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Heritance Kandalama

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A bit of the way but well worth it. Amazing hotel, masterpiece by Geoffrey Bawa. Not to be missed if you are anywhere nearby

We stayed in a deluxe room. Gorgeous, love the fact that the bathroom and bedroom have open glass looking into nature. You can shower looking at monkeys playing outside your window (don't worry, plenty of trees to preserve your modesty). Overall very comfortable, plush, clean. Excellent and responsive hotel staff. Highly recommended. Only down side is that we had been told about the wonderful Kandalama buffets with a huge selection of great food. Unfortunately either we were mislead, or we were unlucky. We only had a fairly mediocre international buffet, with a very limited selection of Sri Lankan food, and a few grilled meats cooked on the verandah. I think this is probably because we were there on a weekend AND it was low season. Warning to those who think with their stomach (like we do) - if you are coming to Kandalama for the food (like we did .... well, okay we came for the other stuff too!), then do check and double check to avoid getting terribly disappointed like we did. Regardless, great place!!

Kandalama Lake front Dambulla

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Matale District, Heritance Kandalama is 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple. This 5-star hotel has 152 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. On a lake, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of Sigiriya Archaeological Site.


Enjoy dining at Kanchana Restaurant, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


Heritance Kandalama's 152 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

Heritance Kandalama features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for USD 250 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Panoramic Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Twin Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3