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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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"Ambiance, fantastic rooms, courteous..."

Beth, United States September 15, 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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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.
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.
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
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.
mayura K. Couples
Australia, August 10, 2015
huge hotel, chalet rooms in a green landscape

greenery and location near lake, luxurious, service
Fabulous experience. Extremely well maintained, clean, comfortable and pleasant staff. Triple room great but I heard double room had some problems. Make sure you walk towards the lake in the evening and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Buffet needs improvement - not as good as Heritannce Kandalama Hotel on the other side of the lake.
Anushka A. Families with older children
United Kingdom, August 08, 2015
Our short stay at Amaya Lake hotel Kandalama

Helpful staff, tasty and ample breakfast. Lastly, the architecture
Arriving after a long journey, our welcome was fabulous, efficient and we were installed in our rooms quickly. This meant that we could enjoy the pool and have a drink before dinner. The staff are exceptional. I would definitely return for a longer stay.
Oman, August 12, 2015
wenderfull resort

the land scaping, the food and the rooms
It was very nice and comfortable place
Knut N. Families with young children
Norway, August 01, 2015

Nice staff
Allen S. Families with young children
Sri Lanka, August 03, 2015
Amaya Lake hotel stay

Enjoyed the food, facilities was good with friendly staff
It was a good stay even though it was generally at nights and then for breakfast, we were out the whole day practically. Even though its considered an Echo friendly resort I was not too happy at having insects crawling out the space where the bathtup tap was fixed (there is space as it was not properly closed) while my daughter of 9 was having a bath. it was pretty scary for my daughter, who is not used to such insects nor the ants we found in the toilets and in the room. The outdoor lighting too is not sufficient at nights for travel from one area of the hotel to the other and in this case from the dining area, or the swimming pool to the rooms along the paths and we ended using the lights from our mobiles. I later found out that we could have used the buggies for transfer. Other than that, we enjoyed the trip and the two nights stay at the Amaya Lake hotel was very enjoyable, as from the hotel we travelled to Dambulla town, Sigiriya rock area, we also hired a jeep and travelled to Minneriya national park to see the elephants. It was an awesome experience watching around 100 elephants at the park.
Suresh R. Business travelers
Sri Lanka, July 24, 2015
I feel it's my hone

Staff good , nice atmosphere
Very nice

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