Heritance Kandalama has long been one of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after hotels. It is a minimalist, contemporary hotel designed by Sri Lanka’s famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa who conceived it `as an austere jungle palace’. Kandalama is widely adored, but it is this slightly stern feel that tends to disappoint a small minority who prefer a warmer, more natural atmosphere. The minimalist interiors and the building itself are cleverly designed to blend into the landscape without interfering with the tranquil surroundings. Bawa’s design allows magnificent views of the ancient Sigiriya Rock, the surrounding mountains and the Kandalama reservoir. The hotel lies in attractive scrubland which is home to numerous species of birds, butterflies, monkeys, spotted deer and wild boar and it has won numerous environmental awards. Heritance Kandalama is truly a naturalist’s dream. It is used by some large upmarket package groups, although the hotel has such a style that independent travellers rarely find this cause for dissatisfaction.
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is a 20-minute drive from UNESCO Heritage Sites, the 2,000-year-old cave temple at Dambulla and the fortress. The 5-star hotel is a 3.5-hour drive from the airport.
Theare fitted with rattan furniture and timber panels. Each comes with a private bathroom featuring oversized glass walls that allow much light in.
The hotel features tennis courts, a well-equipped gym and the well-known Coco Spa. To enjoy Sri Lanka’s breathtaking natural landscapes, the hotel offers various excursions like mountain cycling excursions and lake safaris.
Start the day with breakfast on the lake or enjoy a memorable dining experience in the nearby cave. The Kanchana Restaurant offers daily themed nights with international cuisine. Views of the Sigiriya citadel and the Kandalama Lake accompany meals.
The hotel’s 152 luxurious rooms and suites are housed in two wings: the Dambulla Wing with views of the surrounding mountains, forest and Kandalama reservoir; and the Sigiriya Wing which captures breath-taking views of the Sigiriya Rock in addition to the surrounding wilderness, mountains and lake. Accommodation in the Sigiriya wing includes the magnificent Royal Suite (the best room in the hotel), 10 Suites, 30 Deluxe Rooms, 30 Luxury Rooms and four Superior rooms. The Dambulla Wing has two Luxury Suites, one Suite, three Panoramic Rooms, three Luxury Rooms and 71 Superior Rooms. The spacious and elegantly furnished rooms have en suite bathrooms with rain showers and hot and cold water. The rooms have solid timber flooring with timber interiors and are highlighted with cloth tapestries. Other facilities include a/c, IDD phones, TV, tea/coffee making facility, minibar, and safe.
Superior Rooms (199 sq.ft.) – Located on 2nd to 5th floors of Dambulla Wing, these rooms have twin beds which can also be joined as a double bed. The ensuite bathroom has a shower cubicle with rain shower.
Luxury Rooms (277 sq.ft.) – Located on 2nd and 3rd floors of Sigiriya Wing, these rooms have twin beds which can be joined together as a double bed. The ensuite bathroom has a bath tub and shower cubicle with rain shower.
Panoramic Rooms (231 sq.ft.) – Located on 6th and 7th floors of Dambulla Wing, these rooms have twin beds which can also be joined as a double bed and has a choice of pillows to be selected from the pillow menu. The ensuite bathrooms have a Jacuzzi and rain shower.
Deluxe Rooms (264 sq.ft.) – Located on the 4th & 5th floors of Sigiriya Wing, these rooms have a double bed and pillow menu. The en suite bathrooms have a Jacuzzi and rain shower.
Suites (518 sq.ft.) – Located on Sigiriya and Dambulla wings, these suites have a living room with balcony and bedroom with balcony. Furnished with a king size bed, the suite also has a pillow menu, flat screen TV and DVD player. The ensuite bathroom has a Jacuzzi and rain shower.
Luxury Suites (775 sq.ft.) – Located on the Dambulla wing, these suites have four poster King size beds, pillow menu, flat screen TV and DVD player. The ensuite bathroom has Jacuzzi and rain shower.
Royal Suite (1,240 sq.ft.) – The most luxurious of them all, the Royal Suite located on the Sigiriya wing, has exquisite views of the Sigiriya rock fortress. The suite consists of a Master bedroom with balcony and attached bathroom, a Visitor’s bedroom with balcony and attached bathroom, private dining and living areas. The bedrooms are furnished with king size four poster beds and have pillow menus, flat screen TV, and DVD player. The ensuite bathrooms have Jacuzzis and rain showers. The Sitting and dining areas are furnished with an eight-seater dining table, 32″ flat screen TV and DVD player.
Most popular facilities
- Outdoor fireplace
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun terrace
- BBQ facilities Additional charge
Pets are not allowed.
- Live sport events (broadcast)
- Live music/performance
- Themed dinner nights
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Badminton equipment
- Tennis equipment
- Evening entertainment
- Entertainment staff
- Hiking Additional charge
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Tennis court
Food & Drink
- Chocolate or cookiesAdditional charge
- Fruits Additional charge
- Bottle of water Additional charge
- Wine/champagne Additional charge
- Kid meals Additional charge
- Special diet menus (on request)
- Breakfast in the room
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
- Wheelchair accessible
Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Secured parking
Pool and wellness
- Swimming pool
- Spa/wellness packages
- Spa Facilities
- Sun loungers or beach chairs
- Pool/beach towels
- Public Bath
- Outdoor pool
- Hot tub/jacuzzi
- Massage Additional charge
- Spa and wellness centreAdditional charge
- Fitness centre
- Sauna Additional charge
- Concierge service
- Luggage storage
- Tour desk
- Currency exchange
- Express check-in/check-out
- 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
- Children television networks
- Indoor play area
- Books, DVDs, music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Babysitting/child servicesAdditional charge
- Daily housekeeping
- Trouser press Additional charge
- Ironing service Additional charge
- Dry cleaning Additional charge
- Laundry Additional charge
- Business centre
- Meeting/banquet facilitiesAdditional charge
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Security alarm
- 24-hour security
- Safety deposit box
- Shuttle service
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Shops (on site)
- Car hire
- Packed lunches
- Soundproof rooms
- Gift shop
- VIP room facilities
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
- Room service