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Heritance Kandalama

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you fancy a spot of lunch then go to the Heritance Kandalama. This is a fabulous design hotel that has a big wow factor but don't do what we did and ask to go for lunch then be taken to the big fancy restaurant, with the waiters and chiefs all waiting on you hand and foot. Instead ask to...

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England, United Kingdom
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The things that make this hotel are the location/view, which is stunning across the lake, the staff, who were all so friendly, attentive, and helpful, and the food, which was a huge choice and delicious. In the first room we were given, the bathroom and toilet had grubby, old, disgusting stains all over it, like they'd been there for years....

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London, United Kingdom
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To put it simply, this is the best hotel you will ever stay in. We made the mistake of doing this first on our trip to Sri Lanka and wish more than anything that we'd spent more time there. The hotel captures all the most amazing parts of Sri Lanka - the jungle, the nature, the wildlife whilst also being...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel has a stunning location overlooking the lake (reservoir). We had good food in both restaurants. The buffet is large but the room nicely done. The bathroom was not new but nicely done with a view from the clear glass wall of the shower - not overlooked! The room had a slightly damp smell, perhaps because guests are told...

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australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Although this is a very large hotel, which is not usually my preference, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The design of the hotel alone is worth seeing. It is set into the side of a mountain hill and the architect has used the landscape to his advantage. I loved the openness of it. There were three lovely pools, water...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a Sri Lanka tour and had an excellent stay, although I'm unable to give this hotel the highest grade - read on. Built into the rocks and cliff side and designed by Geoffrey Bawa, the architecture is stunning. The open reception desk oozes charm and the greeting is warm and efficient....

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1Thank Martin M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to drive almost 4.5 hrs to hotel and last two kilometers road was terrible. hotel is like oasis. design of the hotel makes you unforgettable view and rooms are huge,excellent and clean. Very helpful and hospitality staff available to serve anytime. Verity of foods and amazing catering. if you willing to spend for hotel, i must say its...

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1Thank Parakrama d
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After hearing so much about this architectural masterpiece of Bawa, we decided to take time off from work for a weekend getaway at this hotel. Check in process was smooth but the welcome drink they offered us was horrible. Bed was not as comfortable as we expected. The air conditioning didn't work properly we had to switch on the fan...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was built into the surrounding rocks with a curving corridor that fitted around a large rock outcrop. There was an 'infinity poo;' that overlooked serene lakes, ancient large rocks and rugged hills. The hotel security was very reassuring and this is the only hotel built in this location of lakes and natural forest. The jungle trek guide, Sanath,...

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new york
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I arrived here with my husband for 3 nights. Greeted with drinks and cool towels, our room was ready but we also did arrive pretty late 6pm. The hotel and the grounds are nice, the buffet had different options, all very good. Our room was a luxury room, spacious room and bathroom, with a comfy bed. The hotel is pretty...

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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: RM829 - RM1,320 (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 Romantic Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Spa Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dambulla
#1 Family Hotel in Dambulla
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“get the river view room”
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 of 5 bubbles 611sunseekers, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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