Heritance Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla

The Heritance Kandalama in Dambullla is perhaps Sri Lanka’s most celebrated five star luxury hotel. It is in close proximity to the Kandalama Lake which makes this hotel even more special. The hotel has rooftop lawns from where the view of the surroundings is simply majestic. From your room window you have a direct view of the Sigiriya rock citadel. You need to stay in this hotel to absorb the magic of Kandalama Lake in its entirety.

The rooms of the hotel are unique in nature as each room presents a unique view of the surroundings from a different angle. As soon as you step inside the room it is an entirely different world.

The hotel has 152 rooms ranging from superior to Royal Suite. The bathrooms are fitted with rain showers and/or bathtubs. The bathrooms have a glass front – another unique feature of the hotel.

The basic facilities inside the room include air-conditioning, cable TV, mini bar and tea/coffee maker. The rooms also have a battery operated digital safe and you can even program your own code. 24-hour room service, laundry and porter services are the other facilities extended by the hotel.

1) Superior Rooms – there are 53 such rooms and they are located on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of the Dambulla wing of the hotel. The amenities of these rooms include safety locker, hair dryer, bathroom with shower cubicle, private balcony, spa menu, tea/coffee making facilities etc.

2) Luxury rooms – there are 33 Luxury rooms with views of the Sigriya citadel and Kandalama lake but the amenities are more or less similar to that of Superior rooms. The only difference is the bathroom which has a rain shower with bath tub.

3) Deluxe Rooms – there are 30 deluxe rooms with extra facilities like private Jacuzzi, Wifi, rain shower and bathrobes along with bathroom slippers.

4) Suites – there are 11 suites in the hotel which are located in the Sigriya Wing and the Dambulla Wing with additional facilities such as a separate living area, hair dryer, 2 private balconies and fan.


There are three main restaurants in the hotel which are Kanchana, Kashyapa and Kalu Diya. The Kanchana presents cuisines from all over the world including Chinese, Italian, Mongolian, Sri Lankan and Barbeque nights.

The buffet spreads of this restaurant is hugely popular. The Kashyapa restaurant is specialized in a-la-carte menu and gives a brilliant view of the Kandama Lake. The Kalu Diya restaurant is open in the evenings and offers delicious dinner menus.