Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Iconic, green jewel”

architecture, hotel staff, location

This hotel was really a highlight of our trip in Sri Lanka. It is built in an amazing location cuddled in a rock formation over-looking a reservoir. Hotel Staff are all friendly and professional, and got things done even with some big tour groups in the hotel when we were there. Breakfast was plentiful at a restaurant with a great view. Monkeys and Squirrels are hopping about, and our 5yrs-old had a great fun watching them. It is a bit confusing reaching the hotel if you are not part of an organized tour and especially arriving after dark. There are not may signs along the way, and they are not written Heritance Kandalama. I think some said “Aitken Spence Hotel” (to be confirmed).

Reviewed November 04, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Esther. from China
Family with young children
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Totally Amazing!”

Location, Management concept, Design

We 4 friends and 2 kids have booked 2 nights staying, and had to extend one more night, just didn't want to leave that place. We are in love with Heritance Kandalama like crazy! It has everything we want, and even more! food is excerlent, location and design worth every designer to learn and visit, it's the master piece of Geoffrey Bawa. The management concept of Recycling is very successful. Surely we will be back again.

Reviewed December 15, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Luc from Belgium
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Superb, stunning, breathtaking.”

The architecture of this hotel is amazing.

We had an excellent time in Heritance Kandalama Hotel. Designed by Geoffray Bawa, it is without hesitation perhaps one of the most beautiful and remarkable hotels in the world. Everything is spatious, tasteful, well thought. The food is more than excellent. Not all members of the staff are as friendly, but we didn't mind. Go to see this hotel, it is an unforgettable experience.

Reviewed August 24, 2012

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