Amaya Lake Hotel Kandalama
Amaya Lake Hotel Kandalama
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"Helpful staff and great food."

Diemo

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June 22, 2017

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8.2
/
10
Excellent cleanliness
8.5
Recommended by 100% of guests
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center10 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportAnuradhapura Airport (ACJ)
Distance to airport56.2 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Daily housekeeping

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Superior Suite
Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 89 m²/958 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Villa
Superior Villa
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Deluxe Villa
Deluxe Villa
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds and 1 king bed
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Club Lodges
Club Lodges
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Standard Villa
Standard Villa
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
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Superior Villa 2
Superior Villa 2
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
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Luxury Room
Luxury Room
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  • Room size: 71 m²/764 ft²
  • Shower
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Club Lodge Room
Club Lodge Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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    Basic Double
    Basic Double
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      What people love about the property

      • "We loved the location and the rooms were really good."

        Malcolm

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        March 30, 2016

      • "A walk around the hotel is highly recommended."

        Wang

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        February 16, 2016

      • "Location on the lake was beautiful."

        Vibha

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        January 28, 2016

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      "Nice large and clean rooms."

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      August 21, 2016

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      "It''s a lovely resort with lots of bungalows in a nice garde..."

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      October 12, 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (528)Booking.com Reviews (231)
      8.2
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.5
      Facilities8.4
      Location8.6
      Room comfort and quality8.4
      Service8.4
      Value for money7.9
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Parmjit from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
      Magical”
      As soon as we got to this resort, it was magical, the views were far beyond anything I could imagine. Tranquil, serene connecting with nature was what this resort is all about. The staff were equally pleasant and helpful. The food was fairy well catered for, equally the stay in the individual cottages was sufficiently catered for. Unfortunately no gym. None the less I would definitely recommend this hotel if you want tranquility!!!
      Reviewed September 30, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Niruba from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      Really beautiful hotel ”
      We had a great time as family. The rooms were spread out and far - but the buggy service was efficient. The staff were really nice and helpful. Breakfast buffet was good. The pool is really nice with a swim up bar. Overall, had a lovely experience.
      Reviewed September 19, 2018
      5.2
      Kingsley from Australia
      Couple
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
      Do not waste your money on room 45!”
      The location was magical - somewhat out of this world. Room 45 very quickly brought us back down to earth & eventually left our two night stay feel like it was 2 nights too long. The room was damp & it remained that way. After a long journey we thought it was probably just our tired minds so we gave it a chance. We hoped the Air Conditioning would solve the problem considering it had a Monsoon/Mildew setting however the entire system was sooo old and loud that we barely slept all night. With no fan in the room, the options were to try & sleep through the incessant noise or swelter through the night. Both options were trialled. Both options left us with interrupted, miserable sleep. We were more fresh when we arrived than after our 1st night. Why did we stay and fail to complain on the 2nd day? Well, we thought we could get some rest throughout the day and give it another shot. The amazing reflexology session aided in this decision. The 2nd night was no different. Interupted sleep and feeling worse than upon arrival. 3 nights after check out & we are both sick thanks to the moldy room & moldy air con that is no doubt a very serious health risk. Upon check out, I tastefully explained how disappointed we were. Apologies were provided and we were assured that everything had been sorted regarding our final bill. We said our good byes and departed. One hour later, I received a call saying they had mistakenly failed to charge the extras (dinner/reflexology etc) to my account and asked me to return to settle payment! Unbelievable. Speechless I was. Never again. My trip has essentially been ruined as we are both sick from an out dated and moldy room that was charged at premium rates. Any hotel that has no control over their rooms is a disgrace to say the least...
      Reviewed October 25, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Buddhika from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018
      Great location to spend the vacation”
      One of the best hotels we have visited so far. The location was excellent, with a nice view of the Kandalama lake. Family friendly hotel, with a children play area, walking paths and greenish surroundings. The pool was really amazing. Food was also great with so many varieties. The staff was very pleasant and friendly. Our family had a great time there.
      Reviewed October 17, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Hazel from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
      Tranquil Retreat”
      Sprawling & tranquil surroundings, lake view & comfortable luxury chalet
      I was debating whether to book the standard/deluxe chalets or splurge on the luxury chalet. In the end, I booked the Luxury Chalet and it was worth every penny. The bath room is as big as the bedroom and the design of the whole chalet is very modern with nice wooden flooring and a big flat screen TV. The HBO reception was good and we caught up with a lot of movies. The resort has a sprawling ground and nested among trees. It is really peaceful and tranquil and has a nice view of the lake. If you are looking for a quiet retreat, this is definitely the place. It also has a nice pool and it was good to go for a dip after climbing the nearby cave temple or the Lion Rock. The only complaints I had were I got lots of mosquitos or insects bites as the repellents & patches did not seem to work; and the food was expensive and not very good. We stayed 3 nights at the resort and 2 of the days, we asked our driver to drive us to Heritance Kandalama Hotel to have lunch & dinner there. On the whole, it was a nice stay at Amaya Resort.
      Reviewed December 17, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Lahiru from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
      Great place to relax”
      Great food, Close to nature, Quiet surroundings
      Great hotel to unwind and relax. Theres not much to do outside the hotel other than visit Sigiriya or the Pollonnaruwa/Anuradhapura area. They have great buffet food with an excellent variet. Great for honeymooners & people who just want to relax and get away from city life.
      Reviewed February 17, 2014
      8.7
      Excellent
      Channa from Taiwan
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013
      Simple beautiful!”
      Great rooms, friendly staff, good food
      A beautiful resort in proximity to Kandalama lake. Accommodation is arranged in the form of chalets, including deluxe, luxury and traditional (Sri Lankan village hut style). Friendly staff, great food. Recommend upgrading for a luxury room.
      Reviewed July 16, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jasmine from New Zealand
      Couple
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in April 2013
      Lovely peaceful location and an upgrade”
      the beautiful grounds, the pool, and activities on offer
      We enjoyed our one night stay at Amaya Lake. Upon arrival they gave us an upgrade which was nice. The rooms are chalet style on beautiful grounds. We loved the pool area. The bar was a nice spot while waiting for dinner which was buffet. Breakfast wasn't great, lots of flies on the sweets and breads.
      Reviewed April 14, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      matthew from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in July 2012
      AMAZING Hotel!”
      Beautiful setting and location
      Would be very good as a wedding location! Beautiful setting aside the lake. There is boat riding, Elephants, temples and palaces all within striking distance. Rooms were lovely and the staff very friendly. Food was excellent and I would highly recommend!
      Reviewed July 27, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Viroonrat from Thailand
      Group
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in April 2012
      Beautiflu landscape hotel with comfortable bedroom”
      Very nice surrounding environment with excellent services
      The hotel located on Kandalama lake front...opposite of Heritance Kandalama Hotel. It is not too far from Sigiriya Rock. You will find an excellent and helpful service of hotel staffs over there. Breakfast was excellent with a variaty of choices and the price is so reasonable. You will find a lot of photo spots which you will enjoy it very much.
      Reviewed April 27, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Viroonrat from Thailand
      Group
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in April 2012
      Romantic Hotel with excellent hospitality”
      A lot of photo spots ....beautiful scenery of the lake and green land scape
      the hotel located on kandalama lake front...opposite of heritance kandalama hotel. it is not too far from sigiriya rock. you will find an excellent and helpful service of hotel staffs over there. breakfast was excellent with a variaty of choices and the price is so reasonable. you will find a lot of photo spots which you will enjoy it very much.
      Reviewed April 27, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      Adna from Bosnia Herzegovina
      Family with teens
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in August 2011
      beautiful property ”
      close to sigiriya rock - a must-see when in sri lanka
      i stayed in this hotel only for one night, but would have stayed much longer if i had the time. great property and value for money. rooms are actually small houses, beautifully decorated. if you are looking for a place to relax, this hotel will definitely do. you can take a walk within the property, all the way to amaya lake. food was fantastic - buffet breakfast included. it is located very close to the sigiriya rock.
      Reviewed August 17, 2011
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Pamela from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
      Exceptional. Highlight of trip”
      A wonderful standard has been set. A benchmark for other resorts to strive for. Only thing to be mindful of is Amaya is a distance (adds to the ambiance) from restaurants outside of resort. A truly tranquil location with individual bungalows set within a natural setting
      Reviewed February 28, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Vidura from Singapore
      Couple
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018
      very nice relaxing time”
      This is our second time there. very nice place
      Reviewed June 05, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Vidura from Singapore
      Couple
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      great stay”
      only positive vibes in the hotel.staff is helpful and friendly
      Reviewed June 03, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Andrea from Singapore
      Couple
      Superior Villa
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018
      lovely spot ”
      location is very nice food quality and facility nice ..pool.and room need an update possibly . Hotel team was great from check in to departure.
      Reviewed September 01, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Habeeb from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
      Exceptional”
      Good place for a relaxing holiday. Away from the hustle and bustle of the major roads/towns/cities. It would be great if you have your own transport to get around. Buses run every half hour from Dambulla town but can take upto half hour to get there. A nice place to stay if you want peace and quiet. Ideal place to just stay in the hotel and relax rather than just a night stopover.
      Reviewed September 17, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Draupadie from Sri Lanka
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
      Amazing Location and Facilities - Food Could be better”
      The place was amazing. The setting is just breathtakingly beautiful - we were only a little disappointed with th food and the options available even on the buffet. Dambulla is a place where its so rich in fruits and vegetables, yet the menu was sub par and there were no options
      Reviewed April 17, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Rohan from Canada
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017
      Peaceful and quiet. Best suited if you are not looking for activities to keep you entertained.”
      Beautiful grounds and peaceful and quiet. Not a place to go if you are looking for activities with a younger crowd. Food was ok. Service a bit slow in bar area when ordering coffee or tea and having to wait 20-30 mins. Lots of flies in bar area. Can be bothersome if trying to relax and enjoy a drink and snack.
      Reviewed January 07, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      David from United Kingdom
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
      Wonderful!!!”
      From arriving at this impressive resort to checking out, the stay was outstanding. Fantastic facilities, beautiful location, food to die for and the staff were so welcoming and helpful. Top quality place to stay and I wish I had booked more nights there....highly recommended!
      Reviewed December 07, 2016
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