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    Customer comments:
  • "Amazing breakfast", "Beautiful pool", "Hotel cleanliness"
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  • Dambulla Cave Temple (5.0 Km)
  • Sigiriya Rock (5.4 Km)

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Amaya Lake Hotel Kandalama

Kap Ela, Kandalama, P.O. Box 12, Kandalama Lake Front, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Prakash, Singapore October 17, 2015
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Features of Amaya Lake Hotel Kandalama

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • billiards
  • children's playground
  • fishing
  • games room
  • garden
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • spa
  • tennis courts
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

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Resort Description
Built amongst 22 hectares of paths winding through the natural forested grounds, Amaya Lake Hotel Kandalama is a...see more Built amongst 22 hectares of paths winding through the natural forested grounds, Amaya Lake Hotel Kandalama is a perfect selection to spend your holiday with its 120 villas scattered around the manicured gardens. This certified eco and bird friendly resort is just 15 minutes away from Dambulla, with easy access to the Dambulla Rock Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, and other heritage sites such as Pollonaruwa and Anuradhapura.

Rooms at Amaya Lake Hotel Kandalama are luxurious, but minimal, with facilities including a mini bar, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, and a television with many local and international channels. Relax in a molded sofa, while steps lead to a slightly raised bedroom area and a spacious bathroom.

Guests can enjoy international and Sri Lankan cuisines at the restaurant with views of Kandalama Lake, or enjoy an exclusive cocktail at the Lake Bar. For recreation, guests can take walks through the large gardens, go boating, relax with a yoga session, or take a bicycle ride through the lake banks. After a hectic day, guests can relax while indulging in an authentic Ayurveda spa treatment.
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Patrick Q. Solo travelers
Singapore, November 15, 2015
Not a 5-star for sure - 3.5 max

Staff were friendly, food was ok
Below expectation in terms of the room - looks very dated and very old. Some of the lights in bathroom not working as well. The reception area, dining and pool looks grand but not the rooms which pales in comparison. Would give it 3.5 star max.
Lukas P. Couples
Lithuania, November 26, 2015
big nice hotel

lovely area by the lake
great food and nice surroundings
Rachel W. Couples
Australia, November 10, 2015
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful location

Pool, room, location
david I. Families with older children
Israel, October 26, 2015

great view, facility and service
no WIFI at rooms, book with meals the charge separated is bit high
Prakash S. Families with young children
Singapore, November 24, 2015
A hidden Gem

Staff, Location, attention to detail
Beautiful resort location, very far away from the main road but its a beauty. off the beaten track, quaint place. close to nature. lovely view of the kandalama lake. no shelter to the rooms so if it rains its a little difficult. but they have buggies. No wifi in the room, only in the reception. there are 2 pools, one main and another located far off towards the lake, nicer pool with a view. Food was good, staff are very attentive.
Min Z. Solo travelers
China, October 12, 2015
Beautiful hotel

Beth G. Groups
United States of America, September 19, 2015
I'll be back!

Ambiance, fantastic rooms, courteous staff
What a lovely place! The stay was too short, but long enough to confirm a desire to return. Everything was top notch clean, safe, comfortable, and well-managed. A hidden bargain in every way.
Saif B. Families with older children
Oman, August 20, 2015
Nice hotel to stay for holiday and family

Room, restaurant, swimming pool
I have really enjoyed the stay, I hope to come again for longer stay in this hotel, staff are very friendly and ready to help at any time I have enjoyed good breakfast in the restaurant and enjoyed the nice swimming pool
Michael R. Families with young children
United Kingdom, September 04, 2015
Holiday stay at Amaya August 15

The location is quiet/secluded, away from howling dogs & car horns, but close to attractions. The woodland and lake are full of wildlife. The staff and facilities were excellent.
Quite honestly the best hotel I think we've ever stayed at. Lovely staff, not pushy, presumptuous or anything like that, just very good at their jobs. This is a seriously good hotel, it achieves the balance of being classy without any snobbery. Our children loved it... we loved it. The grounds teem with wildlife - the birdlife is great, from eagles and kites soaring over the lake, to countless colourful birds in the trees around the pool (orioles, minivets, babblers, mynas, sunbirds etc...). The food is excellent, lots of choice, great ice and fruit sculptures. The rooms are superb, it felt like home. If I come back to Sri Lanka, I'd try to stay at Amaya in every location.
Anton S. Couples
Indonesia, August 25, 2015
Fantastic view

good view, open view, rest place
the development was so big. Well maintained and nice place for a retreat stay.

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